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Argent HotelWeb 2.0 Conference 2005, held in the heart of San Francisco, provides conference attendees and speakers the opportunity to network with peers in a comfortable and enjoyable setting. Check out the things to "See & Do" in San Francisco.

Getting Out & About

The Argent is within driving distance of the San Francisco and Oakland International Airports. For specific driving directions and information regarding shuttle service to the conference headquarters hotel from Bay Area airports, please refer to the Hotel/Travel page.


Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is a high-speed train serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area and the Oakland International Airport. The closest BART station to the Argent Hotel is the Montgomery Street Station. Click here for more info.

From it's location on 3rd Street, the Argent Hotel is perfectly situated to provide easy access to the region's most popular points of interest including:


Located at Fourth and Mission Streets, San Francisco's entertainment destination - home to great shopping, favorite restaurants, family-friendly attractions, a 15-screen theatre and San Francisco's only IMAX theatre. Daily 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. Open holidays. Click here for more info.

Aquarium of the Bay - Fisherman's Wharf

Explore the marine secrets of San Francisco Bay while walking through 300 feet of crystal-clear tunnels. Replicating an authentic underwater dive, the Aquarium of the Bay experience takes visitors within inches of thousands of marine animals indigeneous to San Francisco Bay. Memorial Day - Labor Day: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Mon.-Thurs.; 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Fri.-Sun. Click here for more info.

Ferry Building

Not only is the Ferry Building the gateway to San Francisco's Financial District, it is also a jumping off point to many local destinations -- many within walking distance, others accessed by the famous cable cars that run through the streets of San Francisco. With the recent renovation of the Ferry Building and the Ferry Building Marketplace, there's lots to do at this dynamic locale. The new Marketplace has shopping, dining, a year-round farmer's market (Sat/Sun/Tue/Thu), plus free tours of the Ferry Building on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays at noon. Click here for more info.


Among the City's most visited attractions, Pier 39"s entertainment options include V -- The Ultimate Variety Show; Turbo Ride; Blue & Gold Fleet Bay cruises; and Alcatraz Island Tours; Riptide Arcade and Studio 39. As many as 800 sea lions now reside on the pier's "K" dock. Click here for more info.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th century art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened in 1935. In January 1995, SFMOMA opened a new museum facility, designed by renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta, in the burgeoning South of Market district. Click here for more info.


Jester's Restaurant, in the Argent Hotel, offers classic American cuisine with a French accent inspired by French Master Chef Joel Guillon. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Jester's is conveniently designed to accomodate parties of all sizes, offering a Private Dining Room that can seat up to 40 comfortably.

Jester's Lounge, located in the vibrant SOMA district is a modern version of the true American jazz experience. With a swanky and sophisticated martini lounge complete with ample seating on confortable plush couches, a warm fireplace, and original art pieces by Donald Sultan, Jester's is the essence of cosmopolitan San Francisco. Locals and guests alike enjoy the unique combination of value and friendly service in an intimate and cozy atmosphere.

Alma 1101 Valencia St. SF This Nuevo Latino mecca provides food lovers just what they're seeking.

Butterfly Embarcadero, Pier 33 @ Bay St. SF Cal-Asian cuisine, a spectacular waterfront view, and live DJ beats highlight this elegant Embarcadero eatery.

Frisson 244 Jackson St. SF A chic and swank supper club that is designed to tickle all the senses pink.

Jack Falstaff 598 Second St SF This sleek and chic SoMa showpiece dishes up New American creations.

Rue Saint Jacques 1098 Jackson St. SF French fare inside a quaint space perched atop Nob Hill.

U Street Lounge 1980 Union St SF The U Street Lounge offers a suave and stylish Marina lounge with fabulous food.

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