San Francisco can prove to be a compelling lure when it comes to attracting record-breaking attendances. The same attributes that propel the city to the top of travel polls year after year make it equally appealing to convention attendees: first-class hotels, top-rated facilities at Moscone Center, a compact and walkable downtown, superb restaurants, famous landmarks, world-class arts and cultural attractions, scenic topography, a mild climate and cosmopolitan flair.
That’s the big picture.
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco has received the distinction as the "greenest" city in North America in the first North American Green Cities Index. Announced at the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival, San Francisco was ranked ahead of New York, Seattle, Denver and Boston as the top five "greenest" U.S. cities