Friday, 5:45 p.m.
Check into Kimpton Hotels' Argonaut in Fisherman's Wharf. It's right next to a bike-rental shop, a Ben & Jerry's, and the Maritime National Historical Park, where kids can take the wheel of a 19th-century vessel. The Neptune's Adventure Package includes, among other treats, cable-car rides, bathrobes, and a snack pack. All that and a view of the bay…plus free wine in the lobby each evening! It even welcomes pooches.