Take Muni to Enjoy San Francisco During APEC

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Muni bus with doors open waiting at a bus stop and picking up a person in a wheel chair. There is bicycle parking and an overhead shelter at the stop.

Muni can get you to all corners of San Francisco while the APEC conference keeps the city bustling.

San Francisco is set to welcome global leaders for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting on Saturday, November 11. The city will be thriving with activities, so residents and visitors who wish to avoid downtown congestion can take Muni, SF Paratransit or use the SFMTA’s bicycle network to enjoy the city’s many unique neighborhoods. Given that much of San Francisco’s cultural heritage was born of immigrant communities from APEC countries and beyond, you can get into the spirit of APEC by exploring some of the sights and flavors of the world right here at home. 

San Francisco’s culturally distinct and uniquely beautiful neighborhoods are what make the city a world class destination! SF.gov’s Perfect San Francisco Days series is designed to help you explore some of the best the city has to offer. 

Chinatown - The largest in the world! 

No visit to San Francisco is complete without a visit to our world-famous Chinatown. San Francisco is home to the largest community of Chinese people outside of China, and Chinatown is a thriving historic, cultural and economic hub of our city. Service during APEC on the temporary Muni Metro Shuttle to Chinatown-Rose Pak Station has been increased to every five minutes from Union Square-Market Street Station. For Muni Metro service, take the J Church, temporary KT Ingleside-Third, M Ocean View or N Judah to Powell Street Station to transfer to Union Square/Market Street Station. The 8 Bayshore will continue to serve this neighborhood during APEC. Muni riders can also take the shortened 30 Stockton or 45 Union-Stockton north of Market Street to Chinatown during APEC. 

Other SF Neighborhoods 

Visit the Richmond district to experience some of San Francisco’s Burmese cuisine, as well as an array of dumplings, dim sum and other Asian favorites. You may even still find some Russian delis or pastry shops in this once predominantly Russian enclave. The 1 California, 2 Sutter, 31 Balboa, 38 Geary and 38R Geary Rapid Muni lines serve this neighborhood. 

Visit Japantown for fresh sushi, hearty ramen and a bustling bazaar market. The 2 Sutter, 38 Geary and 38R Geary Rapid serve this neighborhood. 

Find some of San Francisco’s best Thai and Vietnamese food nestled in the Sunset district or take a walk to the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. The 6 Haight-Parnassus, 7 Noriega, 29 Sunset and N Judah Muni Metro serve this area. Take the 5 Fulton or 5R Fulton Rapid to Golden Gate Park and enjoy the Botanical Garden or the Conservatory of Flowers. Admission to these gardens of Golden Gate Park is free for San Francisco residents.

Experience a bounty of Latin American cuisine, including Mexican tacos and Venezuelan arepas, in the Mission district. The 9 San Bruno, 9R San Bruno Rapid, 12 Folsom-Pacific, 14 Mission, 14R Mission Rapid, 22 Fillmore, 27 Bryant, 33 Ashbury-18th Street, 48 Quintara-24th Street and 49 Van Ness-Mission serve the Mission. 

To capture epic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, head to the recently opened Presidio Tunnel Tops Park or explore Fort Mason, both now served by the 30 Stockon. You can also take the 9 San Bruno or 9 San Bruno Rapid for a stroll through McLaren Park

Visit the APEC website (APEC2023SF.org) to find events, performances and other experiences during APEC. Stay updated on travel impacts in San Francisco and plan your trip in advance at our traffic and transit webpage (SFMTA.com/APEC).