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Latest News, Deals & Savings for July 20

Hilton San Francisco Financial District Hotel offers summer special for visitors, California Central Coast’s Paso Robles announces a series of late summer and fall fun events, and The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe will open its doors to guests on Dec. 9, 2009, in time for ski season in Northstar-at-Tahoe.

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Hilton's San Francisco Financial District Hotel Offers Summer Special

The Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel is offering a special $129 room rate the entire month of August and selected dates in July and September, on a space available basis. Guests need to book their reservation by July 23, 2009.

The downtown San Francisco hotel offers value-friendly amenities such as downtown complimentary town car service Monday-Friday morning, competitively-priced parking on-site and complimentary high-speed Internet access. A hip new wine bar and award-winning day spa), both located in the hotel, offer a nice reprieve from a busy day of shopping and sightseeing.

Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel hopes to attract those seeking San Francisco vacations with an affordable stay. The San Francisco hotel is located at the crossroads of Chinatown, North Beach and the downtown San Francisco financial district. It is just a short walk from Union Square, where the San Francisco shopping is second to none, and just blocks from Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, and a ferry ride to Alcatraz.

The Hilton is convenient to all of San Francisco's summer events and festivals, including the King Tut exhibition, North Beach Jazz Festival, San Francisco Giants home games, various film festivals, and the Outside Lands Music Festival.

The offer is available for a limited time and subject to availability. Visit the Hilton San Francisco Financial District Web site at
www.sanfranciscohiltonhotel.com to book this special offer and find out more about the hotel.

Central Coast California's Paso Robles Sets Late Summer, Fall Fun

California Central Coast's Paso Robles has announced a series of late summer and fall events to showcase some of the best fun things to do in the region.

Located mid-way between Los Angeles and the Bay Area, Paso Robles is a tank of gas away for most Californians, and a convenient flight to San Luis Obispo airport for the rest of the country.

This relaxed, leisurely town is the perfect place to stay and enjoy a romantic getaway, family affair or fabulous food and wine extravaganza.

Following are some of the events being planned:

  • California Wine Month: The entire month of September is all about wines in California, with Paso Robles 180-plus wineries playing a starring role.
  • Golden State Classic Car Show: Sept. 12 on 11th Street in downtown Paso Robles is about enjoying all types of antique classic and custom cars and trucks.
  • North County Clippers' Paso Robles Airport Day Aviation Expo Sept. 12. The sky's the limit with exhibitions, aircraft and more.
  • Taste of Downtown & Arte de Tiza: Sept. 19, music, food, art and the charming Paso Robles plaza.
  • Pioneer Day & Parade: Oct. 10, right through downtown Paso Robles
  • Professional Cutting Horse Association Futurity and Stakes: Oct. 14 to Nov. 1, demonstrations, clinics, cutting horse competitions.
  • Harvest Wine Weekend: Oct. 16-18, hosted by the Paso Robles Wine Country alliance, featuring an incredible array of activities, tastings and tours in the heart of Paso Robles wine country.
  • Golden Oak Festival: Oct. 24 - arts, crafts, antiques, music, food, local produce, and more.

More information, including the hotel, motel and specialty accommodations available for Paso Robles visitors, can be found at www.travelpaso.com .

Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe to Open Dec. 9 for Ski Season

The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe said the Northern California mountain resort will open its doors to guests on Dec. 9, 2009, in time for the upcoming ski season in Northstar-at-Tahoe.

"There is a lot of anticipation and excitement around this resort opening on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe," said Allen Highfield, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton. "As we approach the three-year anniversary of the ground-breaking, we are pleased to announce that guests may begin arriving on Dec. 9."

The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe is the first new-build resort development in the Lake Tahoe area in decades and will introduce its legendary service to Lake Tahoe later this year. It is anticipated to become Northern California's premier mountain retreat and is situated mid-mountain in the Northstar-at-Tahoe ski area.

Guest services will feature a mountain concierge with ski-in, ski-out access in winter, as well as easy access to mountain biking and hiking in the spring, summer and fall. An inter-mountain gondola will connect guests between the nearby Village-at-Northstar and the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe resort.

Perched slope-side within a 15-minute drive of both Lake Tahoe and the historic town of Truckee, the year-round destination resort includes 170 guest rooms, 23 private Ritz-Carlton Residences and 25 Ritz-Carlton Destination Club fractional ownership residences.

In addition to the announcement of the hotel's opening date, Manzanita, the resort's signature restaurant created by renowned San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins will also open inside the hotel on Dec. 9. The menu at Manzanita will be a combination of Des Jardins' signature French inspired California cuisine, with a regional mountain resort influence, sourcing organic, sustainable and locally grown meat and produce when possible.

For more information about the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe visit the Web site at