Save on Your Summer of Love Trip by Staying in Concord

From live music and art exhibits to street fairs and food tours, you won’t want to miss San Francisco’s Summer of Love 50th Anniversary celebration!

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While you’re sure to feel the warm embrace of peace and love throughout the city, the hotel prices won’t be so friendly to your wallet. But fret not! With savings up to 50% compared to other Bay Area hotels, Concord has your back — and your budget in mind.

Now, you’re probably thinking: That’s great I can save by staying in Concord, but how far away is it, and how am I going to get to San Francisco to get my groove on? Well, we have more good news for you, friend. Concord is the proud home to two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations — the convenient, inexpensive way to get from Concord to the Summer of Love activities. What better way to see the city than hopping on a train, kicking back and relaxing while you enjoy the route from Concord to San Francisco? It sure beats driving in an unfamiliar area, let alone sitting in San Francisco traffic.

A roundtrip BART ticket from Concord Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza Station in San Francisco costs $11.60 and will take about 45 minutes. Your other options:

Drive yourself

  • Cost: price of gas and parking
  • Time: 45 minutes-1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on traffic and time to find parking
  • Have to take along a designated driver if you plan on enjoying some adult beverages


  • Cost: $42-$53 (not including rideshare prices)
  • Time: 45 minutes-1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on traffic


  • Cost: $92
  • Time: 45 minutes-1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on traffic

So, make it easy on yourself — and your wallet — and stay in Concord! And when you’re ready to book a room, click here to see our best available rates. Just remember to bring your tie-dye T-shirt and John Lennon-inspired sunglasses.


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