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Fodor's San Francisco (Fodor's San Francisco)

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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in San Francisco!

•Updated annually, Fodors San Francisco provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodors San Francisco features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in San Francisco.

•Experience San Francisco like a local! Fodors San Francisco includes unique photo-features that impart the citys culture, covering San Franciscos cable cars, Alcatraz Island, hot new architecture, the nearby Wine Country, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

Fodors San Francisco includes a full-color pullout map!

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

This Fodor's guide includes unique photo-features that impart San Francisco's culture, covering the city's cable cars, Alcatraz Island, hot new architecture, the nearby Wine Country, and more. Includes full-color pullout map.

Synopsis:

San Francisco is getting hotter and hotter---and Fodors totally revamped San Francisco 2008 keeps the pace. Dynamic, easy-to-use new features such as highlighted tips, fresh maps, and snappy orientation spreads give readers the inside track.

• Magazine-style illustrated features on sightseeing favorites including Chinatown, Alcatraz, and cable cars, and local scenes such as restaurants and the wine country

• “Experience San Francisco” introduction spotlights the citys best bets and dont-miss experiences

• Separate “neighborhoods” chapters point readers to area restaurants and shops along with the sights

• Locator maps and how-to planners to help visitors prioritize their activities

• Tips from expert local writers help readers save money and beat the crowds

• Coverage of the most popular day trips to Marin County and the East Bay

• Reorganized dining and lodging chapters make it easy to find the perfect hotel or restaurant

• Fun, opinionated sidebars on the local buzz: the best Mexican and Asian food, the cocktail scene, cool coffee shops

• Inspiring, eye-catching photos throughout

Table of Contents

About This Book ............ 6

Chapter 1: Experience San Francisco ............ 7

San Francisco Today ............ 8

Experience San Francisco Planner ............ 10

Whats Where ............ 12

Top San Francisco Attractions ............ 16

Local for a Day ............ 19

San Francisco with Kids ............ 20

Great Itineraries ............ 21

Top Walking Tours ............ 23

Free & Almost Free ............ 24

Offbeat SF ............ 26

Get Outta Town ............ 27

Festivals & Parades ............ 28

Chapter 2: Union Square & Chinatown ............ 33

Chapter 3: SoMa & Civic Center ............ 51

Chapter 4: Nob Hill & Russian Hill ............ 65

Chapter 5: North Beach ............ 81

Chapter 6: On the Waterfront ............ 91

Chapter 7: The Marina & the Presidio ............ 109

Chapter 8: Golden Gate Park & the Western Shoreline ............ 119

Chapter 9: The Haight, the Castro & Noe Valley ............ 137

Chapter 10: Mission District ............ 151

Chapter 11: Pacific Heights & Japantown ............ 161

Chapter 12: Where to Eat ............ 175

Chapter 13: Where to Stay ............ 239

Chapter 14: Nightlife & the Arts ............ 273

Chapter 15: Sports & the Outdoors ............ 309

Chapter 16: Shopping ............ 323

Chapter 17: Marin County, Berkeley & Oakland ............ 359

Marin County, Berkeley & Oakland Planner ............ 362

Marin County ............ 364

The East Bay ............ 384

Chapter 18: The Wine Country ............ 401

Wine Country Planner ............ 404

The Napa Valley ............ 407

The Sonoma Valley ............ 443

Elsewhere in Sonoma County ............ 458

Wine Country Essentials ............ 468

Essentials ............ 471

Getting Started ............ 472

Booking Your Trip ............ 473

Transportation ............ 476

On The Ground ............ 484

Index ............ 485

About Our Writers ............ 496

San Francisco In Focus

Cable Cars ............ 29

Chinatown ............ 45

Earthquake City ............ 74

Alcatraz ............ 103

Golden Gate Park ............ 129

Eye on Architecture ............ 171

Wine Tasting in Napa & Sonoma ............ 408

Maps

Union Square and Chinatown ............ 34

Nob Hill & Russian Hill ............ 66

North Beach ............ 82

On the Waterfront ............ 92

The Marina & the Presidio ............ 110

Golden Gate Park & Western Shoreline ............ 120

The Haight, the Castro & Noe Valley ............ 138

Mission District ............ 152

Pacific Heights & Japantown ............ 162

Dining ............ 177

Nightlife & the Arts In and Around

Downtown ............ 278-279

Mission Castro Nightlife ............ 291

Nightlife: Japantown/Pacific Heights ............ 299

Shopping In and Around Downtown ............ 326-327

Union Square Shopping ............ 332

Mission and Noe Valley Shopping ............ 335

The Castro and the Haight Shopping ............ 351

Japantown, Pacific Heights &

Cow Hollow Shopping ............ 355

Marin County, Berkeley & Oakland ............ 360

Marin County ............ 366

Oakland ............ 386

Berkeley ............ 394

Wine Country ............ 402

Napa Valley ............ 418

Where to Stay and Eat in Napa Valley ............ 420

Sonoma Valley ............ 446-447

Where to Stay and Eat in the Sonoma Valley ............ 452-453

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400019618
Publisher:
Fodor's
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Editor:
Nalepa, Michael
Editor:
Beckerlegge, Bethany Cassin
Editor:
Moker, Molly
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
United States - Pacific - San Francisco
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20081021
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
NONE
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .84 in 1.34 lb

Related Subjects

Travel » North America » United States » California » San Francisco
Travel » North America » United States » General

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"Synopsis" by , This Fodor's guide includes unique photo-features that impart San Francisco's culture, covering the city's cable cars, Alcatraz Island, hot new architecture, the nearby Wine Country, and more. Includes full-color pullout map.
"Synopsis" by , San Francisco is getting hotter and hotter---and Fodors totally revamped San Francisco 2008 keeps the pace. Dynamic, easy-to-use new features such as highlighted tips, fresh maps, and snappy orientation spreads give readers the inside track.

• Magazine-style illustrated features on sightseeing favorites including Chinatown, Alcatraz, and cable cars, and local scenes such as restaurants and the wine country

• “Experience San Francisco” introduction spotlights the citys best bets and dont-miss experiences

• Separate “neighborhoods” chapters point readers to area restaurants and shops along with the sights

• Locator maps and how-to planners to help visitors prioritize their activities

• Tips from expert local writers help readers save money and beat the crowds

• Coverage of the most popular day trips to Marin County and the East Bay

• Reorganized dining and lodging chapters make it easy to find the perfect hotel or restaurant

• Fun, opinionated sidebars on the local buzz: the best Mexican and Asian food, the cocktail scene, cool coffee shops

• Inspiring, eye-catching photos throughout

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