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San Francisco (Lonely Planet City Guide)

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  69 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A guide to San Francisco city. It includes pull-out and full-colour maps of the city. It provides walking tours that take readers up hills and down hidden alleys throughout the city. It highlights San Francisco's specialities and top restaurants.
Paperback, 8th edition, 336 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Lonely Planet Publications (first published February 1st 2008)
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Really great travel book. I've been to San Francisco a couple of times so I could really identify with this book. I thought it contained really good information and recommendations for any traveler. I actually enjoyed reading sections on the history of San Francisco and its various sections. My favorite experience of my trips was going to Alcatraz prison. I wasn't that impressed to go and it was going to take a whole day but I couldn't get enough once I boarded the ferry. The park service does a ...more
I'm only partway into this book, and already considering putting it down. It might be full of good suggestions for things to do, but several things have grated on me thus far. For one, in the section on San Francisco's history, the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake is described, and the death toll in the ensuing fires "mounted to an estimated 3000 people, plus an unknown number of prostitutes kept under lock and key." Grammatically convenient, perhaps, but the way it's worded gives the implicatio ...more
Adrienne Furness
Dec 09, 2008 Adrienne Furness rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
My only complaint is that the pullout map could have included more information than it did, although the map was more useful than the maps I've found in most travel guides I use. Still, the hotel where I stayed gave me a way better map than this one.
Jul 25, 2013 sislasus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Massor av info!
A great guide to San Fran. Love the Lonely Planet series!
Liz De Coster
Nov 10, 2013 Liz De Coster rated it it was ok
Shelves: travel, hobbies
I usually like Lonely Planet guides, but this was a bit scattershot for me. I'd recommend the abbreviated pocket guide instead.
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