The Unofficial Guide to San Francisco

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  • Hotels, motels and inns ranked and rated for value and quality, plus proven strategies for getting the best deals
  • "Best of" listings giving candid opinions on things ranging from bagels to baguettes, five-star hotels to the best views of San Francisco and Bay Area by night
  • Driving and walking tours of the city's top neighborhoods
  • The straight truth on all the attractions, ...
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Overview

  • Hotels, motels and inns ranked and rated for value and quality, plus proven strategies for getting the best deals
  • "Best of" listings giving candid opinions on things ranging from bagels to baguettes, five-star hotels to the best views of San Francisco and Bay Area by night
  • Driving and walking tours of the city's top neighborhoods
  • The straight truth on all the attractions, from Alcatraz to the Golden Gate Bridge
  • The best day trips in the surrounding Bay Area and beyond, including the Wine Country
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470533260
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/26/2010
  • Series: Unofficial Guides Series , #237
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD STERLING IS THE AUTHOR OF AND CONTRIBUTOR to numerous cookbooks and guidebooks covering California, Latin America, and Asia. Richard is well known in the Bay Area for his varied and eclectic accomplishments.

Elgy Gillespie, who revised this edition, is an author of several guidebooks and cookbooks and has lived in San Francisco's Mission District since the Big One of 1989 with her roommates and cat. She teaches at a community college and also writes for several magazines and newspapers about history, the outdoors, food, and movies in California and elsewhere—often all of the above together. Thanks also go to Regina Comaich and Catherine Barry, who contributed to this edition.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

About the Author.

Introduction.

The City by the Bay: A Metropolitan Mecca.

About This Guide.

PART ONE: Planning Your Visit.

Understanding the City: A Brief History of San Francisco.

When to Go: The Sweater Season and the . . . Well, Sweater (Wetter) Season.

How to Get More Information before You Visit.

Gays and Lesbians.

A Calendar of Festivals and Events.

PART TWO: Accommodations.

Deciding Where to Stay.

Getting a Good Deal on a Room.

Hotels and Motels: Rated and Ranked.

Hotel Information Chart.

PART THREE: Visiting on Business.

Not All Visitors Are Headed for Fisherman's Wharf.

PART FOUR: Arriving and Getting Oriented.

Coming into the City.

A Geographic Overview of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Things the Natives Already Know.

How to Avoid Crime and Keep Safe in Public Places.

PART FIVE: Getting Around.

Driving Your Car.

Public Transportation.

PART SIX: Sightseeing, Tours, and Attractions.

Touring San Francisco.

San Francisco for Children.

Helpful Tips for Tourists.

San Francisco on Film.

The Wine Country.

Napa Valley.

Sonoma Valley.

Russian River Valley.

Day Trips in and around the Bay Area.

Beyond the Bay Area.

Attraction Profiles.

PART SEVEN: Dining and Restaurants.

The Restaurants.

Restaurant Profiles.

PART EIGHT: Entertainment and Nightlife.

Performing Art.

San Francisco Nightlife.

Nightclub Profiles.

PART NINE: Shopping.

Top Shopping Neighborhoods.

The Malls.

Specialty Shops.

PART TEN: Exercise and Recreation.

The Great Indoors.

Outdoors, Naturally!

Spectator Sports.

Accommodations Index.

Restaurant Index.

Subject Index.

Unofficial Guide Reader Survey.

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  • Posted July 30, 2009

    Comprehensive Guide with quality ratings for hotels and restaurants and excellent descriptions of the many opportunities to have a good time in San Francisco.

    Packed with info, but I especially appreciated the comparison charts for hotels and restaurants for quality and cost PLUS detailed listings later. There's a calendar of local events/festivals, details on BART, bus, train and boat tours, and a guide to weather (cold in August!). Details on star attractions, night spots and dancing, exercise opportunities such as health clubs, a climbing wall, in-line skating in Golden Gate Park, and fun things like driving down squigly Lombard street. Has good detail maps, but I bought a separate overall street map. My friend had a different guide and thought this one was much better. Lists Hours, phone nos. and emails for most everything too.

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