Find all the information you need to ensure smooth travel, a fun visit to San Francisco, and successful attendance at TCT 2023.
The Moscone Center is San Francisco’s premier convention venue. Located in the SoMa (South of Market) neighborhood, Moscone is just two blocks from the iconic Market Street cable car and a stone’s throw from Yerba Buena Gardens, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Union Square, and the Children’s Creativity Museum.
CRF has reserved room blocks at nearby hotels, at various discounted price-points (subject to availability). You must be registered to attend TCT 2023 on-site to reserve a room in the TCT room block. The hotel reservation link is in your registration confirmation email.
Already registered to attend TCT 2023?
Book your hotel now! The option to book your TCT hotel is available immediately after registering. Check your email for your registration confirmation, which includes details on booking your stay at the discounted group rate (subject to availability).
Not yet registered to attend TCT 2023?
You must be registered for TCT 2023 to book your hotel. Register now, then check your email for your registration confirmation, which includes details on booking your stay at the discounted group rate (subject to availability).
Book your room by Monday, September 25, 2023, 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (UTC –4). After that date/time, rooms at the discounted group rate will be subject to availability.
If you need to cancel, please check with your hotel about its cancellation policy.
Watch out for booking scams! Fraudulent websites can pose as official websites of CRF and TCT 2023. Learn more about how to avoid booking scams.
TCT 2023 Official Hotels
Accommodations for International Groups
Traveling to TCT 2023 with a group from abroad? Learn about all-inclusive options and booking as a group through our partner IGH.
Questions about booking your international group? Contact IGH: [email protected].
Benefits of booking through IGH
- International Plan: Room, breakfast, porterage, taxes, gratuities, shuttle service, and help desk.*
- Guaranteed lowest official hotel rates – offering early booking.
- Flexible for changes of guest names without penalty up to the date of the event. (Changes are not permitted for event registration.)
- Dedicated multilingual group manager.
- Secure PCI credit card payment processing, with online room-block management and live chat support.
- Assistance with travel visitor visas, CME credit conversions, and official invitation letters.
*Group help desk availability and shuttle service may vary depending on chosen hotel/schedule.
Food and Beverage
Food and beverage are available for purchase at Moscone's concession kiosks. You can also bring your water bottle to utilize the filtered water stations located throughout Moscone North and South. For variety, you can also check out the many eateries surrounding Moscone Center.
Satellite breakfast programs offer a light continental breakfast to attendees during designated breakfast check-in times in the foyer. Satellite lunch programs offer box lunches during designated lunch check-in times in each room. All meals are first-come, first-served.
Coat and Bag Check
Coat and bag check is not available at the Moscone Center. We recommend leaving your luggage at your hotel. Please do not leave your items unattended during TCT 2023.
Travel to San Francisco
San Francisco is easily accessible from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) about 13 miles from the Moscone Center and nearby hotels. Alternative nearby airports are Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK ), 18 miles to Moscone Center, and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), 45 miles away.
Ground Transportation from Airports
- From SFO: Metered taxis, Uber, Lyft, Wingz, and car rentals are readily available. If you prefer public transportation, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) has a station inside SFO and across the street from OAK terminals. Disembark at Montgomery Station or Powell Station, each about an eight-minute walk to the Moscone Center and nearby hotels.
Learn more about ground transportation from SFO.
- From OAK: Metered taxis, Uber, Lyft, Wingz, and car rentals are readily available. If you prefer public transportation, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) has a station across the street from OAK terminals. Disembark at Montgomery Station or Powell Station, each about an eight-minute walk to the Moscone Center and nearby hotels.
Learn more about ground transportation from OAK.
- From SJC: Learn about the various ground transportation options from SJC to San Francisco.
Traveling here from outside the United States?
Please view our International Travel page for more information about traveling from abroad.
San Francisco does not have its own Amtrak train station, but if you’re a train buff you can take Amtrak to any of three nearby stations: Oakland, Emeryville, or Hayward. Then complete your trip to the Moscone Center or your hotel via ferry, Uber, Lyft or taxi.
The Moscone Center does not have parking on-site. For information about parking around the Moscone Center, review these options. Also, check with your hotel about parking availability and rates.
Get to Know San Francisco
As a gateway to Asia-Pacific, San Francisco is a global anchor for international conferences and tourism. The commercial, financial, and cultural center of Northern California, San Francisco attracts millions of visitors for its world-renowned culinary, cultural, and entertainment offerings. With 800,000 residents (6.7 million in its metropolitan area), it’s the fourth-most populous city in California.
Surrounded by San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the city is known for its iconic hills — it’s one of the hilliest cities in the world! Its many distinct neighborhoods include Chinatown (North America’s first), Haight-Ashbury (ground zero for the 1967 Summer of Love), trendy Mission District, high-up Nob Hill, scenic Presidio, seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf, bayfront Embarcadero, upscales shopping in Union Square, and world-famous Castro (the country’s first gay neighborhood). Take in San Francisco’s iconic sites: Golden Gate Bridge, ferry to Alcatraz, iconic cable cars, famous S-curves of Lombard Street, and amazing views from Twin Peaks. Absorb some culture from the more than 50 museums, including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the twin fine arts museums deYoung and Legion of honor, Museum of African Diaspora, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Asian Art Museum, California Academy of Sciences (home to an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum), and the Cable Car Museum. Traveling with Children? Check out the Walt Disney Family Museum, Exploratorium, and San Francisco Zoo.
Learn more about San Francisco to plan your trip!
Emergencies: Dial 911 from any phone, cell or landline, and state that you are in San Francisco.
Non-Emergency Concerns: Dial 311. Visitors with phone numbers outside the local 415 area code: dial 415.701.2311 (dial +1 from international numbers)
San Francisco Ambassadors
- SFPD Community Ambassadors: More than 30 retired police officers help tourists 11 AM–9 PM daily in the downtown area, Moscone Center area, and other tourist neighborhoods.
- SF Welcome Ambassadors: Mobile concierges, operating 8 AM–8 PM daily with 92 employees. Neighborhoods served include: Moscone Center, Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Embarcadero/Ferry Building, Moscone/Yerba Buena, Financial District, Chinatown, East Cut, North Beach, Union Square, key transportation hubs between Embarcadero and Powell Street.
- Union Square Alliance: A 24/7 service that can provide walking escorts (allow 30 minutes; coverage area: Moscone Center to Union Square). 415.781.4456
- Yerba Buena Community Benefit District guides surround Moscone Center offering a Clean Team, Community Guides, and walking escorts (6:30am–9:30pm, allow 30 minutes for response). 415.543.9223
View additional valuable tips and resources to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in San Francisco.
San Francisco Time and Weather
During the meeting, local time will be seven hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC −7). San Francisco is in the U.S. Pacific Time zone, and Daylight Saving Time will be in effect at the time of the meeting.
Autumn in San Francisco is mild, with the most cloud-free days of the year. Average high/low in late October is 69°F/54°F. But watch out for the city’s microclimates — weather conditions vary from one part of the city to another!
Getting Around San Francisco
San Francisco is one of the great walking cities of the United States! Should you find the hills and curves tiresome, you can easily get from place to place via the BART train system; MUNI fuel-efficient buses and light rail; licensed taxis; ride shares like Uber, Lyft, and Alto. The city provides detailed information about how to navigate its streets on public transportation, in a car, or on foot.
Hear What Recent Conference-Goers Are Saying
San Francisco's vibrant spirit lends itself so well to the sort of magic we love to create in our events, and this year was no different. Events are a team effort, and we're grateful for the partnership and unbounded creativity that resulted in a truly safe and extraordinary Dreamforce.
– Salesforce Chair and CEO Marc Benioff
San Francisco hosted RISKWORLD 2022 in April. It was a fantastic experience for our organization and for our attendees. San Francisco Travel worked with our team to deliver our convention to nearly 8,500 guests. The welcome ambassador program was a shining star for us, and the partnerships we built in San Francisco provided us with a smooth experience.
Attendees found San Francisco to be diverse, offering incredible art and culinary scenes. The City looked great and the hospitality community showcased their enthusiasm and genuine appreciation for RIMS.
– Stuart Ruff, Lyon, VP, Events & Exhibitions, RIMS
The city of San Francisco welcomed ACEP and emergency physicians with open arms. Our attendees felt the city’s hospitality and safety thanks to great police presence and a highly visible ambassador program throughout the convention district.
– Robert Heard, MBA, CAE, COO, American College of Emergency Physicians
Your Guide to a Healthy On-Site Experience (subject to change)
Protecting the health and safety of all attendees remains our top priority. To promote the safety of everyone at the conference, CRF will follow all CDC guidelines, state and local requirements for in-person gatherings, and any additional restrictions in place at the venue at the time of the event. To learn more about current guidelines and safety measures, please visit the following websites:
For information on local area transmission, please visit:
San Francisco Covid-19 Data and Reports
You must not attend the conference (or must immediately leave the conference) if you have recently been exposed to COVID-19 or experience symptoms of COVID-19 during or within 10 days of the start of the conference. Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
If you need a COVID-19 test to travel back to your home state or country, please find relevant information here:
San Francisco Covid-19 Testing Options
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