In Walking San Francisco, Tom Downs has created an exceptional guide to exploring the best of the City “on the ground,” from North Beach to Lands End, Bernal Heights to Golden Gate Park. Take one of these specially designed walking tours, and you’ll not only get great exercise but also soak up the history, culture, and vibe of the City by the Bay. It’s like having a savvy tour guide at your side, showing you where to find great mojitos, and pointing out a rare worker-owned strip joint. Two special tours sample the best bars in North Beach and the Mission District. Locals and visitors alike will appreciate insider tips and entertaining asides in the 30 walking trips. Each tour contains a clear neighborhood map and critical public transportation and parking information. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a “Points of Interest” section outlines each walk’s highlights.