visiting san francisco

Heart and Money in San Francisco

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Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco, but visitors are leaving their money there as well.

Tourists have long had a love affair with the city by the bay. San Francisco routinely gets high marks from visitors for its stunning beauty, great restaurants and easy lifestyles. Now the numbers back it up.

According to the San Francisco Travel Association, a record 25 million visitors graced this hilly city last year, spending $9.5 billion. And 5.8 million of those visitors came to San Francisco on business. It certainly is a great way to write off a trip and pretend it is all work and no play.  read more »