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 things to do, restaurants to try and neighborhoods to explore.
A Message from the Mayor and SF Travel
Get excited for your visit to RSAC 2022 in San Francisco by watching this short video! The president and CEO of SF Travel and the Mayor of the city welcome you and share a taste of what’s to come.
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.
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.
Neighborhoods & Restaurants
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’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.
Pier 5 The Embarcadero
1800 Montgomery St.
399 The Embarcadero
A short distance from Civic Center lays the Hayes Valley neighborhood boasting the SF Jazz Center, art galleries, antique shops, trendy restaurants and bookstores.
450 Hayes St.
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
398 Hayes St.
Chez Maman Hayes Valley
401 Gough St.
560 Divisadero St.
Anchored by Washington Square Park, North Beach is rich in Italian heritage and contains a host of cabarets, family style restaurants and gelato parlors.
916 Kearny Street
39 Pier 39 Concourse
348 Columbus Ave
Sotto Mare Oysteria & Seafood
522 Green Street
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.
1199 Valencia St
2534 Mission St.
974 Valencia St
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.
242 O'Farrell Street
185 Sutter St.
20 Yerba Buena Lane