Smart Destinations Releases New Go Select San Francisco Package in Honor of America’s Cup

Smart Destinations has created an exclusive San Francisco Sailing Cup Package with key tours and attractions for San Francisco visitors.

One of the premier San Francisco attractions this summer is the America’s Cup sailing competition – a prestigious yacht race with a long and storied history. While the early stages of this year’s competition commenced in July, August marks the transition into the exciting final rounds. In honor of San Francisco being chosen as the 2013 host city, Smart Destinations has prepared a special Go Select Package to help its customers celebrate San Francisco’s sailing heritage.

Smart Destinations’ Sailing Cup Package includes three popular San Francisco attractions: the Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, a Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bike Tour, and a Rocket Boat ride. Each of these attractions is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate the active spirit that America’s Cup brings to the City by the Bay.

“People are coming from all over the world to witness America’s Cup and to visit this gorgeous city. We’d like them to leave here raving about much fun they had and how tourist-friendly we are,” said Judy Gauthier, Regional Director of San Francisco with Smart Destinations. “That’s why we cherry-picked some of our favorite things to do and put them onto one smart money-saving pass. These are memories that will last forever.”

The 90-minute Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise guides visitors between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge along the impressive San Francisco skyline. Tour guides provide a comprehensive history of the San Francisco Bay area, including legends and lore, information about the local eco-system, and the socio-political history of the city itself. The cruise will also pass famous San Francisco landmarks like Treasure Island and Alcatraz Island.

Smart Destinations’ America’s Cup Package also includes a three-hour guided bike tour, which brings active visitors to many of the most popular landmarks in San Francisco. Some points of interest along the route include attractions like Aquatic Park, the Marina District, and the Palace of Fine Arts, as well as historical military structures like Fort Point and Fort Mason. The tour winds from San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge to nearby Sausalito, giving riders ample time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the America’s Cup yachts.

As the third included attraction, the high-speed Rocket Boat cruise is an experience that almost approaches the sensation of a racing yacht. This 30-minute adventure around the San Francisco Bay also showcases a number of popular landmarks – including AT&T Park, Treasure Island, and Alcatraz – but does so at speeds of up to 51 miles per hour. This San Francisco attraction is the ideal activity for thrill-seekers.

Visitors to San Francisco with Smart Destinations can also choose to customize their America’s Cup Package by adding additional attractions for a personalized vacation experience. Travelers who enjoy the historical aspects of these three attractions will also appreciate the Escape from the Rock Cruise, which focuses specifically on the history of Alcatraz Island and its infamous prison. Other available San Francisco attractions feature several of the landmarks and neighborhoods showcased on the guided bike tour, like a tour of AT&T Park and an in-depth exploration of Sausalito and Muir Woods.

About Smart Destinations

Smart Destinations helps travelers enjoy more activities in their destinations for less. With its multi-attraction passes, visitors enjoy flexible purchase options, savings of up to 55% off gate prices, and the convenience of skipping the line at most popular attractions. Available online and at walk-up retail outlets, Smart Destinations passes, including Go City Cards, Go Explorer and Go Select Passes, provide admission to more than 400 attractions across nine North American destinations, including New York, Orlando, Oahu, San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Boston. For more information, visit:

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