Convention Housing Partners has been designated as the official housing company for VRDC Fall 2017.
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The official housing company for VRDC Fall 2017 is Convention Housing Partners – the only company authorized to arrange hotel reservations for VRDC Fall 2017.
If you are contacted by any other company offering to make hotel reservations for you, we urge you not to book with them as they are not affiliated with VRDC Fall 2017 and therefore are not authorized to make reservations on VRDC Fall 2017's behalf. While they may offer special rates, unauthorized third-party companies typically require non-refundable pre-paid reservations, charge cancellation and change fees, and move individuals to other hotels without notice. If you book with any of these unauthorized companies, VRDC Fall 2017 cannot protect you if there is a problem with your reservation when you arrive. You may advise of any unauthorized solicitations via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hilton San Francicso Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street,
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Hilton San Francisco Union Square is conveniently located by major freeways 80, 280 and 101.
Street parking may be limited but there are several parking garages located around the hotel.
Disembark the train at the Powell Street Bart Station, walk north on Powell Street, turn left on O'Farrell St., and Hilton San Francicso Union Square will be on the left side between Mason St and Taylor St.
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.
From the Caltrain Station (Fourth & Townsend): Across Fourth street from the train station, catch the #30 Muni Bus. Get off at Third and Mission, walk one block North on 3rd st. and the Park Central Hotel will be on the left side of the street.
San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco 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.
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.
For general parking information in and around Hilton San Franciso Union Square, consult the SFMTA's parking map.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.