We’re getting really excited about the upcoming Macworld Expo in San Francisco. What’s not to love about live music, the mobile apps showcase, parties, industry events, news, and did we mention parties? We know many people may not be familiar with San Francisco, so we created this handy guide to help you get the most out of your experience. Along with highlighting some of the extracurricular events we’re looking forward to attending, we also designed an interactive map that shows a few of the points of interest near The Moscone Center, home to Macworld Expo. If you would like to share an event, suggest a restaurant or recommend an activity, please feel free to submit it to us!
Wednesday, January 25
Modest Mouse performing on opening night (doors open at 7pm)
Thursday, January 26
Silent Frisco (noon – 6pm) Moscone Center West (2nd floor) (Free) Silent Frisco includes two dueling DJ’s in which guests can go freely between both performances using patented wireless “Silent Event” headphones.
Appency Media Dinner (6pm – 9pm – by Invite Only) Location: Restaurant LuLu. The top app press in the industry sit down over dinner and discuss wha’ts new, what’s hot, and what’s not in the app world!
South Park Studios (7pm – 8:30pm) Moscone Center West (Free) Join South Park Studios to watch an un-aired pilot of the show, as well as a Q&A session with the Show Staff.
TUAW / HP Meetup (event details TBD – location: Jillians SF across from the Metreon) (Free)
LiveCode Meetup (4:30pm – 6:30pm) The Hotel Utah Saloon (Free) Get together with other LiveCode customers to share ideas and talk projects with RunRev CEO Kevin Miller
iPhone Film Festival (7pm – 8:30pm) Moscone Center West (Free) iPhone Film Festival filmmakers debut their award-winning films as well as never before seen videos specifically for MacWorld.
Cirque du Mac 9.0 (8pm – 11:30pm – Invite Only) MacWorld All Star Band, trapeze artists, face painters, henna tattoo artists, and a Videator powered light show.
Top 5 Apps for Your Macworld SF Trip:
1. It Happened Here: San Francisco Edition
Want to know the secrets of San Francisco? Then the iPhone app “It Happened Here” is your best bet. With one click iHH will find tidbits of local history and pop culture around you from where Marilyn Monroe was married to famous crimes of years past! Its like a walking tour for your iPhone!
2. Hotel Tonight
Good rooms at great prices might be hard to find… not with Hotel Tonight! Hotel Tonight offers great deals on same day hotel rentals at some of the hottest locations around the city… at the lowest prices around. Get a $25 credit towards your hotel stay when you use this link to download the app!
3. Taxi Magic
Need a lift? Taxi Magic allows you to book a cab with no phone call. You receive an e-receipt, you can charge to your credit card, AND you can track the arrival of your Taxi. No more embarrassing drunk phone calls to a taxi dispatcher. All for a budget busting 0$!!
4. Open Table
Ever needed to make reservations? We did too. With Open Table, you can make instant reservations at 15,000+ OpenTable enabled restaurants in the United States, Canada, AND the United Kingdom. Oh, by the way, Open Table members receive Dining Reward Points redeemable for Dining Cheques at ANY OpenTable restaurant. Now you can spend that money on your expensive dinner instead of this app.
5. SF Weekly
The San Francisco Weekly App is a guide for the sightseeing, cuisine, and activities, that can help to make your trip more time effective as well as more memorable. A personal guide in your Iphone. That costs an incredibly reasonable 0$.
BONUS APP. CIA: Operation AJAX (iPad only)
Born right here in the City by the Bay, the digital graphic novel CIA: Operation AJAX for your iPad is the COOLEST way to kill time on that long plane ride to SF, or while waiting in line for the bathroom at the Modest Mouse concert.
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