The Unofficial Guide to San Francisco

The Unofficial Guide to San Francisco



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028637259
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/17/2000
Series: Unofficial Guides Series
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.23(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.72(d)

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.

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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.

Public Transportation.

PART SIX: Sightseeing, Tours, and Attractions.

Touring San Francisco.

San Francisco for Children.

Helpful Tips for Tourists.

San Francisco on Film.

The Wine Country.

Napa Valley.

Sonoma Valley.

Day Trips in and around the Bay Area.

Beyond the Bay Area.

Attraction Profiles.

PART SEVEN: Dining and Restaurants.

The Restaurants.

Restaurant Profiles.

PART EIGHT: Entertainment and Nightlife.

Performing Arts.

San Francisco Nightlife.

Nightclub Profiles.

PART NINE: Shopping.

Top Shopping Neighborhoods.

The Malls.

Specialty Shops.

PART TEN: Exercise and Recreation.

The Great Indoors.

Outdoors, Naturally!

Spectator Sports.

Accommodations Index.

Restaurant Index.

Subject Index.

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