Family time: Although the wind can be bothersome at times, it can be a great opportunity at Crissy Field for kids to try their hands at kite flying. You can also legally fish or crab without a license at Torpedo Wharf at the west end. Don't miss the nearby Exploratorium science and art museum, with hudreds of explore-yourself-exhibits.
Make it a weekend: Stay in San Francisco's newest boutique hotel, Hotel des Arts, just 10 minutes away from Crissy Field. It's an interactive experience, as the hotel displays the contemporary work of local artists.