Explore The City

The City of San Francisco Welcomes You!

In your free time outside of Conference, we hope you’re able to enjoy all the great things the city has to offer. Below you’ll find special offers for RSAC 2024 attendees, things to do, restaurants to try, and neighborhoods to explore. For any local information while onsite at Moscone, please visit the San Francisco Visitor Information Center (VIC). They are located in the far-right doors at Moscone South and will be open Conference week, Saturday–Thursday 8:00 AM4:00 PM.

Tours

  • Big Bus Tours: Save 20% on seven different tours including Muir Woods and Wine Country when you use this link to book. Discount is built into the price shown on the website.
  • The Haunt Ghost Tours: Join San Francisco’s hands-on ghost hunting adventure. Use real tools to investigate hauntings, learn dark history, and explore Chinatown by nightfall. Take $10 off using code RSAC on the website.
  • Avital Food Tours: You’ll visit multiple restaurants for a sit-down, prix fixe meal with appetizers, entree, and dessert, each at a different restaurant! Enjoy beverage pairings and incredible stories from your Avital guide. Join Avital's San Francisco Food Tours in North Beach or Mission District. Use code RSAC10 for 10% off. Valid on Tours from May 3–13, 2024.
  • Local Tastes of the City: Receive 10% off any tour when you book online using code SFTRAVEL.
  • Extranomical Tours: Receive 15% off any one-day tour when you book online using code SFTRAVEL15.
  • Adventure Cat Sailing Cruise: Receive 5% off when you book online using code ADCATRSAC24.

Art & Museums

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA): Get $4 off general admission when you show your RSAC 2024 badge at the ticket desk (not available for online ticket purchases). See website for what’s on display.
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: If you’re coming in to San Francisco early, check out the Bay Area Now 9 exhibit—running through May 5—and receive your ticket for just $5 (44% off) when you purchase tickets on the website using code SFTRAVEL. For accommodation needs email Lauren Macmadu (lmacmadu@ybca.org) and Natalie Just (njust@ybca.org).
  • Exploratorium: Receive $5 off your visit when you mention code Convention2024 and show your RSAC 2024 badge at the ticketing desk (not available for online ticket purchases). See what the Exploratorium is all about on their website.

Shopping & Salon

  • J Roland Salon Union Square: Visit this full-service hair salon for various offers:
    • Refresh: $75. A one-hour service that includes a nail polish change and hair style touch-up for freshening up between events or receptions. (It's not a full manicure or full shampoo blow-out).
    • Blow-out to Go-out: $105. This one-and-a-half-hour service is a full shampoo blow-dry style with a full manicure. This can be separated into individual services if both are not needed: $70 blow-out/$35 manicure. Gift bag included.
    • Rejuvenate: $195. This two-hour service is a full manicure/pedicure service, followed by a custom scalp treatment with head and neck massage finished with a prescribed shampoo and conditioner to address your hair and scalp needs. Top this off with an amazing blow-dry style that will last for days and even survive the flight home. Gift bag included.
    To schedule, call 415-392-2969 and Amber will be available to answer questions or schedule services, text 415-417-1618, or schedule online.
  • Macy’s: Get $10 off with this digital discount coupon for use in store only.
  • Levi’s: Get 10% off your purchase of $150 or more using code VD30OFF*

*Offer valid 1/1/24 through 12/31/24 at Levi's® Market Street in the United states only. Non-transferable. No adjustments on previous purchases. May not be used in conjunction with any other coupon or for gift card purchases. Levi’s® collaborations, LVC, LMC, tailor shop services, special collections and vintage product excluded. LS&CO. Employees not eligible for discount. This offer may be modified by LS&CO. In its sole discretion without notice at any time.

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, 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 Alamo Square park.

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. 

The city of San Francisco has compiled a list of places to eat around Moscone Center as well as the best restaurants for groups around the Moscone Center.

1. Embarcadero
The city’s east-facing waterfront has its finger piers and glistening views of San Francisco Bay. The beautifully renovated Ferry Building Marketplace is a foodie’s paradise, stocked with wine bars, cafes, innovative restaurants, fine food shops, and a farmers’ market.

Coqueta
Pier 5 The Embarcadero
(415) 284-9922

Hillstone
1800 Montgomery St.
(415) 392-9280

Waterbar
399 The Embarcadero
(415) 284-9922

2. Hayes Valley
A short distance from Civic Center lays the Hayes Valley neighborhood boasting the SF Jazz Center, art galleries, antique shops, trendy restaurants, and bookstores.

a Mano
450 Hayes St.
(415) 506-7401

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

Chez Maman Hayes Valley
401 Gough St.
(415) 355-9067

Nopa
560 Divisadero St.
(415) 864-8643

3. North Beach
Anchored by Washington Square Park, North Beach is rich in Italian heritage and contains a host of cabarets, family style restaurants, and gelato parlors.

Café Zoetrope
916 Kearny Street
(415) 291-1700

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

Il Casaro
348 Columbus Ave
(415) 677-9455

Sotto Mare Oysteria & Seafood
522 Green Street
(415) 398-3181

4. Mission District
Named 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, it is also host to the largest concentration of murals in the city.

Beretta
1199 Valencia St
(415) 695-1199

Foreign Cinema
2534 Mission St.
(415) 648-7600

Lolo
974 Valencia St
(415) 643-5656

5. Union Square
In a town full of great shopping, Union Square is the neighborhood with the most abundant retail therapy, not to mention fine hotels, great meals and green spaces to sit outside and enjoy San Francisco’s temperate climate.

Bartlett Hall
242 O'Farrell Street
(415) 433-4332

Press Club
20 Yerba Buena Lane
(415) 744-5000