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The Game Developers Conference is held each and every year in beautiful San Francisco, California. Check out our deals on hotels, find the best airport for your flight, and learn about attractions around the city.


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The Moscone Convention Center is conveniently located by major freeways 280 and 101.
Street parking may be limited but there are several parking garages located around the center
Directions to the Moscone Convention Center.

Disembark at the Powell Street Station. Exit to 4th and Market Streets. Turn right on 4th. 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.

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MUNI is the most economical and green way to get to the event. Bus lines run often and stops are located extensively throughout the city.

Click here to see bus lines to and from the Moscone Convention Center.

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 St. 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.



San Francisco International Airport
San Francsico International Airport is the Bay Area's largest airport and California's second busiest. Flying into SFO is the best option for internatioanl visitors. BART is connected to the airport providing easy access to the event and many surrounding hotels. Taxi and rental car service is also available.

Click here to learn about transportation to and from SFO.

Oakland Airport
Out-of-state event attendees may find better flight fares flying into the smaller Oakland Airport. BART also connects to OAK providing easy transport to the event and hotels. Taxi and rental car services are also available.

Click here to learn about transportation from OAK.



Moscone Parking Map

For general parking information in and around the Moscone Convention Center, consult the parking map.


Where is the Moscone Convention Center?


The Moscone Center
747 Howard Street, between 3rd and 4th streets
San Francisco, CA 94103

Convention Center Administrative Offices:
(415) 974-4000


San Francisco Attractions

Fisherman's Wharf
The ultimate tourist's dream - a myriad of souvenir shops, restaurants, and sea lions all in one centralized area. Visit Pier 39, the Cannery and Ghirardelli Square for all your shopping indulgences. Street entertainers will amuse you amidst the spectacular backdrop of San Francisco Bay.
Fisherman's Wharf
Cable Cars
Ride the legendary cable cars for breathtaking views and a first-hand experience of the streets of San Francisco. Purchase one-way tickets at the cable car terminals, police/information booths or on board the car itself. For unlimited all-day access invest in a Muni pass good for rides on the cable car lines, buses and streetcars.
Cable Cars
Alcatraz Island
Over 14 million people have visited Alcatraz for a glimpse of life in the prison known as "the Rock." Take a ten-minute boat ride to the infamous maximum-security prison where criminals such Al Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud were kept isolated from the public.
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
A San Francisco icon and a sightseer's must see. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world's most beautiful and most photographed bridges. There's only one way to experience it - put on some comfortable shoes and take the hour roundtrip walk across!
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park is the largest urban park in San Francisco. At 1017 acres, it is in the shape of a long rectangle, similar in shape but 174 acres larger than New York's Central Park. A narrow strip, known as The Panhandle, extends from the eastern end of the park. The park was planned in the 1860s and built in the 1870s on land that was thought to be uninhabitable. The park contains several San Francisco landmarks, including the De Young Museum and the Conservatory of Flowers
Golden Gate Park
Enter the world of the Far East while staying in San Francisco. Just steps away from Union Square you can meander through a bustling neighborhood filled with Chinese temples, exotic herb shops, Asian restaurants, fish markets, bookstores, produce markets, and bakeries. Buy fortune cookies or have your palm read along the way!
Union Square
In the epicenter of downtown San Francisco you will find a 2.6 acre manicured park serving as a haven for both people-watching and world class shopping. Enjoy the finest names in fashion, dining, and theatre, or enjoy a cup of coffee and simply watch the world go by.
Union Square
Ferry Building
Not only is the Ferry Building the gateway to San Francisco's Financial District, it is also a jumping off point to many local destinations -- many within walking distance, others accessed by the famous cable cars that run through the streets of San Francisco. With the recent renovation of the Ferry Building and the Ferry Building Marketplace, there's a lot to do at this dynamic locale. The new Marketplace has shopping, dining, a year-round farmer's market (Sat., Sun., Tues. and Thurs.), plus free tours of the Ferry Building on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays at noon.
Ferry Building
Pier 39
Among the City's most visited attractions, Pier 39's entertainment options include V -- The Ultimate Variety Show; Turbo Ride; Blue & Gold Fleet Bay cruises; and Alcatraz Island Tours; Riptide Arcade and Studio 39. As many as 800 sea lions now reside on the pier's "K" dock.
Pier 39

Day Trips from San Francisco

In addition to San Francisco's attractions, there are plenty of fantastic day trips to explore. Experience the tranquility of wine country or explore the charming towns along the ocean.

  • Napa Valley Wine Country
  • Monterey Peninsula
  • Sausalito

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