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Celebrate Halloween 2009 In San Francisco With A Trick Or Treat Upon Check-In At Hilton San Francisco Financial District Hotel
October 05, 2009SAN FRANCISCO -
Calling all super heroes, vampires and princesses! Trick or treat for ghostly goods upon check-in at the haunted Hilton San Francisco Financial District Hotel. Over Halloween weekend from October 30-November 1, 2009, San Francisco hotel guests may choose from a variety of treats such as Hilton HHonors points, food and beverage coupons, museum tickets and candy. Arrive in costume, and you may win a free hotel stay for one night on our 13th floor...if you can find it. If you should win, we'll gladly honor your prize on a floor that actually exists! Otherwise, rates begin at $169, based on availability, for the luckless lot.
If you've got little ones in tow, the nearby Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents its eighth annual Halloween Costume Walk Unique Derique on Saturday from 12:00 - 2:00 PM. There will be live music, interactive performances, and a Halloween costume parade for children under ten and their families. Bigger kids, along with their folks, are welcome to take one step closer to the city's spirits on the San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Hunt Tour, located right outside our front door. Venture through dark passageways by lamplight where souls are rumored to appear just after twilight. For more chills and thrills, check out the San Francisco Ghost Hunt. Something unexplainable is guaranteed on almost every tour.
Several local museums are offering a variety of eerie attractions. For a hands-on approach, visit the Exploratorium Halloween, featuring giant insects, a haunted Victorian house on wheels, and ghosts of theories past in the Cemetery of Dead Science. The California Academy of Sciences is celebrating all week with Creepy Crawly Week. The Academy encourages guests to face their fears and join them for encounters with creep-crawly critters such as tarantulas, scorpions, snakes and alligators.
The historic landmark site of the Hilton San Francisco Financial District is located along The Barbary Coast - San Francisco's original shoreline. A rough neighborhood known for its corruption and crime, a vigilante committee formed in 1851 and held "necktie" (hanging) parties across the street in Portsmouth Plaza to discourage criminal behavior. Our neighborhood is far removed from its sorted past today, but if you watch closely, you may see a haunted figure with a noose around his neck crossing the bridge that connects Portsmouth Plaza to our hotel.
In 1900, the Hall of Justice was built here at 750 Kearny Street. Along with courtrooms and police headquarters, the Hall of Justice also housed the San Francisco County morgue, rumored to be located in the basement. Today, people often hear singing and see visions of a lady dressed in black Victorian attire on the lowest level of our basement garage. Visions aside, don't be alarmed if you find a black cat crossing your path - it is only Clarence, our good-natured house cat who will undoubtedly bring you good luck!
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