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Visit the Beat Museum and browse its extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia from a group of post-World War II American authors (known as the Beat Generation). Look out for the 1949 Hudson sedan that appeared in On The Road, the 2012 movie adaptation of Jack Kerouac's iconic Beat period novel. Tickets start at $5.
Head for nearby Market Street and jump on one of San Francisco's world-famous cable cars (www.sfcablecar.com). Fun to ride, they offer great views of the city as they criss-cross the streets, up through Nob Hill to Fisherman’s Wharf. Buy a $13 one-day pass for unlimited rides.
Spend the afternoon cruising around the city in a Volkswagen Kombi van, stopping at some of the city's best breweries. The four-hour tour (www.vantigosf.com) covers the 21st Amendment Brewery, Magnolia Brewery and Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, where you'll get the chance to meet the brewers and sample the amber liquid. It’s priced at $85 per adult, and includes lunch.
Need a post-tour pick-me-up? Stop for a coffee at The Creamery, a trendy cafe near the Caltrain train station. The Fruity Nutella crepe – a lip-smacking concoction of bananas, strawberries, blueberries, Nutella and cinnamon – is a firm favourite with locals.
A 30-minute Golden Gate Seaplane Tour takes sightseeing to a whole new level. You'll be treated to spectacular views of the city's most famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Point Bonita Lighthouse, Muir Woods and Alcatraz Island. From $179 per person.
Sample some of the finest Michelin-star cuisine at Quince. It’s housed in a beautiful brick and timber building in the Jackson Square neighbourhood. Try the five-course menu for $118; it may include dishes like fresh crab with almond and celeriac.