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San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Address: 201 Third Street, Ste. 900, lower level, Powell and Market Sts., Union Sq., San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-391-2000
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Contact for tourist information in San Francisco.

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Start SF here!

Down the stairs or escalators from street level, you'll find just about everything that's on in The City from these nice folks. Don't hesitate to ask as they'll probably have an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
William M
San Francisco, CA

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have been coming for 20 years to San Francisco for conventions here. Unfortunately, despite the beautiful center, the area around the center for at least a mile is covered with thousands of drugged out panhandlers who are aggressive with passersby all hours of the day and night. I saw some attack children and adults and police are powerless to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Down the stairs or escalators from street level, you'll find just about everything that's on in The City from these nice folks. Don't hesitate to ask as they'll probably have an answer for you. Lots of promotional material. and maps, lots of them. Enjoy! And Welcome to SF!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have stopped by here, but more often visit the web site. It is a source of information for travelers to San Francisco Bay Area. It also has an events section to see some of the things across town that are going on. While there are other sources for this information; this web site generally does ok for major events... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We were staying in the area and this was very helpful. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to do during my couple of days in the city, but they helped me refine my plans. Thanks for their help in making this a great trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Though I once lived in Berkeley and still get to the Bay frequently, I often stop here when visiting San Francisco since these friendly and helpful folks can tell me what I should see that I haven't visited before, and just as importantly, how to use public transportation to get there. My most recent visit was to find out how... More 

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