Travel Tips

San Francisco is best known for its scenic beauty, cultural attractions, diverse communities, and world-class cuisine. This walkable city includes landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz and the largest Chinatown in the United States. A stroll of the city's streets can lead from Union Square to North Beach to Fisherman's Wharf, with intriguing neighborhoods to explore. Views of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay are often laced with fog, creating a romantic mood in this most European of American cities.. 

Located just off I-80 and blocks from Union Square, PCBC at the Moscone Center (map) is about as central as it gets. It’s walking distance to hotels, restaurants, museums, attractions, public transit and more.


Come to PCBC for the educational partnership.
Stay in San Francisco for the experience.


Check Out Our Staff Recommendations


Where to Eat and Drink Around Moscone Center

Part of any conference and tradeshow experience is grabbing a drink and a bite with new and old friends—check out these local spots that will keep you close to the action at Moscone.

Save on These Deals

SF Travel has set up some great deals for you as a PCBC attendee. Click here to see the offers! Show the deal to the vendor by either printing or showing directly from smart phone.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations will open in February 2020. Convention Housing Management (CHM) is the only official housing service provider to PCBC. If you receive any solicitations from other vendors incorrectly identifying themselves as the official PCBC Housing Representative, we ask that you please contact Show Management immediately.

Other Ways to Enhance Your Experience

Getting to PCBC

From San Francisco International Airport
Exit airport "North on Interstate 101" then follow directions below.

North on Interstate 101
Take 80 East. Then take the 4th Street Exit. Take a left on Bryant, a left on Third and a left on Howard. The Moscone Center is located on the 700 block of Howard Street. You'll find Moscone South on your left.

Via the Bay Bridge
Take the Fremont Street Exit to Howard Street and turn left on Howard. The Moscone Center is located on the 700 block of Howard Street. You'll find Moscone South on your left.

Via the Golden Gate Bridge
Take the Lombard Street exit to Van Ness Avenue. Turn right on Van Ness. Travel south to Grove. This will be approximately two miles. Turn left on Grove Street. Continue to Market Street. Cross Market Street and travel south on 8th Street to Folsom. Turn left on Folsom, left on Third and left on Howard. The Moscone Center is located on the 700 block of Howard Street. You'll find Moscone South on your left.

Moscone Center does not include a public parking facility. Listed below are public parking garages in close proximity to the facility, each of which provide certain spaces reserved for use by authorized, handicapped individuals.

Fifth & Mission Parking Garage
833 Mission Street (between Fourth & Fifth streets, adjacent to Moscone West)
(415) 982-8522 x18

Hearst Parking Center
45 Third Street (45 Third Street (entrance on Stevenson, 2 blocks from Moscone South/North)
(415) 989-4000

Moscone Center Garage
255 Third Street (Folsom & Howard, across the street from Moscone South's Esplanade Ballroom)
(415) 777-2782 (garage)
(415) 538-7888 (office)

Museum Parc Garage
300 Third Street (entrance on Third and on Folsom streets)
(415) 348-0304

When it comes to airports, you can choose from three: San Francisco International Airpoert (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK), or San Jose Airport (SJC).

For detailed information on traveling into the city using BART, ride-sharing apps, shuttles, taxis, trains and more, check out SF Travel's comprehensive transportation guide.

During PCBC, San Francisco has an average temperature ranging from 62º Fahrenheit to 67º (here's today's 10-day forecast). To be on the safe side, it’s probably best to pack a light jacket for some cooler nights. Morning and evening fog rolls in during the summer months but rarely persists. Don't forget to pack comfortable shoes too because San Francisco is best explored on foot.

Information above is courtesy of The Moscone Center and San Francisco Travel.