SF will be the starting point, as well as the ending point of our long road trip of the West Coast this summer.
I'm all set with a hotel in Lombard st. for the beginning of the trip (a week in SF). For the end of our trip, the last couple of nights, I mainly want to be near the airport where we have our flight back home from. We'd have had our share of touring SF and of sightseeing in general.
I think what we'll do during these last couple of days is see a couple of things in the Bay Area which I have on my list. Probably the USS Hornet in Alameida, maybe the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland or the Berkley Hall of Science. I highly doubt we'll get into SF itself by then.
So, my question is, where would be the best place to stay? Keep in mind we'll have a car with us (returning it at the airport just before our flight). What's a good area for staying in the bay area? I'm looking for a place that's not far from the airport, easily accessible and is a "good" neighborhood (nothing too scary on the streets, during the day or the night, although we don't intend to hang our much during the evenings).