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Diverse Destinations San Francisco brochures now available


Diverse Destinations San Francisco brochures now available

January 16, 2009 -- Diverse Destinations, a series of online and printed brochures containing San Francisco history and self-guided tours, has been updated and reprinted. Published by the City and County of San Francisco through its Grants for the Arts program, the San Francisco Study Center and the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau collaborated with the City to produce 10 informative pamphlets.

Grants for the Arts director Kary Schulman said, “Diverse Destinations furthers our goal of offering San Francisco visitors the best resources for exploring and experiencing the City. Whether you are interested in art, history or architecture, Diverse Destinations will show you the plentiful cultural options available in San Francisco. We hope everyone planning a trip here will use this tool as a starting point for an exciting stay.”


Each brochure includes detailed itineraries and historical facts:


·         Art to Architecture features famous architecture throughout San Francisco including the de Young Museum’s cantilevered roof and twisting 144-foot tower and the TransAmerica Pyramid with its ornate white marble interior.


·         City on the Edge: Eight San Franciscans-in-the-know share their favorite places to watch live performances, see art, eat, and shop.


·         East is West features the history of San Francisco’s Chinatown and Japantown, as well as the Asian Art Museum, one of the largest museums in the West featuring Asian art, and the Japanese Tea Garden, the oldest public Japanese garden in the U.S., and located in Golden Gate Park.


·         Jazz and Blues provides a list of jazz clubs and restaurants in San Francisco and the East Bay, including Yoshi’s, which is considered one of the best jazz clubs in the country.


·         Jewish Heritage focuses on Jewish heritage through the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Holocaust Center of Northern California.


·         Natural Wonders highlights the San Francisco Zoo, the oldest zoo in the U.S., and the California Academy of Sciences, which features a natural history museum, a planetarium, aquarium and a 90-foot rainforest.


·         Pride provides LGBT landmarks such as Harvey Milk’s camera shop, and street fairs in the Castro District, the heart of gay and lesbian life.


·         Raices Latino Roots highlights the Mission District’s Latino neighborhood from Mission Dolores, the original and oldest mission church in San Francisco, to El Faro one of the original taquerias on Folsom St.


·         Soul in the City explores the Fillmore District’s revival of its jazz heritage, and celebrates African influences in music, dress and food at the museum of the African Diaspora.


·         Tour de Force highlights attractions and museums such as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as well as historical architecture such as Coit Tower and the Ferry Building.


The 10 Diverse Destination San Francisco brochures appeal to traveler’s specific interests. The new brochures can be obtained in several ways:


·         Visit the Visitor Information Center at 900 Market St., at the corner of Powell and Market streets, lower level, Hallidie Plaza.

·         Request the brochures by email to

·         Request the brochures by calling 415-391-2000.


For general information on hotel packages and reservations; events; activities and transportation in San Francisco, visit   For lodging reservations, call 800-637-5196 within North America or 415-391-2000 elsewhere.


The San Francisco Visitors Planning Guide is available at the Visitor Information Center, 900 Market St., at the corner of Powell and Market streets, lower level, Hallidie Plaza.  A visitor's kit may also be ordered online at, by phone at 415-391-2000, by written request to the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, 900 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94102, or via email to   Domestic and international shipping charges apply.


San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop links with more than 30 international points on 25 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport connects non-stop with more than 65 cities in the U.S. on 20 domestic airlines.  For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation and more, visit 


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