100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die

100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die


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In 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die, the authors talk top attractions — the famous Painted Ladies, the bridges, the countless scenic vistas -- but they focus on guiding visitors and residents alike to the out-of-the-way places that locals love, places that reveal the soul of this world-class city.
Based on personal experience, the authors suggest where to grab a Mission-style burrito, introduce the kids to a giant Pacific octopus, join a sea chantey sing-along, get tipsy on an alcoholic malt, buy tie-dye in Haight-Ashbury, rock out at a free music festival, track down a food cart selling bacon-wrapped hot dogs, and relax in a redwood grove. The book also provides insider info on where to experience yoga on a labyrinth, rent a bike in Golden Gate Park, taste exotic olive oils, soak up spectacular ocean views on an urban hiking trail, brunch on beignets, take a free walking tour, and catch a glimpse of the city's wild parrots on the wing.
In short, 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die reveals many of the reasons why millions of people routinely leave their hearts in this amazing place!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935806813
Publisher: Reedy press, LLC.
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Eve Batey is the co-founder of SFist.com, the proprietor of The San Francisco Appeal, and used to be a Deputy Managing Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in the Outer Sunset with her husband and a bunch of animals. Her website is evebatey.com. Patricia Corrigan is a freelance writer and editor in San Francisco who worked for twenty-three years as a newspaper reporter and has written seventeen books. She lives in Twin Peaks, close to her son, daughter-in-law and grandson. Her website is patriciacorrigan.com.

Table of Contents

Dedication xiii

Preface xv

As Others See Us xvii

Food and Drink 3

Try a Little Tenderloin at Garibaldi's 4

Pick a Pizza, Any Pizza 5

Zip Over to Zuni for Roasted Chicken 6

Rally 'Round the Reuben at Memphis Minnie's 7

Appease Your Bacon Fixation at Aperto 8

Make Room for a Mission Burrito 9

Celebrate Upscale Mexican Cuisine at Nopalito 10

Slurp Up a Snowy Plover at Andytown 11

Sip a Cocktail at the Historic Twin Peaks Tavern 12

Down Some Dim Sum 13

Taste a Tea Leaf Salad 14

Chomp on San Francisco's Best Sandwich at Roxie's 15

Take Street Food to the Next Level at SoMa StrEat Food Park 16

Do Some Exploring at Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream 17

Binge on a 21-Ounce Gourmet Burger at Bill's Place 18

Dig into the Dry Fried Chicken at San Tung 19

Eat Farm Fresh at the Ferry Building Marketplace 20

Work on a Keller's Farm at the Ice Cream Bar Soda Fountain 21

Tip Back a Margarita at El Rio 22

Bring a Bib for Dungeness Season 23

Wake Up to Tartine's Morning Bun 24

Do a Dosa or Two 25

Munch on a Beignet Brunch at Brenda's French Soul Food 26

Follow Your Nose to the Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog Cart 27

Dip into a Designer Donut at Dynamo Donut and Coffee 28

Music and Entertainment 29

Make Like a Culture Vulture at the Opera, Ballet, or Symphony 30

Join the Jazz and Blues Crowd at the SFJAZZ Center 31

Find Your New Favorite Band at NoisePop 32

Expand Your Cinematic Horizons at IndieFest 33

Inhabit Other Realities at Beach Blanket Babylon 34

Take in a Flick at the Castro Theatre 35

Let Your Hair Down at a Golden Gate Park m Music Festival 36

Crack Up at the Punch Line 37

Hear Sound Sculpted at Audium 38

Live Rock History at the Fillmore 39

Fit in a Free Show at Amoeba Music 40

Recreation and Sport 41

Take a City Tour 42

Cross over the Golden Gate Bridge 43

Leave the Driving to Muni 44

Frolic in Golden Gale Park 45

Hop Aboard a Boat in San Francisco Bay 46

Wheel Your Way around Town 48

Speed Off on a Segway 49

Talk to the Trees in the Botanical Garden 50

Experience Baseball San Francisco Style 51

Catch a Fly-by of Wild Parrots 52

Wind Your Way along an Urban Trail 53

Watch the Waves on the Pacific Ocean 54

Go Gaga for Yerba Buena Gardens 55

Peer OIT the End of Pier 7 56

Meet the State Mammal at the Zoo 57

Mingle with Locals at Festivals and Fairs 58

Go Whale Watching 59

Smile for the Camera Obscura 60

Run for Your Life 61

Stretch Out on a World-Famous Labyrinth 62

Culture and History 63

Walk This Way on a Neighborhood Tour 64

Be Dazzled by City Hall's Dome 65

Catch a Cable Car 67

Chat Up Some Fainted Ladies 68

Rock Out on Alcatraz 69

Raise a Glass at the California Academy of Sciences 70

A Jedi Master Meet in the Presidio 71

Sing a Sea Chantey at Hyde Street Pier 72

Stand Where It All Began at Portsmouth Square 73

Meander through Our Amazing Museums 74

Hang with the Beats at Their Museum 76

Get All Hands-on at the Exploratorium 77

Show the Kids a Barn Owl at the Randall Museum 78

Contemplate the Way We Were as Seen in WPA Murals 79

Mull the Impermanence of Man's Creations at the Sutro Baths 80

Hail a Historic Streetcar 81

Pause at a Place of Worship 82

Dance with a Star on Treasure Island 85

Make Like Steve McQueen in Bullitt 86

Parade around the Palace Grounds in the Marina 87

Amuse the Whole Family at the Musée Mécanique 88

Sec Art in a Whole New Way al Creativity Explored 89 89

Collect Your Reward at the Top of Our Public Stairs 90 90

Go Avant-Garde at Artists' Television Access 91 91

Shopping and Fashion 93

Indulge in High-End Shopping at Union Square 95 95

Put In at Pier 39 on Fisherman's Wharf 96

Support San Francisco Style 97

Oct Your Tie-Dye On at the Sockshop 98

Box Up Your Favorite Place at Chocolate Covered 99

Try on Japanese Fashions at New People 100

Purchase an Eye Patch at the Pirate Supply Stoic 101

Tread the Paths of Commerce in Our Neighborhoods 102

Go Buy-Buy in Haight-Ashbury 104

Refine Your Surroundings at the Design Center 106

Let's Get Metaphysical at the Sword & Rose 107

Buy Resale Instead of Retail 108

Uncover Your Missing Piece at a Used I Cookwarc Emporium 110

Open Your Wallet at Our Parks Conservancy Shops 111

Browse in Our Many Bookilores 112

Attend a BYOB (Bread) Party at Olive This Olive That 114

Shop Our Street Vendors 115

Take Home Exquisite Tea from Lovejoy's Attic 116

Find an Adorably Creepy Gift at Paxton Gate 117

Pamper Your Pooped Self at a Top-Notch Spa 118

Suggested Itineraries 119

Acttvities By Season 123

Index 125

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