10 posts categorized "Travel"


Bay Bridge Closure: Westbound Deck Closure Schedule

Bay Bridge Closure: Westbound Deck Closure ScheduleBAY BRIDGE WESTBOUND DECK WILL BE CLOSED
Presidents’ Day Weekend 2012
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 — 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21

Motorists will not be able to drive on the upper deck towards San Francisco during this closure, but the lower deck toward the East Bay will remain open. Motorists have numerous alternatives for getting to San Francisco and for traveling around the Bay Area while the upper deck of the Bay Bridge is closed during Presidents’ Day weekend.

Get the Factsheet for more information (PDF).


San Francisco Named Top U.S. Travel Destination by Conde Nast Traveler Readers

Golden Gate Bridge Mayor Newsom announced today that San Francisco has again taken the honors as the number one city in the United States, as ranked by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, considered one of the world’s top travel and destination guides. More than 25,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers participated in the 2010 Readers’ Choice Survey and chose San Francisco as their top travel destination.

“Being voted #1 U.S. city by Condé Nast Traveler readers once again is an exceptional honor that reflects San Francisco’s natural beauty, vibrant neighborhoods and international appeal,” said Mayor Newsom. “Tourism and the hospitality industry are pillars of our local economy and, despite the recession, visitors are choosing to return to San Francisco year after year.” Read more.


Mayor celebrates launch of Virgin America's SFO flights

Mayor celebrates launch of Virgin America’s SFO flights Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to celebrate the launch of Virgin America’s first international city, Toronto, and to announce its next new destination, Mexico.

“San Francisco is proud to have Virgin America as its hometown airline,” said Mayor Newsom. “Over the last few years, they’ve created hundred of new jobs, lowered fares and helped make SFO one of the nation’s few growing airports.”

The airline celebrated its Toronto service on a flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)-San Francisco International Airport (SFO)-Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson onboard the LAX-SFO leg. Upon touchdown at SFO, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom welcomed Sir Richard, and the Governor. Following the celebration at SFO, the SFO-YYZ flight continued on to Toronto. Read more.


Mayor Targets Action Against Arizona's Punitive Anti-Immigrant Law

Mayor Targets Action Against Arizona’s Punitive Anti-Immigrant Law Mayor Gavin Newsom today imposed an immediate moratorium on city employee travel to the State of Arizona for official business as the Mayor and City leaders considered an official City boycott of Arizona following the recent adoption of a punitive new anti-immigrant law there. Mayor Newsom also announced the convening of an Arizona Boycott Workgroup to be chaired by his Chief of Staff, and including the City Purchaser, the City Controller, the City Attorney’s office and others, with the purpose of analyzing the impacts and extent of an Arizona boycott on City contracts and purchasing and making recommendations for a smart and effective Arizona boycott. Read more


Make San Francisco Home for the New Year

Onlyinsf-logo San Francisco is a wonderful City that offers lots of opportunities to enjoy the New Year. The one thing you most likely won’t find in San Francisco this holiday season is snow. Expect instead a flurry of fun. Ice rinks, tree lightings, theatre, music and a delightful mix of new and old traditions.

For a calendar of great San Francisco events in December and January please visit the SF Convention & Visitors Bureau web site.