The economy sucks but San Francisco still wants you to shop.
Mayor Gavin Newsom has announced a city-wide incentive program to encourage local and Bay Area residents to visit, shop, and stay in San Francisco, will continue to offer special discounts and promotions through the end of the month.
The discounts are only available for Bay Area residents.
"During these tough economic times, San Francisco is working to ensure that its small businesses remain strong and tourism thrives," Newsom said. "Shop SF will continue to showcase our world-class dining, museums, events, attractions, and hotels with new great offers. It’s an opportunity to experience all the beauty and excitement of one of the greatest cities in the world."
In order to encourage local and Bay Area residents to shop and buy in San Francisco in January, the program includes the following special discounts and promotions:
Show Your Zip Program: Families can enjoy special promotions on hotel accommodations, shopping, meals and other great deals offered by over 170 local merchants, simply by proving residence in one of the nine Bay Area counties.
Restaurants: Through Dine About Town, over 100 of San Francisco's most popular restaurants will offer three course prix-fixe lunches for $21.95 and/or dinners for $34.95. The offer runs from January 15 to the end of the month.
Hotels: San Francisco hotels are offering reduced rates, complimentary parking and breakfast, and a variety of discounted holiday packages. In January, select San Francisco hotels will offer, "3 Nights for the Price of 2."
Shop Local: Special promotions and shopping events are occurring in unique neighborhood commercial districts across the city, including late night shopping and weekend sidewalk sales.
Events: Hundreds of events are happening all over San Francisco, including the Chinese New Year’s Parade, the MLK March, and public screening of the Presidential Inauguration.
A list of all the discounts is available at the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau's Web site.