Pocket Rough Guide San Francisco (Rough Guide to...)

Pocket Rough Guide San Francisco (Rough Guide to...)

Language: English

Pages: 176

ISBN: 0241238579

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Pocket Rough Guide: San Francisco is your essential guide to this diverse city, with information on all the key sights in an easy-to-use, pocket-size format, and with a full-color, pull-out map.

Whether you have a few days or just an afternoon, the carefully curated itineraries in Pocket Rough Guide: San Francisco help you plan your trip, and the "Best of" San Francisco section picks out the highlights you won't want to miss. Stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, and enjoy an authentic meal in Chinatown.

Divided by area for easy navigation, the "Places" section is written in Rough Guides' trademark honest and informative style, with listings of the must-see sights and our pick of the places to eat, drink, stay, and more.

   • Full-color pull-out map. Plus, easy-to-use maps throughout help you find your way around.
   • The very best of the area, selected by our expert authors.
   • Tailored itineraries and highlights to make trip-planning easy.
   • Inspirational color photography brings the area to life.
   • Up-to-date background information, including transportation details and a calendar of events.

Make the most of your time with Pocket Rough Guide: San Francisco.

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million visitors ferried annually to this former stockade, the bleak island of Alcatraz clearly continues to stir public imagination. Originally built as a US Army prison in 1912, it became the country’s most infamous federal penitentiary in 1934, incarcerating America’s highest-profile criminals. Nonetheless, the maximum-security fortress – surrounded by frigid, churning waters that made escape nigh on impossible – turned out to be financially unsound and was abandoned in 1963. Six years later,

Shops and galleries Cafés and snacks Restaurants Bars Clubs Live music and show Markedly different from the city’s other neighbourhoods, South of Market feels more open than much of hemmed-in San Francisco. Wide, multilane boulevards define this district’s diagonal grid where the city’s industrial past has been smartened up for the present: residential lofts, trendy restaurants, compelling museums and exuberant nightclubs now occupy bygone factories, workshops and even power stations. South

low-profile Chilli Cha Cha concocts Thai appetizers and mains that routinely hit the mark. Excellent curries and basil-lashed vegetable plates cost around $10 apiece. Delfina 3621 18th St at Guerrero St#14, #22, #33, #49, J;16th St Mission.415 552 4055,delfinasf.com/restaurant.Mon–Thurs 5.30–10pm, Fri & Sat 5.30–11pm, Sun 5–10pm.MAP Having surpassed the usual shelf life of trendy restaurants by several years, Mission main-stay Delfina continues to create a buzz in the neighbourhood. Try any

successful element of the area’s reinvention has been the flowering of Patricia’s Green, a narrow greenspace constructed along part of the bygone freeway’s path in the heart of the neighbourhood, where temporary art installations make appearances throughout the year. Hayes Street Alamo Square and the “Painted Ladies” Bordered by Fulton, Steiner, Hayes and Scott sts#5, #21, #22, #24.MAP A pleasant hilltop park in its own right, Alamo Square sees great numbers of visitors for the seven

delectable, home-made sweets, cupcakes, pastries and chocolates lines the shelves and window display. Upper Playground 220 Fillmore St at Waller St#6, #7, #22, N.415 861 1960,upperplayground.com.Daily 11am–7pm.MAP With its omnipresent walrus mascot and unceasingly amusing designs – many cleverly referencing the Bay Area – Upper Playground remains one of the top hip-hop clothing and art boutiques in the city. Cafés and snacks Chantal Guillon 437A Hayes St at Gough St#21, #47, #49, F, J, K,

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