Salesforce Transit Center

Neighborhood: SOMA


Running just adjacent to the tallest skyscraper in San Francisco, the Salesforce Transit Center is a unique structure anchoring a new neighborhood and connecting the city with its suburbs and beyond. It sits in the heart of one of the city’s original residential neighborhoods that was transformed into a center of light industry for more than a century. Today, it occupies the site of a 1939 transit terminal, but instead of factories and warehouses, it is surrounded by the tallest and newest buildings in the city.

Dubbed the “Grand Central Station of the West,” the Center is far more than an intermodal transit hub – for buses, light rail, commuter trains and planned high-speed rail. It functions as an elevated urban park open to all, in one of the last structures designed by renowned architect César Pelli.

Join us on a leisurely stroll of the stunning public spaces in this tour-de-force of post-modernist design, to learn about its features both functional and fantastic. We will tour its soaring Grand Hall, experience its multimedia public art and a “secret garden,” visit the center’s renowned rooftop park of lush gardens, and take in unmatched skyline views.

Next Tours

  • Tuesday, September 27 at 3:00 pm given by Rodney PaulJoin Waitlist
  • Thursday, September 29 at 10:00 am given by Lauren JohnSign Up
  • Friday, September 30 at 10:30 am given by Robin SeeleySign Up
  • Thursday, October 6 at 10:30 am given by David ReedSign Up
  • Friday, October 7 at 10:00 am given by Lauren JohnSign Up
  • Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 am given by Rodney PaulSign Up
  • Sunday, October 9 at 10:30 am given by Spencer WhatcottSign Up
  • Thursday, October 13 at 2:00 pm given by Robin SeeleySign Up
  • Wednesday, October 19 at 10:30 am given by Paul FisherSign Up
  • Friday, October 21 at 10:00 am given by Lauren JohnSign Up
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Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours

Note that this tour is of the Salesforce Transit Center and rooftop park and not the Salesforce Tower office building.


Meet in Salesforce Plaza on the South West corner of Mission and Fremont street, by the sky gondola.

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Please note: Private groups tours required for groups of 8 or more.