Travel: San Francisco offers Summer of Love Hotel Packages

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San Francisco is one of my favorite cities in the United States.  It’s the grand dame of California culture with great museums, opera and plenty of terrific shopping & dinning.   This is the city that Tony Bennett sang love songs about and that the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin were inspired by.

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin lived in San Francisco.

With Summer vacation season starting, you’ll want to know about some new travel specials that make a trip to San Francisco affordable.   This summer  San Francisco celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love – the 1967 counterculture phenomenon that drew nearly 100,000 young people to the city’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.   To celebrate, San Francisco is offering new travel deals to once again convince visitors to come to San Francisco and put some flowers in their hair.

To explore these deals San Francisco Travel offers an online guide to 10 hotels with special Summer of Love offers.

Each hotel features a different package.  Summer of Love-themed amenities in some packages include a flower for your hair upon arrival, a commemorative Summer of Love celebration magazine, a Summer of Love-themed evening turndown, a welcome cocktail for two, San Francisco CityPASS booklets or tickets to the “The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll” exhibit at the de Young Museum (through Aug. 20, 2017).

Summer of love san francisco

San Francisco celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love this year with special travel offers.

The participating hotels are some of the finest and most historic in San Francisco including:

  • Fairmont San Francisco
  • Hilton San Francisco Union Square
  • Le Meridien San Francisco
  • Omni San Francisco
  • The Palace Hotel
  • Parc 55 San Francisco – A Hilton Hotel
  • The Park Central
  • The St. Regis San Francisco
  • Tilden Hotel
  • The Westin St. Francis

To help visitors plan the rest of their “trip,” San Francisco Travel offers  a Summer of love website , an ever-expanding guide to the whole groovy scene.  At Summer of love website , the California Historical Society provides the detailed factual and cultural context for this seminal summer through its own exhibition, “One the Road to the Summer of Love (through Sept. 10, 2017) and collaboration with cultural partners.

San Francisco Travel operates Visitor Information Centers at Hallidie Plaza, 900 Market St. at the corner of Powell and Market streets, and on the lower level of Macy’s Union Square.  San Francisco Travel is also a partner at the California Welcome Center at PIER 39.  For information on reservations, activities and more, visit San Francisco Travel online  or read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000.

If you’re an American Express cardholder, check your  travel offers via your Amex card. American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.