The Union Square neighborhood, best known for its beautiful Union Square Park, is bursting with culture, world-class shopping and a history that reflects both old and modern San Francisco. Located just west of the city's Financial District, Union Square is in the heart of the downtown San Francisco hotel district. Thanks to this ideal urban location featuring the city's historic cable car lines, as well as plenty of Union Square event venues to choose from, the neighborhood has what every group looks for in a San Francisco meeting experience.
Two San Francisco area airports serve the city: San Francisco International Airport, which is located just 14 miles south, connects nonstop with more than 78 U.S. cities and 30 international destinations. Oakland International Airport serves more than nine million passengers per year and is located just 20 miles southeast of Union Square. Both airports offer direct access to Bay Area Rapid Transit.
Union Square is located just one mile away from the largest of San Francisco meeting venues, Moscone Center. Made up of three buildings, the center covers more than 20 acres on three adjacent blocks in the heart of San Francisco. Moscone Center offers more than 700,000 square feet of exhibit space, up to 106 meeting rooms, nearly 123,000 square feet of pre-function space, up to 256,225 square feet of meeting space and six primary exhibit halls. Moscone Center prides itself on its sustainable practices and features in-house audio-visual, security, and catering services.
Union Square's event venues range from theaters to blues clubs. One of the top blues clubs in the nation, the neighborhood's Biscuits & Blues Club, showcases renowned musicians while serving up award-winning Southern cuisine. The club also hosts up to 450 people for private events, made unique by in-house entertainment booking. The San Francisco Playhouse is an intimate, professional theater that offers two performance spaces for private events. Also located in the neighborhood, are the Geary, Curran and Marines Memorial theaters.
Many of Union Square's restaurants also double as private event venues. The neighborhood is home to the world-renowned Fleur de Lys, run by acclaimed chef Hubert Keller and serving sumptuous French fare. Union Square's E & O Asian Kitchen spans three floors and offers guests numerous venues for private dining, parties and special events. New additions to that genre include Hakkasan San Francisco at One Kearny St. and Martin Yan’s M.Y. China in the Westfield San Francisco Centre.
Farallon specializes in delicious coastal cuisine and Sears Fine Foods is known worldwide for its Swedish pancakes. Located between Union Square and Moscone Center, Annabelle's Bar & Bistro serves California cuisine with a focus on organic and seasonal ingredients. Anzu Restaurant, housed in the elegant Hotel Nikko, perfectly blends Asian and California cuisine, served in a serene space.