Lonely Planet San Francisco Pocket (Encounter)

By Alison Bing

Lonely Planet's new-look Pocket courses offer you all of the best points of interest and a local's view of the town too you get the easiest of either worlds!

Fishermans Wharf sea lions and Telegraph Hill parrots agree: this city is completely wild. someplace among city farms and mythical surf shorelines you will discover San Franciscans of their average habitat, going loopy for California food and satisfaction parades. Come as you're, and ditch your inhibitions you gained t be wanting these in San Francisco.

Inside this book:

-Top attractions featured contain Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, cable autos, challenge work of art and more

-Local lifestyles gains additionally contain the Castro and SoMa clubs

-Maps for each neighbourhood and a pull out urban map

-Quickstart consultant offers all of the easy details wanted in an effort to hit the floor running

We recognize simply because we pass: each Lonely Planet consultant is a hundred% researched and updates through our authors on-the-ground.

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Cartoonart. org; 655 undertaking St; adult/student $7/5; 11am-5pm Tue-Sun; Montgomery St) 2 modern Jewish Museum Museum Offline map Google map Daniel Liebskind’s 2008 blue steel-and-brick development contains the facade of the 1881 Jesse road energy Substation to shape the form of the Hebrew note l’chaim (‘to life’) – a great notion in idea, although top preferred from a helicopter. yet inside of, those galleries are so much illuminating, with interesting fresh exhibits on Warhol, Houdini, and the Bay Area’s personal Gertrude Stein.

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