Hello! We are a family of four with two teenage daughters and plan to spend a week to ten days in SF some time in July or early August. We prefer renting instead of staying in hotels as we prefer to have the ability to cook being vegetarians. From past experience it seems vacation rentals go from Sat to Sat and we can then spend 2-3 days at Yosemite.
What would be good areas to look at for rentals? They can be either in the heart of the city which does not require renting a car or they can be in the outskirts-- close enough to commute daily.
Which brings the question-- is it a good idea to rent a car or is it better to depend on public transportation?