Best of the Bay 2011: BEST PARENT PEN


The only way they'd be getting a more authentic Mission experience is if they slept on your roommate's couch and ate a leftover burrito for breakfast. But parents are rarely down for things like that, so shack 'em up at the Inn San Francisco. The Victorian bed and breakfast is a quick walk from mural alley stalking and 826 Valencia-ing. Inside, rooms with a jewel-toned grandma motif look out over a peaceful backyard garden. Your folks'll love the rooftop patio for catching those Mission rays after a hard day of tourism, and a huge complimentary breakfast spread will make it difficult to convince them to brave the line at Boogaloo's. Rates start at $120 for two.

943 South Van Ness, SF. (415) 641-0188,