If you're visiting San Francisco this summer, here are some great suggestions for where to stay.

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August 15, 2018

Where to Stay in San Francisco This Summer

From lush parks dotted with picnic blankets to bustling retail corridors lined with boutiques and sidewalk cafes, San Francisco’s neighborhoods bloom with life during summer months. Find your perfect home base to explore the city with these conveniently located places to stay.

Union Square

The Vibe: From the public plaza that gave the neighborhood its name to the countless theaters, restaurants and shops radiating outwards, this bustling area is the central hub of the city.

Where to Stay: Dozens of brand-name hotels known for being among the best in the hospitality business have set up shop by this centrally located plaza, a few notables are Hotel Nikko, Westin St. Francis and Hotel Zelos.

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Fisherman's Wharf

The Vibe: Located along the northern waterfront, this tourist hotspot is home to retail complexes such as PIER 39 and nearby Ghirardelli Square.

Where to Stay: Two- to four-star hotel lodgings are the norm, such as The Wharf Inn and the nautical-themed Hotel Zephyr.

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Marina District

The Vibe: Explore waterfront parks, grand cultural institutions (including the Palace of Fine Arts), indie art galleries and a cluster of bars, restaurants and boutiques along Chestnut Street.

Where to Stay: Motels and inns at affordable price points are scattered about this vibrant area, such as the Seaside Inn, located in the center of this district.

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Nob Hill

The Vibe: One of the most upscale neighborhoods in San Francisco, Nob Hill boasts opulent Victorian mansions, Grace Cathedral, trendy eateries and luxe cocktail lounges.

Where to Stay: Famous boutique and chain hotels dot this 'hood, as it is a prime spot for sleeping in luxury. Enjoy the full-service spa at The Fairmont San Francisco or the European flavor (complete with afternoon tea and cookies) at the historic Monte Cristo Inn.

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Mission District

The Vibe: At the heart of San Francisco's Latino and Hispanic culture, revel in authentic eateries, colorful art venues and scenic Dolores Park, a popular picnic spot with sweeping views.

Where to Stay: Guest houses, vacation rentals and historic hotels are all available. Try Nineteen 06 Mission, an affordable and charming bed-and-breakfast option.

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Chinatown

The Vibe: Perennially popular, Chinatown is both a legitimate dining destination and a wonderland of interesting sights, including herbal shops, ethnic grocery stores, mind-blowing cuisine and fascinating architecture.

Where to Stay: Choose from a variety of hotels at a range of price points, such as Grant Plaza Hotel and Royal Pacific Motor Inn.

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Haight-Ashbury

The Vibe: The epicenter of flower power in the 1960s, this former hippie enclave is bursting with public artwork, vintage clothing shops, music stores and eclectic restaurants and cafes.

Where to Stay: Pick from a pleasant mix of motels, bed and breakfast inns and a few upscale boutique lodgings, such as The Stanyan Park Hotel, a turn-of-the-century landmark hotel.

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