The Conservatory is located between the Civic Center and Hayes Valley neighborhoods at the center of San Francisco's performing arts scene. The Panoramic student housing residence is located nearby in the Mid-Market/SOMA neighborhood. Davies Symphony Hall, the Herbst Theater, the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet all lie in close proximity to the Conservatory and The Panoramic. Other nearby institutions include San Francisco Jazz, the Asian Art Museum, the San Francisco Public Library and City Hall.
- Students are situated near grocery stores, drugstores, a post office, dry cleaning and affordable delis and restaurants. Very close to Panoramic is a year-round farmers' market at UN Plaza - Heart of the City Farmers' Market - where students can buy fresh, organic produce at reasonable prices.
- The Conservatory and The Panoramic are also conveniently located near public transportation - both MUNI (Van Ness Station or Civic Center Station) and BART (Civic Center Station) - affording easy access to buses, light rail and commuter rail that connect to the greater Bay Area.