It's hard to imagine a more comprehensive and useful guide to San Francisco than Delehanty's. These 600 pages provide a myriad of details for the traveler: maps, parking and public transit information, lodging, shopping, restaurants. Delehanty has divided the city into 13 very interesting walking tours. There are also six regional driving day trips. Fascinating biographies of the city's founders, locations of obscure museums, descriptions and histories of major and minor landmarks, e.g., the Coit Tower murals, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Transamerica Pyramid, and practically every building in the city--Levi-Strauss headquarters, Esprit Outlet Store, Fog City Diner--make this essential reading for any first-time tourist and fun reading for residents and frequent visitors. Index and illustrations not seen. Highly recommended--even for library reference collections.-- Thomas K. Fry, UCLA Libs.
A much better than usual guide to SF. Includes adjacent areas--Carmel to the south, Marin and Napa counties to the north. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)