Visiting San Francisco
"I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don't care ..."
—Lyrics & Music by Douglass Cross & George Cory,
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
In December 1961 Tony Bennett, starring in the Fairmont Hotel's famous Venetian Room, first sang I Left My Heart in San Francisco. Sitting in the audience that night were the mayor and future mayor of San Francisco. The lyrics must have stolen their hearts and everyone else's—from that night forward the song that celebrates "to be where the little cable cars climb halfway to the stars ..." has become the city's anthem.
Just like the city's embrace of the lyrics, you too will leave your heart in San Francisco when you visit our "City by the Bay."