San Francisco Travel Offers Iconic Backgrounds for Zoom Teleconferences

San Francisco Travel Offers Iconic Backgrounds for Zoom Teleconferences

As sheltering in place to stop the spread of the cornonavirus has become a way of life, video calling (or teleconferencing) has exploded in popularity. 

Holding a virtual chat is a great way to connect with friends and family but being seen in a kitchen, bedroom or home office can be pretty dull.

To make life a little more colorful, San Francisco Travel Association is offering seven free backgrounds that can be uploaded to Zoom.   

The backgrounds include San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, nighttime waterfront, cable cars and Victorian houses.  Three of the backgrounds are videos, including sunning sea lions with barking in the background.

“Naturally, we wish everyone could visit San Francisco right now. But until things change, we want to give people a way to look like they're having a virtually great time in our city,” said San Francisco Travel President and CEO Joe D'Alessandro.

To see the backgrounds and learn how to upload them, visit

The San Francisco Travel Association is the official destination marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco. For information on reservations, activities and more, visit or call 415-391-2000. 

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San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop flights to more than 50 international cities on 44 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport connects non-stop with 85 cities in the U.S. on 12 domestic airlines. SFO offers upgraded free Wi-Fi with no advertising. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation and more, visit Follow SFO on and

United Airlines is the preferred airline of the San Francisco Travel Association.

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