Directions and Parking

Directions to our San Francisco Office

Below are directions to our main San Francisco headquarters at 110 The Embarcadero, where most Club events are held. You can also use Google Maps for custom directions. Scroll down for directions to our Silicon Valley office.

Via BART
Take BART to the Embarcadero station. Walk down Market (toward the bay) until you get to Steuart Street, turn right; walk down Steuart until you get to Mission Street, turn left; walk one block to The Embarcadero and turn right, and The Commonwealth Club is the second building on your right at 110 The Embarcadero. For schedule information, visit BART online.

Via Muni
The Commonwealth Club is easily accessible by Muni. Many additional Muni lines stop nearby and are within easy walking distance. 

A number of Muni trains stop at the Embarcadero station (see BART directions above; both BART and Muni use the Embarcadero station); and many of them also go to the Muni light rail station at Folsom and The Embarcadero, about two blocks from The Commonwealth Club.

Visit Muni online or call 817-1717 (415, 510 and 511 area codes) for route and schedule information.

Driving from East Bay
Take the Fremont Street exit from the Bay Bridge. Turn right and head to The Embarcadero. The Commonwealth Club headquarters is at 110 The Embarcadero.

Driving from South Bay

  • Highway 101: Take the Fourth Street exit off Highway 101. Take Bryant to The Embarcadero; turn left on The Embarcadero. The Commonwealth Club headquarters is at 110 The Embarcadero.
  • Highway 280: 280 turns into King Street; stay on King Street, which turns into The Embarcadero. The Commonwealth Club headquarters is at 110 The Embarcadero.

Driving from North Bay
From Golden Gate Bridge, follow US 101 (taking a right when it turns into Van Ness Ave.) to Broadway; turn left on Broadway. Continue on Broadway all the way to The Embarcadero; turn right on The Embarcadero. The Commonwealth Club headquarters is at 110 The Embarcadero.

Parking Near 110 The Embarcadero

There are many parking garages close to The Commonwealth Club's downtown San Francisco headquarters. Below is a selection of them. Please note that this information may change at any time; contact the garages to make sure you have the latest information. 

Rincon Center
121 Spear St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 882-9468

Rates (tax included):
Each 30 minutes: $6
Daily maximum: $30
Evenings (Monday–Friday): in after 5 p.m.: $10 early bird
In by 8:30 a.m., out by 6 p.m.: $21
Saturday–Sunday: $10
Holidays: $10
Oversize: $40

75 Howard Garage
75 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

Rates:
Each 30 Minutes: $8
Maximum 12 hours daily: $32
Maximum overnight: $32
Lost ticket: $32
Motorcycles: $5

Hills Plaza Garage
345 Spear St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-495-7342

Rates:
15 minutes (Monday–Friday): $3 
Daily maximum (Monday–Friday): $25 
Daily maximum (Saturday–Sunday): $10 

One Embarcadero Center
One Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

Rates: (cash only)
Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: $6/30 minutes
Weekends/evenings: $3/hour
Daily: $34/24 hours (overnight permitted)

Three Embarcadero Center
Three Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

Rates: (cash only)
Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: $6/30 minutes
Weekends/evenings: $3/hour
Daily: $34/24 hours (overnight permitted)

The Commonwealth Club is not associated with and is not responsible for the operation or the policies of the parking garages. 

For information about other parking garages in the general vicinity, visit parkingquest.com.

Directions to our Silicon Valley Office

To Silicon Valley
Below are directions to our Silicon Valley administrative office, at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits. (Our events in Silicon Valley are held at a number of different sites, which are noted on each event listing.)

From Highway 237 or 880
From any direction, exit onto Calaveras Boulevard heading east. Make a left at the first stoplight onto Abbott Avenue. Make your first left onto Valley Way. (There is an Arco gas station at the corner.) Go straight into the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits campus and continue to the end of the parking lot to Building 5—600 Valley Way.

From Highway 680
From any direction, exit onto highway 237/Calaveras Boulevard heading west to Central Milpitas. Stay on Calaveras Boulevard for 1.3 miles and turn right onto Abbott Avenue (just before the 880 interchange/overpass). Make the first left onto Valley Way. (There is an Arco gas station at the corner.) Go straight into the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits campus and continue to the end of the parking lot to Building 5—600 Valley Way.

Free parking is available all around the campus.

Free Transportation Access
The Sobrato Center for Nonprofits is located 12 miles south of the BART station in Fremont and 1.5 miles east of the 880/Alder Light Rail station in Milpitas. The center is accessible via the Santa Clara VTA and AC Transit bus systems. Visit 511.org for detailed transit routes, schedule and fares.

Download PDF of a map and printable directions.