The city by the bay is the most convenient place to start or end your trip, depending on which way you’re driving the coast. The most metropolitan city in California, there is a lot to see and do here, so if you’ve never been before, I’d allow at least two days, especially if California cuisine is high on your to-do list.
The Bay Area’s hotel surge isn’t stopping anytime soon. Here, our favorites of the new and not-so-old.
Inn at the Presidio
For a less urban option, book a two-room King Suite at this 26-room inn located in the area’s forested parkland. With its 24 miles of hiking trails, 25 miles of biking trails, and an 18-hole golf course, the park feels like an extension of the Georgian revival-style inn, which features country-style décor and views of the Golden Gate Bridge.