San Francisco refuses to fit a mold. It climbed hills while other cities spread out. It encouraged immigrants to guard their ethnic distinctions while other cities assimilated them. It rejects urban freeways because they’re unsightly and renovates dusty keepsakes (an archaic cable car system, an abandoned factory, an antiquated cannery) with felicitous results.
For a city that’s easy to get around without a car, there’s a lot of driving (and putting) in San Francisco. The city is home to the oldest municipal city golf tournament in the world (1917), the 2009 PGA TOUR Presidents Cup, and some of the best places to play, as cited by Golf Digest.
One of the largest urban parks in the world, Golden Gate Park stretches for three miles on the western edge of San Francisco. There’s not a single “Keep Off the Grass” sign and its 1,017 acres are a tonic for mind and body. Two major museums, splendid gardens and facilities for more than 20 sports confirm that this is a playground in every sense of the word.
“What’s New” is a listing of new venues, attractions and activities compiled by the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau (SFCVB). Past editions of “What’s New” and a list of “Recent and Coming Attractions” are available in the Media section of the SFCVB’s Web site. The next edition of “What’s New” will be sent in March 2009.
The San Francisco Travel Association has named Carrie Davis as director of strategic alliances. In this role, Davis will be responsible for developing and managing strategic and integrated partnerships that drive incremental revenue and further the mission of San Francisco Travel.
The San Francisco Travel Association, has selected Gensler to create a new and more engaging visitor experience at the city's Visitor Information Center in Hallidie Plaza near the Powell St. cable car turnaround.
The San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau has named Paul Frentsos to the newly created position of Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.