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Join thousands of attendees who come together each year to celebrate the power of design in San Francisco

June 20 – 28, 2019

To make the most out of your experience as an attendee, as either a guest to the Bay Area or a local, we’ve put together this guide to help you navigagte the experience. We highly recommend connecting with us on social media and signing up for our newsletter to stay informed of SFDW happenings.

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Eat

Explore

Explore

Get Around

Get Around

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Where to Sleep

There are many options of where to stay in San Francisco across many price points. Airbnb has some great listings to check out. There are many more options on Trip Advisor.
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Hotel Zetta
Hotel Zetta

 

DOWNTOWN UNION SQUARE

Hotel Zephyr
Hotel Zephyr

 

FISHERMAN’S WHARF

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The Mosser

 

SoMA

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The Tilden

 

DOWNTOWN UNION SQUARE

 


Where to Eat & Drink

San Francisco is one of the top culinary destinations in the world with a vast array of choices for any taste. From great coffee, cocktail bars and award winning restaurants, you can’t go wrong.

Useful Tips When Dining Out in San Francisco:

 

Bars + Bites

Coffee

Linea Caffe
Linea Caffe

MISSION

Sightglass Coffee
Sightglass Coffee

MISSION + SoMA + DIVISADERO

Ritual Coffee
Ritual Coffee

MISSION + HAIGHT

 


Where to Explore

San Francisco and the Bay Area have a great deal to offer in terms of outdoor wonders, art museums and gallerie, and neighborhoods where you can easily walk around and marvel at the beauty that is easily found everywhere you look.

Our Best of SF List

For an overview of things to see and do in SF, check out Designer Fund’s list.

Parks

The San Francisco Experience

Hayes Valley
Hayes Street

(lively street w/ lots of restaurants and shopping)

 

Galleries and Museums

 


How to Get Around

At only 7×7 square miles, San Francisco is an easy city to navigate with lots of transportation options. Given that it rarely rains in the city, we highly recommend walking whenever possible but make sure to bring a light jacket, the fog can bring a brisk chill in a matter of minutes.

BART
BART

BART connects downtown San Francisco with the airport, Oakland, and the Mission.

Muni
Muni
Muni covers buses and light rail within the city of San Francisco.
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Caltrain
Caltrain is a longer range rail system which can take you throughout San Francisco.
Taxi
Taxi and Car Services
Uber and Lyft are both quite popular options in San Francisco.