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Where to stayin San Francisco

San Francisco is a perfect spot for a romantic, invigorating, relaxing or educational vacation. Feast on gourmet cuisine and appreciate scenic views. Bike across the Golden Gate and climb the city's hills. Shop and appreciate fine art. Explore the city's history and culture from Spanish colonization to cable cars to hippies. Customize a stay in California's famous City by the Bay, where booking a hotel in any of the unique neighborhoods leads to a memorable vacation.

Great Areas to Stay for Family Activities

Stay close to San Francisco Bay for the many favorite family activities on offer along the waterfront. Accommodations in the Marina District, Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach are great for strolling or biking along the harbor to view the Golden Gate Bridge, catching a ferry to Alcatraz or buying food and souvenirs at the city's popular piers. Book a hotel in the oddly named but pleasant and convenient neighborhood of Cow Hollow to be near the attractions of the Presidio, including playgrounds and parks as well as The Walt Disney Family Museum®.

San Francisco Bay

You'll enjoy the restaurants and shopping in San Francisco Bay. You might want to make time for a stop at Alcatraz Island or Bay Bridge.

Marina District

The beautiful waterfront views and popular shops are just a few highlights of Marina District. Make a stop by Palace of Fine Arts or Fort Mason while you're exploring the area.

Recommended hotels in Marina District

Fisherman's Wharf

Ghirardelli Square and Pier 39 are top sights in Fisherman's Wharf, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Jones St and Beach St Stop or Jefferson St & Taylor St Stop to see more sights in the area.

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North Beach

Pier 39 and Exploratorium are top sights in North Beach, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at The Embarcadero & Bay St Stop or Beach St & Stockton St Stop to see more sights in the area.

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Cow Hollow

The beautiful waterfront views and popular shops are just a few highlights of Cow Hollow. Make a stop by Van Ness Avenue or Union Street while you're exploring the area.

Recommended hotels in Cow Hollow

Presidio

If you're spending some time in Presidio, Presidio of San Francisco and Walt Disney Family Museum are top sights worth seeing.

Best Neighborhoods for Dining

Make a hotel booking in San Francisco's huge Chinatown, the largest outside Asia, where restaurants offer delicious authentic fare from dim sum to Peking duck. Stay in the Financial District and visit international restaurants serving exquisite Japanese, German, Mediterranean and French cuisine. South of Market, locally known as SoMa, is the adjacent neighborhood, where hotels, restaurants and bars are a bit more casual and very cool.

Chinatown

Norras Temple and Tin How Temple are top sights in Chinatown, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Powell St & Clay St Stop or Powell St & Jackson St Stop to see more sights in the area.

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Financial District

Enjoy the popular shops in Financial District. Embarcadero Center is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at California St & Battery St Stop or Market St & Battery St Stop to see more of San Francisco.

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South of Market

Oracle Park and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are top sights in South of Market, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at 4th St & King St Stop (Muni) or 2nd & King Station to see more sights in the area.

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Where to Stay for Shopping

Union Square is one of San Francisco's most popular places to stay, partly because it's surrounded by great shopping destinations. From luxury brands and mid-range fashion retailers to quirky boutiques and art galleries, there's something for everyone. Find a hotel in Western Addition, Hayes Valley or Haight-Ashbury to explore vintage shops along Haight Street, which was the center of the hippie counterculture in the late 1960s.

Union Square

Known for its charming cafés and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Union Square. Check out top attractions like SHN Curran Theatre and Westfield San Francisco Centre, and jump on the metro at Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop or Powell St & Post St Stop to see more of the city.

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Western Addition

Travelers love Western Addition for its popular shops, and you can see more of San Francisco by jumping on the metro at Duboce Avenue & Noe Street Station or Duboce Ave & Church St Stop. You might spend time checking out top sights like Painted Ladies and Van Ness Avenue.

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Hayes Valley

Visitors often come to Hayes Valley for its abundant dining options, but many stay to explore sights like San Francisco Zen Center and U.S. Mint. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you catch a ride at Market St & Laguna St Stop.

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Haight-Ashbury

Haight-Ashbury is noteworthy for its historic sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Grateful Dead House and Buena Vista Park.

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Top Places to Stay for Culture

Book a hotel in the Downtown Civic Center neighborhood to be in the heart of the city's Theater District. Admire the architecture of City Hall, visit the Asian Art Museum or attend performances of dance, opera, the symphony or touring Broadway shows. Stay in the Mission district and see where the city was actually founded in 1776. From accommodations near Fisherman's Market ride a historic cable car up the famous hills of San Francisco to the Cable Car Museum or make reservations in one of the luxurious hotels in Nob Hill and ride a different line down to the Financial District. Either way, the cable car ride is a must-do while in San Francisco.

Civic Center

Noted for its shopping and restaurants, there's plenty to explore in Civic Center. Top attractions like San Francisco City Hall and Civic Center Plaza are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Market St & Van Ness Ave Stop or Van Ness Station to see more of the city.

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Theater District

The fantastic nightlife and popular shops are just a few highlights of Theater District. Make a stop by SHN Curran Theatre or Marrakech Magic Theater while you're exploring the area.

Recommended hotels in Theater District

Mission District

Mission District is a destination travelers like for its bars, and you might hop aboard the metro at 16th Street Mission Station or 24th Street Mission Station to explore sights like Mission Dolores Park.

Recommended hotels in Mission District

Nob Hill

Travelers love Nob Hill for its popular shops, and you can see more of San Francisco by jumping on the metro at Washington St & Leavenworth St Stop or Washington St & Jones St Stop. You might spend time checking out top sights like Van Ness Avenue and Grace Cathedral.

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