Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hyatt Hotels of San Francisco and SFMTA Introduce Exclusive San Francisco Passport Package

Located in the city’s most desirable, family-friendly neighborhoods, Hyatt Hotels of San Francisco are teaming up with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to offer visitors a one-of-a-kind experience.

The two entities have just launched the city’s only “Explore San Francisco” package, that features accommodations at any one of Hyatt’s four San Francisco hotels along with two SFMTA passports, which provides unlimited daily use on any one or all of San Francisco’s public transportation vehicles, including the iconic cable cars, historic streetcars, busses, trolleys and any of the other convenient SFMTA modes of transportation. (Note: this is not only the best way to get around San Francisco, but by avoiding the use of a car, visitors will also depreciate their carbon footprint on the city, making this a greener alternative)

Additionally, those booking the “Explore San Francisco” package will also receive the exclusive Hyatt Passport, which is a unique keepsake that chronicles the guests’ journey through the city. Passport holders are also eligible to receive 15% discounts on food and beverage purchases at any one of the hotels’ restaurant (excludes alcohol) as well as $5.00 discounts from some of the city’s most popular attractions, including: Red and White Fleet, Wax Museum, Open Top Sightseeing, Tower Tours and Bike and Roll.

The Hyatt Passport features a long list of some of the Hyatt Concierge Team’s best suggestions for family friendly activities and attractions* and also includes a sheet of fun stickers for passport holders to “stamp” inside the VISA pages once they have visited featured sites.

Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf --- with starting rates at $199

(415) 563-1234


Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary May 27, 2012!

The Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary

Did you know?

Strauss, the designer of the Golden Gate Bridge, was chief engineer in charge of overall design and construction of the bridge project. However, because he had little understanding or experience with cable-suspension designs, responsibility for much of the engineering and architecture fell on other experts. Strauss' initial design proposal (two double cantilever spans linked by a central suspension segment) was unacceptable from a visual standpoint. The final graceful suspension design was conceived and championed by New York’s Manhattan Bridge designer Leon Moisseiff.

How are you going to celebrate?

You could……

Buy something international orange to wear on Memorial Day weekend
Build a sandcastle of the Bridge at your favorite beach

Dye your Easter eggs international orange

Dress up as the Golden Gate Bridge on Halloween

Design your own “Happy Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge!” bumper sticker

Paint your nails or toes international orange

Learn to say “Happy Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge!” in one of the 112 languages spoken in the Bay Area

Send us the name and photo of a friend or relative who walked across the Bridge on Opening Day (May 27,1937)

Tell us what you think the Bay Area—and the world—will be like on the Bridge’s 100th anniversary in 2037

Send a Bridge postcard to a loved one

Send a beautiful e-card from www.goldengatebridge75.org

Reach out to a friend with whom you once visited the Bridge; re-connect and reflect on good memories