Five Reasonsto Meet in San Francisco Right Now
From excellent hotel availability to unique venues and distinctive local charm, check out our five reasons why now is the perfect time to #MeetinSF.
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
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.Explore Venues
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.
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.
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 (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.