By Mark Ellwood
Narrow, fashionable and pocketable, San Francisco instructions is stuffed with rules for stopovers and flying visits to 1 of America''s most lovely towns and richly illustrated with hundreds of thousands of in particular commissioned pictures. transparent, trouble-free maps have each sight, eating place, bar and store situated on them. There''s a full-colour introductory "Ideas" part filled with encouraged feedback for viewers, from "Festivals" and "San Francisco by way of evening" to "Best for children" and "Top restaurants", with every one choice cross-referenced to its situation later within the consultant. each one distinctive neighbourhood is roofed primarily, functional "Places" part, damaged down into simply navigable spreads every one with accompanying maps. vacationing with this consultant is like having a neighborhood buddy plan your journey.
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There are a few simple rules: bring a book (lines are always long and reservations rarely accepted), smile at the server (they’re always harried), and always order the house special (it’s guaranteed to be delicious). ̆ Sears Fine Food A downtown diner, with frilly tablecloths and friendly service, that makes a welcome change from the tourist traps nearby. indd 63 63 ̆ Mama’s On weekends, the wait can be knee-achingly long, but it’s certain to be worth it: there isn’t a misstep on the marvelous menu.
115 Ī SOMA ̄ Defenestration outdoor wall sculpture Local artist Brian Goggin created this piece of public art by bolting furniture to the exterior of an abandoned building. 116 Ī SOMA ̆ Women’s Building Seven female designers plotted this massive mural, which tattoos the exterior of a community center, though it’s more politically than artistically notable. indd 56 Eccentric San Francisco 56 Outsiders, nonconformists and even the downright crazy have always found a welcome in San Francisco – famously nonjudgmental, this is a place where eccentrics have commandeered the mainstream.
There’s no wilder green space in easy reach of downtown, and the vast park here’s a struggle to cover on foot; better to rent a bike and cycle its network of looping paths. indd 48 Out of the city 48 It’s easy to take a day-trip out of the city: rent a bike to get across the Golden Gate Bridge, and you’ll be in the wilds of the Marin Headlands, or hire a car for a drowsy day around the Wine Country. Berkeley or Oakland are easier options – just 15 minutes’ ride by BART– and offer up a nice contrast to each other (and to San Francisco itself): the former quite artsy and freewheeling, the latter a no-nonsense, working-class town.
Rough Guide Directions San Francisco by Mark Ellwood