Something for Everyone in San Francisco’s Neighborhoods

Author: Curt Wagner       

San Francisco

San Francisco’s famous cable cars take visitors to and from all the attractions at Fisherman’s Wharf, another must-see in the CIty by the Bay. (San Francisco Travel Association)

San Francisco’s icons — the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the cable cars — are all must-sees for meeting professionals attending PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020, Jan. 5-8. But because every nook and cranny in the City by the Bay have so much to offer, you just may want to extend your stay. Convene has narrowed down your options to three San Francisco neighborhoods to experience before, during, or after Convening Leaders.

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Convening Leaders attendees are most likely to get to know the South of Market neighborhood because it’s the home of The Moscone Center. The former warehouse district got a dot-com makeover in the 1990s and now is packed with bars, restaurants, boutique shops, museums, art galleries, and parks. Here are just a few options: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Gardens, and Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.

How to get there: Just step outside the Center.


Fisherman’s Wharf

This neighborhood on the northern side of the city is a major tourist attraction, home to Ghirardelli Square, PIER 39, and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. You also can board ferries to Alcatraz Island and Sausalito, scenic bay cruises, or one of the city’s famous cable cars.

How to get there: A 15-minute car ride from The Moscone Center


Union Square

Some of the best shopping in the city can be found here among a mix of high-end brands and trendy retailers, with numerous restaurants and coffee shops perfect for a break. If theater is your thing, The Curran will present “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” in January.

How to get there: Walking from The Moscone Center takes about 10 minutes.


We’ve only scratched the surface of San Francisco attractions. For more suggestions and a directory of partners who can assist with extending your stay, San Francisco Travel can help.

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San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge isn’t the only San Francisco icon worth visiting during Convening Leaders 2020. (Louis Raphael)

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