Synopses & Reviews
For domestic travelers, San Francisco is a city that can't be beat and this dazzling guide covers its charms, both great and small. Can't miss attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, a cable-car ride over Nob Hill, and Golden Gate Park are all richly described and illustrated. But a walk through Macondray Lane, the murals in the Mission, or a treat of authentic dim sum are equally inspiring and equally covered in our pages.
Expanded Coverage: A highly revised Marin County, Berkeley, and Oakland chapter covers everything hip and happening in this booming Bay Area. Bay Area peninsula towns like Moss Beach and Half Moon Bay give readers even more options for daytrips. A revamped Wine Country chapter with new reviews on lush wineries and sumptuous new spas gives travelers reasons to head to Napa and Sonoma.
Illustrated Features: Special magazine-style articles throughout the guide illuminate the most distinctive aspects of the Foggy City. Features on Chinatown, Alcatraz Island, the cable cars, the nearby Wine Country, city architecture, and more give readers an unparalleled sense of San Francisco. Spotlights on the best neighborhoods shop show readers how to navigate the city like a local.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Planners, maps, and orientation pages help readers strategize. Revamped sightseeing chapters make planning and exploring a snap. A "Where to Stay" chart makes it easy to find the perfect hotel.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s San Francisco offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Pullout Map: A handy take-along map provides added value, giving travelers essential information about top attractions and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence.
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