About the Author:
Joe Surkiewicz is a freelance writer living in Baltimore. In addition to writing five Unofficial Guides, he's written for The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Boys' Life, Outside Online, and VeloNews. Bob Sehlinger is the creator and executive publisher of the Unofficial Guide series. He has authored over 20 books on travel and outdoor recreation. Richard Sterling is an author of and contributor.
About the Author
RICHARD STERLING IS AN 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.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
About the Author.
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 Your 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.
PART SIX: Sightseeing, Tours, and Attractions.
Touring San Francisco.
San Francisco for Children.
Helpful Tips for Tourists.
San Francisco on Film.
The Wine Country.
Day Trips in and around the Bay Area.
Beyond the Bay Area.
PART SEVEN: Dining and Restaurants.
PART EIGHT: Entertainment and Nightlife.
San Francisco Nightlife.
PART NINE: Shopping.
Top Shopping Neighborhoods.
PART TEN: Exercise and Recreation.
The Great Indoors.