By Julia McCandless
San Francisco
California
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San Francisco exists today as one of the world's most intriguing and desirable cities to visit. Home to gold-miners, entrepreneurs, fishermen, and revolutionaries, there is nowhere like it in the world. Its unique combination of coastal nature and bustling metropolis draws crowds from around the globe. Rich with history, culture, diversity and unparalleled natural beauty, the city by the bay is truly a must-see gem.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to visit "the city by the bay" and enjoy the many attractions it has to offer. San Francisco can be reached via one of two airports: The Oakland International Airport (OAK), and the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The San Francisco National Airport boasts the world's only accredited museum located inside an airport, featuring rotating exhibits, local and national artwork, and an Aviation museum and library. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your travel arrangements at: (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). EscapeWizard.com can also provide assistance in finding you the best hotel accommodations in the San Francisco area at: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

Once you have arrived in San Francisco, you will quickly realize that the list of attractions is never-ending. EscapeWizard.com suggests stopping by the famous Golden Gate Park, which features a long expanse of natural plants and wildlife. In addition, the San Francisco Botanical Garden and Japanese Tea Garden are located in Golden Gate Park, offering a relaxing glimpse into the natural beauty of the Bay Area.

Fisherman's Wharf is a favorite spot for souvenir shopping, delicious sea food, and strolls along the water docks. A typical tourist attraction in San Francisco, this area is always bustling with people, offering beautiful views of the bay, as well as sun-bathing sea lions on nearby rocks.

Haight-Ashbury, the San Francisco district named for the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, gave rise to fame in the 1960's as a national hot-spot for hippie culture. Today, it holds a similar vibe, and is an excellent area for vintage clothing, and music shopping. The colorful homes and storefronts confirm this area's famously fun, free-spirited attitude.

EscapeWizard.com suggests taking a visit to San Francisco's Chinatown, lined with one of a kind novelty shops and Chinese restaurants. Offering a quick glimpse into Chinese culture, it can be fun to spend some time walking the streets of this well-known area to find little surprising treasures in cubby hole shops.

For the ultimate in shopping, EscapeWizard.com suggests stopping by Union Square. With streets lined with trendy, upscale stores, Union Square is a great place to do some shopping. During the holiday seasons, this area tends to erupt with shoppers, so plan ahead for parking and walking.

Located 1.5 miles from San Francisco, Alcatraz Island attracts ferry-loads of visitors everyday to it doors. Known to some as "The Rock", Alcatraz Island functioned as a prison until the mid-1960's. Today, visitors are welcomed to take tours of the facility and can reach the island via ferry from Fisherman's Wharf.

For a taste in art and culture, EscapeWizard.com suggests visiting one of the many well-respected museums in the San Francisco area, such as: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the California Academy of Sciences. A great place for kids and adults alike, both establishments offer loads of valuable information and art for your viewing pleasure.

EscapeWizard.com can direct you to some great nightlife hot-spots in San Francisco, as well. As the city is so varied itself, nightlife offerings are equally as eclectic. For a rocker/hipster scene, explore the many bars and restaurants of the Mission district. The Marina district offers a slightly more up-scale, yet fun selection of night time gathering holes. For the very late-nightlife, check out the small, unique spots lining the North Beach district. With incredible options to choose from, the city by the bay has a fun spot for everyone to enjoy a night out on the town.

All in all, EscapeWizard.com can ensure that your trip to San Francisco will be filled with many enticing attractions. Easily accessed by foot, trolley, or car, the one of a kind sites are not to be missed. With something for everyone, EscapeWizard.com can direct you to find the most enjoyable sites within the City by the Bay.
Hotels in San Francisco
By Rose Overbey
InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
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The InterContinental San Francisco is one of the city's newest hotels. The upscale 32 story glass building is in the South of Market area of the city. It is ideally located for visiting the best parts of San Francisco.

The hotel features a variety of amenities that are sure to please even the most discerning guest.  The health and fitness center is fully equipped and even includes an indoor lap pool. The equipment features personal TV monitors. There is also a Jacuzzi on site.

The most luxurious experience at the InterContinental San Francisco is the Spa. The spa includes a variety of treatment rooms and a plethora of services; including massage, facials and other therapies. The spa caters to any guest and offers a variety of packages to meet your needs.

Guests are offered their choice of rooms, from a standard bedroom, to a suite, to a deluxe room. The InterContinental San Francisco is able to accommodate any guest. No matter which room you chose, you'll be pleased to find stylish design, comfortable furniture and free newspaper delivery. Inside the hotel is also the divine restaurant, Luce. Luce offers guests a meal anytime of the day, and serves up a variety of California cuisine with an international influence. The food is delicious and fresh, and the wine list has been carefully chosen. If you're just looking to stop into a bar for a drink, Bar 888 in the hotel is a great place for a delicious cocktail. The bar offers 120 plus grappas to taste and features a variety of cocktails.

The InterContinental San Francisco is a wonderful choice for someone looking for a modern and comfortable place to stay in San Francisco. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends booking your hotel room at The InterContinental San Francisco. You can do so by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in San Francisco
By Shaina Amienyi
Holiday Inn
275 South Airport Boulevard, San Francisco, CA
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The Holiday Inn in San Francisco combines convenience and affordability. Situated 1.5 miles from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the hotel provides a complimentary airport shuttle service that runs nearly 24 hours a day. Once you arrive at the hotel, staff members fluent in English, Spanish, and Tagalog are ready to assist you. Check in is at 3pm and checkout is at 11am. In both instances porters are available to help with your bags.

Stay in one of the Holiday Inn's 224 large rooms and suites, and you can have access to features such as in room video checkout and a business center. The rooms come with double beds or one bed. They also are equipped with cable TV with premium channels and movies, video games, high-speed and wireless internet, a coffee maker, and a tea maker. Those who book rooms on the Executive Club Level at the top of the North Tower will have access to a spacious lounge and get a sofa bed and microwave added to their rooms.

If you are traveling to San Francisco on business, the Holiday Inn has numerous services to meet your needs, including a business center, courier service, and private limousine. All vacationers will want to take advantage of the hotel's other amenities. The hotel offers same-day dry cleaning and self-laundry services in addition to housekeeping. Guests will surely want to visit the fitness center, open 24 hours and featuring new equipment.

You might work up an appetite after exercising, so relax and enjoy a cocktail in the 24 hour lounge or eat at the hotel's restaurant located near the reception desk in the lobby. Vacationers can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the restaurant that also houses a sports bar and outdoor patio dining area.

The Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport offers a location close to BART bus stops, the airport, and the San Francisco Convention Center. It is a great hotel option for San Francisco vacationers. To book your stay at the Holiday Inn, click on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in San Francisco
By D. Gregory Perrin
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA
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The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is an excellent hotel in the region for its location and its high quality service.  This 802 room hotel is located right on the edge of the San Francisco Bay which provides a spectacular view of the Bay area.  The hotel is located near all the major actions in the city. Guests of the hotel can check in at 3 p.m. or after on the day they arrive in San Francisco.
   
Guests can request either a king or two double beds in their rooms.  Each room is equipped with a 32 inch flat screen television with a full cable package.  The hotel offers high speed internet service for all guests at a minimal fee per night.  Guests of the hotel who enjoy listening to music can plug in their iPod® to the iHome stereo system to play their on music during their stay in the city.  There is also an in-room safe for guests to keep their valuables when they are out sightseeing in the area.
   
The Hyatt Regency San Francisco has a restaurant right in the hotel called the Eclipse Restaurant.  The Eclipse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is known best for its various interpretations of Asian delicacies. There is also in-room dinning available to all guests. The Eclipse Lounge is open for guests of the hotel to have a chance to relax after a long day of sightseeing or business.  The lounge is open till midnight daily and has happy hour between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
   
This hotel StayFitTM gym that is open 24 hours per day so that guests who have a regular fitness regime don’t have to miss their routine workout while on vacation.
   
In the morning, guests receive a complimentary newspaper. The hotel offers video check-out and all guests have until 12 p.m. to check out of the hotel on the day of departure.  All they have to do is press a few buttons on their television remote and leave the key cards to the room for housekeeping to take care of and they can be on their way.
   
Overall, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco is just the hotel for visitors of the city who are looking for accommodations right on the Bay near the attractions of the city. Just click on the link to book with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in San Francisco
By Chrystyne Jackson
Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge
1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA
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San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in California. Make the most of your visit there by staying at the Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge. Its many amenities and convenient location offer all you are looking for in accommodations.

Guests at the Four Points have their choice of one king size bed or two queen size beds, plus the extra sleeping capacity of a sofa bed. All rooms have a private balcony, microwave and refrigerator. Comfy robes and slippers are provided for your enjoyment. Complimentary high speed Internet access is available. You will appreciate the video check out service.

You can swim or relax by the heated outdoor pool and whirlpool. If you would like to work out you can visit the fitness center, which features cardio equipment and free weights. For those who like tennis or golf, there are nearby facilities. Enjoy good company and cocktails at the Lobby Lounge, open 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The Compass Café offers café style food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is also available. Guests looking to explore San Francisco have plenty of options. Watch the horse races at Golden Gate Race Track. Take a fishing excursion from the Emeryville Marina. Visit Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island. You can take a tour of Alcatraz Island, or swing by Golden Gate Park. There are many day trip options as well, including the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley wineries, Six Flags Marine World, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the world famous San Francisco Zoo.

Leave your heart in San Francisco, but take the memories with you with a stay at the Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge. EscapeWizard.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.
Hotels in San Francisco
By Keleigh M. Quinn
W San Francisco
181 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA
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The W San Francisco offers a sophisticated, modern aesthetic that truly reflects its beautiful surroundings. This hotel is located right in the middle of one of San Francisco’s most exciting neighborhoods, SoMa. Right next door you will find the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Union Square, filled with art galleries, restaurants and theaters, is just a short walk away. You will also be close to the famous Lombard Street, Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. The hotel is also conveniently located across the street from the Moscone Convention Center, making this a perfect choice if you are in town for an event. Make sure to leave some time to ride the Cable cars and grab a bite to eat in Chinatown, though.

The hotel itself offers plenty of relaxation and entertainment opportunities. Book an appointment at the Bliss® Spa, where you can enjoy watching a movie while getting a manicure or try out the brownie buffet. Head to the fitness center afterwards to work off those brownies; this facility is open 24 hours a day and also has an indoor pool and personal trainers available.

Then head up to your guest room or suite to get some rest, or just kick back and enjoy the beautiful views of the city, the Bay Bridge and the Yerba Buena gardens. The rooms are decorated in bright, fun colors and have flat screen plasma televisions, CD/DVD players, and iPod® Shuffles. You will find a Munchie Box and a mini-bar upon your arrival, and room service is available all day. Internet access is available for a daily fee, if needed. Also, pets are welcome.

The W also has a restaurant and two bars to choose from during your stay. Trace serves up typical Californian cuisine featuring fresh ingredients from the local area; the focus here is on socially conscious cuisine. After dinner, grab a drink at either the Living Room Bar or the Upstairs Bar & Lounge.

Explore San Francisco in style with EscapeWizard.com when you click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in San Francisco
By Kristen A. Grose
Westin San Francisco Airport
1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, CA
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The Westin San Francisco Airport is a restorative oasis tucked away from the buzz of the big city.  Located only 5 minutes from the SFO airport and 20 minutes from downtown – the hotel is conveniently situated to provide easy access to the entire Bay area, including Silicon Valley.   Couples, families, and weekend leisure visitors, will all be delighted at the Westin; but this property is specifically designed with the business traveler’s needs in mind. 

Slip into your room at the Westin and enjoy a soothing haven.  All rooms are spacious and soundproof so that you may work productively, or otherwise sleep without interruption on the world-renowned Westin Heavenly Bed.  Choose a Traditional room, a Deluxe room that includes views of San Francisco Bay, or an Executive Suite for extra space.  The Suites feature a dining table for six, great for small business meetings or casual gatherings.  All rooms are designed in Westin’s signature style, with large windows and contemporary décor. 

The hotel offers a number of onsite feature guaranteed to satisfy and delight.  Start your day at the WestinWORKOUT Gym, which is fully equipped with modern weights and cardio machines, in a tranquil yet rejuvenating environment.  The Westin San Francisco Airport also boasts a heated indoor pool in a lush atrium setting.  Check-in is from 3pm onwards; EscapeWizard.com assures that you will begin enjoying all the features this site has to offer from the moment you arrive. 

A feature that is truly unique is Unwind, an evening ritual at the Westin.   Gather with friends or fellow guests to sample local cheese or wine.  Unwind takes place in the lobby on select evenings, and each night there’s something different!  Relax, Rejuvenate, and Enjoy; Check-out isn’t until 12 p.m.! 

EscapeWizard.com highly recommends this property for your next San Francisco excursion.  Its location: suburb, its amenities: luxurious, and the staff:  hospitable.  To book, your next getaway click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in San Francisco
By Sarah Hay
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA
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When you’re visiting San Francisco, whether for business or pleasure, you’ll find the one of the best locations to explore everything when you stay at the Theater District’s Hilton San Francisco, Union Square. This ideal spot puts you close to such attractions as Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, the Golden Gate Park and Alcatraz, along with Chinatown and Nob Hill. As one of the tallest and largest hotels on the West Coast, the Hilton San Francisco Union Square provides spectacular views of the city from three central towers.

The 1908 rooms and suites at the Hilton feature standard amenities such as 37” flat panel high definition televisions, free high speed Internet access, MP3 clock radios, work desks with port jacks, coffee and tea makers, dual line speakerphones with data ports, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, and Crabtree and Evelyn bath amenities. Upgraded rooms and suites additionally feature 42” plasma televisions, digital sound projectors, and free continental Starbucks breakfasts.

The massive hotel also boasts an outdoor pool and whirlpool spa, a 2,800 square foot fitness center, and a variety of services, including butler, bell, valet, and laundry services, a car rental desk, an on-call physician, a gift shop, bakery and coffee shop on premise, along with a news stand and drug store, a foreign currency exchange desk, and for guests traveling with children, the Hilton offers kids’ activities, special menus and cribs and high chairs. Check-in time is 3 p.m., and check-out is 12 noon, and there is an isolated smoking floor available. Parking (whether via valet or self), is available, for a fee, and pets are also allowed, for a slight fee.

If you’re in San Francisco on business, the Hilton has a complete business center, offering workstations, mail, printing, copying faxing and secretarial services, along with audiovisual equipment rentals and the hotel features 73 meeting and conference rooms for rent. In fact, the largest event room space encompasses nearly 30,000 square feet, hosting up to 950 guests. If you’re feeling hungry, there’s a Starbucks café on site, along with a tavern for any meal. So, when you’re in San Francisco, make sure to stay at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, and turn to EscapeWizard.com to help find the lowest rate for you, by following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in San Francisco
By Jessica Howell
Le Méridien San Francisco
333 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA
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Spacious rooms, a spectacular location and superb service awaits at the Le Méridien San Francisco hotel.  Located in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district and connected to the historic Federal Reserve Building via a landscaped pedestrian bridge, there is something nearby for visitors with varying interests.  There are also a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes nearby as well.  If you are traveling to San Francisco, California, WhatsCheaper.com insists that you stay at the elegant Le Méridien San Francisco hotel. 

Guests may begin checking into the Le Méridien San Francisco hotel at 3 p.m. and check out is at 12 noon.  Perfect for people in town on business or pleasure, the Le Méridien San Francisco hotel boasts a long list of impressive amenities that will cater to your unique needs.  With audiovisual resources with state-of-the-art telecommunication services and onsite catering, the Le Méridien San Francisco hotel is the perfect place for your next big business conference.

All the guest rooms at the Le Méridien San Francisco hotel are designed with warm, inviting earth tones to create a relaxing atmosphere for every guest.  Relax atop the comfort of a plush mattress with luxurious sheets and thick down blankets every night.  Guests will also revel in the elegance of granite bathrooms complete with plush bathrobes, premium bath amenities and a spectacular view of the San Francisco skyline. 

If you need to stay connected during your trip, then you will enjoy the office/telecom amenities available in every room including dual-line cordless telephone with voicemail and data port, spacious desk and wireless and wired high speed internet access for a small daily fee.

EscapeWizard.com recommends booking your stay at the Le Méridien San Francisco hotel today.  Click on the following link to get started:  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).