ETW #18 San Francisco Travel Tips

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Learn all about the best things to see, do and eat in the City by the Bay, San Francisco. Joining us this week are two local San Francisco experts to offer their best tips to enjoy the best the city has to offer.

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I included San Francisco as one of my top picks for a fun weekend getaway because, to be honest, it’s one of my favorite cities in the country. There are a number of factors with my determination on what cities to visit in my quest to share great weekend getaway destinations, including how easy they are to reach. Given its size and importance, San Francisco is thankfully well served by most of the major airlines, which means just about anyone can easily and affordably get to the city. It’s also a great city in terms of weather, thanks to its position on the water. While famous for its fog, the Pacific winds moderate the climate in San Francisco, which means that it’s almost always a comfortable experience, although you may need a light jacket at certain times of the year. Finally, I personally think that San Francisco is one of the liveliest and interesting American cities and the incredible wealth of experiences, both natural and cultural, all guarantee a fun-filled getaway no matter your style of travel or personal interests.

This week’s guests:

Jon Kimball, Area Managing Director for Marriott International, is a 29-year hospitality veteran. Ironically, Jon began his career at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco as a management trainee in 1984, and returned to the city two decades later as General Manager at The Westin St. Francis and later as Area Managing Director with Marriott.

Chris McGinnis is the SFGate’s travel guru. He has been frequently flying for the last 30 years, and writing about it for newspapers and talking about it on television. Chris is also the founder of Travel Skills Group, Inc., and has been offering money-saving, comfort-enhancing travel advice (with a business travel bent) across a wide variety of media since 1990. Chris has lived in San Francisco for 15 years and is originally from Atlanta, Georgia.

Links to related resources: Great American Weekend Getaways: San Francisco Exploring the Mighty Presidio of San Francisco The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square TravelSkills on SFGATE with Chris McGinnis

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