How could we stop at only 100 things to do in a city like San Francisco? We cheated a little bit. There are one hundred items listed in the table of contents, but more than one hundred addresses inside the pages of 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die. No book on San Francisco would be true to itself without mentioning landmarks like cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Presidio, the Ferry Building, and Coit Tower. But turn the pages and you’ll fall deeper into San Francisco. We tell you which hotels have the hippest bar scenes, where to eat egg tarts in Chinatown, and what exactly a Mission-style burrito is. We point the way to a world-renowned tequila bar in the back of a family restaurant, and to some of the city’s best neighborhood street fairs. We’ve covered the best museums, including one that hosts a weekly cocktail party. We also tell you where to shop for tie-dye, browse for local art, listen to live music, and follow in the footsteps of the Beat Generation. 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die invites you to climb some of San Francisco’s tiled stairways and hills, take a guided walking tour, practice yoga on a labyrinth, hike along the coastal bluffs and beaches, and pedal your way around town. From colorful neighborhood murals to little-known historical sites, there’s something to satisfy your curiosity. And whether you’re visiting for the first time or make your home in the city by the bay, we’re sure you’ll leave your heart in San Francisco.
About the Author
Kimberley Lovato is a freelance travel journalist whose work has been published by some of the country’s top magazines and websites including National Geographic Traveler, Virtuoso Life Magazine, American Way Magazine, Private Clubs, Robb Report, Preferred Travel, Delta Sky Magazine, Every Day With Rachael Ray, travelandleisure.com, BBC.com, AFAR.com, and many more. Kimberley is the recipient of numerous writing awards including a Gold Medal in 2012 from the Society of American Travel Writers for her culinary travel book Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves. She is the AFAR Magazine “Expert” for San Francisco, a Francophile, champagne lover, and the founder of a well-attended monthly reading series in San Francisco which she founded with legendary travel writer and editor Don George. Jill K. Robinson writes about travel, adventure, food, and drink for AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, Sunset, Sierra, Robb Report, Private Clubs, Virtuoso Life, American Way, Celebrated Living, Rhapsody, Delta Sky, Alaska Airlines' Beyond, Westways, Via, and many more print and digital publications. Her essays have been published in Travelers' Tales books: The Best Travel Writing and The Best Womens' Travel Writing. Her magazine and newspaper articles have won Lowell Thomas, Society of American Travel Writers, and American Society of Journalists and Authors awards. Jill is a Bay Area native, professional athlete, and tequila expert.