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Join us on California's golden coast at RSA Conference 2020.
  • Moscone Center
    747 Howard Street, San Francisco

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 Guides

Explore 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 Island

Located 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 Ladies

The 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

Restaurants

Nopa 
560 Divisadero St.
(415) 864-8643

Waterbar 
399 Embarcadero St.
(415) 284-9922

BIX 
56 Gold St.
(415) 433-6300


See more restaurants under the Neighborhoods tab.



Nightlife (Lounges & Bars)


The Hidden Vine
 
408 Merchant St.
(415) 674-3567


Press Club 
20 Yerba Buena Lane (0.3 miles away from the Moscone Center) 
(415) 744-5000

Alchemist 
679 3rd St.
(415) 746-9968

Neighborhoods

San Francisco is a city that is steeped in history dating back to the 1700s and has grown over the years to be as dynamic in character as its residents are diverse. During your down time at the Conference, be sure to explore some of the neighborhoods and unique experiences this city has to offer. Below are some of our favorite places that will give you a glimpse into the true character of the city.

Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley imageA 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.

Plaj Restaurant
333 Fulton St.
(415) 863-8400

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
398 Hayes St.
(415) 551-1590

North Beach

North Beach imageAnchored 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.

The House
1230 Grant Ave.
(415) 986-8612

Fog Harbor
39 Pier 39 Concourse
(415) 421-2442 

Mission District

Mission District imageNamed 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.

Lolo
974 Valencia St.
(415) 643-5656

Beretta
1199 Valencia St.
(415) 695-1199

Getting to RSA Conference

Driving Directions

Below are driving directions to Moscone Center (747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103).
North on Interstate 101 - Take 80 East. Then take the 4th Street Exit. Take a left on Bryant, a left on Third and a left on Howard. The Moscone Center is located on the 700 block of Howard Street. You'll find Moscone South on your left and Moscone North on your right. Moscone West is located at Fourth and Howard streets with a second entrance on Fourth Street between Howard and Mission Street.
West via the Bay Bridge - Take the Fremont Street Exit to Howard Street and turn left on Howard. The Moscone Center is located on the 700 block of Howard Street. You'll find Moscone South on your left and Moscone North on your right. Moscone West is located at Fourth and Howard streets with a second entrance on Fourth Street between Howard and Mission Street.
South via the Golden Gate Bridge - Take the Lombard Street Exit to Van Ness Avenue. Turn right on Van Ness. Travel south to Grove. This will be approximately two miles. Turn left on Grove Street. Continue to Market Street. Cross Market Street and travel south on 8th Street to Folsom. Turn left on Folsom, left on Third and left on Howard. The Moscone Center is located on the 700 block of Howard Street. You'll find Moscone South on your left and Moscone North on your right. Moscone West is located at Fourth and Howard streets with a second entrance on Fourth Street between Howard and Mission Street.

Parking

Reserve Discounted Parking
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. 
New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero app.
Fifth & Mission Parking Garage
833 Mission Street (between Fourth & Fifth streets, adjacent to Moscone West)
(415) 982-8522 
Hearst Parking Center
45 Third Street (entrance on Stevenson, 2 blocks from Moscone South/North)
(415) 989-4000
Moscone Center Garage
255 Third Street (Folsom & Howard, across the street from Moscone South's Esplanade Ballroom)
(415) 777-2782

Paramount Valet Parking
680 Mission Street (separate entrance on Jessie Street, off Third, located 2 blocks from Moscone South & North)
(415) 341-1410

Post Montgomery Center Garage
161 Sutter Street (turn onto Sutter Street from Montgomery)
(415) 393-1545
Museum Parc Garage
300 Third Street
(415) 284-9553
Ace Parking Management, Inc.
55 Hawthorne Street
(415) 398-1900
Sutter/Stockton Garage
444 Stockton Street (second entrance on Bush between Stockton and Grant)
(415) 982-7275

Public Transportation

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

Via BART, Muni Metro - Disembark at the Powell Street Station. Exit to Fourth and Market Streets. Turn right on Fourth. Walk two blocks south to Howard and turn left. The Moscone Center is located on the 700 block of Howard Street. You'll find Moscone South on your right and Moscone North on your left. Moscone West is located at Fourth and Howard streets with a second entrance on Fourth Street between Howard and Mission Street.
Via Caltrain - From the Caltrain Station (Fourth & Townsend). Across Fourth Street from the train station, catch either the #15, #30, or #45 lines. Get off at Third and Folsom. Walk one block North up towards Howard Street. Turn left on Howard. The Moscone Center is located on the 700 block of Howard Street. You'll find Moscone South on your left and Moscone North on your right. Moscone West is located at Fourth and Howard streets with a second entrance on Fourth Street between Howard and Mission Street.

Oakland/Emeryville Public Transportation

Via BART - Disembark at the Powell Street Station. Exit to Fourth and Market Streets. Turn right on Fourth. Walk two blocks south to Howard and turn left. The Moscone Center is located on the 700 block of Howard Street. You'll find Moscone South on your right and Moscone North on your left. Moscone West is located at Fourth and Howard streets with a second entrance on Fourth Street between Howard and Mission Street.
AC Transit offers frequent Transbay bus connections to San Francisco, as well as service within Oakland and to neighboring communities such as Berkeley. Local adult passes are $2.10 (cash or Clipper Card only), but be sure to check the AC Transit site for fare changes.
Clipper Cards are available for use on BART and AC Transit in Oakland and several other Bay Area transport systems, Clipper® is an all-in-one transit card that keeps track of any passes, discount tickets, ride books and cash value loaded onto it.
The San Francisco Bay Ferry connects Oakland with San Francisco and Alameda, offering commuters and visitors a scenic way to cross San Francisco Bay in less than 20 minutes. Snacks and a full bar are available on board, and free parking is available with validation.
Broadway Shuttle (Oakland) - Oakland offers fast, FREE connections from BART, San Francisco Bay Ferry, Amtrak, Amtrak San Joaquin and Capitol Corridor to downtown Oakland offices, restaurants, local shops, social services and entertainment venues.  Board the Shuttle wherever you see a sign with the green Broadway Shuttle bus icon. 
Emery Go-Round (Emeryville) - The Emery Go-Round is a last-mile shuttle service, provided by the Emeryville Transportation Management Association, to connect employees, residents and visitors of Emeryville from the MacArthur BART Station to various locations throughout the City. The service is FREE and open to the public. 

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 SFO airport BART station in International Terminal G is easy to get to and takes you to four downtown SF stations.

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.

Airport Shuttles

There are several airport shuttle services available to transport you between SFO, OAK and SJC airports to downtown San Francisco:
Airport Express (sharerides for SFO only)
415-775-5121 
Lorrie's Airport Shuttle (sharerides for SFO only)
415-334-9000 
SuperShuttle
800-258-3826
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.