San Francisco Travel Association Announces “Love Letter to San Francisco” Contest

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Write a love letter to San Francisco in 140 characters or less and win an exclusive Valentine’s weekend getaway.

Write a love letter to San Francisco in 140 characters or less and win an exclusive Valentine’s weekend getaway

How would you express your love for San Francisco in 140 characters or less?

That’s the question San Francisco Travel Association is asking in its “Love Letter to San Francisco” contest, part of its spring “49 Hours of SF: Arts & Culture” campaign.

On February 4-8, fans can sweet talk their way into the heart of San Francisco by writing a love letter to the city in 140 characters or less. Submissions can be tweeted to @onlyinsf or posted to San Francisco’s Facebook page at San Francisco Travel will select the best love letter, awarding a VIP trip for two to San Francisco for Valentine’s Day weekend.

San Francisco’s weekend prize package includes:

  • Round-trip transportation for two on Amtrak, departing Los Angeles’ Union Station on February 14 at 10 a.m.
  • Three nights at The Fairmont San Francisco
  • Two tickets to the San Francisco Ballet
  • Two tickets to the Walt Disney Family Museum
  • Two tickets to the Asian Art Museum
  • Two tickets to the de Young Museum
  • $100 dining certificate
  • Shopping certificate to Westfield San Francisco Centre

To kick off the romantic rail excursion, winners will join San Francisco for a grand appearance at Los Angeles’ Union Station on Valentine’s Day, February 14 at 8-10 a.m.

Everyone is encouraged to join this San Francisco spectacle, complete with an Amtrak train disguised as a cable car, magical fog, a Golden Gate Bridge replica, custom San Francisco valentines and appearances by San Francisco’s colorful cast of characters, and surprise and delights from the Walt Disney Family Museum, the San Francisco Ballet, the de Young Museum and the Asian Art Museum.

Before reaching San Francisco, the train will make a transitory stop in Santa Barbara for a platform performance, featuring Santa Barbara’s unique company of characters.

The Amtrak adventure will culminate with 49 square miles of arts, culture, curiosities and special experiences in San Francisco.

Contest rules and further information are available at

This program is part of San Francisco Travel Association’s “49 Hours of SF: Arts & Culture” campaign, which runs through the end of April 2013. A variety of prizes and vacations packages will be awarded throughout the campaign.

The San Francisco Travel Association is the official tourism marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco. For information on reservations, packages, activities and more, visit or call 415-391-2000. The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.

For an insider’s perspective, join more than 500,000 people who follow San Francisco Travel on Facebook at Follow “OnlyinSF” on Twitter at

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop flights to more than 31 international points on 30 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport connects non-stop with 75 cities in the U.S. on 15 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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