Just over the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge lies Emeryville, an artisan's dream location. Here you’ll see public art exhibits along the waterfront walking paths. Home to biotech and software companies, it’s emerging as a place to shop in upscale boutique stores and dine in eclectic restaurants. Only one square mile, it's packed with night clubs, city parks, greenways, shopping malls, health clubs - and places to stay. Prices average about $223 in Emeryville. Options like the Courtyard by Marriott Emeryville run about $229. If your budget is tight, finding cheaper hotels nearby is possible.