By Alison Bing, John A. Vlahides

8th edition

“Sunny days swimsuit so much towns simply advantageous, yet San Francisco saves its so much dramatic perspectives of the Golden Gate Bridge for fog. while it swirls round the towers, romantics and photographers rejoice.” – Alison Bing, Lonely Planet Writer

Inside This Book…

174 hand-picked restaurants
140 outlets & one pirate provide store
43 hills to discover, by means of foot or cable car
29 museums (art, historical past, for kids)
24 Napa & Sonoma wineries
Comprehensive map section
Feature insurance of best sights
Range of making plans tools
In-depth heritage at the city’s food and cocktails

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