Thursday, May 26, 2011

Staycation Again? Families Say 'Not So Much' in 2011

Guest blogger: Eileen Ogintz of Taking The Kids

Let’s hear it for the good old American vacation. We deserve it. We need it. And we’re not going to let gas prices keep us home. AAA says nearly 35 million of us will be traveling this Memorial Day holiday weekend, most by car and despite gas prices that are more than $1 higher than last year. The national average price for regular gasoline is $3.91, compared to $2.85 this time last year. Read on...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf Introduces New Summer Splash Package

As the best hotel in San Francisco’s #1 destination, the newly renovated Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf is introducing the brand new “Summer Splash” package, which is ideal for families headed to San Francisco this summer. As the best child-friendly hotel in San Francisco’s #1 destination, the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf boasts one of the city’s only outdoor, heated pools and is located in the center of all the most popular family attractions.

The “Summer Splash” promotion includes a generous size room for a family of four, full breakfast for two adults and two children, one in-room movie per stay, a coupon per child/per stay for one cookie from Knuckles and a PIER 39 Fun Pack (coupon book). Rates start at only $209 per night. Visit: or call (415) 563-1234 or toll free (800) 233-1234 and click on or ask for the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf “Special Offers.”

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Celebrates Independence Day With Red & White Fleet

Nothing is more spectacular than the San Francisco Bay illuminated with the4th of July fireworks. Passengers are welcome to enjoy up close views of the patriotic entertainment as well as the city’s night time skyline from aboard Red and White Fleet. Red and White Fleet’s historic ferry boats offer outdoor decks to view the show, as well as indoor spaces to warm up during the cool San Francisco evenings. A full bar is available onboard, with one beer, wine or soda included in the ticket price. Along with the fireworks, passengers also will see the illuminated city skyline and pass by such landmarks as the infamous island of Alcatraz. During and before the fireworks show, the cruise boats will be stationary to secure a good spot for viewing the show. There will be a total of four departures at 7:45pm and 8:15pm with estimated sailing times of about 2 ½ hours each.

Prices are as follows: General Admission = $66; Children under five = free

U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow returns to San Francisco May 21-25, 2011

The San Francisco Travel Association and the city’s hospitality industry are planning to host the U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow on May 21-25, 2011. Read on…

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Introducing Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Package

Recently established, a package has been designed to make the memorable event more cost-effective and simpler to navigate. The package starts at $107 per adult, and $45 per child and includes 1 hour open bar; 4 different passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail reception; 3-course, sit-down lunch, dinner or buffet; Hyatt Select red & white wine service with meal; special parking rate for guests (only $13 per car); special overnight rates for guestrooms; and 1 overnight guestroom for the host, on the event date. Enhancements are available at an additional cost, to include entertainment, lighting, flowers and specialty linens.

The North Point Lounge, accommodating up to 200 guests, has an elegant ambiance. This is a must see location, with a focal point of the stained glass skylight that sits above an elegant centerpiece fountain, the room is further warmed with a fireplace setting off to one side. The Presidio Ballroom, accommodating up to 240 guests, boasts a ceiling of skylights that cast natural light into the venue. Those looking for a unique outdoor reception location, will enjoy the hotel’s beautiful pool deck courtyard.

Among the professional resources the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf has a list of preferred photographers, DJs, bands, linens, florists, bakeries, transportation; all are familiar with the hotel and work with the staff regularly.

For more info, visit or contact Catering Sales Manager, Stephanie Samele, 415-486-4407/

Monday, May 2, 2011

Cinco de Mayo Celebration in San Francisco

What do you have planned for Cinco de Mayo? We recommend visiting the Mission District this weekend for traditional fare & dance! Check out Dolores Park festival on Saturday from 10am-6pm. Click here for more information...