Five Reasons to Meet in San Francisco Right Now
1. San Francisco Hotel Availability & Rates San Francisco is a powerful magnet for meetings of all sizes, from self-contained meetings based at one hotel to citywide conventions utilizing multiple properties and The Moscone Center. San Francisco boasts: 35,000 hotel rooms, with 19,000+ rooms within walking distance of The Moscone Center 70+ hotels, with 1,100+ new hotel rooms coming by 2024 Great hotel availability and promotion dates Lower average daily rates than Los Angeles, New York and Boston (as of 10/13/21) New and limited time-only incentives for meeting at The Moscone Center 2. Unique Venues & Virtual Tours Need an out-of-the-box idea? San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area offer more than 360 special event facilities and venues—nearly one for every day of the year. San Francisco Travel has working relationships with all of these spaces, not just the ones within city limits. Talk to our talented Convention Services team about finding a space and activating an event that your attendees will never forget. If you’re unable to visit San Francisco in person right now, we can bring San Francisco to you. Click below to take virtual tours of some of our most popular hotels and special event venues. 3. Meet in the Great Outdoors San Francisco's mild year-round weather, unique natural surroundings, and commitment to the environment all mean that some or all of your next event could be held outdoors. The Presidio, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, has multiple historic venues that offer stunning views of the bay and ocean beyond. Golden Gate Park is home to a number of popular attractions that also double as exciting event spaces. Restaurants in the city have taken over curbside, patio, and rooftop spaces to expand their capacity and safely host larger groups. Plus, San Francisco is just a short drive from some of the most breathtaking locations in Northern California, including wine country, Monterey, and Yosemite. 4. Wide-Ranging Appeal and Authentic Experiences If there’s one trait that best defines San Francisco, it is diversity. Attendees can explore the city’s many unique neighborhoods, discover its historic and thriving LGBTQ community, and visit world-renowned art and cultural institutions. It’s all set among some of the most beautiful scenery in the nation, with the city’s natural and man-made landmarks all around you. San Francisco’s welcoming people, its unbeatable food scene, and its endless activity regularly lead to record-breaking meeting attendance. 5. Easy to Get To (and Around) San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop flights to more than 50 international destinations on more than 40 international carriers. The Bay Area’s largest airport connects nonstop with 88 cities in the U.S. on 12 domestic airlines. Located just 14 miles south of the city, it is directly connected to downtown San Francisco by Bay Area Rapid Transit Opens in new window (BART). Once you’ve arrived, explore the city with San Francisco's Muni transit system, any of our tour or transportation partners, or simply on foot! Don't let our famous hills fool you; San Francisco is ranked as one of the top walking cities in the U.S. Learn how San Francisco Travel is working with major stakeholders to ensure your attendees have a safe and wonderful experience. https://www.sftravel.com/meetings/san-franciscos-safety-security-measures-conventions-self-contained-groups Please see our latest sales deployment here: https://www.sftravel.com/meetings/article/meet-convention-sales-team
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Distance from airport
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
13 mi. from city center
- Oakland International Airport (OAK)
20 mi. from city center
Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies
The Moscone Center
The Moscone Center (Moscone North, South and West) consists of more than two million square feet of building area, including over 738,000 square of exhibit space, up to 107 meeting rooms, and nearly 152,000 square feet of prefunction lobbies.
- Exhibit Space797,422 sq. ft.Total meeting space502,000 sq. ft.
Now is time to support the trusted local businesses that give San Francisco its character by meeting right here in the city. Read through for more of the benefits of meeting in the City by the Bay, and then start a conversation with our expert Convention Sales and Services teams. We can't wait to host you!