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  • San Francisco Travel Association

    25378 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center

    Small City, Big Attitude -- One of the best things about visiting San Francisco is that, although the city is “big” in terms of attractions and amenities, it is geographically small – slightly over 47 square miles. Consequently, it is very easy to see and do a great many things in a short period of time. Scenic, diverse, delicious — a true feast for the senses is what defines the “Only in San Francisco” experience. Known for record-breaking attendances, offering 32,976 hotel rooms and a strategically located convention center, San Francisco adds up to the perfect meeting solution. For 17 consecutive years, San Francisco has been named No. 1 U.S. City by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. San Francisco has its “high profile and low profile attractions,” visitor favorites and local gems. And for under $10 one can create a moveable feast at the Ferry Building, take a sentimental journey on the F-line streetcar or take advantage of lowered admissions at world-class museums. San Francisco’s natural assets include 40 hills, a spring like climate and a 500-square- mile bay. The most visited attractions are Fisherman’s Wharf, the cable cars, Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Park, the city’s multitude of shopping, its lively arts scene and a world famous culinary community.

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    San Francisco Travel Association
    One Front Street, Suite 2900, San Francisco, CA 94111

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    Type of Destination Experience:

    GSF Exhibit Space (Moscone Center): 738,092

    Meeting Space, Square Feet (Moscone Center): 341,962

    Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Moscone Center): 56,294

    Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Hilton San Francisco Union Square): 1,500

    Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes

    Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 25,378

    San Francisco International Airport

    Miles to downtown 13

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    Oakland International Airport

    Miles to downtown 21

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    Geographic Areas Served:

    San Francisco and beyond. East Bay, Sausalito/Marin, Wine Country, North Coast, Mt. Shasta, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, Yosemite, Central Valley, San Jose, Monterey/Carmel.

    Why Meet in San Francisco

    Located in San Francisco's vibrant downtown, The Moscone Center offers up to 106 meeting rooms, three enormous ballrooms and nearly 123,000 square feet of pre-function lobbies.

    The SFCVB has been awarded Meetings & Conventions magazine’s "Gold Service Award” for 22 years and for the 18th time readers of Successful Meetings selected the SFCVB to receive the magazine’s Pinnacle Award for outstanding service in their meeting programs.

    The California Academy of Sciences, dubbed the "greenest museum in the world" opened in September 2008, joining a constellation of museums and cultural attractions including the critically acclaimed ballet, opera and symphony companies.

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    Relationship with the Convention Center

    The CVB represents the convention center

    Request for Proposal (RFP) Distribution Method

    Sends leads to only qualified or requested hotels and venues

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