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An anaesthesiologist (C) and nurses take care of a patient in a recovery room after a surgery at the CHU Angers teaching hospital in Angers, western France, on October 24, 2013. (JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Medical Tourism To France, Other Countries Surges Due To Costly U.S. Health Care

France, the number one tourist destination in the world for its gastronomic pleasures, beautiful chateaux and sites such as the Eiffel Tower, is also getting a huge influx of tourists for another reason these days – to save a ton of money on their medical bills.

07/14/2014

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San Francisco Hotel Room Rates Reach All-Time High, Average $200 A Night

The cost for travelers to stay in a San Francisco hotel room has reached an all-time high, according to newly-released numbers by the City Controller’s office.

06/30/2014

Tourists, instead of cars clog Lombard Street on the day when automobiles were banned.

SFMTA Claims 1st Car-Free Weekend On ‘Crookedest’ Part Of Lombard Street Went Smoothly Despite Pedestrian Crowding

The first weekend of a pilot program creating car-free access to San Francisco’s famously crooked Lombard Street went “relatively smoothly,” a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman said Monday.

06/23/2014

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Sausalito Creates New Rules For Tour Buses

Residents of Sausalito are concerned that the influx of tour buses has created a safety issue and now the city is about to impose some new rules for popular tourist destination.

06/17/2014

Canoe on the Russian River (photo via Burke's Canoe Trips website)

Despite Drought, Water Levels Fine For Canoeing The Russian River

Just a few short months ago businesses along Sonoma County’s Russian River were concerned about their livelihoods due to California’s drought, but the water levels were fine for canoeing this Memorial Day Weekend.

05/26/2014

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Ultimate Guide To Your Summer Road Trip

Make the most of your summer with this ultimate guide to road trips.

05/09/2014

Images seen on the wall at the Oakland tourism center. (CBS)

Oakland Hoping To Shed Shady Image With Portland Tourism Campaign

Oakland is hoping to shed its shady image by launching a public relations campaign to attract tourists.

04/03/2014

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Japanese Tourists Label Golden Gate Bridge Among ‘Most Overrated’ U.S. Attractions

The skyscraping span that is synonymous with San Francisco has apparently been a real letdown for many visitors from across the Pacific.

02/27/2014

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Phil Matier: Height A Factor In Proposed SF Moscone Center Expansion

A proposed expansion of San Francisco’s Moscone Center has some residents in the city’s SoMa District upset over height issues, but with tech and tourism driving local industry, the only way to build just might be up.

02/21/2014

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Napa Tourism Thrives, Tahoe Suffers Amid Dry Winter

Tourism in the Sierra and Lake Tahoe is suffering due to the lack of snow this winter. Meanwhile, the Napa Valley is reaping the benefits of an unusually dry and mild season with a huge jump in visitors.

01/24/2014

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