Map San Francisco 2018-06-28T15:53:39+00:00

 Largest Visitor Map Circulation for 25 Years!

Two Map Versions that Visitors and Information Centers and Trust

With over 2.1 million maps at 1300+ locations, Map San Francisco is the best advertising opportunity to reach incoming and in market San Francisco visitors.


MapSF Provides Key Info a Visitor is Looking For:

Full-size Map
Complete Index
Union Square Shopping & Dining
Detailed Golden Gate Park Map
Key Transportation & Regional Maps
Public Transit Lines BART & SFMTA
Pinpointed Directions to Each Advertiser



Traditional Folded or Concierge Desk Versions = A Map type for every reader.

Distribution locations can choose their favorite version of the map.

One Price, Two Maps!

A Proven Performer

Pinpointed Advertising places your location, name & phone number on the map.

  • MapSF Street Index directs visitors to your location with ease.
  • MapSF Daily Vacation Planner guides visitors to include your business in their itinerary
  • Union Square Inset Map with hotels, parking, transit lines, and much more!
  • Golden Gate Park Inset Map with museums, transit and trails.
  • Regional Inset and Transportation Maps Including SFO, OAK, BART and 7 regional maps.
  • Great Online Exposure from mobile-friendly sites: TwoDaysinSanFrancisco.com, SFTravelcoupons.com plus Social Networking sites!

  • Choice of a Folded or Concierge Desk Map encourages distribution locations to use their favorite version of the map
  • Free Professional Design Services. We’ll design an effective ad at no cost to you.

Our Advertisers Get Results

“Redemptions of Aquarium of the Bay’s discount coupons on MapSF always gives us a great
return on our advertising investment.”
Cat Tolentino, Director of Sales , Aquarium of the Bay
“For many years, MapSF has been one of our best advertising campaigns. On any given day
It’s almost impossible to stroll through the City without seeing lots of visitors studying and using a MapSF!”
Andrew Smith, General Manager, Big Bus Tours


Circulation In 1300+ High Traffic Visitor Locations

Everywhere a Visitor Goes Map San Francisco is There!

  • MORE MAPS: 2,100,000 maps.
  • MORE LOCATIONS: 1300+ distribution locations – more than any other map publication.
  • DISTRIBUTION EVERY DAY: Consistent delivery all month long – unlike the monthly publications that run out.
  • REACH REGIONAL TRAVELERS: Carmel to Sacramento, Wine Country and beyond – MAPSF  is everywhere. Your message is in the hands of travelers before and as they arrive in San Francisco.
  • DELIVERED IN OUR TRUCKS: Our friendly MapWest delivery staff assures reliable distribution, great customer service and maximum exposure.
1300+ Prime Distribution Locations


Affordable Rates for Every Marketing Budget

Two Versions for the price of one! Every advertiser is in the Traditional Folded Map and also in the Concierge Desk Map.

Map San Francisco is printed twice a year and distributed monthly. Circulation is 33% higher during the Spring and Summer months.

1.2 million maps printed for the Spring/Summer edition.

900,00 maps printed for the Fall/Winter edition.

With an ad purchase in Map San Francisco, all advertisers receive a second proportionally sized ad in the Concierge Desk version. Concierge Map ads are simplified versions of the larger folded map ads. Some Concierge Map ads will be re-sized to be placed in the appropriate  categories. Final spec sizes are based on advertiser participation mixture.

Show Me the Rates and Ad Sizes


Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines; Don’t Miss the Next Edition

Two Six Month Editions  Spring/Summer  and  Fall/Winter fit your schedule and budget.

 2018-19 Fall / Winter Issue

900,000 copies

Space Reservation Deadline:
July 16

Artwork Deadline:
August 6

2019 Spring / Summer Issue

1,200,000 copies

Space Reservation Deadline: 
January 15

Artwork Deadline:
February 1

I’m Sold! Sell Me A Map Ad

With an ad purchase in MapSF, all advertisers receive a second proportionally sized ad in the Concierge Desk version. Concierge Map ads are simplified versions of the larger folded map ads. Some Concierge Map ads will be resized to be placed in the appropriate categories. Final spec sizes are based on advertiser participation mixture.

Ads should be submitted in PDF format. Ask about our specs and graphic design services. Rates are not commissionable and positions are not guaranteed unless
reserved in agreement. Payment terms are net 7 with approved credit. Monthly billing will commence with the publication of ad. Rates and specs are subject to change without notice. Publisher reserves the right to refuse any ad.

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