Safety, Directions and Parking

Reopening the Club

110 The Embarcadero is reopening!

Safety Protocols:
• We will be following best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.
• All guests, staff and volunteers must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination.
• Masks are required inside the building.
• Elevators are limited to a maximum of four people at a time.
• Please depart promptly at the end of your program, to allow our staff to clean and reset the rooms.

Our LEED Gold-certified building is designed to cool with outside air, using digitally controlled moveable windows and large ceiling fans. We are deploying additional HEPA filters inside to scrub the air. This is all in addition to increased cleaning of surfaces throughout the building.

Please note as local and state public health guidelines continue to evolve, The Commonwealth Club of California may adjust guidelines as such as relaxing mask usage as appropriate. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation we look forward to seeing you soon. 

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

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.

Bike Parking at San Francisco Headquarters

If you ride your bike to The Commonwealth Club's San Francisco headquarters, there are numerous bike racks and bike rental locations nearby. 

On The Embarcadero, the nearest racks are right across the street on our side of the Ferry Building (https://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/new-bike-rack-near-old-lagoon/). There are additional bike racks on the plaza side of the Ferry Building (https://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/visit/faq/).

On the block behind our building—on Steuart Street—there are 7 or 8 bike racks, including in front of the entrance to the post office, outside of the Rincon Center entrance, and 2 just a few feet from our Steuart St. entrance. 

There are also Ford GoBike rental stations at the end of our block (where Steuart ends at the cul-de-sac), across the street at the Ferry Building, and on Steuart at Market Street.

The Commonwealth Club is not associated with and is not responsible for the operation or the policies of any bike rental companies, nor is it responsible for the security of any bikes parked near our events.