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If you'd like an inexpensive place to stay and book well in advance, I suggest a private room at the hostel in Fort Mason. It's run by Hostelling International. Great views of the bay in a good neighborhood. In San Francisco, I recommend walking, biking or riding a restored vintage cable car (F line) along The Embarcadero, the Exploratorium, the San Francisco Maritime Museum and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's historic ships (if you're interested in ships), Coit Tower, Off the Grid for Friday night dinner at Lower Fort Mason, Fort Point and Crissy Field in the Presidio, walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, and Muir Woods (north of San Francisco). I would avoid Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf. Chinatown's Grant Street is tourist-oriented; but you might find Stockton Street in Chinatown interesting. The Palace of the Legion of Honor (in Golden Gate Park) and the de Young are the two major art museums, but they are not as amazing as the Art Institute of Chicago and East Coast museums.
LACMA (the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles) is very good.
Do let us know if you have any other sightseeing interests.
I think Spring, before schools end for the summer, and fall, after schools start are the best times to visit; fewer crowds. In San Francisco, winter is the rainy season and rains can start in early October and last through March or April.