The Seventh Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium
University of California
The Seventh Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium

Travel and Lodging

Conference Venue and Parking

7th Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium - Tuesday, June 25 & Wednesday, June 26

Venue: Golden Gate Club, The Presidio
            135 Fisher Loop
            San Francisco, CA 94129 (map)

Driving Directions to the Golden Gate Club

Parking: Parking is available for a fee near the Golden Gate Club (map and cost).  Public transportation or carpooling is encouraged. 

Field Trip to Mt. Tamalpais - Thursday, June 27

Venue and Parking: The field trip departs from the Presidio Main Post parking lot at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, and returns at 5 p.m.  Parking is available there for a fee (the Main Post parking lot is less than a half mile from the Golden Gate Club).

Ground Transportation

We are hoping that people can arrange to participate in the SOD7 without renting a car.  

View guidance on local public transportation options to get to the Golden Gate Club.

BART offers airport connections from both San Francisco and Oakland Airports, plus help in planning connections. For local transportation, check the list below:

Other public transportation options

  • Muni (local buses, streetcars, and trolleys)
  • Cable cars – ride the nation’s only moving Historic Landmark!
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART; regional train that connects San Francisco to airports and the East Bay)
  • – general transportation planning tool for the whole Bay region

Free shuttle

For those staying in the Presidio, there is a free shuttle (PresidiGo) that runs between downtown San Francisco and The Presidio.


There is no on-site lodging for the conference but there are a number of nearby options at varying costs and comfort levels. We encourage you to make your personal reservations soon to ensure lodging during the high tourist season in San Francisco.

Youth Hostel: One of the closest lodging options to the meeting site is a Youth Hostel, a short 10-minute walk through the parklands of Fort Mason.

Extend Your Visit

The San Francisco Bay Area has a variety of wildlands to explore, a wealth of cultural activities, scenic vistas, and fresh, world-class food.  To learn more about ways to make the most of your visit, go to… 

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