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Frommer's San Francisco with Kids (Frommer's With Kids) Paperback – April 22, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Frommer's With Kids (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Frommer's; 2nd edition (April 22, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764578871
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764578878
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,835,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

LET FROMMER'S SHOW YOU WHERE YOUR KIDS CAN:
  • Visit the city's most famous residents: The sea lions
  • Test out their pitching arms
  • Learn what life was like on "The Rock"
  • Cross Golden Gate Bridge on a fire truck
  • Conduct amazing experiments at a hands-on science museum
  • Go on an Australian walkabout, complete with kangaroos
  • Live out their favorite nursery rhymes

PLUS INVALUABLE TRAVEL TIPS:

  • Age ranges for each attraction and activity
  • Hotels that offer cribs and rollaway beds
  • A complete rundown on restaurants with kids' menus
  • Shopping for everything from baby booties to import CDs
  • A San Francisco parent's words of wisdom on safety in the city

About the Author

Noelle Salmi is a freelance writer who lived and worked in several U.S. cities and many foreign countries before moving to San Francisco in 2001. In addition to her work promoting investment overseas, she worked at a major daily newspaper and later at CNN in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Associated Press in Berlin, Germany; and United Press International in New York City. Her articles have appeared in the Santa Clara Valley Weekly, Jornal do Brasil, The West Side Spirit, Emerging Markets, USA Today, and Bay Area Parent. In addition to this guidebook, she is writing the first edition of Frommer’s San Francisco Day by Day. She lives on Russian Hill with her husband Mika and daughters Annika and Natasha.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By alpinemommy on August 29, 2013
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To be fair I knew this book was old when I bought it. I wanted the kid oriented view and I got that. It did help me chose where we wanted to go. However, the fact that I then had to follow up online to check hours, costs, public transportation information, and food options in that vicinity because the book was so old was more of a problem than I expected. It was unfortunately not as much help as I had hoped because I had to do so much outside research. If I had it to do over I would just buy the current general version of the guidebook. It's too bad the kids version isn't updated....
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 20, 2003
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With the use of this guide, we were able to find the inside scoop on all the favorite family attractions, ranging from Fisherman's Wharf, to the Exploratorium, and even the cable cars. The author obviously had children of her own and knew all the hot spots for families. The planning guides, colored maps, and reviews on hotels and restaurants made our first trip memorable!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By aobeachgirl on August 24, 2008
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We hadn't been to SF in years, and not with kids. So although I knew the city a little, I can't tell you how great it was to have all the information in this book for traveling with kids. I also bought the Fodor's book--"50 things to do with kids in SF" but it wasn't nearly as helpful--just a (very good) 50 item list. The Frommer's book by contrast is a complete travel book with great restaurant choices, itineraries, how to find bathrooms (hard to do with the homeless problem), etc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Homeschooling in CA on February 28, 2008
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We've taken two recent trips to San Francisco with our kids (15, 11 and 2). This book proved to be invaluable! I carried it in my purse whenever we left the hotel.

The restaurant recommendations are fantastic! We were not disappointed with a single one we tried. We ventured into neighborhoods we might not otherwise have due to the detailed information in this book.

This resource is a must have for those travelling to San Francisco with kids!
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I love how the book is clearly written by a parent. It contains lots of helpful information about pretty much anything you need to know for traveling with kids. It also suggests age brackets for the various attractions, which I found particularly helpful.

Since this was our first family trip to San Francisco (March 2012), I relied on the book's hotel recommendations and ended up paying more than I wanted, so we could stay at one of the most highly recommended hotels. That turned out to be a disappointment; when we inquired at the front desk about the "welcome bag for kids", we were told they had not provided that in over 2 years. The room itself was fine but small.

Would I recommend this book/series? YES! Just confirm a few things with the hotel of your choice before you make your reservation.
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