Best Areas to Stay for SailGP
Please note: SailGP San Francisco has been cancelled for 2020, due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit SailGP online for more information.
If you're looking to stay in the city for SailGP festivities on May 2 and 3, you'll want to book your room in advance, as visitors from around the world will fill nearby hotels quickly. Last year's U.S. debut of SailGP featured sellout crowds of more than 22,000 spectators. If you've already secured your ticket but still haven't booked a hotel, these are the best areas to stay for SailGP.
SailGP's grandstand will sit on the water's edge at Marina Yacht Club Peninsula. Here, fans will be closest to all of the action as the F50s cross the finish line.
Best Area to Stay Near the Waterfront: The Presidio
Located just west of the Marina lies the Presidio. Onlookers will be able to see the action from Crissy Field, while also being just steps away from the Presidio's historic landmarks like the Walt Disney Family Museum and Presidio Officer's Club, as well as having easy access to the outdoors at the Presidio Golf Course and the 24 miles of trails in the Presidio. For easy transportation into downtown San Francisco from the Presidio, ride the free PresidiGo shuttle.
Best Area to Stay to See Iconic Attractions: Fisherman's Wharf
If you want to stay in an area surrounded by some of the city's best seafood and fun entertainment, Fisherman's Wharf should be on your list. It's a very kid-friendly neighborhood, with tons of attractions within walking distance, including the Museum of 3D Illusions, Madame Tussauds, PIER 39, and much more. Located east of the Marina Yacht Harbor, it only takes a short Muni bus ride to get to the Marina from Fisherman's Wharf.
Best Area to Stay for Nightlife and Culinary Delights: Embarcadero
The Embarcadero is filled with vibrant nightlife and endless dining options, making it a perfect location to stay for things to do before and after the SailGP festivities. There's an abundance of transportation service near the Embarcadero that make it easy to explore attractions in the city and along the waterfront. You can also find some of the best bars along the Embarcadero, if you're looking for a place to spend happy hour.