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San Francisco expert Jerry Dunn guides readers around this beloved Californian city through Chinatown, Haight-Ashbury, the Mission District, the Financial District, Union Square and Nob Hill, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz, the Marina, Pacific Heights and Japantown, Golden Gate Park, Civic Center, SoMa and the Embarcadero, and the Mission & Castro Districts. Dunn also offers a taster’s guide to Napa and Sonoma Valley wines. Contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars highlight every aspect of life in the city and its surrounds, and offer a wide range of activities for the traveler to seek out: Take a walk through Union Square; ride the city's famous cable cars; learn about Chinese San Fran and enjoy a walk in Chinatown; learn about the Beat Generation’s love affair with the city; the history of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition; walk through Haight-Ashbury and read about the Love Generation; and see the murals of the Mission District. The guide also gives practical advice on planning your trip and explains San Francisco today in the context of its rich history and culture, art, food, and drink.
About the Author
A third generation Californian, JERRY CAMARILLO DUNN, JR., was born and raised in Los Angeles—a fact that elicits pity (at best) in San Francisco, but for which he makes no apology. San Francisco became a second home during college at nearby Stanford University. In later years, Dunn lived in the city and also in Marin County across the Golden Gate Bridge. He is the author of numerous books, including National Geographic’s Driving Guides to America: California and Nevada and Hawaii; The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America: The Rocky Mountain States; Idiom Savant: Slang as It Is Slung; and National Geographic’s My Favorite Place on Earth: Celebrated People Share Their Travel Discoveries (www.myfavoriteplacenatgeo.com). A former staff editor and writer for National Geographic Traveler magazine, he has won three Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers for his feature stories.