In August of 2011 we flew into the SFO airport and started our road trip from there. We were so excited that our rental car was a Charger and even more excited that it was Orange :)
We stopped in San Francisco at Bob's Donut's and Pastries on Polk Street.
The first place on my husband's to go for lunch was Gorilla BBQ, we got there before it opened so we drove down to Rockaway Beach- Pacifica, CA for a little while and just walked around.
First we stopped at Viva Italiano for some pizza for the boys. Great service and Great pizza!
Next was Gorilla BBQ for Tom
When staying in San Francisco, we have stayed right in Union Square at the Parc 55 before (loved this) and Holiday Inn right by the Fisherman's Wharf which are great for a first time visit to San Francisco, but we have stayed at the Embassy Suite South San Fransisco a few times and love it. It's not in the city so you have to drive in but the location is great. That is where we stayed this time again.