The San Francisco Financial District is the central area for major business operations in San Francisco. Sometimes referred to as the West Coast Wall Street, the San Francisco Financial District is home to major international companies, financial institutions, law firms, and is the corporate headquarters for such companies as Gap, VISA, and Wells Fargo. The 12th District United States Federal Reserve is also located here.
Financial District Hotels
Minutes from the Palace Hotel is the heart of the San Francisco Financial District. Executive travelers with business in the Financial District enjoy our convenient location within walking distance of San Francisco Financial District companies. The Palace Hotel is also highly regarded among meeting planners for corporate events in the Financial District. A full-service conference hotel, our Financial District hotel offers 53,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, group friendly restaurants and San Francisco hotel specials.
Shopping in the Financial District
Take a break from the corporate scene and sneak into one of the Financial District’s shopping centers. Crocker Galleria, Embarcadero Center, Rincon Center and the Ferry Building offer hours of shopping bliss. Whether you’re shopping for a power suit, cocktail attire or gourmet goodies, San Francisco Financial District shopping centers do not disappoint.
The most obvious attractions of the San Francisco Financial District are its skyscrapers, which are some of the tallest in the city. The most notable skyscraper that stands distinct in the city skyline is the Transamerica Pyramid. At the time of building completion in 1972, the Transamerica Pyramid was the tallest building west of the Mississippi, and among the top five tallest in the world. Crushed quartz gives the building its white-washed appearance.
Financial District Attractions
Rich in history, the San Francisco Financial District offers some interesting attractions. The Pacific Stock Exchange Building features two elaborate outdoor sculptures carved in Yosemite granite. Inside is Diego Rivera’s first United States-commissioned mural, Allegory of California. The Wells Fargo Museum features a stagecoach and an exhibit with dozens of Gold Rush-era artifacts, including letters to bank officials claiming stakes. The Financial District’s Jackson Square Historic District comprises nearly two dozen official historic landmarks, including Sherman’s Bank and the Hotaling Building.