Always be alert to your surroundings.
Whenever possible park and walk in well-lit areas.
Stay alert when using electronic devices. Limit your distractions.
Do not leave your personal belongings unattended.
Place your valuables in your hotel room safe or the hotel’s security deposit box.
Do not hang purses on backs of chairs, especially in restaurants.
Do not leave valuables in your car. If you have packages, put them in your trunk.
Do not leave anything visible in your car.
Do not keep a wallet, credit cards, or cash in a backpack. If you are in a crowd, consider carrying the backpack in front of you, especially on crowded buses. Pickpockets can easily and quickly remove items from a backpack without being noticed by the owner.
Clipper Card – Smartcard for electronic fare payment in the Bay Area. Can
be used on MUNI, BART, Cal Train, Sam Trans, AC Transit,
Golden Gate Transit, and VTA. The Clipper card is very convenient. It is less expensive than paying cash. When paying cash, if you do not have the exact amount, the buses do not give you change. The Clipper card, $3 can be purchased and reloaded at most ticket machines and at all Walgreen stores. There is a Walgreen store across the street from the Hyatt Hotel at 33 Drumm St. Money can be added on to the Clipper card at these locations.
BART – Rapid rail is a fast and inexpensive ($9.85) way to get from San
Francisco Airport to San Francisco. Take BART and get off at
the Embarcadero Station. Take the Drumm St. exit coming out of the
station. Hyatt Regency SF Hotel is right there.
Cal Train – Take #30 or #45 bus on 4th St. to Market St. from the train station.
Transfer to any bus going down (right) on Market St. to the hotel.
Muni – All underground vehicles stop at Embarcadero. Most buses on the
street stop within walking distance of hotel. Fare is $2.75 Adult,
Seniors $1.50. You can ride muni the entire day for a $5.00 single
fare. This does not include the cable cars. Get this on your phone
using the Muni Mobile App. You can also purchase passports 1 Day
($12), 3 Days ($29), and 7 Days ($39) onto your Clipper Card at the
ticket machines only. The passports are in effect the day of purchase.
Passports can also be purchased at the SF Visitors Information Center,
the Public Transit Kiosk located at Powell & Market St. and at all
Walgreens. Passports are good for MUNI transportation only: buses,
cable cars, streetcars, and the underground metro. They are not
valid on BART, other transit systems, tour buses or transportation to
and from the San Francisco International Airport.
SAN FRANCISC0 VISITORS INFORMATION CENTER
Located at Moscone Center, at the corner of 4th & Howard St. You get information about things to do and places to eat. They have a map with all the places to visit with a transportation guide on how to get there by public transportation. Their website is www.sftravel.com. To get to the SFVIC, take transportation up Market St., get off at 4th St. Walk down 4th St. 2 blocks. Open 9-5pm M-F, Saturdays 9-3pm.