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Celebrate San Francisco Art. Culture. Entertainment. # Only in San Francisco Get ready to explore the city’s eclectic arts scene. BY DAVID ARMSTRONG A 58 JANUARY 2013 rt animates everyday life in San Francisco, a modest-size city of 49 square miles and nearly 800,000 people with an outsize abundance and mind-boggling diversity of arts and culture. Like stuffing a suitcase for a holiday trip, it’s a lot to pack into just 49 square miles. But then, 49 is San Francisco’s magic number, tracing back to the Gold Rush of 1849. “Forty-nine is also one more hour than the average weekend,” notes Lynn Bruni, director of consumer marketing for San Francisco Travel. “Forty-eight hours are just not enough to explore everything San Francisco has to offer.’’ San Francisco’s varied arts scene embraces theater, dance, literary arts, festivals, film, museums, and more. “San Francisco is the only city outside of New York that operates a symphony, an opera, and a ballet,’’ says Lisa San Francisco Travel Visitor Center 900 Market Street San Francisco, CA 415.391.2000 Hasenbalg, director of arts and culture marketing for San Francisco Travel. “But a lot of our art and culture is off the beaten path. We’re a little scrappier, we take chances, we have a very strong underground and indie arts scene.’’ City museums are educational in the best sense. The Asian Art Museum, housed in the former main public library, showcases exquisite ancient and contemporary artwork. The Walt Disney Family Museum offers an interactive experience for all ages in a historic setting — renovated army barracks in the Presidio. The de Young Museum, part of Golden Gate Park since 1894, boasts architecture as beautiful as the art within its walls. But there’s more to the city than museums. “We excel in dance and literary arts,” Hasenbalg says. “Visitors may find themselves watching dancers rappel down a landmark building or participating in Litcrawl, an annual literary bar crawl that started in the Mission District.’’ The city also boasts the renowned San Francisco Ballet, which mounts performances and trains PHOTOS (CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT) ISTOCKPHOTO, BY HENRIK KAM, JIM SMITH/THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM, © ASIAN ART MUSEUM, © ERIK TOMASSON

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - January 2013

US Airways - January 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Fantasy Trips
Hub Crawl: Boston Logan International Airport
Wine & Dine: Martinis
Adventure: Scotland Golf
Adventure: Skiing Whistler Blackcomb
Great Escapes: Quintero Golf Club
Gear Up: Pet Gifts
Travel Feature: Aruba — Little Island, Big Presence
US Airways Vacations
Celebrate San Francisco
The Cactus League
Must Read: Because I Said So!
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - January 2013