Will meet a friend there and would like to explore the area with a chowish twist. I'd like some ideas for day trips where we could stop at Farmer's Markets and/or little holes in the wall. Prefer lush environments, places with beautiful views, but am on a budget.(French Laundry is off the list).
Also looking for a place that is far from city lights for star gazing and not jam-packed with people. Also, if I spend one day in San Francisco, what would you recommend doing that is low key and please incorporate a tasty food option for both lunch and dinner.
I will be in the area for 10 days.