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Walking San Francisco: 30 savvy tours exploring the CityÆs distinctive enclaves, colorful history, and back alley intrigues Paperback – June 13, 2007
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For each do-it-yourself tour, Downs provides helpful public transportation information and a sense of the parking challenge, perhaps the most common logistical dilemma when starting and ending these walks. His concise descriptions of the unique sights are bulleted in helpful fashion. The areas covered are what you'd expect in a guidebook - stretching from a strenuous coastline hike from Land's End to the Golden Gate Bridge to an easy stroll along the refurbished Embarcadero Walkway. There are hidden gems to be discovered in neighborhoods as diverse as Bernal Heights, Westside Cordillera and the Presidio. Along with periodic sections to describe worthwhile detours and interesting back stories, there are also appendices that organize the information by walking themes and points of interest.
Diane C. Donovan
Well, that and a fondness for dive bars.
This is a great set of walking tours that provide a wealth of information as well as some lesser known stories of San Francisco history.
San Francisco (never Frisco) is a very walkable town. It's small compact size (it's the second most densely populated city in the US) along with impossible parking make it a walkers paradise.
San Francisco isn't so much a city as it is a series of intimate and unique neighborhoods that happen to share a city hall downtown.
For residents, this is your opportunity to explore new neighborhoods as well as finding places that in your own 'hood that you either didn't know existed or knew about but had never had an opportunity to explore.
For tourists, this is really the only way to see San Francisco. One of thiose big double decker buses will give a general idea of the city but you need to be out on the street. Eating tacos in the Mission, drinking espresson in North Beach or dodging strollers and dogs in Noe Valley.
This is a very good tour book (almost as good as a (free) City Guides Tour ([...]) well worth it's purchase price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellet book if you want to combine hikes and at the same time to get to know the city.Published 10 months ago by Lilly Shrager
Like the layout and really enjoyed two walks so far! Well done!Published 12 months ago by Bookcrazy
For those who enjoy walking around San Francisco, this is a fun book, offering chances to view many interesting sites with reasonable walking distances..Published on May 2, 2013 by Publicity doer
Book came as ordered. It was a gift for someone who wanted to explore SF. It covers the right highlights and easy to use.Published on January 31, 2011 by L. Palmer
I wish we had bought this book before our trip to San Fran in 2010. We are going this summer,2011, & plan to use it to see many of the places we haven't seen before.Published on January 18, 2011 by Sandra J Tharp
I bought this book as a gift for my sister when she moved to San Francisco. We tried it out one day, and enjoyed what we found.Published on November 2, 2010 by SHELLEY