San Francisco is already a major tourist destination. It’s a city that has something to offer everyone, from budget backpackers to the jet-setting elite and everyone in between. In an international city and it has long been viewed as a must-visit by tourists traveling to America. Since San Francisco was chosen to host The America’s Cup in 2013, the spotlight has gotten a little brighter.
Sailing may not be your cup of tea, and watching sailing might not sound too exciting to most, but the event is huge and internationally popular. The money it will bring to the local economy is nearly as much as hosting the Olympics. The main America’s Cup events set sail for San Francisco from July 4th through September 1st. But there are also events happening as soon as this summer, such as the America’s Cup World Series Regatta, August 11th through 19th, 2012, and another one August 27th through Sepember 2, 2012.
In anticipation of the events, San Francisco is already ramping up it’s tourism advertising and the good folks at SanFrancisco.travel have just released this stunning video, A Day in the Life: San Francisco.
I might be a little biased, being born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I can honestly say that San Francisco is one of my favorite cities in the world.
If you get a chance, go!