What speaks 14 languages and always has the scoop on what’s happening in San Francisco? The answer is the Visitor Information Center (ViC). The San Francisco Travel ViCs are the city’s official “front desks," serving 400,000 visitors annually. VIC staff and volunteers curate the San Francisco experience, providing one-on-one interaction with visitors from around the world.
Some of the languages spoken on any given day include French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and more!
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Information Desk Services: City Tours, Wine Country Tours, Yosemite Tours, Attraction tickets. Maps, Guides, Tours, Hotel & Restaurant Reservations, Public Transit Tips & Passes, Trip Planning
SF City Gifts:
In partnership with SFMade and a select group of certified local manufacturers, San Francisco Travel Association presents products that are as unique and interesting as the city itself, hand-selected for the visitors that love the city as much as we do.
San Francisco Visitor Information Center Locations:
Hours: Hours: California Welcome Center at Pier 39
May through October
9 a.m.–5 p.m. (Monday–Friday)
9 a.m.–3 p.m. (Weekends and Holidays)
November–April: Closed Sundays
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day; weekend hours in effect for other major holidays.
170 O’Farrell St; Macy’s Union Square, Cellar Level
10 a.m.–9 p.m. (Monday-Saturday)
11 a.m.–7 p.m. (Sunday)
Expanded hours seasonally and on certain sale days.
In Partnership with San Francisco Travel
Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Building B, Level 2
California Welcome Center at Pier 39
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For attractions, tours, hotel and car reservations please call toll free 1-800-637-5196 or visit our home page to purchase online.
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