By Lonely Planet, Alison Bing, Sara Benson, John A. Vlahides

Lonely Planet San Francisco is your passport to the entire such a lot suitable and updated suggestion on what to determine, what to bypass, and what hidden discoveries watch for you. Loll in Golden Gate Park, walk around the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, get spooked at Alcatraz, trip a mythical cable vehicle, maneuver down the crookedest highway on the earth, or take an afternoon journey to wine-soaked Napa Valley; all together with your depended on trip significant other. Get to the guts of San Francisco and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet's San Francisco trip consultant:

  • Full-color maps and photographs throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries convey you the easiest method to tailor your journey in your personal own wishes and interests
  • Insider guidance prevent time and cash, and assist you get round like a neighborhood, warding off crowds and bother spots
  • Essential information at your fingertips - together with hours of operation, telephone numbers, web pages, transit advice, and prices
  • Honest studies for all budgets - together with consuming, sound asleep, sight-seeing, going out, buying, and hidden gemstones that the majority guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide you with a richer and extra worthwhile trip adventure - together with heritage, song, paintings, structure, literature, cinema, delicacies, wine, and more
  • Free, handy pull-out San Francisco map (included in print version), plus over 38 full-color maps
  • Useful positive factors - together with best Itineraries, jogging excursions, With childrens, What's New, Month by means of Month (annual competition calendar), and Day journeys

Covers: Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, downtown, North seashore, Chinatown, Nob Hill, the undertaking, the Haight, and the Castro, in addition to Berkeley, Muir Woods, Sausalito, Napa and Sonoma Wine nation, and extra

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