We are taking a trip to San Francisco next month, and up to Point Reyes and down to Santa Cruz. But my questions are about SF. My daughter will be 11 months and although I vowed to not hide to nurse this time (she's my 2nd), I have to or she gets too busy to nurse, even all day. So where are good places to hide - we are doing Randall Museum, Cal Academy of Sciences, Exploratorium, GG park, Presidio, Chinatown, Ferry Building Farmer's Market, Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf and a Bay cruise, the Carnavale festival, and possibly the Aquarium of the Bay if we have time. So those are all the places we plan to be. Any of them have nursing locations specifically? If not, do any areas have a good place to hide and nurse?
I also need ideas on the hotel, and in addition to the below, I am considering Cow Hollow (??) or Travelodge by Presidio to be near the Presidio... I posted this on TripAdisor but need more advice:
We are finding some excellent prices for the hotels we are looking for, but now need help deciding. Because of the extra travels we are doing outside of SF, and some of the activities we will be doing while staying in SF, we would prefer to keep our rental car the whole time. We would like to do the Cal Academy of Sciences, Presidio, the Bay cruise, Exploratorium, GG park in general, Fisherman's Wharf area, Ferry building for the Farmer's Market - leaving from there Sat morning to the Carnavale festival, Chinatown, and possibly other things as they are able to fit in. We will also have our 3 year old son and 11 month old daughter with us. So, that said, here are our hotel choices:
Argonaut - $150 deluxe king, $45 for parking (I think)
Hotel del Sol - $142, king, free parking, light breakfast
Holiday Inn Express Fisherman's Wharf - $150, $44 for parking, continental breakfast
Radisson Fisherman's Wharf - $150, free parking
Hyatt Embarcadero - $150, $50 for parking
Westin - either, $172, don't know how much is parking
I know these are pretty decent rates on a holiday, and I am having a hard time choosing. I don't think the Westin is next to any areas we are extremely interested in, but Westin hotels are definitely nice! Hotel del Sol sounds really fun actually, but not in a great location, even for public transportation. Argonaut sounds cool, but we'd probably have to ditch the car, which we are leaning toward not doing. Hyatt sounds cool, too, and next to the Ferry building so we wouldn't have to get up so early Sat morning, but we'd still lose the car, and we aren't wanting to.
So, thoughts or opinions are appreciated!!!