Tip #9: 10 Tips to Maximizing Your Time at All About the Cloud

Tip 9: Enjoy the City by the Bay

Wow, All About the Cloud is right around the corner. In just a couple of short weeks, executives representing the entire cloud computing ecosystem will converge on the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. While we have a number of activities planned to keep you busy, we want to make sure you make the most of your time in San Francisco. Leave it to us to make you feel like a local with some of our favorite San Francisco treats!

Best Late Night Piano Bar:
“Sing us a song you’re the Piano Man”! The dueling pianos at Johnny Foley’s at 243 O’Farrell Street is a favorite of our attendees. Get ready to sing your heart out!

Best Place to Satisfy a Sweet Craving:
You’ve been networking all day and now you need something sweet to carry you into the evening events. Specialty’s – Just a minute walk from the Palace Hotel (101 New Montgomery Street), they have the best chocolate chip cookies in town. If you don’t believe me just ask Brian Rosenberg who is a regular when in the Bay Area.

Best Place to Meet Your Next Partner or Customer:
ALL ABOUT THE CLOUD! Be sure not to miss the AATC agenda, full of great content and numerous networking opportunities.

Best Place to Experience Real San Francisco:
North Beach, San Francisco’s own Little Italy! Be sure to stop into Vesuvio, a historical saloon that opened back in 1948.

Best Place to eat at 2am:
You survived the Dell Boomi party and the late night piano bar and now you are starving. Lori’s Diner – with great food and a fun theme, Lori’s features counter service, all day breakfast and is open 24 hours. Located on Mason, Lori’s is just a few steps away from that notorious piano bar.

Best Place for a Cultural Experience:
Golden Gate Park – besides the parks trails and beauty it is loaded with cultural activities. The de Young Museum is a landmark art museum in featuring modern exhibits that change regularly. The Academy of Sciences, also located in the park, houses a natural history museum, planetarium, aquarium, and rainforest dome.

Best Place to Get Great Shopping Deals:
Jeremy’s on 2nd is a hidden treasure in San Francisco, where you can find great designer pieces at great prices.

Best Place to Enjoy the Ocean:
If you are lucky enough to tag on some extra time in the city and want to experience the Pacific Ocean head out to the historic Cliff House. Located right on the beach, on the edge of the Pacific, the Cliff House is a great place to grab a meal after a hike or stroll on the beach. Be sure to bring a jacket, I know it is July but I promise you will need it!

Best Route to Go for a Run:
You ate and drank a little too much last night at the various networking events and it is time to run it off so you can do it again today. Head right down Market Street to the beautiful Embarcadero where you can run along the water. If you choose to turn right you can head right up to AT&T park, turn Right on New Montgomery and be right back at the hotel.


If I can provide any additional information on the Bay Area, drop me a note rcollier@siia.net, I will be happy to help.


Rhianna Collier is VP for the Software Division at SIIA.

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