Originally Posted by Mandyhlr
But in San Francisco, we'll be there for only two/three days--what are the 'must-see' things to do here. I've read some suggestions already but what to do with limited time?? I have a 13 yo girl, 6 yo boy, 4 yo girl.
Ghirardelli Square is always great to see. There is the cable cars of course, and Alcatraz. If you can swing it a charter sail boat for an afternoon sail in the bay is also fun. China Town is also a great experience for everyone. Every time my DH and I go we drive across the Golden Gate, just on the other side is a turn out with a small observation area to take pictures of the bridge.
Food is another story, there are good restaurants that are $$$$ and then great restaurants for the same and then you can find some really great restaurants that wont break the bank. One that we ALWAYS go to is Mona Lisa in the Italian District. It has the best meatballs ever. There menu is very extensive and the food and atmosphere is great, best of all it is not priced outrageously.
As for Yosemite, you are going to want to spend at least 2 days in the park. Angles camp is not so far that you can't drive in and out every day, and the entrance fee is good for 7 days. But there is so much to see and do there that you can get lost in there for the entire week. Must sees are Bridalvail Falls, Glacier Point, Yosemite Falls, Curry Village, and the trailhead to Vernal and Nevada Falls (this one is a bit of a hike and depending on how fit you are can take 1/2 a day or only a couple of hours), Mariposa Grove (at the southern entrance leading to Oakhurst). Anyway hope you have the best vacation ever.