Avant-Guide San Francisco: Insiders' Guide for Urban Adventurers

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Packed with easy-to-access information on stylish hotels, unique shops, extraordinary restaurants and the best nightspots. Avant-Guide San Francisco is designed to assure you are far more informed than most locals. And our candid perspective on all of the city's sights will keep you steps ahead of the tourists.
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Overview

Packed with easy-to-access information on stylish hotels, unique shops, extraordinary restaurants and the best nightspots. Avant-Guide San Francisco is designed to assure you are far more informed than most locals. And our candid perspective on all of the city's sights will keep you steps ahead of the tourists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891603181
  • Publisher: Empire Press Media
  • Publication date: 4/14/2003
  • Series: Avant-Guide Books Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 355
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

01 San Francisco Defogged 8
Never Say "Frisko" 10
Silly Statistics & Stoopid Facts 14
History in a Hurry 15
02 Navigating the Land 22
Streetwise: Know Thy Neighborhoods 24
Arriving 28
Getting Around 32
Money 35
Infomedia 36
Essential Services 36
03 Hotels 38
Hotels by Area 44
Very Expensive 46
Expensive 54
Moderate 60
Inexpensive 78
04 The Sights 86
San Francisco's Greatest Hits 88
The Best Museums 102
Top Views 118
The Top 10 Steepest 119
Tourist Traps 120
Guided Walking Tours (+ 1 by Bus) 122
05 Exploring 124
The Financial District 126
Union Square & Environs 129
The Tenderloin & Civic Center 131
Chinatown 134
North Beach 138
Russian Hill 140
Nob Hill 141
SoMa & The Embarcadero 142
Mission District 145
Haight-Ashbury 149
The Castro & Noe Valley 150
The Marina & The Presidio 153
Cow Hollow 154
Pacific Heights 158
Japantown, Hayes Valley & Western Addition 159
The Richmond & The Sunset 161
06 Fitness, Beauty & Sports 162
Recreation & Exercise 164
Beauty & Body 172
Spectator Sports 174
07 Shopping 178
The Shoppinghoods 180
High-End Hotlist 182
Shopping by Subject 183
08 Restaurants 212
Where to Dine When Dining Alone 216
Restaurants by Area, Price & Cuisine 218
Celebrity Chefs/Top Food 221
Classic San Francisco Spaces 232
In-Style Scenes 236
The Best of San Francisco 242
Cheap Ass 266
Meals After Midnight 273
Breakfast & Brunch 276
Cafes, Tea & Dessert 278
09 Nightlife 280
Bars, Clubs & Lounges 283
Lounges & Designer Scenes 283
Street-Smart Scenes 286
Rooms With A View 293
Cultivated Classics 295
Top Dives 296
Brewpubs & Microbreweries 298
Wine Bars 299
Gay & Lesbian Bars & Clubs 300
Dance Clubs 305
Swing Dancing 310
Live Music 312
Live Rock 312
Latin, Caribbean & World Beat 313
Live Jazz & Blues 313
Major Concert & Theater Venues 315
Classical Music, Opera & Dance 318
Theater, Cabaret & Comedy 322
Film 325
Sex 328
10 Planning Before You Go 332
Information 334
Weather 334
Saving Money Getting There 336
The Major Airlines 336
Cars & Driving 337
For Foreign Visitors 338
International Systems Of Measurements 342
Index 344
Maps
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