Walking San Francisco: 30 Savvy Tours Exploring Steep Streets, Grand Hotels, Dive Bars, and Waterfront Parks

Walking San Francisco: 30 Savvy Tours Exploring Steep Streets, Grand Hotels, Dive Bars, and Waterfront Parks

by Tom Downs
     
 

In Walking San Francisco, Tom Downs has created an exceptional guide to exploring the best of the City “on the ground,” from North Beach to Lands End, Bernal Heights to Golden Gate Park. Take one of these specially designed walking tours, and you’ll not only get great exercise but also soak up the history, culture, and vibe of the City by the Bay

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In Walking San Francisco, Tom Downs has created an exceptional guide to exploring the best of the City “on the ground,” from North Beach to Lands End, Bernal Heights to Golden Gate Park. Take one of these specially designed walking tours, and you’ll not only get great exercise but also soak up the history, culture, and vibe of the City by the Bay. It’s like having a savvy tour guide at your side, showing you where to find great mojitos, and pointing out a rare worker-owned strip joint. Two special tours sample the best bars in North Beach and the Mission District. Locals and visitors alike will appreciate insider tips and entertaining asides in the 30 walking trips. Each tour contains a clear neighborhood map and critical public transportation and parking information. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a “Points of Interest” section outlines each walk’s highlights.

Editorial Reviews

For all its precipitous inclines, San Francisco still ranks as one of the best American cities for walking. Its magnificent, diverse architecture, its distinctive neighborhoods, and its vibrant entertainment scene make the City by the Bay an optimal locale to stroll. Tom Downs, the brain behind the acclaimed Lonely Planet San Francisco, adds another feather to his authorial hat with this paperback offering. The 30 tours include walks in every part of San Fran, from North Beach to Lands End, from Bernal Heights to Golden Gate Park. The routes include cultural and historic destinations; clubs and eating places; and scenic spots. Each tour entry contains a neighborhood map, route summaries, and detailed points of interest. A fine way to learn the city at your own pace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899974194
Publisher:
Wilderness Press
Publication date:
06/15/2007
Series:
Walking Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 7.04(h) x 0.55(d)

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