eBook DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco Northern California, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756695511
  • ISBN-13: 9780756695514
  • DDC: 917.9404
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco & Northern California will lead you through the best attractions the region has on offer, including fully illustrated coverage of all the major sights from walking the Golden Gate Bridge to sailing out to somber Alcatraz. The guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs, whether you are exploring Lake Tahoe or experiencing the delights of some of the richest wine regions in the world, with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife in each region for all budgets. You'll find 3D cutaways and floor plans of all the must-see sites including Fort Mason and the Yerba Buena Gardens. Also included are street maps of major towns and cities plus reliable information about getting around. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco & Northern California explores the culture, history, wineries and national parks, not forgetting the varied and dramatic surrounding countryside. With all the sites, beaches, shops, and attractions listed town by town, this DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook is your essential companion to San Francisco and Northern California.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
How to Use This Guide.
1: Introducing San Francisco.
2: Four Great Days in San Francisco.
3: Putting San Francisco on the Map.
4: San Francisco's Earthquakes.
5: The History of San Francisco.
6: San Francisco at a Glance.
7: San Francisco through the Year.
8: San Francisco Area by Area.
9: The 49-Mile Scenic Drive.
10: Presidio.
11: Pacific Heights and the Marina.
12: Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach.
13: Chinatown and Nob Hill.
14: Financial District and Union Square.
15: Civic Center.
16: Haight Ashbury and the Mission.
17: Golden Gate Park and Land's End.
18: Farther Afield.
19: Five Guided Walks.
20: Northern California.
21: Exploring Northern California.
22: A Two-Day Tour to Carmel.
23: A Two-Day Tour to Mendocino.
24: The Napa Wine Country.
25: Lake Tahoe.
26: Yosemite National Park.
27: Travelers' Needs.
28: Where to Stay.
29: Restaurants and Cafés.
30: Shopping in San Francisco.
31: Entertainment in San Francisco.
32: Children's San Francisco.
33: Survival Guide.
34: Practical Information.
35: Getting to San Francisco.
36: Getting Around San Francisco.
Street Finder.
General Index.
Acknowledgments.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
How to Use this Guide.
1: Introducing San Francisco.
2: Four Great Days in San Francisco.
3: Putting San Francisco on the Map.
4: The Bay Area.
5: Central San Francisco.
6: San Francisco’s Earthquakes.
7: The History of San Francisco.
8: Early San Francisco.
9: The Gold Rush.
10: The Victorian Years.
11: The 1906 Earthquake and Fire.
12: The Golden Age.
13: Postwar San Francisco.
14: San Francisco at a Glance.
15: San Francisco’s Best: Museums and Galleries.
16: San Francisco’s Best: Architecture.
17: San Francisco through the Year.
18: San Francisco Area by Area.
19: The 49-Mile Scenic Drive.
20: Presidio.
21: Pacific Heights and the Marina.
22: Victorian Houses in San Francisco.
23: Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach.
24: Chinatown and Nob Hill.
25: San Francisco’s Cable Cars.
26: Financial District and Union Square.
27: Civic Center.
28: Haight Ashbury and the Mission.
29: San Francisco’s Murals.
30: Golden Gate Park and Land’s End.
31: Farther Afield.
32: Day Trips South of the City.
33: Five Guided Walks.
34: A 90-Minute Walk Around Aquatic Park.
35: A 90-Minute Walk Through the Marin Headlands.
36: A 90-Minute Walk Around the University of California Campus in Berkeley.
37: A 90-Minute Walk Around South of Market.
38: A 90-Minute Walk Around Russian Hill.
39: Northern California.
40: Exploring Northern California.
41: Travelers’ Needs.
42: Where to Stay.
43: Choosing a Hotel.
44: Restaurants and Cafés.
45: The Flavors of San Francisco.
46: What to Drink in San Francisco.
47: Choosing a Restaurant.
48: San Francisco’s Cafés.
49: Light Meals and Snacks.
50: Shopping in San Francisco.
51: San Francisco’s Best: Shopping.
52: San Francisco Specials.
53: Clothes and Accessories.
54: Books, Music, Art and Antiques.
55: Food and Household Goods.
56: Entertainment in San Francisco.
57: San Francisco’s Best: Entertainment.
58: Film and Theater.
59: Opera, Classical Music and Dance.
60: Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Country Music.
61: Nightclubs.
62: San Francisco’s Bars.
63: Sports and Outdoor Activities.
64: Children’s San Francisco.
65: Survival Guide.
66: Practical Information.
67: Personal Security and Health.
68: Banking and Currency.
69: Communications and Media.
70: Getting to San Francisco.
71: Getting Around San Francisco.
72: Traveling by Bus and Muni Metro Streetcar.
73: Traveling by Cable Car.
74: Traveling by BART.
75: Ferries and Bay Trips.
76: Driving in San Francisco.
77: San Francisco’s Taxis.
78: Street Finder.
General Index.
Acknowledgments.