A Guide to San Francisco for ASCO GU Symposium 2023 Attendees

By Dustin Samples - Last Updated: February 1, 2023

Cable cars. Sidewalk steps. Golden gates.

No matter what the name conjures for you, San Francisco is undeniably one of the most evocative cities in history. Those attending the ASCO GU Cancers Symposium 2023 will get to experience the Golden City in all its glory. By downloading our San Francisco city guide, attendees can get recommendations for popular, can’t-miss attractions and hidden gems that the locals treasure.

Of the many prisons in the United States, none are more storied than Alcatraz. Tourists can catch a ferry from Pier 33 and marvel at the historic infrastructure, but for 29 years, Alcatraz served as a very visible warning to would-be criminals. The prison housed some of the most notorious bank robbers and murderers in America, including Al Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Since 1972, Alcatraz Island and its dozen or so structures have been maintained by the United States National Park Services. The island sees roughly 1 million visitors per year. Many guests embark on its 2.5-hour walking tour to venture inside the main prison building and walk guided sections of the grounds.

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most widely recognized structures in the world. While the bridge had opponents during its initial inception, its vibrant color, art deco design, and picture-perfect surroundings have made it the de facto symbol of the Western United States. Construction was completed in 1937 and now carries more than 100,000 vehicles daily across the San Francisco Bay. The city guide dives into the history behind the structure as well as how it produces its “loud, ghostly howl.”

Foodies love San Francisco’s vast array of bars, restaurants, and clubs. With more than 4000 restaurants (61 of which have Michelin stars), the city could offer you a new dining experience at each meal for four years straight. It’s also famous for its brews, and the finest vineyards in the country just a short drive away.

These are just a few of the hundreds of ways to spend the day in the City by the Bay. To learn more about the city’s most famous landmarks and get recommendations for top dining and entertainment, download the full city guide to San Francisco.