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Where is the heart of San Francisco?

heart1Tony Bennet left his here, Jack Kerouac wrote his here, the Summer of Love brought many here, but where does the heart of San Francisco truly lie? As a premiere Destination Management Services Company, we seek to offer the authentic San Francisco experience to travelers  from all over the world. But with so many different cultures, social movements, and neighborhoods unique block to block, the true definition of San Francisco is difficult to pin down into one experience. To our lovers of this town, comment with your ideal city experience and enter to win a “made in San Francisco” prize!

bridge in the fogThe Golden Gate Bridge is among the top tourist destinations in San Francisco and among the top 20 greatest architectural achievements of the 20th century. An estimated 10 million visitors cross the bridge annually, and more than 100,000 vehicles crossing the bridge each day. Whether embedded into a thick blanket of fog or shining majestically over the Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge’s awe inspiring views hold a special place in the hearts of visitors and locals alike.

chinatownGlobal cultures have a rich history of immigrating into San Francisco, creating the diversity in the heart of the city’s neighborhoods. Much like traveling through time, the historic Chinatown district transports visitors into an authentic culture which formed during the Gold Rush Era. Today, San Francisco has the highest Chinese population of any major US city. Similarly, the Mission District provides a variety of Latino immigrants the opportunity to preserve their culture and seek work through a tight-knit community. Key Events offers cultural and culinary tours through these districts for a peek into the massive melting pot of San Francisco.

mural 1Not confined to galleries and museums, large scale art installations populate blocks of the city. San Francisco has the highest density of murals than any other city in the world. Installations that ask viewers to participate and become a part of the artwork itself populate the city streets.  Inspired by the public commitment to philanthropy, large hearts are decorated by famous artists and displayed in public and private spaces alike. These installations can be found all across the Bay Area with a concentration in the center of San Francisco.

heart2With so much to offer clients, a single definition of our great city would not do it justice. Many unique experiences can leave a guest with an idea of what makes San Francisco so great, and Key Events seeks to offer the genuine local’s perspective.

Posted March 13th, 2015 | Case Studies | Tags: , , , ,

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