Phoenix, in October, may be the best destination in the US to visit.
When Visiting San Francisco, always make sure you check out their convention schedule. When Oracle World or Sales Force’s yearly convention are going on, you will be hard pressed to find a room. Fortunately, there always seems to be an open room in the Marina District, my home away from home in San Francisco.
Parking will be bad by the beach, but May Grey / June Gloom is gone!
Its only a problem if you make it a problem