Is there any suggested nice hotels outside of San Fran but close enough to take the BART? We are going to have a day and a half to tour San Fran and need some ideas besides Alcatraz and cable cars to check out. We are flying in at noon on Sunday to OAK. Ive looked at several decent places to stay but all state there is little to do (restaurants/ bars/ shopping) if you stay in Oakland area. Although hotels are nicely priced and look clean and safe. Is there a small town that again is safe that has a hotel and things to do around them that isn't $200 bucks? Is the BART system safe to use? We are thinking about not renting a car if transportation is available by other safe and reliable means. Not looking for anything "cheap" but a decently priced in the $90-100 range? Any suggestions?