Walking San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive: Explore the Famous Sites, Neighborhoods, and Vistas in 17 Enchanting Walks

Walking San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive: Explore the Famous Sites, Neighborhoods, and Vistas in 17 Enchanting Walks

by Kristine Poggioli, Carolyn Eidson


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Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive shows how walking—rather than driving—San Francisco’s famous scenic route gives you an active, fun way to enjoy and fall in love with the most beautiful city in the world. Get to know the City by the Bay as you never have before with this full color guidebook, which provides 17 bite-size walks, each complete with turn-by-turn instructions, maps, and historical facts and information. Get up close and personal with the most popular visitor locations in San Francisco, and explore the little known neighborhoods that the locals enjoy: Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, the Cliff House, Ocean Beach, Twin Peaks, Mission Dolores, even the Ferry Building and AT&T Park.

Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive, written by two San Francisco "insiders," includes detailed maps, points of interest, info on bus routes and parking, recommendations for visiting "hidden gems" and must-see museums, plus plenty of tips and stats to help walkers, such as step counts and mile distances, hill steepness rating, weather tips, and more. Along with the 17 well-crafted primary walks, the book also offers fantastic bonus hikes through beaches, parks, stunning oceanside cliffs, and historic neighborhoods.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610352796
Publisher: Linden Publishing
Publication date: 12/05/2016
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 805,349
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kristine Poggioli (pronounced Po-jo’-lee) is a copywriter and storyteller with a B.A. in History from U. C. Berkeley. As a native San Franciscan she has given people tours around this city she loves her whole life. In 2013, Kristine and coauthor Carolyn Eidson became the first people known to have walked San Francisco’s historic 49 Mile Scenic Drive—which launched them into a new healthy lifestyle and resulted in a combined 75 pounds weight loss.

Carolyn Eidson (pronounced Ed-son) is an award winning filmmaker, comedian and passionate Weight Watcher Leader. As a member of the San Francisco Scooter Girls, she leads rides all over the city.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
Map Legend
Bonus: MUNI and Parking Basics
Walk 1: 3 miles; City Hall, Little Saigon, Cathedral Hill, Japantown, Union Square
Walk 2: 2 miles #1 Must See Visitor Walk ; Chinatown, Nob Hill, More Chinatown, North Beach, Coit Tower
Walk 3: 2.8 miles Must See Visitor Walk FLAT; Fisherman’s Wharf, Marina, Palace of Fine Arts
Walk 4: 2 miles Must See Visitor Walk; The Presidio to Golden Gate Bridge
Bonus: Walking: Good for your health, mind—and love life
Walk 5: 2.5 miles Gorgeous xx mile walk-back trail; Presidio Cliff Views, Baker Beach, Sea Cliff Homes
Walk 6: 2.5 miles Beautiful visitor walk; Legion of Honor, Sutro Bath, Cliff House, Playland-at-the-Beach
Walk 7: 3.2 miles FLAT; Ocean Beach, Great Highway, SF Zoo
Walk 8: 3.9 miles FLAT; Lake Merced Loop
Bonus: WalkSF: Making SF A Walker’s Paradise
Walk 9: 2.6 miles FLAT; Sunset Boulevard to Golden Gate Park
\Walk 10: 2.7 miles FLAT; Golden Gate Park 1
Walk 11: 2.4 miles Must See Visitor Walk; Golden Gate Park 2 (with xx mile loop through Haight Ashbury)
Walk 12: 2.75 miles; Upper Haight, UCSF, Laguna Honda, Top of Portola
Walk 13: 3.4 miles Beautiful visitor walk; Twin Peaks Meander to Market
Bonus: SF Architecture Guide
Walk 14: 1.8 miles Fantastic 1.6 mile Mission-vibe walk-back; Mission Dolores to Cesar Chavez
Walk 15: 2.2 miles FLAT; The Mission to Dog Patch
Walk 16: 2.3 Beautiful visitor walk FLAT; Dog Patch, Mission Bay, ATT Park, The Embarcadero
Walk 17: 2.4 miles FLAT; Ferry Building, Financial District, South of Market, DONE!
Bonus: 49 Mile Driving Directions. Full and Shorter “Highlights” Route


San Francisco’s famous citywide scenic driving route has been reinvented for a new generation as a green, healthy walking adventure. This turn-by-turn guide takes visitors and natives alike on 17 different up-close walking tours, passing by and through the city’s major sights, fascinating neighborhoods, and breathtaking vistas.

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