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eBook Walking San Francisco: 33 Savvy Tours Exploring Steep Streets, Grand Hotels, Dive Bars, and Waterfront Parks ePub

by Tom Downs

  • ISBN: 0899976549
  • Category: United States
  • Subcategory: Travels
  • Author: Tom Downs
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press; 2 edition (December 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 248
  • ePub book: 1161 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1477 kb
  • Other: rtf lit azw docx
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 123

Description

Tom Downs grew up in the suburbs south of San Francisco and always felt the pull of the big city.

Tom Downs grew up in the suburbs south of San Francisco and always felt the pull of the big city. He has authored Lonely Planet guidebooks to New Orleans, the Mississippi Delta, the west of Ireland, Vietnam, and San Francisco. In 2007 he was awarded a gold medal from the Society of American Travel Writers for his guidebook Lonely Planet: New Orleans.

Walking San Francisco book. Walking San Francisco: 30 Savvy Tours Exploring Dive Bars, Grand Hotels, Steep Streets, and Waterfront Parks.

Get to Know San Francisco's Most Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods Grab your walking shoes and become an urban adventurer

Get to Know San Francisco's Most Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods Grab your walking shoes and become an urban adventurer. San Francisco is a richly historic city of scenic vistas and diverse neighborhoods. Let Kathleen Dodge Doherty and Tom Downs guide you through 35 unique walking tours that traverse the City by the Bay's length and breadth. The self-guided tours lead you through the heart of the left coast.

In Walking San Francisco, Tom Downs has created an exceptional guide to exploring the best of the City “on the . Two special tours sample the best bars in North Beach and the Mission District.

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. 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.

This savvy, entertaining guide explores the best of it all. Kathleen Dodge Doherty and Tom Downs guide you through 35 unique walking tours that traverse San Francisco's length and breadth. Each self-guided tour includes full-color photographs, a map, and need-to-know details like distance, difficulty, and more

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In Walking San Francisco, Tom Downs has created an exceptional guide .

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. 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.

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Walking San Francisco: 35 Savvy Tours Exploring Steep Streets, Grand Hotels, Dive Bars, and Waterfront . The streets of San Francisco range from comparatively flat, such as Irving, to almost vertical, such as sections of Duboce, Filbert, and Duncan

Walking San Francisco: 35 Savvy Tours Exploring Steep Streets, Grand Hotels, Dive Bars, and Waterfront Parks. Kathleen Dodge Doherty. A Short History of San Francisco. The streets of San Francisco range from comparatively flat, such as Irving, to almost vertical, such as sections of Duboce, Filbert, and Duncan. The city’s founders and developers found grading the streets on hills a primary obstacle when converting San Francisco from a tent town into a city of timbered houses. Some of the hills were completely demolished in the process; others were cut into without much planning. When the task seemed insurmountable, the street ended.

Walking San Francisco: 30 Savvy Tours Exploring Steep Streets, Grand Hotels, Dive Bars, and Waterfront Parks by Tom Downs. I picked this one up at the library and its got a lot of great information.

From the Gold Rush to the Summer of Love to the dotcom days, San Francisco has been a city of distinct neighborhoods. This savvy, entertaining guide explores the best of the city "on the ground" in tours that traverse its length and breadth. The 33 urban treks are a great way to soak up the history, culture, and vibe of the City by the Bay. The walk's commentary includes trivia about architecture, local culture, and neighborhood history, plus tips on where to dine, have a drink, or shop. Each tour includes a clear neighborhood map and vital public transportation and parking information. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a Points of Interest section lists each walk's highlights. Walking San Francisco provides the perfect path for a weekend adventure, an after-work ramble, or a sociable pub crawl.

Comments

grand star grand star
I lounged in my hammock and read this from cover to cover. In addition to choice walks of SF, you get a good idea of some of the history. Well written, and the tours look great. I'm relying on this as my itinerary, I hope it works out. There's always museums on a rainy day.
Cenneel Cenneel
I've always loved SF. My grandmother grew up there. She left at age 20 after the 1906 earthquake. SF is a great city to walk in. This book breaks down pretty much the whole city into bite size walks which you could combine if so inclined. It gives history, out of the way places, and a lot of eating and drinking places to explore. Also, included are shopping ideas. At the beginning of each chapter it gives a distance and rates the walks from easy to strenuous to help you decide which one(s) you'd like to take.
Bolv Bolv
Great book that combines points of interest with food hot spots and adds some great sidebars about cultural happenings on the walks. The one criticism I have is the maps for some walks would benefit from additional detail (more street names and more detail about hiking paths through parks). I've also spotted a couple of directional errors (the book says turn right, but really you should turn left) which are somewhat of an issue if you're relying on the book for directions and you're not a San Franciscan. These quibbles aside, this book is a must for anyone wanting to get a sense for the real San Francisco.
Framokay Framokay
Great book. I love to walk and I did most of the walks in this book. My only recommendation would be to make it in a format that i could hold in my hand while walking, which is what I did, but it was awkward. A long thin ring-bound book would be perfect.
Mightdragon Mightdragon
Interesting book with very helpful info - gave me an overview of the San Francisco area, helping me make the most of my time there. Found just a couple of errors, pointing me in the wrong direction in the Nob Hill section.
Road.to sliver Road.to sliver
Loved all the ideas and Loved San Francisco period. So much to explore and so many places to go. I definitely recommend this book.
Геракл Геракл
Useful
I bought this book to check out San Francisco attractions. It's not what I expected but if you're looking for step by step, turn by turn, street by street walking directions, this is the book for you!