San Francisco offers an ‘Escape to the City’

The San Francisco Convention
& Visitors Bureau is developing a new program to encourage visitors to “Escape to the City.” 
A micro site on San Francisco’s official Web site,,
provides visitors with suggested itineraries and value-added incentives to plan
their own perfect “escape.”


“Now more than ever, it’s important that people make and take the time to
get away.  And with so much to
explore in San Francisco, both visitors and locals will find something new every
said San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.


The “Escape to the City”
micro site lists “American Express Exclusive Offers – Only in San Francisco”
from San Francisco retailers, hotels, restaurants and attractions valid through
Dec. 31, 2009.  In addition, the
“Get 3 Nights for 2” lodging promotion, which runs through June 30, 2009, offers
three hotel nights for the price of two when reserved with any American Express
Card and booked on American Express is
the Official Card Partner of the SFCVB.


The “Escape to the City” site also


  • San Francisco hotel
    packages and online reservations;
  • Suggested itineraries
    from local personalities and other San Francisco
  • “Blog & Win” for
    visitors to share their favorite ways to “Escape to the City” and be eligible
    to win “Only in San Francisco” prizes;
  • A list of “Only in San
    Francisco” exhibitions and attractions, including “Wicked,” King Tut, Georgia
    O’Keefe, Ansel Adams, and others;
  • “San Francisco After
    Dark” – providing night owls with an excuse to book an overnight hotel
  • Information on featured
    special events and a link to the SFCVB’s comprehensive Calendar of
  • “Free & Easy” – a
    list of museum special admission days and free activities throughout San
  • “Getting There &
    Getting Around” – transportation information to and around San
  • “Diverse City
    Destinations” – tour itineraries celebrating San Francisco’s diverse
  • In-depth information on
    the city’s 15 main neighborhoods, including what to see and
  • Audio walking tours
    created by students at San Francisco’s Galileo High
  • “Today in San Francisco”
    – a compendium of traditions, history, facts and

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