49 hours of San Francisco celebrates holiday spirit

San Francisco during the holidays is like a 49 square mile array of gift-wrapped delights.   All the holiday lightings and decorations, special events and performances, tours and treats will easily fill more than an average 48 hour weekend.

The San Francisco Travel Association is encouraging visitors to plan on spending at least an extra hour – if not an extra day – reveling in San Francisco’s holiday spirit.  To make it even more inviting, they are offering “49 Hours of SF: Holidays” hotel deals featuring deeply-discounted rates when booked at www.49HoursofSF.com.

Visitors who stay three or more nights at participating hotels can receive up to 25% off the entire stay. This offer is valid through March 31, 2014.

The “49 Hours of SF: Holidays” website also includes themed itineraries featuring off-the beaten path events and unique San Francisco retailers.  There’s even a guide to spending that 49th hour in some special ways:

Find Your Magic Hour – Experience the beauty and marvel of San Francisco Ballet’s international cast of world-class dancers in Nutcracker, a San Francisco tradition since 1944. Don’t miss this magical performance this December at the War Memorial Opera House. Find other magical moments recommended by the Sugar Plum Fairy at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/shop/holidays/Sugar-Plum.html

Find Your Sparkle Hour – Kick-off the holiday season at PIER 39 with the lighting of their majestic 60′ holiday tree, adorned with hundreds of festive ornaments and twinkling lights. Find more sparkling events to light up your hour at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/shop/holidays/Lover-of-lights.html.

Find Your Happy Hour – Enjoy extended hours all season long at Westfield San Francisco Centre.  With 165 stores to choose from, Westfield has something for everyone on the holiday shopping list. More shopping ideas can be found at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/shop/holidays/The-Shopping-Elf.html

San Francisco Travel also offers these itineraries to inspire all 49 Hours spent in San Francisco:

The Creatively Curious – The guide to San Francisco’s best art museums, including the Asian Art Museum.

The Theatrical Carouser – All the city’s a stage for comedy, drama, melodies and dance, including the forever-festive Beach Blanket Babylon.

The Cheerful Caroler – The music lovers guide to the holidays.

The Adventurous Merrymaker – Great ways to get out for some fresh air along with your holiday fun.

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