Experience San Francisco during the International Conference

The San Francisco skyline is visible behind the Painted Ladies at Hayes and Steiner streets, some of the city’s most recognizable Victorian-era homes.

The Moscone Center will be a hub of activity May 13-18 during the ATS 2022 International Conference in San Francisco. This world-class venue with Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR accreditation is also at a cultural and entertainment nexus in one of the most popular destinations on the West Coast.

Located in the heart of the South of Market/Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood, Moscone Center is ideally situated for easy access to one-of-a-kind dining, shopping, amusement, and sightseeing.

While at Moscone Center, visitors are encouraged to take in dramatic city views from the more than 25,000 square feet of outdoor terraces and explore the center’s large collection of public art. Adjacent to Moscone Center, Yerba Buena Gardens is the site of a number of cultural venues, including the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Museum of African Diaspora.

Within a short walking distance, conference attendees can satisfy their appetites for unique flavors with an array of dining options such as the Mediterranean fare in a bistro setting at Barcha or a casual midday meal with artisan tea at the Samovar Tea Lounge. Grab a drink with a story behind it at Novela. The library-themed eatery features handcrafted cocktails and on-tap punches. The View Lounge serves spectacular views of the cityscape along with its craft cocktails. The nearby Lucky Strike San Francisco combines food and fun. Dinner, drinks, dancing, and friendly competition on the lanes all can be had at this restaurant and bowling alley.

Art enthusiasts will find modern and contemporary pieces in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the largest modern art museum in the world. Portions of the first and second floors are accessible without a ticket.

Trend-setting fashion, art galleries, theaters, and an array of dining options make Union Square another must-see stop.

For those who want to explore a wider area of the city, Moscone Center is within easy access to public transport, including Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains, and the city’s Muni system, which operates buses, trains, cable cars, and the historic streetcars.

The San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau lists Pier 39 in Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and the Ferry Building among the leading attractions based on attendance. San Francisco also boasts 12 unique historic districts and more than 260 buildings designated as historical landmarks.

San Francisco’s marine climate means the temperature is just right for enjoying the sights al fresco. Just a few blocks from Moscone Center is the city’s most recent green space addition: Salesforce Park. The rooftop oasis includes a walking trail through 13 gardens.

A bit farther away, the 1,000 acres of Golden Gate Park offer a multitude of outdoor attractions and activities for those who want to relax, learn about local history, or get exercise pedaling a rented bike. Colorful spring blooms and a redwood grove await at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens within the park.

Situated next to the Golden Gate Bridge is the Presidio, an Army post-turned-national park featuring the work of internationally renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy, who uses repurposed natural materials found on site.

Alamo Square offers postcard-worthy views of the iconic Painted Ladies at Hayes and Steiner streets, some of San Francisco’s most recognizable Victorian-era homes.

The Mission District is a living tableau of the colorful culture of the City by the Bay. Visitors can enjoy the unique ambiance of San Francisco while people-watching, shopping in independent boutiques, admiring the downtown skyline from the hills of Mission Dolores Park, or strolling through the outdoor art gallery on the district’s walls and fences.

Other neighborhoods popular with visitors include ChinatownNorth BeachHaight-Ashbury, and Nob Hill.

Ghirardelli Square is known for its shopping and dining options.

To find out what else San Francisco has to offer, check out the tourism information curated by San Francisco Travel.

Amid evolving health and safety protocols related to COVID-19, visitors are advised to check with individual venues for the latest information before arriving.

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