Hop a little cable car….
Feeling the pinch at the pump? Who isn’t? Still, you want to get out of town and have fun. Well look no farther that San Francisco. It’s an easy hop on Virgin America or Southwest from LAX or Bob Hope Burbank airports and you can get around the city cheap and easy with a special passport to transportation deal from Hyatt Hotels.
Hyatt Hotels of San Francisco have teamed up with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to offer visitors 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. The passports give you unlimited daily use on any one or all of the city’s public transportation vehicles, including the iconic cable cars, historic streetcars, busses and trolleys. (Note: not only is this 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).
Also included in the deal is an exclusive Hyatt Passport, which is a unique keepsake that chronicles the your journey through the city and provides 15% discounts on food and beverage purchases at any one of the hotels’ restaurant (excluding alcohol) as well as $5.00 discounts from some of the city’s most popular attractions.
The Hyatt Passport also features a comprehensive list of some of the Hyatt Concierge Team’s best suggestions for family friendly activities and attractions along with a sheet of fun stickers for passport holders to “stamp” inside the VISA pages once they have visited featured sites.
Participating hotels include:
Hyatt Regency San Francisco (at Embarcadero Center) — with starting rates at $209, (415) 788-1234.
Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf — with starting rates at $199, (415) 563-1234.
Grand Hyatt San Francisco (Union Square) — with starting rates at $209, (415) 398 1234.
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport-Burlingame — with starting rates at $149, (650) 347-1234.
Here are some quick links, compiled by Hyatt Hotels, to the best San Francisco diversions:
Alcatraz Island: www.alcatraz.us
American Conservatory Theater: www.act-sf.org
Aquarium of the Bay: www.aquariumofthebay.com
Aquatic Park Historic District: www.nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/aquaticparkcove
Beach Blanket Babylon: www.beachblanketbabylon.com
Cable Cars: www.sfmta.com
Cable Car Museum: www.cablecarmuseum.org
California Academy of Science: www.calacademy.org
Cartoon Art Museum: www.cartoonart.org
Coca-Cola Fan Lot at AT&T Park: www.attpark.com
Coit Tower: http://sfrecpark.org/CoitTower.aspx
Disney Museum: http://disney.go.com/disneyatoz/familymuseum
Embarcadero Center: www.embarcaderocenter.com
Ferry Building: www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com
Fire Engine Tours: www.fireenginetours.com
Fisherman’s Wharf: http://fishermanswharf.org
F-Line, Historic Street Cars: www.sfmta.com
Ghirardelli Square: www.ghirardellisq.com
Golden Gate Bridge: www.goldengatebridge.org
Golden Gate Park: www.golden-gate-park.com
Hyde Street Pier: www.maritime.org
Japanese Tea Garden: www.japaneseteagardensf.com
Museum of Modern Art: www.sfmoma.org
Palace of Fine Arts: www.palaceoffinearts.org
Pier 39: www.pier39.com
Randall Museum: www.randallmuseum.org
Red and White Fleet Bay Cruise: www.redandwhite.com
Ripley’s Believe It or Not: www.ripleysf.com
San Francisco Ballet: www.sfballet.org
San Francisco Opera: www.sfopera.com
San Francisco Symphony: www.sfsymphony.org
San Francisco Zoo: www.sfzoo.org
Sony Metreon: www.westfield.com/metreon
Union Square: www.unionsquareshop.com
Wax Museum: www.waxmuseum.com