California Academy of Sciences

 

www.calacademy.org

 

One of the evening events, the collections tours and two workshops will take place at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Due to limited parking, taking public transportation or carpooling is strongly advised. The Hotel Kabuki is an easy bus or taxi ride. 

 

For more information and directions please visit:

 

http://www.calacademy.org/visit/getting_here

http://www.511.org/

http://www.nextbus.com/ 

 

Hotel Kabuki

 

http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/kabuki/

 

The conference will be held at the Hotel Kabuki in the Japantown neighborhood of San Francisco. 

 

SPNHC-rate rooms at Hotel Kabuki are gone:  We had a block of rooms at the Hotel Kabuki for conference attendees at a dramatically discounted rate; however, despite increasing our block several times, we've now sold out of SPNHC-rate rooms at Hotel Kabuki. You can still book overnight rooms at market rate at Hotel Kabuki on their web site: http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/sanfrancisco/kabuki.

 

The Hotel Kabuki has arranged a special SPNHC rate at their sister property, the Hotel Tomo. Hotel Tomo is also located in San Francisco's Japantown, less than two blocks from Hotel Kabuki. Our SPNHC rate at Hotel Tomo is $159 per night for the dates May 22 to 28 only. Please see the booking link at the side of this web page - or you can book your room by phone: call 1-415-921-4000 and ask for the "SPNHC" rate. (If you are not sharing a room, please book a King room rather than a Double-Double to save the two-bedded rooms for folks who plan to share.)  As at Hotel Kabuki, rooms and the SPNHC room rate will be based on availability.

 

Please note there are several other events in San Francisco during mid- to late-May so hotel rooms in general are likely to fill. 

 

Parking (without in-and-out privileges) is available for $16.00 per 24-hours at the Japan Center Garage.

 

  

University of California, Berkeley

 

mvz.berkeley.edu

 

One of our field trips and a georeferencing workshop will be held on the campus of University of California, Berkeley.  There is no parking on campus and parking near the campus can also be quite difficult. Taking public transportation is probably your best option. 

 

http://www.511.org/

Airport


The nearest airport is the San Francisco International (SFO) which is about 30 minutes from San Francisco. Oakland International (OAK) is also an option and is about 50 minutes from San Francisco.

 

 

Airport Transportation

 

There are plenty of ground transportation options from SFO and OAK to the Hotel Kabuki.

 

 

Public transportation

 

BART and MUNI

BART operates rapid rail service to San Francisco from SFO and OAK. MUNI operates buses and subways within San Francisco.

 

Directions from SFO 

The SFO BART Station is located on the Departures/Ticketing Level of the International Terminal (Boarding Area G side). BART is easily accessed from any terminal by riding SFO's AirTrain to the Garage G/BART Station stop. There is no charge to board AirTrain.

 

To take BART from SFO to the Hotel Kabuki – ride the BART (Pittsburgh/Bay Point train) to the Montgomery Street station, exit the station, walk to the west corner of Market and Montgomery streets, board the MUNI 38L Geary bus (outbound), ride approximately 15 minutes to Geary Blvd. and Laguna St., walk 2 blocks to the Hotel Kabuki.

 

Directions from OAK

BART is easily accessed from either terminal by riding OAK's AirBART to the BART Coliseum/Oakland Airport station stop. There is a $2.00 charge to board AirBART.  There is a single AirBART stop for both terminals, conveniently located between Terminal 1 and 2 at OAK's third curbside.

 

To take BART from OAK to the Hotel Kabuki – ride the AirBART to the BART Coliseum/Oakland Airport station, board BART (Daly City train) to the Montgomery Street station, exit the station, walk to the west corner of Market and Montgomery streets, board the MUNI 38L Geary bus (outbound), ride approximately 15 minutes to Geary Blvd. and Laguna St., walk 2 blocks to the Hotel Kabuki.

 

Tickets and Fares

BART ticket machines accept nickels, dimes, quarters, $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills. You can also use a credit card in select machines at all stations.

 

MUNI buses accept cash fares only, with no change given. Machines accept coins and dollar bills. Please enter the bus through the front door and be sure to take your proof of payment from the driver.  MUNI tickets for multiple rides can be purchased at Muni ticket vending machines. See http://www.sfmta.com/cms/mhome/home50.htm for more information on MUNI fares and tickets.

 

Fares from SFO

AirTrain - free

BART - SFO to Montgomery Street Station $8.10

MUNI 38L Geary - $2.00

 

Fares from OAK

AirBART - $3.00

BART -  Coliseum/Oakland Airport station to Montgomery Street Station $3.80

MUNI 38L Geary - $2.00

 

 

Shared-ride vans

 

Shared ride vans (e.g., Super Shuttle) offer van service from both airports to passenger-specified locations.  The shuttles from OAK are more expensive than those from SFO.  At SFO, all vans pick up from the roadway center island at the Departures/Ticketing Level at all terminals. Vans are available on a walk-up basis and only require a reservation for your return trip to the airport. More information can be found at:

http://www.flysfo.com/web/page/tofrom/transp-serv/dtd/

 

 

Rental cars

 

Rental cars are available at both airports but are not recommended since parking in San Francisco can be very challenging and expensive. 

SFO car rental information: http://www.flysfo.com/web/page/tofrom/rental-cars/rc-agencies/

OAK car rental information: http://www.flyoakland.com/car_rentals.shtml

Airports

 

San Francisco International (SFO)   http://www.flysfo.com/web/page/index.jsp

 

Oakland International (OAK)   http://www.flyoakland.com/

 

 

Ground Transportation

 

Shuttles – see airport websites for listings

 

Taxis – see airport websites for listings

 

BART   http://www.bart.gov/

 

 

Transit Systems

 

San Francisco: MUNI   http://www.sfmta.com/cms/home/sfmta.php

 

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)   http://www.bart.gov/

 

Golden Gate Transit (Marin County)    http://www.goldengate.org/

 

AC Transit (East Bay)    http://www.actransit.org/

 

SAMTRANS (San Mateo County)   http://www.samtrans.com/

 

 

Weather

 

The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its “microclimates” which means that within the City of San Francisco you can go from sunny and mild to foggy and cold without traveling very far. You should be prepared for almost anything (except snow). The key word to remember when planning your wardrobe is: layering.

 

Restaurants near Hotel Kabuki

Benihana of Tokyo  1737 Post St.;  415-563-4844

Bushi-Tei  1638 Post St.;  415-440-4959

Bushi-Tei Bistro  1581 Webster St.;  415-409-4959

DOSA  1700 Fillmore St.; 415-642-3672

Fuku-Sushi  1581 Webster St.;  415-346-3030

Ino Sushi  22 Peace Plaza #510;  415-922-3121

Iroha Restaurant  1728 Buchanan St.;   415-922-0321

Isobune Sushi  Japan Center Kintetsu Mall, 1737 Post St.;  415-563-1030

Izumiya   Japan Center Kinokuniya Bldg., 2nd Floor, 1581 Webster St.;  415-441-6867

Jitlada Thai 1826 Buchanan St. @ Sutter; 415-292-9027

Juban Yakiniku House  Japan Center Kinokuniya Bldg., 1st Floor, 1581 Webster St.  415-776-5822

Kiss Seafood  1700 Laguna St.  415-474-2866

Kushitsuru Restaurant  Japan Center Kintetsu Mall, 1737 Post St.;  415-922-9902

Maki Restaurant  1825 Post St.;  415-921-5215

Mifune  Japan Center Kintetsu Mall, 1737 Post St.;  415-922-0337

Mifune Don   Japan Center Miyako Mall, 2nd Floor, 22 Peace Plaza;  415-346-1993

MUMS   1800 Sutter St.;  415-931-6986

New Korea House 1620 Post Street

O Izakaya Lounge  1625 Post St.;  415-614-5431. This is the restaurant onsite at Hotel Kabuki.***

On The Bridge  Japan Center Webster Street Bridge, 1581 Webster St.;   415-922-7765

Osakaya  Japan Center Kintetsu Mall, 1737 Post St.;  415-922-2728

Sanuki Udon   22 Peace Plaza;  4152928399

Sapporo-Ya  1581 Webster St.; 415-563-7400

Seoul Garden  Japan Center Miyako Mall, 2nd Floor, 22 Peace Plaza;  415-563-7664

Shabu-sen   1726 Buchanan St.;  415-440-0466

Suzu  1825 Post St.;  415-346-5083

Takara Restaurant  22 Peace Plaza;  415-921-2000

Tanpopo   1740 Buchanan Mall;  415-346-7132

Yakini Korean BBQ 1640 Post Street

 

Light Fare:

Andersen Bakery, Inc.  1737 Post St., Suite 304; : (415) 345-1046

Belly Good Cafe & Crepes  Japan Center Kintetsu Mall, 1737 Post St.;  415-346-8383

Benkyo-Do  1747 Buchanan Mall;  415-922-1244

Cafe Hana  Japan Center Kintetsu Mall, 1737 Post St.;  415-567-9133

Kissako Tea   1581 Webster St., #195; 415-567-4988

May's Coffee Shop  Japan Center Kintetsu Mall, 1737 Post St.;  415-346-4020

Sophie's Crepes  1581 Webster St., 415-420-6240

Tan-Tan  1825 Post St. #223;  415-346-6260

 

Click here to go to the Japantown SF web site.

 

 

Restaurants near the California Academy of Sciences

 

Arizmendi Bakery Cooperative: 1331 9th Ave. (between Judah and Irving streets), (415) 566-3117.

Andy's: Chinese food, vegetarian choices. 1358 9th Ave. (between Judah and Irving streets), (415) 661-1803.

Art's Cafe: American/Korean. 747 Irving St. (between 8th and 9th streets), (415) 665-7440.

L'Avenida Taqueria: 511 Irving St. (between 6th and 7th avenues), (415) 681-1246.

The Beanery: Coffeeshop. 1307 9th Ave. (between Judah and Irving streets), (415) 661-1090.

Chika: Japanese. 841 Irving St. (between 9th and 10th avenues), (415) 681-5539.

The Crepevine: 624 Irving St. (between 8th and 9th streets), (415) 681-5858.

Darla's: burgers.  822 Irving St. (between 10th and 11th avenues), (415) 753-3245.

Ebisu: sushi. 1283 9th Ave. (between Lincoln Way and Irving Street), (415) 566-1770.

Eldos Grill & Brewery:1329 9th Ave. (between Judah and Irving streets), (415) 564-0425.

Gordo Taqueria: 1223 9th Ave. (between Irving Street and Lincoln Way), (415) 566-6011. 

Hotei: Japanese noodle house. 1290 9th Ave. (between Lincoln Way and Irving Street), (415) 753-6045.

Howard's Cafe: 1309 9th Ave. (between Judah and Irving streets), (415) 564-4723.

Kaleo Cafe: If you ignore the bone-chilling fog outside, Kaleo Cafe might fool you into

Lime Tree: pan-Southeast Asian cafe. 450-A Irving St. (between Fifth and Sixth avenues), (415) 665-1415. Closed Monday.

M's: Breakfast: 1376 9th Ave. (between Judah and Irving streets), (415) 665-1821.

Mae-Thip Thai Cuisine: 524 Irving St. (between 6th and 7th avenues), (415) 759-9644.

Marnee Thai: Excellent Thai food. 1243 Ninth Ave., (415) 731-9999.

Masala: Indian. 1220 9th Ave. (between Lincoln Way and Irving Street), (415) 566-6976.

Milano Pizzeria: 1330 9th Ave. (between Judah and Irving streets), (415) 665-3773.

Naan 'N' Curry: 642 Irving St. (near Eighth Avenue); (415) 664-7225. Lunch, dinner daily.

Nan King Road Bistro: Asian. 1360 9th Ave. (between Irving Street and Judah), (415) 753-2900

Park Chow: Old stand-by Academy staff. 1240 9th Ave. (between Irving Street and Lincoln Way), (415) 655-9912.

Pluto's: American w/ outer space theme. 627 Irving St. (at Eighth Avenue); (415) 753-8867. Lunch, dinner daily.

Raintree Cafe: Breakfast. 654 Irving St. (between 7th and 8th avenues), (415) 665-3633.

Secret Garden Teahouse: 721 Lincoln Way (between 8th & 9th), (415) 566-8834.

Yellow Submarine: 503 Irving St. (between 6th and 7th avenues), (415) 681-5652.

Yumma's: Mediterranean. 721 Irving St. (between 8th and 9th avenues), (415) 682-0762.

 

 

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Click here for SPNHC rate reservations at Hotel Tomo! 


 

 

 

 

SPNHC rate is sold out at Hotel Kabuki! (rooms are available at their website at the market rate) 

 

 

The Hotel Kabuki in Japantown

 

 

Contact Information for SPNHC 2011

Debra Trock

Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

dtrock@calacademy.org

 

Rebecca Peters

Registration

rpeters@calacademy.org

 

Rebecca Morin

Vendors/Sponsors

rmorin@calacademy.org

 

Jean Demouthe

Program

jdemouthe@calacademy.org

 

Dave Catania

Field Trips

dcatania@calacademy.org

fieldtrips@calacademy.org

 

Moe Flannery

Food/Entertainment

mflannery@calacademy.org

 

Charlotte Pfeiffer

General Information, Web Pages

cpfeiffer@calacademy.org