San Francisco Advice Needed!


In January, my husband and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary, which just so happens to correspond with a conference he has in San Francisco. Can you say romantic getaway? My in-laws have agreed to watch the kiddos for a week, and now we just need to plan our trip! I know I want to spend a few days in Big Sur, and I'm thinking we should stay here, but other than that we don't have any idea of where to go! I've visited once or twice in college, and my husband had traveled there for work, but we have never really gotten to know the city, and considering we both would like to live there one day, this will be a great chance to get to know the area better.

This is where I need your help! What neighborhood should we stay in? Do you have any chic hotel recommendations? We tend to like things on the smaller side, boutique if you will. What are your favorite restaurants? Places to shop, things to see. Also, any touristy places to avoid? I'd love to hear 
from both locals and visitors. Of course, after our trip I'll be happy to pass on everything we discovered.