San Francisco

  • Half Moon Bay Beach.
  • Haight-Ashbury - also known as postcard city.
  • Nob Hill.

Keep in mind: Take a thick jacket because SF is fucking windy - I learnt this the hard way in end of May 2019. Also, take something to cover ears and/or woolen cap.

Short drive away

  • Big Sur is a rugged stretch of California’s central coast between Carmel and San Simeon– high rocky cliffs with beautiful views, kind of a hippy town.
  • Hearst Castle – near San Simeon but it is a stop just to see the enormous castle built for William Randolph Hearst.
  • Monterey & Carmel-by-the-Sea – converted canning facilities into Cannery Row with food, shops, aquarium and from here you can drive to Carmel by the Sea which is the cutest little seaside town!

Maybe

  • Chinatown.
  • The Presidio.
  • Coit Tower.