• Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

On Jan. 3, the Moscone Center celebrated its long-awaited opening with a gala. You can read our story about the renovated and expanded convention center here. –Photos courtesy of San Francisco Travel

In Southern California, Palm Springs welcomed a monumental achievement of another sort. From Feb. 9 through April 21, the Coachella Valley played host to the second edition of Desert X: 19 site-specific art installations that enlivened the desert landscape. Free and open to the public, the exhibition spanned 50 miles across the California desert and expanded to the south to the Salton Sea and across the border into Mexico. The inaugural Desert X in 2017 attracted more than 200,000 visitors and engaged millions across social and digital media platforms. —Photos by Lance Gerber

If you want to boost attendance at a meeting or conference, try these four letters: N.A.P.A. And while the Northern California wine region has more than enough activities to keep attendees busy when they’re not in meetings—475 wineries, to begin with—the downtown heart of the region is introducing new experiences this fall. Here’s a sampling:

 

San Francisco is seeing marked increases in visitor volume, visitor spending, group business, and hotel occupancy this year compared to 2021. However, visitor volume will not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024, and global visitation will not reach 2019 levels until 2025. Those projections were shared by the San Francisco Travel Association at its Annual Visitor and Lodging Forecast Forum held on Aug. 24 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.