You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with "Frommer's". It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every "Frommer's Travel Guide" is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Thoroughly updated every year (unlike most of the competition), "Frommer's San Francisco" features everything you need to know to enjoy the sights and experiences that await you in the City by the Bay. Our author, a longtime resident and noted dining critic, hits all the highlights, from Golden Gate Park to North Beach. She's checked out all the city's best hotels and restaurants in person, and will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget.
Her honest, irreverent, and opinionated dining reviews encompass everything from the best dim sum to the freshest seafood, from affordable burrito joints and Vietnamese restaurants to trendy bistros opened by California's hottest chefs. Look for up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and nightlife; detailed walking tours; accurate neighborhood maps; and side trips to Berkeley, Sausalito, Muir Woods, Point Reyes, and more. There's also a detailed chapter on the nearby Wine Country, with the best wineries, inns, spas, and gourmet shopping, and the most decadent restaurants in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. You'll even get a free color fold-out map and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!
Table of Contents
List of Maps. What's New in San Francisco. 1. The Best of San Francisco. 2. Planning Your Trip to San Francisco. 3. For International Visitors. 4. Suggested Itineraries. 5. Getting to Know San Francisco. 6. Where to Stay. 7. Where to Dine. 8. Exploring San Francisco. 9. City Strolls. 10. Shopping. 11. San Francisco After Dark. 12. Side Trips from San Francisco. 13. The Wine Country. Appendix: San Francisco in Depth. Index.
A native San Franciscan, Erika Lenkert divides her time between San Francisco and Napa Valley where she is forever seeking the next best restaurant, hotel room, and fun way to savor the region. She frequently writes InStyle magazine's party guides and offers up tasty tips on the region for Food & Wine magazine. In her spare time she pays visits to local and national television news programs where she gives entertaining and cooking tips based on her book The Last--Minute Party Girl: Fashionable, Fearless, and Foolishly Simple Entertaining.