1:00 P.M. | SFMOMA
A post-lunch museum visit gives you around four hours to explore the current exhibits until the museum closes at 5 p.m. (9 p.m. on Thursdays). The exhibitions rotate regularly, and there are a handful of permanent installations about post-WWII German art, American Pop Art, and abstract American art. Tickets to SFMOMA should be booked in advance and are based on a timed entry; once you’re inside the museum, you don’t have to leave until closing time.
5:30 P.M. | Beard Papa's
Grab a cream puff snack at this international Japanese cream puff shop. Yes, it’s a chain, but the crunchy and fluffy pastries at this small bakery come stuffed with a variety of fillings like vanilla, green tea, or dulce de leche–and they’re addictive.
6:30 P.M. | The View at the Marriott Marquis
Before dinner, make your way up to the 39th floor of the Marriott Marquis for a cocktail. You don’t have to be a guest to enjoy the hotel's panoramic views of the city or reimagined versions of classic cocktails. The lounge opens at 4 p.m. so if you prefer to catch a pre-fog view, you can leave the museum earlier, but we're partial to the scene of city lights over the bay.
8:00 P.M. | The Cavalier
End your SFMOMA day with dinner at this British-style restaurant. Shepherd's pie, fish and chips, or a burger with a pint of English beer is the perfect way to indulge after a long day of exploring downtown San Francisco.