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March 19, 2019

Best Area to stay in San Francisco for Memorial Day

If you're looking to stay in San Francisco for Memorial Day weekend festivities, you will want to book your room in advance, as nearby hotels fill up quickly. If you're looking to come to San Francisco at another time of year, here are our best areas to stay in San Francisco.

If You're Looking For Multicultural Flair: The Mission


Celebrate Carnaval San Francisco with two days of colorful music, dance, food and arts and crafts in the Mission neighborhood. In addition to the parade that takes place on Sunday., May 27, there will be fun activities and entertainment on every street corner for everyone to enjoy all weekend.

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If You're Looking to Honor Those Who Served Our Country: The Presidio


The official San Francisco Memorial Day commemoration will take place on Monday, May 28 at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio. You can also visit the Presidio Officers' Club for a free exhibition, which explores the Presidio story that began 10,000 years ago,through films, images and artifacts. While you are in the Presidio, you can grab a bite to eat at Off-the-Grid’s Presidio Picnic.

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If You're Looking for a Weekend Filled with Culture: SoMa


The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival offers some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco roots music scene. Grab some food from a nearby restaurant for a picnic—and remember to bring sunscreen, hats and sunglasses. Afterwards, head to a nearby hotel for some rest and relaxation.

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If You’re Looking to Soak in Some Maritime History: Fisherman's Wharf


A fleet of majestic historic ships is berthed at Fisherman’s Wharf including the USS Pampanito. A special wreath ceremony and tolling of the bells will honor all those who have served on submarines. Be sure to check out the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park which includes a fleet of historic ships, a visitor center, maritime museum and Aquatic Park Historic District.

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Visit the event calendar for a complete list of Memorial Day Weekend events and activities happening across the San Francisco Bay Area.

Looking for a place to stay elsewhere? Check out these guides:

Best Areas to Stay in San Francisco for Foodies
Best Area to Stay in San Francisco for the Holidays
Best Areas to Stay for San Francisco Carnaval
Best Areas to Stay for San Francisco Pride
Best Areas to Stay in San Francisco for Bay to Breakers

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