San Francisco has everything you need to unwind after a long day of gathering intel. See what this exciting city has to offer.
Moscone Center747 Howard Street, San Francisco
- 1BOOK A HOTEL
- 2GETTING HERE
- 3Explore the City
Book a Hotel
RSA Conference has partnered with area hotels to provide discounted rates for attendees via the approved housing partner, onPeak. Our Hotel Partners page will launch at the end of August when registration opens.
For additional information about hotels and the venue (Moscone Center), please visit our Hotel & Venue FAQ page.
Explore the City
Things to Do
SF City GuidesExplore the history, folklore and legends of the city as a SF City Guide volunteer shares the fun of discovering San Francisco and its neighborhoods during a free tour. From the Ferry Building to the Japanese Tea Gardens you are guaranteed to find a tour to pique your interest.
Alcatraz IslandLocated 1.25 miles off the Coast of San Francisco, the Alcatraz Island is the home of the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, which was a maximum high-security prison that operated between 1934 and 1963. Today the penitentiary is a museum and one of San Francisco's major tourist attractions. If you want to explore this historic site and enjoy magnificent views of the Bay, it is highly recommended that you make a reservation in advance.
Painted LadiesThe famous "Painted Ladies" of San Francisco are a row of Victorian/Edwardian houses painted in three or more colors that enhance their architectural details. Being one of San Francisco's most popular locations, they appear very frequently in media and mass-market photographs of the city and have appeared in TV programs, ads and more than 70 movies. If you decide to take a photograph of your own, the "Painted Ladies" are located at 710-720 Steiner Street, right across from the Alamo Square park.
Restaurants & Nightlife
560 Divisadero St.
399 Embarcadero St.
56 Gold St.
See more restaurants under the Neighborhoods tab.
Nightlife (Lounges & Bars)
The Hidden Vine
408 Merchant St.
20 Yerba Buena Lane (0.3 miles away from the Moscone Center)
679 3rd St.
Hayes ValleyA short distance from Civic Center lays the Hayes Valley neighborhood boasting the SF Jazz Center, art galleries, antique shops, trendy restaurants and bookstores. Plaj brings you avant-garde cuisine combining Californian and Scandinavian flavors. Afterwards, head to Absinthe for a delicious dessert and their award winning wines.
333 Fulton St.
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
398 Hayes St.
North BeachAnchored by Washington Square Park, North Beach is rich in Italian heritage and contains a host of cabarets, family style restaurants and gelato parlors. Stop at The House for a tasty Asian American lunch or take a cable car to Fisherman's Wharf and try out the local seafood at Fog Harbor.
1230 Grant Ave.
39 Pier 39 Concourse
Mission DistrictNamed for Mission Dolores founded in 1776, San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood is known to have some of the best weather in the city with an abundance of fog-free days. While the Mission is home to a plethora of ethnic restaurants like Lolo and night spots, it is also host to the largest concentration of murals in the city.
974 Valencia St.
1199 Valencia St.
Getting to RSA Conference
We recommend reserving parking in advance with SpotHero, a parking reservation service that connects drivers to discounted, convenient parking! Visit the SpotHero Moscone Center parking page to find and reserve convenient parking with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
833 Mission Street (between Fourth & Fifth streets, adjacent to Moscone West)
45 Third Street (entrance on Stevenson, 2 blocks from Moscone South/North)
255 Third Street (Folsom & Howard, across the street from Moscone South's Esplanade Ballroom)
Paramount Valet Parking
680 Mission Street (separate entrance on Jessie Street, off Third, located 2 blocks from Moscone South & North)
161 Sutter Street (turn onto Sutter Street from Montgomery)
300 Third Street
55 Hawthorne Street
444 Stockton Street (second entrance on Bush between Stockton and Grant)
Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART) provides sustainable, all-electric train service direct from San Francisco International (SFO) airport and Oakland International (OAK) to San Francisco, Oakland, the Millbrae/Caltrain station just beyond SFO and cities throughout the East Bay. BART has 45 conveniently located stations throughout these areas. View BART map. Visitors to the Bay Area can find more information to get around on BART here.
San Francisco Public Transportation
Oakland/Emeryville Public Transportation
BART - Airport service is the convenient, fast, low-cost way to get from SFO airport or OAK airport to San Francisco. BART airport trains provide daily direct service to/from both airports. We highly recommend that you take BART when you arrive and depart from either airport.
The new OAK airport BART station is conveniently located in the parking lot right across the street from Terminal 1 and takes you to downtown Oakland with only one connection.
SuperShuttle Exclusive Vans (up to 9 passengers) & ExecuCar (up to 4 passengers - town car/sedan): 5% OFF each way to/from SFO, OAK, and SJC
For prepaid SuperShuttle and ExecuCar reservations, visit or call 800-BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826) or 650-238-5888.