My brother in law is getting married Wednesday, July 1 in Gilroy California. We (me, my husband, our 7 yr old son, and our 11 mo old daughter) are flying into San Francisco at 1 am on Saturday. We will be staying at my brother in law's apartment in San Jose. After the wedding, we are driving to South Tahoe for the remainder of our trip (Thursday-Sunday).
From Saturday to Tuesday, we would like to visit sites near San Jose. I would like to whale watch in Monterey Bay and visit the aquarium one day. I would also like to visit San Francisco and see the main attractions one of the days. What would be the "must sees" in San Francisco? As a matter of budgeting, we decided not to do the Alcatraz tour since we really want to whale watch. Aside from visiting the city and whale watching, what else is there to do? Isn't there a famous Hwy along the coast?
Can anyone help me with planning a four day itinerary to make the most out of our time? We will be getting in very late so whatever we do on Saturday, I wouldn't want to do very early.