20 things to do before you leave San Francisco

Chinatown is an area of San Francisco not to be missed.

  1. Dive into dinner at Cliff House.
  2. Put your arms around a redwood in Muir Woods.
  3. See the spectacular view from Fort Point at Golden Gate Park.
  4. Shop at Gump’s.
  5. Ship out to the Ferry Building Marketplace at Pier 3.
  6. Check into the cells during a tour of Alcatraz.
  7. Install yourself for an afternoon at the San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art.
  8. Go fishing at the Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park.
  9. Get dizzy on Lombard Street, known as the curviest street in the world.
  10. Visit another country—Chinatown.
  11. Spend some bucks at Union Square.
  12. Stroll along the shore at Sausalito.
  13. Warm up with an Irish coffee at the Buena Vista cafe in Ghirardelli Square.
  14. Drop a line at Fisherman’s Wharf.
  15. Catch a cable car ride to the Cable Car Museum.
  16. Dip into dark chocolate at Scharffen Berger Chocolate factory in Berkeley.
  17. Join the AAOS Sunrise Fun Run at AT&T Park and raise money for orthopaedic research.
  18. Don’t be a crab…for seafood, dine at Tadich Grill.
  19. Contemporary cuisine is yours at Gary Danko’s.
  20. Relax at the Top of the Mark (Hopkins, that is) and enjoy the view!

Finally, know your history–visit the AAOS 75th Anniversary exhibit in Moscone West.