By Air

San Francisco is accessible by two major airports.  San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the closest airport to San Francisco and the Moscone Center.  It is one of the 30 busiest airports in the country, with service from more than 45 airlines, national and international, and nonstop connections to more than 65 U.S. cities.  Oakland International Airport (OAK) is 20 miles from downtown San Francisco and the Moscone Center. OAK has service from 13 different airlines combined for 30 nonstop flights nationally and internationally.

AGU has partnered with United Airlines for air travel. Purchase your ticket online at and receive special discounts off the lowest applicable fare by first inserting ZPSK207731 in the Offer Code box and then selecting your flights if you are flying between the dates of 5-16 December, 2013. You may also call your travel professional or United Meetings at +1-800-426-1122 for reservations. A $25 service fee for each ticket will be charged for tickets booked by phone. Refer to Z Code ZPSK and Agreement Code 207731. Discounts also apply to United codeshare flights operated by Lufthansa and All Nippon Airways.

Local Transportation

Good news: For the fourth year AGU has teamed up with our friends at the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Sustainable Convention Travel Program to ensure that we continue to keep pollutants out of the air. Help the city of San Francisco and purchase your discounted round-trip ticket. Avoid the long lines at the BART stations and purchase your ticket by 27 November.

Don’t Forget Your Walking Shoes

Pack your walking shoes and don’t forget your umbrella as you plan to enjoy the sights in San Francisco. Take advantage of the diverse transportation options including world-famous cable cars, light rail, buses, and ferries.  Find out why Prevention magazine named San Francisco the #1 Best Walking City in America.

Details on all of the city’s transportation options can also be found in one place at  The integrated website allows users to plan trips, create itineraries, and find up-to-the-minute transportation information from anywhere in the Bay Area.

The Moscone Center

Fall Meeting events will take place throughout the Moscone Center‘s North, South and West buildings.  The Moscone Center is located at the edge of the city’s dynamic South of Market district and just four blocks from Union Square, the city’s vibrant shopping district, and the Powell Street cable car to Nob Hill, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf.


Plan Your Stay

Famous for scenic beauty, cultural attractions, diverse communities and world-class cuisine, San Francisco’s landmarks include the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Chinatown, Union Square, North Beach, the Castro district and Mission Dolores. The much-celebrated fog creates a romantic mood in this most European of American cities.


San Francisco is blessed with a temperate marine climate and enjoys mild weather year-round.  Average temperatures in December range from a maximum of 57°F/19°C to 47°F/9°C.  The average rainfall is 3.5”/9 cm.  San Francisco weather can change by the hour, so attendees are advised to pack layers and be sure to have a light jacket or coat and umbrella.