The Largest Publisher of Visitor Maps and Multilingual Guides in San Francisco

4-4-2020 Due to Covid 19 Pandemic our SF offices and distribution warehouse are currently closed. 

We are operating remotely with a scaled back staff.  Please contact Brian Huber Publisher at with any questions.

We anticipate reopening after May 5th (estimated) and welcoming neighbors, customers, friends, co-workers, family and visitors back to the City we love.   


With over 2.7 million maps + 380,000 multilingual guides and counting, MapWest offers the best visitor advertising opportunities in the San Francisco travel market.

Map San Francisco

Largest Map Circulation in San Francisco Read More Info...

Map San Francisco Since 1992

Printed 2 Times Per Year
1150 Distribution locations
2 Map Versions for the Price of One
1.6 Million Free Maps
Over 27 Years Delivering Results

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Map Wharf

Largest Circulation Wharf Map Read More Info...

MapWharf Since 1997

1 Million Copies
Printed Once a Year
2 Versions for the price of one
800 Distribution Locations
Best Way To Target Wharf Visitors
Over 22 Years Delivering Results

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Chaperon Multilingual Guide

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Only SF Guide in 8 Languages

Printed 1 Time Per Year
245+ Distribution Locations
8 Languages
380,000 Copies
German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean

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Golden Gate Park Map

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Golden Gate Park Map

Reach the 12 million visitors to Golden Gate Park. 100,000 free copies are distributed throughout Golden Gate Park and aboard the Golden Gate Park Shuttle. This fully detailed and up to date map is published once a year and is available to park visitors in countertop pads of 250 maps per pad.

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Travel Planning Websites

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Travel Planning Websites

Map West advertisers are featured on high traffic travel planning & coupon websites. Free Maps can be ordered by individuals and in large quantities through our Free San Francisco Map site.

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Maps Distributed Each Year
Places Where Maps Distributed
Chaperons in 8 Languages
Years in Business

Our Advertisers and Distribution Locations Have Nice Things To Say

“Advertising in MapSF & MapWharf has increased the visibility of our legendary San Francisco Cruises among visitors to San Francisco significantly – high coupon redemptions are the proof”
Louise Winsnes, Sales & Promotions, Red and White Fleet
“Redemptions of Aquarium of the Bay’s discount coupons on MapWharf always gives us a great return on our advertising investment”
Cat Tolentino, Director of Marketing , Aquarium of the Bay
“MapSF & MapWharf have always been two of our most successful publications, due to the many great distribution channels. Thank you for increasing our business & making us believe in paper publications… they really do work!”
Andrew Smith General Manager, Big Bus Sightseeing
“Most people find us because of our ads in MapWharf and MapSF and the coupon incentive makes them purchase more. It is great. We get a lot of extra business because of MapWest”
Rebecca Brinkley, Manager, Dudley Perkins Harley Davidson Store

We use 100 of the maps every day. The perfect map for our guests.

Conceirge Grand Hyatt, Grand Hyatt
“The Folded and Pads maps are on our main desk and used every day. The map legend helps visitors get anywhere they want in the city, and the BART system map is great” Olivia has been welcoming San Francisco visitors for 30 years!
Olivia Welcome Center Concierge , PIER 39 California Welcome Center
“I love the “baby map” MapWharf and “mama map” MapSF. These maps are our lifeline. They have bus stops, and MapWharf is perfect for directing guests to Alcatraz.”
Silvia Customer Service Pro, Big Bus Welcome Center

Join Us In Promoting San Francisco

Celebrating over 27 years as the #1 Visitor Map and Multilingual Guide Publication Company in San Francisco.

Map West, Inc. was established in 1992 and quickly became one of the largest publishers of Visitor Maps, Multilingual Guides and Traveler Information in San Francisco. With a dedicated sales force and a talented in-house design staff we continue to publish informative and easy-to-use Visitor Guides for San Francisco and the Bay Area.

All of our publications are hand delivered by our dedicated staff in MapWest company trucks. We efficiently cover 1150+ locations from Carmel to Wine County with a custom built distribution high tech distribution system.

MapWest Publications Are The Proven Way To Reach Inbound and In Town Visitors!

Whats New! A Korean edition and 60 new hotel locations were added to Chaperon.

Visitors love and ask for our Maps and Chaperon travel guides.