Venue Information


San Francisco Marriott Marquis


780 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103


(415) 896-1600

Additional Lodging

Hilton Union Square
333 O’Farrell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102

Plan Your Trip

See the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Maps and Transportation page.

Directions from SFO to the Marriott Marquis, taking public transportation.

San Francisco Trip Ideas

Want to see some sights while you are in San Francisco for QB25? Located near Union Square, the Marriott Marquis’s unique location allows you to explore San Francisco and the surrounding area.

Here are some ideas to help you plan a memorable stay!

Walk the Golden Gate Bridge

Take public transportation to the bridge; public buses run regularly from different parts of the city, including downtown, the Civic Center, Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Take in the views of Angel Island, the Marin Headlands and Alcatraz, not to mention downtown San Francisco.

Visit Golden Gate Park

This park is 3 miles long and is 20% bigger than NYC’s Central Park. You can find museums, a Japanese garden, a botanical garden, buffalo, a windmill and tons of hiking and walking trails in the park. Finish your walk at Ocean Beach at the west end of the park.

Pose for a photo at the Palace of Fine Arts

This is one of the city’s most photographed sights. A Roman-style remnant of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the park.

Take a cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, and Ghirardelli Square

This is one of the most popular touristy things to do in the city. Have an ice cream or a piece of (free) chocolate at Ghirardelli, watch the street performers or get some fresh seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf and see the famous San Francisco seals of Pier 39. Walk along the waterfront to the Ferry Building and end your walk with a view of the Bay Bridge.

Eat your way through Chinatown

San Francisco’s Chinatown is the biggest in the United States. Tourist shops, tasty food and fortune cookies can be found exploring this neighborhood.

Visit other iconic SF neighborhoods

The neighborhoods in SF are full of history! Check out the Castro, Japantown, the Mission, Haight Ashbury and North Beach, to name a few.

Further afoot

Muir Woods, Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Cruz and the Wine Country are just a day trip away from San Francisco.

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