For a nice escape from traffic, take a stroll along the coast by Fisherman’s Wharf in San Fransisco. If you can take it really, really early in the morning and avoid the crowds of tourist and street traffic that would be the best option.
A bit of a walk to Fort Mason but they have some interesting things to see and a few nice shops.
An art school with drop in classes.
Something about being by the water is stress relieving for sure!
Alcatraz in the background, tours are hard to get! Sometimes booked weeks in advance.
An old school arcade with really old games, and entertainment.
Take a tour into the Submarine.
Fresh fish and one of the cheapest places for lunch in the area.