Our conference and workshop venue, the Fort Mason Center, is located on Marina Boulevard at Buchanan Street, along the northern waterfront. Fort Mason provides about 150 parking lots, costing $15 for weekday parking. However, we recommend coming by a taxi, Lyft, Sidecar, Uber or Carma. There’s plenty of space for bikes, too. Feel free to check WikiTravel for further travelling information, too. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
🗺 We have made a map with the venues and our favorite places to go, so you won’t feel lost ;-)
Possibly the coolest workshop room ever - @philhawksworth talking about @Netlify inside @lsostlukes at #SmashingConf
Fort Mason - Cowell Theater
Being the only San Francisco theater with world class bay views, the conference will take place at the Cowell Theater of Fort Mason, located at the north end of the Herbst Pavilion (Pier 2).
Handicap seating is available, but please contact (email@example.com) Amanda before buying tickets to make arrangements.
Fort Mason - Building C
Next to the Cowell Theater on Pier 2, we've reserved a couple of workshop rooms with great bay views for the full-day workshops.
When entering Fort Mason, search for the large Workshop sign and follow the directions. Of course you'll receive an email with detailed instructions way ahead of time.
Fort Mason provides around 150 parking lots, costing $15 for weekday parking, we recommend coming by a taxi, Lyft, Sidecar, Uber or Carma. There’s plenty of space for bikes, too.
For those traveling by plane, the San Francisco Airport is connected to Downtown SF by the BART system. The BART station at SFO is located in the International Terminal, a short walk from United Airlines in Terminal 3 and a slightly longer walk from Terminal 1 (you can also take the free AirTrain to get to the BART station).
The BART ride from SFO to San Francisco downtown costs $8.65 one-way and runs frequently, every 15 or 20 minutes. Ticket machines accept cash and debit cards.
Anywhere you go — you can take a bus or Lyft for only a few dollars — which makes the whole SF area viable for you if you are willing to travel to get there.
Below you can also find a list of some of our other favorite hotels in SF and their average nightly pricing.
In addition, you should take a look at Airbnb.com if you have a team of people who would want to share a full rental house.
Presidio / Cow Hollow:
- Argonaut: $400 (contact them for their best rate)
- Hotel Zoe: $300
- Zephyr: $439
- Mariott Fishermans Wharf: $380