Explore Moscone Center

July 15, 2017
Category: Places to visit in San Francisco

You don’t need to plan a special tour or set aside a day to explore Moscone Center. You can visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum, shop at Westfield, check out Geary Theatre, tour Union Square and then explore Moscone Center. It would be a whirlwind day out in Downtown San Francisco but it certainly will be worthwhile. Moscone Center has a convenient location and many notable places to see in San Francisco are a short walk nearby. As you make the list of things to do in San Francisco, make sure you include Moscone Center and Yerba Buena Gardens, which is the largest exhibition and convention complex in the city.

About Moscone Center

The Moscone Center is named in the honor of George Moscone, who was a mayor of San Francisco and was assassinated in 1978. There are three expansive halls at Moscone Center. Two are called Moscone South and Moscone North. Both are under the Yerba Buena Gardens. There is an exhibition hall, which is not underground but a three level complex across on 4th Street.
Moscone Center dates back to 1981. It was designed by Hellmuth Obata and Kassabaum. It was then one large hall known as Moscone South. The complex is in SoMa or the area known as South of Market. Interestingly, the man who has been honored through the naming of the complex had opposed to the idea of the development. In pop culture, Moscone Center has been featured in the Sandra Bullock movie The Net that released in 1995.

Moscone Center specializes in hosting massive gatherings, mostly professional in nature. It has hosted VMworld, Macworld Expo, Oracle OpenWorld, RSA Conference, meetings of American Geophysical Union, American Bar Association and Game Developers, conferences of Microsoft, Apple, Google and also the Democratic National Convention in 1984. Following the expansion that led to the creation of three distinct halls, the total area of the Moscone Center is a whopping 900,000 square foot of exhibit space.

Hotel near Moscone Center

Adante Hotel is just short of a mile from Moscone Center in San Francisco. You can walk out of the hotel and walk south towards Market Street to reach the complex in six or seven minutes. Adante Hotel is adjacent to Union Square. You would be staying at the heart of bustling activities and major attractions in San Francisco, from museums to theatres, bars and restaurants to shopping havens. Adante Hotel has boutique rooms. The rooms are comfortable and affordable with free Internet, telephone, safe, fan, tea and coffee, television with premium channels, ironing facility, hairdryer and disability access.

Book your stay at Adante Hotel today if your travels bring you to San Francisco for an event hosted at Moscone Center. www.adantehotel.com