Interactive Conference San Francisco Travel Guide

The 600+ people coming to the HOW Interactive Design Conference next week have nearly three days of programming to look forward to. But what would a trip to San Francisco be if you didn’t see the city at all? We’ve compiled a list of design shopping destinations, one-of-a-kind Bay Area attractions and nearby restaurants for when you gotta stretch your legs.


Parc 55
55 Cyril Magnin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Your home base for the conference is conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco’s downtown area. The Powell Street BART station will take you to pretty much anywhere in the city, but there are also plenty of buses going down Market Street (see this map from SFMTA to get an idea of your options). Note: The BART and the MTA are separate transit systems with separate payment methods.

Nearby Restaurants

  • Saigon Sandwich
    legendary Vietnamese banh mi
    560 Larkin St 
    (415) 474-5698
  • Taqueria La Paz
    Mexican cuisine
    305 Turk St 
    (415) 673-7550
  • Akiko’s Restaurant
    Japanese cuisine
    431 Bush St 
    (415) 397-3218
  • Millennium
    classy vegan joint
    580 Geary St 
    (415) 345-3900
  • Morty’s Delicatessen
    delivery minimum $17, order online!
    280 Golden Gate Ave 
    (415) 567-3354
  • Little Delhi
    delivery, order online!
    83 Eddy St 
    (415) 398-3173
  • Off the Grid
    Traveling food truck congregations!
    • 11 am – 2 pm Wednesdays: Minna Street at Fifth Street
    • 11 am – 2 pm Thursdays: UN Plaza
    • 11 am – 2 pm Fridays: Minna Street at Fifth Street and Civic Center





Anything else you’d add?