Our rental was in Inner Sunset, which was the first time I've ever stayed in that neighborhood. I loved it! With all of the cute bakeries, coffee shops, markets and its' close proximity to Golden Gate Park, it really reminded me of Paris, or New York City's Upper West Side. We were so close to the beach that we could smell the ocean in the morning. Unreal. The neighborhood residents were so friendly, too. Everyone was, like, all happy and excited to give us directions - something we pretty much never experience in L.A.
I highly recommend trying a homestay site for your next getaway if you haven't already been converted. We had all convenience of a hotel, with all the comforts of home. Plus, were able to get everywhere on foot, so no waiting for triple-surge-priced Ubers or smashing onto a crowded shuttle after the fest. Our neighborhood also had a ton of festival-goers staying in it, too, so doing stuff like sightseeing, going out for breakfast pre-fest, or drinks post-fest still felt like a part of the festival. A never ending music festival?! Lifelong dream realized.
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