We recently moved from Beijing to San Francisco. Before moving to Beijing, I've also lived in Shanghai, Yukon (yes, way up north beside Alaska!), Vancouver BC, Ottawa ON, New York City, and even Columbus OH!
On the weekends, we are usually hiking/backpacking and exploring places around the Bay Area.
If you're new to the city I'm happy to tell you about the restaurants, parks, transportation, shopping places etc. that we use.
Our apartment has amazing views of the water and the neighborhood is close to everything. :-)
We've been renting places on AirBnB for a few years now. We love going away on vacation and am excited to serve as your host during your visit to San Francisco.