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Join Us in San Francisco this March

GDC takes place at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. Book early for discounted hotel rates and find information about traveling to San Francisco and getting around the city below!

Hotels

GDC and Convention Housing Partners have secured discounted rates on hotels near the event for attendees. Book your room now through the official site for the best availability and lowest rates. For more information, email [email protected] or call (US: 866-561-0540; International: +1-415-813-6088, option 6)

If you are contacted by companies offering to make hotel reservations for you, we urge you not to book with them because they are not affiliated with GDC and therefore are not authorized to make reservations on GDC’s behalf. While they may offer special rates, unauthorized companies typically require non-refundable prepaid reservations, charge cancellation and change fees, and move individuals to other hotels without notice. If you are contacted by any other company claiming to represent GDC or Informa, please notify us immediately by emailing Rosa Yee.

Travel Tips & Information

Transportation

Driving

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

Muni

Muni is one of the most economical ways to get to the event. Bus lines run often and stops are located extensively throughout the city.

BART

BART is an economical and convenient way to travel to the event if you are staying near the BART line. 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, and you'll find Moscone South on your right and Moscone North on your left.

Caltrain

Take Caltrain from the south bay to the Caltrain Station (Fourth & Townsend): Across Fourth street from the train station, you can board either the #15, #30, or #45 Muni lines and disembark at Third and Folsom. Walk one block North up towards Howard St. Turn left on Howard and you'll find Moscone South on your left and Moscone North on your right.

 

Airports

San Francisco International Airport

The San Francisco International Airport is the Bay Area's largest airport and California's second busiest. Flying into SFO is the best option for international visitors. BART is connected to the airport providing easy access to the event and many surrounding hotels. Ride shares like Lyft and Uber, taxi, and rental car service is also available.

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. Ride shares like Lyft and Uber, taxi, and rental car services are also available.

 

SF Travel Tips

511

For information about San Francisco transit, weather, traffic conditions, and parking visit 511: The Bay Area Travel Guide.

SFTravel

Visit SFTravel for San Francisco visitor tips or to take a virtual tour of the Moscone Center..

Welcome Ambassadors

While visiting San Francisco, keep an eye out for the city’s official Welcome Ambassadors – in their signature bright orange jackets, with the words “Welcome Ambassador” written on the back. These ambassadors can help with directions, transit questions, and safety concerns. You can find them at the Moscone Center, along with downtown BART stations, transit hubs, and key tourist locations.

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