NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

San Francisco was named #1 in Businessweek.com’s America’s Best Cities and Condé Nast Readers Choice Awards ranked San Francisco #2 as the Best City in the United States. Anything you could possibly want to do, see, eat or explore is here in our fair city. Renowned for cuisine, architecture, attractions and those hills — San Francisco is truly a city where anything goes. Visitors to San Francisco are never far from one of the many attractions that has put this coastal town on the map. And don’t forget the Wine Country and Monterey/Carmel, with hundreds of wineries, fantastic sightseeing and world-class golf; both are a must-see for Bay Area travelers.

In addition to being an Accredited Destination Management Company (ADMC), AlliedPRA Northern California has most recently been awarded with the 2014 ADMEI Achievement Award for Best Innovative Event over $2000,001 and 2013 ISES Esprit Award for Best Corporate Event over $200,000. AlliedPRA Northern California is also a eight-time Finalist and five-time Winner of the Association of Destination Management Executives International Achievement Awards.

Destinations we serve: San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Monterey, Carmel, Tahoe, Yosemite

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Liz Keyser, DMCP, CMP, Principal

Liz has been Co-Owner of AlliedPRA Northern California since its inception in 2004. She earned her Certified Meeting Professional Designation (CMP) and Destination Management Certified Professional Designation (DMCP) in 2007, and was awarded the Destination Management Rising Star Award from the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) that same year.

Liz is currently serving as President for ADMEI, as well as Immediate Past President for the MPI Northern California Chapter, and heads several task forces for AlliedPRA. She founded the San Francisco DMC Council in 2009 and co-authored the book… Read More

Liz has been Co-Owner of AlliedPRA Northern California since its inception in 2004. She earned her Certified Meeting Professional Designation (CMP) and Destination Management Certified Professional Designation (DMCP) in 2007, and was awarded the Destination Management Rising Star Award from the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) that same year.

Liz is currently serving as President for ADMEI, as well as Immediate Past President for the MPI Northern California Chapter, and heads several task forces for AlliedPRA. She founded the San Francisco DMC Council in 2009 and co-authored the book Best Practices in Destination Management. She oversees the operations of 100+ AlliedPRA programs per year while running an award-winning office. Liz lives in San Francisco and enjoys spending time with her kids, Charlotte and Stone, and her husband Matthew, visiting new restaurants and wineries, walking her pug in the neighborhood and jogging along Crissy Field.

Get in touch: Liz Keyser

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Alyce Haley, Account Manager
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Chris Oey, EA, Finance Controller
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Ferris O. Suér, Principal
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Heather Phillips, DMCP, CSEP, Director of Sales
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Jessica Reisfelt, Senior Account Manager
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Lauren Burns, Account Manager
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Liz Fourchy, DMCP, National Sales Manager
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Liz Keyser, DMCP, CMP, Principal
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Nicole Perkins, DMCP, Director of Operations
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Zorianna Smith, CMP, DMCP, Director of Marketing & Product Development

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: OUR PICKS

Top things to do

Discover Farmer's Market Delights, San Francisco

Peruse the Farmer’s Market at the San Francisco Ferry Building. This iconic San Francisco building withstood the 1906 earthquake and functions as the ferry terminal and houses dozens of artisnal local food purveyors selling everything from handcrafted chocolates to locally sourced olive oil and fresh seafood. Add a culinary tour to sample local treats or a historical walking tour of the area.

Muir Woods Tour, Sausalito Shopping & Ferry to San Francisco

Begin the day with an exhilarating hike through the majestic Redwoods. Next stop, enjoy the scenic bay view and quaint shops of Sausalito and for the finale of the day take a relaxing ferry ride across the Bay to San Francisco.

Boutique Winery Visits with Barrel Sampling, Wine Country

Explore the world-famous wine country of Napa or Sonoma Valley. Take the unbeaten path and head to a few small, family-owned wineries where you can meet with the wine maker and sample the wines right out of the barrel.

Monterey Bay Whale Watching with a Marine Biologist

Monterey Bay has an abundance of sea life. Head out on the Pacific to see whales up close and personal and have a marine biologist on board for added commentary and insight.

Be the Mayor of San Francisco for a Day!

Get the keys to the City for a day; see the sights of San Francisco aboard a Motorized Cable Car. Head to Alamo Square for a private Victorian home tour, toast sparkling wine at the Golden Gate Bridge, see where fortune cookies are made at the original Fortune Cookie Factory in Chinatown and go behind-the-scenes at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.

Gallery and Wine Walk in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea is picture perfect. What better way to enjoy its cobblestone streets and high-end galleries than with a meet and greet with a local artist and a stop to taste some magnificent Monterey wine.

Sip n' Cycle Through Wine Country

Get some exercise and see what makes Napa Valley a world-class wine region. Stop at a variety of wineries for tastings as you cruise through the vineyards and rolling hills on bike.

Retail Therapy on Union Street, San Francisco

Grabbing brunch and bloody Mary’s at Balboa Café in the Marina followed by shopping on Union Street.

Learn to Cook like a Master in Wine Country

Restaurants like the French Laundry, Bottega and Bouchon have put Napa Valley on the map as a culinary Mecca. Learn the tricks of the trade at a private cooking class hosted at a professional kitchen in a winery.

Cheer on the San Francisco Giants

Head to AT&T Park to watch the beloved San Francisco Giants. Club Level seats, a private suite or a group area at Triples Alley are all great places to cheer on the home team!

Top places to eat

Wayfare Tavern

Wayfare Tavern is the brain child of Food Network chef, Tyler Florence. This financial district hot spot has old-school British pub charm and serves delicious American cuisine. Chef Florence is known to come out and chat with restaurant patrons on a regular basis.

Epic Roasthouse, San Francisco

This waterfront steakhouse boasts panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, including the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island and Alcatraz. Pair your wood-fire grilled steak with a glass of wine from their extensive list while taking in some of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks.

Bottega, Yountville, Napa Valley

Located in the heart of Yountville, Bottega is owned and operated by Emmy-award winning celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello (as seen on Bravo’s Top Chef and Top Chef Masters). The menu at Bottega showcases traditional Italian flavors and highlights house-made pastas and risottos with locally sourced produce.

Casanova, Carmel-by-the-Sea

This French-Italian restaurant is a hit among locals and vistors alike. The quaint, cottage facade and hearty family-style meals set the mood for a meal full of ambiance and romance.

Bistro Boudin, San Francisco

What is more San Franciscan that sourdough bread? Bistro Boudin produces fresh sourdough bread in their bakery all day long and the delicious scent of fresh baked bread and the lively view of Fisherman’s Wharf are what make this restaurant a San Francisco classic.

Brix, Yountville, Napa Valley

Brix offers the quintessential wine country experience; rolling hills and grape vines as far as the eye can see paired with fresh California dishes prepared with produce straight from the vegetable garden on the property.

25 Lusk, San Francisco

Located down a small alley in the up and coming SOMA district lies this San Francisco gem. The design weaves a modern aesthetic through a historic brick and timber warehouse with glass walls and exposed brick. The swanky upscale vibe is matched by the delicious avant-garde dishes.

Park Tavern, San Francisco

This new San Francisco restaurant sits on Washington Square in North Beach which has been home to many storied establishments over the years. Park Tavern lives up to its high profile location with a lively bar scene, indoor/outdoor seating and beautiful California-chic decor. decor.

Pacific's Edge, Carmel Highlands

Pacific’s Edge provides unparalleled views of the ocean. This is a restaurant where you can let the day’s worries melt as you enjoy an expertly prepared meal in their coastal California cuisine and let the sound of the pounding surf below create the perfect soundtrack for a meal.

Farmstead, St. Helena, Napa Valley

Housed in a former nursery barn this restaurant oozes with casual sophistication. The mouthwatering scents of wood grilled steaks waft through the open floor plan and high ceilings at Farmstead.

Top places to stay

Hilton San Francisco

Located two blocks from Union Square, this is the largest hotel in San Francisco with almost 2,000 rooms and 73 meeting rooms plus a 30,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom. With state-of-the-art technology and a world-class culinary program this hotel has something for everyone.

Fairmont San Francisco

One of SF’s most iconic hotels, located at the top of Nob Hill with amazing views. Enjoy sweeping San Francisco views from the Crown Room or host an intimate dinner at the exclusive Penthouse!

Westin Verasa, Napa

Ideal location in downtown Napa next to Oxbow Market. This is an easy walk to explore the shops and restaurants of the Riverwalk Napa. The hotel features world-class dining and meeting rooms for all group sizes.

Intercontinental Clement Monterey

This Monterey gem features a world-class view of the Pacific from many guest rooms and an expansive courtyard with fire pits and lounges – the perfect place to enjoy that Monterey Pinot Noir!

Four Seasons San Francisco

Located in the center of the city on Market Street, the Four Seasons is only a few blocks from the shopping of Union Square and is ideal for meetings at Moscone Convention Center. It is also home to the fabulous new restaurant MKT, a favorite of hotel guests and locals alike.

Hotel Yountville, Napa

This is one of the newer resorts in the quaint village of Yountville, located just north of the city of Napa in the heart of the Napa Valley. Within easy walking distance of the hotel are all of the world-class restaurants which Yountville is known for, the French Laundry, Bottega or Bouchon just to name a few.

Grand Hyatt

The Grand Hyatt’s Union Square location and a total hotel renovation keep this hotel at the top of our list.

Westin St. Francis, San Francisco

New and Old San Francisco rolled into one with two separate towers of rooms and meeting space. The Union Square location isn’t bad either.

Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel

Tucked in Carmel Valley where sunshine and rolling golden hills abound, this is a resort where amazing memories are created.

Carneros Inn, Napa

The rustic elegance of this property creates a relaxed feeling upon driving through the gates. From the pastoral views to the individual bungalow rooms with outdoor showers to the comfortably appointed lounge areas that dot the landscape, this property is perfection.