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r FISHERMAN’S WHARF (SF Map: L - M2) San Francisco’s fishing fleet is docked on the Jefferson Street promenade. Take an early morning stroll down “Fish Alley” (Jefferson between Hyde and Jones) to view the fishermen at work. Family entertainment is the specialty along Jefferson Street with attractions such as the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and the Red & White Fleet, offering bay cruises with award-winning narration in six languages. Visit with Hollywood

Celebrities, U.S. Presidents, world leaders and the Chamber of Horrors at the Wax Museum. Ghirardelli Square, once home to the world-famous chocolate factory, has been renovated to an open-air center filled with specialty shops, international restaurants, an ice cream parlor and displays of the original chocolate-making machines. Experience San Francisco’s authentic maritime history at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park which extends from Aquatic Park to Hyde Street Pier, the only floating National Park. Board the world’s largest collection of historic ships.

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City Sights The USS Pampanito, a WWII submarine museum and memorial is open to the public at Pier 45. PIER 39, a renovated cargo pier, is home port to the Blue & Gold Fleet and offers two levels of specialty shops and destination dining including Pier Restaurants and Hard Rock Cafe. Aquarium of the Bay, RocketBoat (seasonal) and Turbo Ride (a simulation theatre) are popular family attractions. The famous sea lions make their home on K-Dock (seasonal). The Anchorage features a variety of stores, restaurants and activities. Fisherman’s Wharf is famous for its Italian seafood restaurants with waterfront views. Vendors along Jefferson Street sell Dungeness crab from steaming cauldrons and clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, a signature San Francisco dish. Boudin Museum & Bakery exhibits an array of historic photos and artifacts that detail the history behind the original San Francisco Sourdough. Other activities at Fisherman’s Wharf include bicyle rentals and wine tasting.

r GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE (SF Map: D1) The Golden Gate Bridge (Highway 101 North) links San Francisco with Marin County. Before its completion in 1937, the bridge was considered unbuildable because of foggy weather, 60-mile-per-

hour winds and strong ocean currents sweeping through a deep rugged canyon below. Often shrouded in thick fog, the bridge sways 27 feet to withstand winds of up to 100 miles per hour. The color of the bridge, known as International Orange, was chosen because it blends well with the bridge’s natural surroundings. The two great cables contain enough strands of steel wire (80,000 miles) to encircle the equator three times. The concrete poured into its piers and anchorages would pave a five-foot wide sidewalk from New York to San Francisco. Pedestrians and bicyclists are allowed across the bridge on pathways with sweeping views of the City, Alcatraz and the Marin Headlands. The bridge toll for vehicles is $6 collected when entering San Francisco. Vantage points from the San Francisco side include the Toll Plaza and Visitors Center (before crossing the bridge) and Fort Point (under the bridge). The first exit on the Marin side of the bridge, Vista Point, provides outstanding views of the San Francisco skyline.

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City Sights At a cost of $35 million, the 1.2-mile bridge took more than four years to build. Eleven men lost their lives during construction. The best way to see the bridge is to walk across it which takes about an hour round trip. When walking the bridge dress warmly whatever time of year. The postcard-perfect panorama seen here was captured from the Marin Headlands (the last exit in Marin County before crossing the bridge) For more information go online: www.baycityguide.com/golden_gate_bridge

r COIT TO WER (SF Map: N4) Atop Telegraph Hill is the 210-foot Coit Tower, built with funds left to the City by philanthropist Lillie Hitchcock Coit for the beautification of San Francisco. Due to Coit’s admiration for the fire fighters who fought the 1906 earthquake fires, many believe the tower was designed in the shape of a fire hose nozzle. The view from atop the east side of the tower spans 360 degrees. Inside, you’ll find a history museum and murals that depict working life in 1930s California.

r THE HAIGHT (SF Map: E-F11) The history of the Haight is as colorful as the Victorian architecture that lines the streets of this neighborhood. The Haight Ashbury community is universally recognized for its creativity and diversity expressed by the hybrid mixture of shops, residents, and its landmark place in history. The style and ingenuity that started in the sixties still rings true today.

r LOMBARD STREET (SF Map: L3-4) Located in the Russian Hill district, Lombard Street is known as “the crookedest street in the world” because of its eight sharp turns on a 40-degree slope. The turns, known as switchbacks, were built in the 1920s to allow traffic to descend the steep incline. The street zigzags around beautiful flowers and shrubs and offers a nice view of the bay. There are stairways (without curves) on either side of the street for pedestrians. The descent begins at Hyde Street.

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r ALC ATRA Z (SF Map: L0) Alcatraz Island has served as a harbor fortification, military detention facility and maximum-security federal penitentiary. The West Coast’s first and oldest operating lighthouse is also located on the island. Today Alcatraz is one of San Francisco’s top tour attractions; over one million people visit Alcatraz each year. Most curiosity surrounding Alcatraz focuses on the period when the island served as the infamous maximum-security prison for notorious Mafia criminals and high-risk convicts. In 1934 control of Alcatraz shifted from the US military to the Department of Justice who found itself ill equipped to deal with the violent crime surge that followed the Great Depression. Citizens lived in fear as mobsters and thugs ruled the streets in many metropolitan cities. Alcatraz proved the perfect solution for incarcerating the country’s most violent of criminals. A foremost security expert was commissioned to design a 600-cell escape-proof prison where a ratio of one guard to every three prisoners was maintained. The first prisoners on Alcatraz were handpicked from other penitentiaries and were among the nation’s most unmanageable convicts. Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly and Robert “Birdman” Stroud were among the first group of inmates to arrive. Crimes committed by the hardened criminals who resided on the island ranged from bank robbery to rape to murder. Upon arrival at Alcatraz new prisoners were assigned to a private cell and provided with only life’s most basic necessities: clothing, food, water and medical care; anything above and beyond this was considered a privilege. Inmates were required to observe a strict silence policy, only being allowed to talk during meals and recreation. Historically, many prison riots had been started because of the poor quality of prison food so Warden James Johnston vowed that the Alcatraz cafeteria would be the best in the prison system. Prisoners of Alcatraz dined on a menu of salads, fresh fruit, diverse entrees and even desserts.

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Although the island is only 1.25 miles from shore, there is no evidence of any successful escapes across the icy Bay. The prison was the only one in the federal system that touted hot showers—a luxury designed to keep prisoners from acclimating to the cold water. There were 14 attempts to escape Alcatraz during its 29-year tenure as a federal penitentiary. Most attempts ended with escapees being recaptured or killed. Frank Lee Morris and Clarence and John Anglin made the most famous escape attempt in 1962. The movie, Escape from Alcatraz, starring Clint Eastwood, was based on their elaborate plot. Using homemade tools to break out of their cells, the inmates made their way off the island using rafts and inflatable life vests made from prison issued raincoats. Many still speculate whether or not the inmates survived the cold and rough waters to reach land and the US Marshals continue to hunt for the escapees. In 1963 the decision to close Alcatraz was made by US Attorney General Robert Kennedy. Alcatraz desperately needed repair from extensive salt-water and air corrosion at a time when budgets were being cut. At three times the operating expenses of other penitentiaries, Alcatraz was simply too costly to keep open. The isolation (and hence lack of natural resources) that had made the island such an attractive site for a maximumsecurity prison ultimately sealed its fate. “The Rock” is now a popular tourist attraction. The 12-acre island is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is accessible only by Alcatraz Cruises boats which depart daily from Pier 33 near Fisherman’s Wharf on the Embarcadero. To avoid disappointment, purchase Alcatraz tickets well in advance. In summer months and on holiday weekends, Alcatraz sells out as early as a week in advance. On days when the Alcatraz tour is sold out, consider a bay cruise which passes close to the island for photos. Be aware that to reach the cellhouse visitors must walk up a steep hill. The distance from the dock to the cellhouse is approximately 1/4 mile and equivalent to a 13-story climb. Visitors unable to make this climb may take advantage of an hourly electric shuttle. A self-guide brochure of Alcatraz Island (printed in English, Spanish, Italian, Spanish, German or Japanese) is available at the dock for a fee.


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City Sights r VIC TORIANS (SF Map: J5 & G9) Nearly 514 blocks of San Francisco, including much of Nob Hill and Van Ness Avenue, were destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire. Many beautiful examples of nineteenth-century Victorian architecture were lost in the disaster. Today some 14,000 Victorians have been preserved west of Van Ness Avenue in the Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights and Alamo Square districts. Distinguished by their design features, the three styles of Victorians include the Italianate, the Stick and the Queen Anne. The Italianate which flourished in the 1870s is identified by a flat roof (often hidden behind a false front), slim pillars flanking the front door and bays with side windows that slant inward. These narrow row houses were patterned after Roman Classical ornamentation. Outstanding examples of the Italianate can be found at Bush and Fillmore streets. The Stick, which peaked in popularity during the 1880s, added ornate woodwork outlines to the doors, frames and bay windows of the Italianate design. Other additions included the “French” cap, gables and the “three-sided rectangle” bays. View classic San Francisco Sticks at Laguna near Bush street. Designs changed dramatically with the Queen Anne Victorians in 1890. Turrets, towers, a steep and gabled roof, arches, spindles, glass art windows and sections of shingle siding distinguish the Queen Anne from her predecessors. Tour a grand Queen Anne, the Haas-Lilienthal House, located at 2007 Franklin at Washington. (Tours given Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday only.) Postcard Row is possibly the most photographed spot in the City. These colorful Victorian houses or “Painted Ladies” with the San Francisco skyline in the backdrop have graced many postcards and movie scenes. Capture the view from the center of the park on the edge of Alamo Square at Steiner and Hayes streets.

r THE EMBARC ADERO (SF Map: N- Q6-7) The Embarcadero is a waterfront boulevard lined with elegant palm trees, historic pier structures, hip eateries and luxury apartments and condominiums. San Francisco’s eastern waterfront has emerged as one of the City’s most exciting new neighborhoods. The Ferry Building serves as the marker from which piers are numbered, odd numbers are 18

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located to the north and even numbers to the south. Located inside is the Ferry Building Marketplace which consists of gourmet shops and restaurants. An outdoor farmer’s market is held Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. Riding a Muni F-line vintage streetcar is a fun way for visitors to view the San Francisco Bay, Coit Tower and famous Fisherman’s Wharf. The fleet of restored streetcars includes international and domestic trolleys from the 1920s and ’30s. The popular F-line runs a total of five miles beginning at its western terminal in the Castro district, down Market Street to the Embarcadero and ending at Jones and Beach streets in Fisherman’s Wharf.

r C ABLE C ARS The cable car was introduced to San Francisco on August 2, 1873. Wire-cable manufacturer Andrew Hallidie conceived the idea after witnessing an accident in which a horse-drawn carriage faltered and rolled backward downhill dragging the horses behind it. The first cable car to descend down Clay Street on Nob Hill was an immediate success. Besides creating a vital link in San Francisco’s public transportation system, the cable car opened the door for building on steep hills which until this time was thought to be impossible. Throughout the 1890s, eight transit companies operated 600 cars which covered 21 cable car routes and a total of 52.8 miles. Cable cars remained the primary mode of transportation until the 1906 earthquake. The quake and the fires that followed destroyed most of the cable car system, and as the City rebuilt, few lines were restored. A municipal railway replaced most lines. San Francisco’s beloved cable cars are the only vehicles of their kind still in operation and are designated National Landmarks.

r CHINATO WN (SF Map: M-N5-6) As you pass through the dragon-adorned Pagoda Gates on Grant Avenue at Bush Street, your senses


City Sights will be tempted by the aroma of ethnic cuisine, bright neon and the sound of foreign languages. The heart of Chinatown is Portsmouth Square where San Francisco’s first Chinese immigrants settled in the 1850s. Today, Chinatown is home to more than 10,000 of San Francisco’s Chinese residents. Most local Chinese commerce remains along Stockton Street where visitors will find traditional herb pharmacies, temples, fortune cookie factories, garment factories, fresh produce markets, seafood and poultry shops, and many fine restaurants. Visit the first Roman Catholic cathedral built on the West Coast, Old St. Mary’s Church (660 California/Kearny) built in 1854 by Chinese laborers.

r NORTH BEACH (SF Map: M - N4) North Beach, tucked between Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf, is a favorite gathering spot for visitors and locals alike. Waves of immigrants have created a diverse ethnic mix in North Beach which is often compared to Paris’ Left Bank. Today, the area is predominantly Italian and known as Little Italy of the West. It’s the restaurants, however, that draw the crowds to North Beach, and you won’t be disappointed with any selection that you make. Traditional cafes, Italian delicatessens selling homemade ravioli, and bakeries offering tempting pastries line Columbus Avenue. The Beat Generation of the 1950s is rooted in this eclectic San Francisco neighborhood. Upper Grant Avenue maintains the flavor of its Bohemian past. Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights at 261 Columbus Avenue, the first paperback bookstore in the country and Allen Ginsberg’s publisher, was at the movement’s center. Facing City Lights on Jack Kerouac Place is Vesuvio, a saloon worth a visit for its Beat Generation memorabilia. At the heart of North Beach is Washington Square, a grassy piazza where the Church of Saints Peter & Paul is located.

r GOLDEN GATE PARK (SF Map: A - D9-11) Golden Gate Park is among the world’s greatest urban parks. Approximately three miles long and a half mile wide (1,017 acres), this treasure is covered with grassy meadows, wooded bike trails, secluded lakes, open groves and gardens. The Conservatory of Flowers, built in 1879 and modeled after London’s Kew Gardens, is a glass Victorian displaying a paradise of flowers. 20

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The park’s main attractions include two newlyrebuilt museums, the deYoung Museum and California Academy of Sciences which features a living roof and indoor rainforest. The Japanese Tea Garden is a four-acre refuge of traditional Japanese architecture, koi ponds and bamboo trees. Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens contains the Garden of Fragrance, the Moon-Viewing Garden and the New World Cloud Forest. Attractions at the west end of the park include the Dutch Windmill and the historic Beach Chalet visitors center.

r C ASTRO (SF Map: F-G13) At the upper end of Market Street is the lively Castro District, an area that caters to its largely gay and lesbian population. The neighborhood, marked by the Castro Theatre marquee, has become a symbol of gay and lesbian pride throughout the world– somewhat of a gay Mecca. Visitors are always welcome in this friendly neighborhood which offers unique shopping and dining. The GLBT History Museum celebrates 100 years of San Francisco's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender past and is the only museum of its kind in the United States.

r MISSION DISTRIC T (SF Map: H-K13) Immerse yourself in the rich cultural traditions of Mexico and Latin America on Mission Street, where visitors can enjoy lavish murals, savory foods and a dazzling range of traditional and avant-garde art. One of the City’s oldest structures is Mission Dolores, the sixth Franciscan mission along El Camino Real. Valencia Street has become the epicenter of the gentrified Mission District. The desirable neighborhood commands high rents and is home to many of the City’s “must-try” eateries, hippest boutiques and coolest bars and clubs. Just a couple of blocks away, and parallel to Valencia, is Dolores Street. From the top of the hill, Dolores Park offers a spectacular downtown view and is a favorite local gathering spot, especially on sunny days.


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The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened in 1936 and links San Francisco with Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Pedestrians are prohibited on the structure and a toll of $4-$6 is collected westbound. A self-anchored suspension span and new East span of the bridge are currently under construction and scheduled to open in late 2013.

The area south of Market Street continues to be transformed from vacant warehouses on industrial lots into a fashionable neighborhood. The South of Market district (SoMa) has emerged as the art and nightlife center of San Francisco and offers a collection of restaurants, cafes, galleries, bars and nightclubs. Yerba Buena Gardens, part of the city’s urban redevelopment plan, includes the Center for the Arts, a visual and performing arts complex, 5.5 acres of gardens with an outdoor performance area, the Martin Luther King Memorial, the Children’s Creativity Museum, an ice skating and bowling center, and San Francisco’s historic Charles Loof Carousel. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is now the second largest modern art museum in the United States.

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Treasure Island, which sits in the middle of the Bay Bridge, was created in 1936 for the World’s Fair and then served as a Naval Base during World War II. Re-development efforts have resulted in old aircraft hangars now housing sound stages for film and television productions and San Francisco’s first full service winery and tasting room. The island is known for the most spectacular waterfront views of the city and is easily accessible by auto, public transit and a marina.

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City Sights r CLIFF HOUSE/ OCEAN BEACH/

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Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro, the 24th mayor of San Francisco, once owned one-twelfth of the City including the north-western coast where the Cliff House and Sutro Baths ruins now stand. Sutro purchased the Cliff house in in 1881 and converted it from a haven for gambling, drinking and prostitution to a posh playground for San Francisco’s elite, former presidents and writers such as Mark Twain. Three Cliff House structures were built on this site and each met with similar unfortunate disaster. The current Cliff House overlooks Ocean Beach and Seal Rocks. Ocean Beach is a three-mile stretch of Pacific coastline. While not suitable for swimming, the beach is a great place to sunbathe, stroll and view a sunset. Lincoln Park is perched high above the Pacific Ocean where the view of the pounding surf, Golden Gate and Marin Headlands are unparalleled. The park is home to the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, a Neoclassical masterpiece modeled after the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris. This memorial to the Californians killed in World War I houses San Francisco’s fine arts museum. Although the museum is the main attraction here, the park still merits a stop to revel in the architectural splendor, photograph the spectacular views and observe one of the five original bronze casts of Rodin’s Thinker which is the centerpiece of the Court of Honor, the museum’s main entrance. Experienced hikers will enjoy a closer look at San Francisco’s rugged coastline by exploring the Land’s End Trail. The trail, formerly a narrowgauge road for trains which operated from 1888 to 1906, begins near the end of Camino del Mar in Lincoln Park, winds around the cliffs and passes through Cypress tree groves before ending near the Cliff House parking lot. Bring a camera, the views of the Golden Gate Bridge are spectacular along the way.

r FINANCIAL DISTRIC T (SF Map: N - P6-7) “Wall Street West” begins at Montgomery Street and extends east toward the Embarcadero. Although San Francisco’s Financial District is contained within a few city blocks, it is ranked as one of the top four financial centers in the nation.

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Montgomery Street and banking have been linked since the Gold Rush. For an overview of the area’s Gold Rush history, complete with stagecoaches and gold nuggets, visit the Wells Fargo Museum (420 Montgomery/ California). Stretching across the heart of the Financial District is the Embarcadero Center, a five-building complex of offices, shops, fine restaurants, movie theatre, two hotels and Justin Herman Plaza. The Transamerica Pyramid (600 Montgomery/ Washington) is San Francisco’s tallest building, rising 853 feet.

r CIVIC CENTER (SF Map: K9) Van Ness Avenue, the widest street in the City, is home to San Francisco’s city government. The gold- domed City Hall (extensively renovated in 1995-1999) was modeled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Tours of this “beaux-arts” building (the tallest dome in the U.S.) are available. Across the street is the Performing Arts Center comprised of the newly renovated War Memorial Opera House, the Veterans Building, Herbst Theater and Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall. San Francisco’s Main Library is located at the corner of Larkin and Grove Streets. The magnificent Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. The museum’s holdings include nearly 15,000 treasures spanning 6,000 years of history.

r 49 MILE SCENIC DRIVE This self-guided tour around San Francisco by vehicle follows street signs and passes major attractions including Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Nob Hill, Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, Marina, Palace of Fine Arts, Twin Peaks, Mission Dolores, Civic Center, Japantown, Chinatown, the Financial District and the Presidio. NOTE: Blue and white signs with a picture of a sea gull are posted along the route. r

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Restaurants r FISHERMAN’S WHARF ( K - M2) Alioto’s #8 Italian/Seafood Serving the freshest seafood and family Italian specialties complemented by spectacular views of the wharf since 1925. #8 Fisherman’s Wharf, at the foot of Taylor Street 673-0183 aliotos.com Alioto’s Waterside Cafe Italian/Seafood Casual waterfront dining. Freshest seafood, magnificent fishing harbor views. Full bar, indoor & outdoor seating. #7 Fisherman’s Wharf, at the foot of Taylor St. 359-1200 aliotoswatersidebar.com Beach Street Grill American Best breakfast experience around. Fresh crab

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benedict, blackberry pancakes, bacon, sausage & eggs, biscuits & gravy. Organic beef & salads. Draft beers, mimosas. 380 Beach/Taylor 867-1711 q Bistro Boudin American Enjoy the best of California! Full-service restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Have a drink at the Bistro Bar, enjoy the scenic views of the San Francisco bay. 160 Jefferson/Mason 928-1849 Castagnola’s Seafood The ultimate dining experience since 1916. Fresh seafood, aged steaks, classic cocktails. Great views overlooking the boats docked at Fisherman’s Wharf. Validated parking. 286 Jefferson/Jones 776-5015

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Restaurants Cioppino’s on the Wharf Italian Family dining, indoor and outdoor seating. Seafood, pizza, and pasta at affordable prices. Best cioppino in San Francisco. Free clam chowder with ad! 400 Jefferson/Leavenworth 775-9311 q Hard Rock Cafe American All-American favorites, rocking atmosphere, cool rock ‘n roll memorabilia from local artists like Grateful Dead. Lunch and dinner. Open ’til midnight Friday and Saturday. PIER 39 956-2013 q Las Margaritas Mexican Traditional Mexican cuisine. Outdoor patio dining, daily specials on fruit margaritas, large selection of tequilas. Validated parking. The Cannery, Columbus/Beach 776-6996 Lori’s Diner American All-American fare. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 4 locations: 336 Mason/Geary 392-8646, 149 Powell/O’Farrell 677-9999, 500 Sutter/Powell 981-1950, Ghirardelli Square 409-1950 q Rainforest Cafe® American A Wild Place to Shop and Eat®! An adventure through a realistic indoor rain forest! Menu reflects cuisines of Mexico, Asia, the Caribbean. Family friendly! 145 Jefferson/Taylor 440-5610 q

r CHINATO WN ( M - N5-6) Bund Shanghai Restaurant Chinese Located in the heart of Chinatown. Recommended L10

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Restaurants by Michelin Guide 2012. Be sure to try the famous Shanghai-style dumplings (Xiao long bao). 640 Jackson/Grant 982- 0618 q Chinatown Restaurant Mandarin Since 1919. Quality Chinese food at a good price. Dim Sum served all day. Cantonese, Mandarin, fresh seafood, traditional Peking Duck–a must-try. Free parking. 744 Washington/Grant 392-7958 q Dick Lee Pastry Chinese Buffet $7.49 All-you-can-eat Dim Sum, BBQ and other Chinese dishes in a simple and pleasant environment. Open from 10am to 7pm daily. Closed Wed. dickleepastry.page.tl 716 Jackson/Grant 397-0788

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Asia SF Cal-Asian World-famous transgender stars serve you superb Cal-Asian cuisine and perform a dinner show nightly atop the red runway bar. 201 Ninth St./ Howard 255-2742 Mel’s Drive-in American See the location where American Graffiti was filmed. Enjoy delicious home-style cooking. Breakfast served all day. Open early morning until late night. Please see our ad for four SF locations.

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Gaylord India Restaurant Indian Traditional Indian cuisine, meticulously prepared dishes with fresh spices and excellent service. Local favorite! Beautiful decor, banquet facilities. One Embarcadero Center 397-7775 q Hornblower Cruises Dining Cruise Dine on a yacht! Gourmet cuisine, unsurpassed views, impeccable service. Dinner dance, weekend champagne brunch, Alcatraz Discovery Lunch, Supper Club Dinner. Pier 3 788-7020 q

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Cafe Claude French Parisian bistro with zinc bar, classic french cuisine, lively atmosphere. Heated outdoor seating, live jazz, full bar. 7 Claude Lane (between Kearny & Grant, off Bush) 392-3515, cafeclaude.com Gitane Iberian Iberian inspired cuisine from Spain and France, classic & vintage cocktails, extensive sherry selection. Luxe & vibrant atmosphere, heated patio. 6 Claude Lane 788-6686, gitanerestaurant.com

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Restaurants r FINANCIAL DISTRIC T ( N6-7) OZ Lounge American & Tapas Contemporary urban lounge featuring a wide variety of menu items, American diner-style breakfasts and entrées, tapas, burgers, sandwiches Weekend jazz brunch. 260 Kearny St./Bush 399-7999

r GHIRARDELLI SQUARE ( K2) Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop Dessert A visit to San Francisco wouldn’t be complete without a hot fudge sundae from this world famous chocolate maker. Ghirardelli Square (K2) 474-3938 q Lori’s Diner American All-American fare. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 4 locations: 336 Mason/Geary 392-8646, 149 Powell/O’Farrell 677-9999, 500 Sutter/Powell 981-1950, Ghirardelli Square 409-1950 q

Since 1916 Seafood and Chophouse Old World Hospitality with Wharf Views Home of the Original Crab Cocktail! Lunch & Dinner • Happy Hour 4-7pm • Live Jazz 776-5015 • 286 Jefferson/Jones Largest Selection of Seafood & Steak Deck Dining Overlooking Fisherman’s Wharf Fishing Fleet L2

r HAIGHT/PANHANDLE ( C - E9-11) India Oven Indian San Francisco’s premier authentic Northern Indian cuisine located in the heart of the Lower Haight. City-wide delivery. 233 Fillmore/ Haight 255-2000 indianovensf.com q Kate’s Kitchen Breakfast A favorite local spot for great breakfast, brunch and lunch. Delicious home-cooked meals, big portions. Don’t miss the pancakes or French toast! Open daily. 471 Haight/Fillmore 626-3984

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r JAPANTO WN ( H7) Sweet Maple Breakfast Best breakfast and lunch in the Japantown/ Fillmore area. Free Wi-Fi, nice, spacious atmosphere. Good for kids, groups. Coffee, tea, beer, morning cocktails. 2101 Sutter/Steiner 655-9169

r MARINA / LOMBARD ( H - J3-4) Blackwood American/Thai Best new restaurant in the Marina serving delectable Thai fusion dishes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. 2150 Chestnut (across from GAP) 931-9663 Home Plate American Locals’ favorite spot for over 25 years. Best homemade scones in the city with every meal! Breakfast, brunch & lunch, excellent prices. 7 days, 7am3 pm. 2274 Lombard/Pierce 922-HOME (4663)

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r NORTH BEACH ( M - N3-4) Firenze by Night Italian Fine Tuscan cuisine. Award-winning homemade Italian dishes. Exquisite decor, soothing atmosphere. Family owned and operated. 1429 Stockton/Vallejo 392-8485 India Curry House Indian North and South Indian cuisine. Over 200 different beers and wines. Pool table, darts,

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jukebox, more! Lunch and dinner. Open until 1am daily. 1040 Columbus/Chestnut 441-8855 Tandoori Mahal Indian Restaurant Indian Spectacular Indian dishes made in the traditional clay oven. Seafood, poultry, vegetarian dishes. Allyou-can-eat lunch buffet. Take out, free delivery (limited area). 941 Kearny/Columbus 951-0505 q Trattoria Pinocchio Italian “One of the best pasta restaurants in North Beach” – SF Chronicle. Open daily, brunch, lunch, dinner. Heated sidewalk dining. Family owned. Full bar, happy hour. 401 Columbus/Vallejo 392-1472

r OCEAN BEACH (A7-13) Cliff House American Voted best San Francisco view restaurant. Dine at the casual bistro, stylish Sutro’s. Balcony cocktail view lounge. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Since 1863. 1090 Point Lobos 386-3330

r PIER 39 ( M2) Hard Rock Cafe American All-American favorites, rocking atmosphere, cool rock ‘n roll memorabilia from local artists like Grateful Dead. Lunch and dinner. Open ’til midnight Friday and Saturday. PIER 39 956-2013 q

Brunch • Lunch • Dinner Upstairs at Boudin at the Wharf 160 Jefferson • San Francisco • 415/928-1849 M2

r RUSSIAN HILL (K4-6) Zarzuela Spanish Located on the Hyde St. cable car line, this charming Spanish restaurant has a warm, welcoming look. Serving the best tapas and paella in town! 2000 Hyde/Union (K4) 346-0800

r SAUSALITO Fred’s Place Coffee Shop American Breakfast Locals’ favorite breakfast spot for 40 years. The best and the oldest coffee shop in Sausalito. Try our famous french toast and pancakes. Avoid the tourist traps! 1917 Bridgeway, Sausalito 332-4575

r SOMA / MOSCONE CENTER (K-N7-11) Asia SF Asian Fusion Beautiful and talented gender illusionists serve you superb Cal-Asian cuisine and perform hourly atop the red runway bar. Dinner shows nightly. 201 Ninth St./Howard (L10) 255-2742 Mel’s Drive-in American See the location where American Graffiti was filmed. Enjoy delicious home-style cooking. Breakfast served all day. Open early morning until late night. Please see our ad for four SF locations.

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Restaurants Golden Era Vegetarian Vegan Come enjoy the all vegetarian jewel of San Francisco. Walking distance from Union Square and Powell Bart Station. 572 O’Farrell/Leavenworth 673-3136 Jazz Bistro Les Joulins French Straight jazz and juicy steaks! Country French and Mediterranean cuisine. Hottest live jazz downtown. Tres reasonable. Near Powell St. Cable Car line. Open 7 Nights. 44 Ellis/Powell 397-5397 John’s Grill Steakhouse A setting in the Maltese Falcon, one of the City’s oldest and most famous dining establishments. Steaks, fresh seafood, pastas. Live jazz nightly. 63 Ellis/Stockton (M8) 986-3274 q Lori’s Diner American All-American fare. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 4 locations: 336 Mason/Geary 392-8646, 149 Powell/O’Farrell 677-9999, 500 Sutter/Powell 981-1950, Ghirardelli Square 409-1950 q New Delhi Indian Enjoy delicious Indian cuisine in a dining room befitting a Maharaja. Chicken, lamb & seafood specialties. 160 Ellis/Cyril Magnin 397-8470 newdelhirestaurant.com q Olympic Cafe Breakfast Famous for the best variety of breakfast specials. Low prices and luncheon specials. Near Union

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Restaurants Square hotels. Breakfast served all day! 7 days, 6am-4pm. 555 Geary/Jones 885-0984 Taylor St. Coffee Shop Breakfast American breakfast served all day and lunch at its best. Voted one of the best breakfasts in San Francisco by Citysearch.com. Near hotels. 375 Taylor/O’Farrell (across from Hilton) 567-4031

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Restaurants Cliff House American Voted best San Francisco view restaurant. Dine at the casual bistro, stylish Sutro’s. Balcony cocktail view lounge. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Since 1863. 1090 Point Lobos 386-3330 Fred’s Place Coffee Shop Locals’ favorite breakfast spot for 40 years. The best and the oldest coffee shop in Sausalito. Avoid the tourist traps! 1917 Bridgeway, Sausalito 332-4575 Hornblower Cruises Dining Cruise Dine on a yacht! Gourmet cuisine, unsurpassed views, impeccable service. Dinner dance, weekend champagne brunch, Alcatraz Discovery Lunch, Supper Club Dinner. Pier 3 788-7020 q

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Checklist SAN FR ANCI S C O S I GH TS TO S EE MAP KEY LOCATIONS IN PARENTHESES REFER TO THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY MAP (PP. 40-41)

■ 49 Mile Scenic Drive ■ Alcatraz & Bay Cruise (P2; M2) ■ AT&T Park/San Francisco Giants (Q10) ■ Asian Art Museum (K9) ■ Cable Car Ride ■ Chinatown (M-N5-6) ■ Coit Tower (N4) ■ Ferry Building/The Embarcadero (Q6) ■ Fisherman’s Wharf (L-N2) ■ “French Quarter” Outdoor Cafes (M-7) ■ Ghirardelli Chocolate (K2) ■ Golden Gate Bridge/Vista Point (D1) ■ Golden Gate Park/Museums (C-D10) ■ Haight Street (E11) ■ Levi’s Plaza and Levi’s Visitors Center (P4) ■ Lombard Street “Crookedest Street” (K-L3) ■ Mission District (G13) ■ Museum of Modern Art (N-P8) ■ Muni F-Line Historic Street Cars (F-Q2-12) ■ Nob Hill (L-M5-6) ■ North Beach (M-N4) ■ Pacific Ocean (A1-13) ■ Palace of Fine Arts/Exploratorium (E2) ■ Postcard Row/Alamo Square (F-G9-10) ■ Sausalito/Tiburon by Bike or Ferry ■ SF Maritime National Historical Park (K-L1) ■ Twin Peaks View (E13) ■ Union Square Shopping (M-N7-8) ■ Union Street (H4) ■ Victorians/Haas-Lilienthal House ( J5) ■ Yerba Buena Gardens (N8) DON’ T M IS S : ■ Jelly Belly Factory ■ Muir Woods ■ Winchester Mystery House ■ Wine Country Napa/Sonoma


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r WINE COUNTR Y $99 San Francisco to Wine Country Tour by Limobus Upscale Napa-Sonoma wine and food experience by limousine coach. Tasting at four wineries, picnic lunch. GuideYou.com q $84 Woods & Wine Tour Spend an hour and a half in Muir Woods then visit the wine country for an afternoon of tastings! Small groups size adds to the fun! See p. 23. GuideYou.com q

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r MUIR WOODS Muir Woods is located 17 miles northwest of San Francisco just off Highway 1. The park was named after naturalist John Muir who was instrumental in establishing the National Park system. This National Monument is made up of over 560 acres of redwood forest. Cathedral and Bohemian Groves contain the largest Coast redwoods – up to 252 feet tall and 14 feet across. Visitors are invited to explore the paved main trail which offers educational exhibits on the majestic redwood trees– some known to be 1,000 years old. There are six miles of walking trails and no cars are allowed in the redwood grove.

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r SAUSALITO & TIBURON Eight miles north of San Francisco across the bay is the tiny bayside community of Sausalito. Arrival by ferry is the best way to experience this Mediterranean-style community that is often compared to the French Riviera. Just 20 minutes north of San Francisco is Tiburon, a charming town resembling an authentic New England seaport village. Tiburon’s Main Street offers unique shops, galleries, cafes and waterfront restaurants with unsurpassed views of San Francisco. Both Sausalito and Tiburon are easily accessible by bicycle via the Golden Gate Bridge. Bicyclists will encounter only gradual inclines followed by a downhill coast into Sausalito when riding from San Francisco. Rental companies will provide directions, maps, helmets and locks. After a day of touring, riders return to San Francisco by ferry. The Blue & Gold Fleet departs both Sausalito and Tiburon for Pier 41. Golden Gate Transit departs Sausalito only to the Ferry Building.

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Discover the wonder and romance of the Napa & Sonoma Valley, one of the largest and most exciting premium wine regions in the world. You will have an opportunity to both taste the wines and learn the ins and outs of wine making at a selection of both boutique and high-volume wineries. These wineries are a short drive from the Bay Area where the warm days and cool foggy nights make it a perfect location for grape growing. This tour provides excellent photo opportunities; wine tasting fees included, discounted pricing on wine purchases available. This fully-narrated guided tour begins with hotel pick up and travels through the Carneros Valley and the rolling hillsides of the “Valley of the Moon” - one of the world’s premier wine regions. Visit two wineries in Napa, and one in Sonoma. There will be time on your own for lunch (not included) and shopping at either historic downtown Sonoma Square or at Vintage Marketplace in Yountville. The return trip takes you through Marin County and over the Golden Gate Bridge before returning you to your hotel. These three* distinctively different wineries range from high tech to boutique. Wine tasting fees are INCLUDED in the price of this tour. Enjoy about an hour at each winery with a private tour and tasting! On this tour you’ll visit: Mt. St John / Madonna Estate - An organic winery (Napa) Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery- A traditional winery (Sonoma)

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Wine Country & Beyond 29. Many of the large wineries offer guided tours of their facilities including the underground limestone caves and storage casks. There is typically a nominal tasting fee at most wineries ($5-$20 per person). This fee often includes a souvenir glass and the opportunity to taste three to six wines. The quaint towns of Yountville and St. Helena are known for both their wineries and their many fine restaurants.

r SONOMA With its mild sunny climate and fertile soil, Sonoma was the perfect setting for the missionaries to plant the first crops of grapes used in making wine for the Holy Eucharist. Later, Count Agoston Haraszthy imported cuttings from Europe and produced the first European varieties in America. Literary legend and one-time Bay Area resident, Jack London created one of the most memorable images of the Sonoma Valley from an Indian fable. He called it the Valley of the Moons as the moon appears to rise several times over succeeding peaks in the Valley.

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r SOUTH BAY/SILICON VALLE Y Winchester Mystery House. Built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the rifle fortune, who believed that she could amend past wrongdoings and live forever by continuously building onto her house 24 hours a day. The result of Winchester’s occult beliefs is a house made up of narrow passageways, doors that lead nowhere and zigzag staircases. During the tour of this historical landmark, visitors have the opportunity to explore both the bizarre and the beautiful found in the 160-room mansion.

r YOSEMITE Just a four-hour drive from San Francisco is one of the most beautiful spots on Earth, Yosemite National Park. Nowhere else in the world are there as many big falls in such a small area including the 2,425-foot Yosemite Falls, the highest fall in North America. The granite building blocks of the Sierra Nevada, El Capitan, Cathedral Rock, Three Brothers, Royal Arches, Half Dome and Clouds Rest are among the state’s most spectacular treasures. $133-$143 Yosemite One-Day Trip Two ways to see Yosemite! Take a deluxe motorcoach ($133) or a small group tour by van ($143). See page 61. 775-1200, www.GuideYou.com Incredible Adventures Excellent one day & overnight hotel tours of Yosemite from $149. Relaxed, small groups. Hotel pickup and park fees incl. www.incadventures.com (800) 777-8464 q

r BAY AREA AT TRAC TIONS Jelly Belly Visit the Jelly Belly Visitor Center and take the free factory tour. Enjoy the café & shopping in the gift store. Daily 9am-5pm. See ad page 18. (800) 953-5592 JellyBelly.com q Winchester Mystery House Find out why Sarah Winchester built a 160-room house with doors, stairs and passageways leading nowhere. San Jose (408) 247-2101 q r


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Shopping r SHOPPING CENTERS / DISTRIC TS Anchorage Square Shopping, dining, lodging, sightseeing tours at the Wharf. Validated parking with purchase. Leavenworth/Beach (L2) 775-6000, anchoragesquare.com q Castro Street All visitors are welcome in the heart of San Francisco’s gay community. A unique variety of shops, restaurants and bars. (Between Market & 19th Streets) (F13) Haight Street Unique stores, restaurants, nightclubs. Vintage clothing shops offer a melange of used 60s and 70s fashions. (Stanyan St. to Masonic Blvd.) (E11)

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r APPAREL / FOOT WEAR The Bay Company A huge selection of gifts, San Francisco souvenirs and sportswear. Levi’s, Fox, Roxy Quicksilver and more. Huge selection at great prices. 496 Jefferson/Hyde 946-8122 q Sports Basement Two huge warehouse outlets featuring top brands for biking, running, fitness, triathlons and more! 610 Mason (E1) & 1590 Bryant/15th Street (P12) 437-0100 q Wharf Central Levi’s, Paul Frank, Billabong, Roxy O’Neill, Volcom, Fox, Quiksilver. Largest selection of souvenirs, clothing at the Wharf. Jefferson/Taylor (L2) 931-3624 q

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Shopping r LUGGAGE Pier Luggage Great selection of luggage, briefcases, laptop bags, school bags, wallets. Brand names including Samsonite, Travelpro, Jansport, more. 282 O’Farrell/Mason (L7) 398-5511 q

r OU T L ET SHO PPING Gilroy Premium Outlets Save 25%-65% at 145 outlets: Adidas, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Hwy 101, Leavesley Road exit. (408) 842-3729 Napa Premium Outlets Save 25%-65%: Barneys New York Outlet, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan,Talbots, Coach, Banana Republic. Hwy 29, 1st St. exit. (707) 226-9876 Petaluma Village Premium Outlets Save 25%-65%: Brooks Brothers, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Coach, Puma, Gap Outlet, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic. Hwy 101 North (707) 778-9300 Vacaville Premium Outlets 120 stores including Burberry, Coach, Polo, Gap, Adidas, OshKosh, Nike, J. Crew, Banana Republic. I-80 off Nut Tree Road (707) 447-5755

r OUTLET SH OPPING TOURS Outlet Hop Tour and transportation provider to Napa, Petaluma, Vacaville and Gilroy Premium Outlets. Pick up at major hotels. (888) 483-5566 outlethop.com

r SURPLUS Kaplan’s Serving San Francisco since 1939. Wide selection of camping and outdoor gear: Coleman, Leatherman, Maglite, knife department. 1055 Market btwn. 6th/7th St. (L9) 863-3486

r MUSIC STORES Union Music Company SF’s largest selection of brass and woodwind instruments and orchestral strings. Sales, rentals, repairs, accessories. 1710 Market/Gough (J10) 775-6043

r SPECIALT Y GIFTS / SOUVENIRS Asian Art Museum Store Asian-themed merchandise from around the world – ceramics, paintings, jewelry, apparel, home décor, books, and music. 200 Larkin/McAllister (K9) 581-3500 The Bay Company A huge selection of gifts, San Francisco souvenirs and sportswear. Levi’s, Fox, Roxy Quicksilver and more. Huge selection at great prices. 496 Jefferson/Hyde 946-8122 q Hard Rock Cafe Genuine Hard Rock Cafe apparel and merchandise. T-shirts, pins, limited editions! Open until midnight Friday & Saturday. PIER 39 (N2) 956-2013 E1, P12

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r TO YS & COMICS Jeffrey’s Toys Don’t forget the kids! Stuffed animals, comics, crafts, dolls, games, books and more! Free gift wrap. Open Mon-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 12-6. 685 Market/3rd St. (N7) 546-6551

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r WINE & FOOD Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Cafe Visitors have been taking home delicious sourdough bread since 1849. Experience a San Francisco tradition! 160 Jefferson (L2) 928-1849 Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop A visit to San Francisco wouldn’t be complete without a hot fudge sundae from this world famous chocolate maker. Ghirardelli Square (K2) 474-3938 q Jelly Belly Visit the Jelly Belly Visitor Center and take the free factory tour. Enjoy the café & shopping in the gift store. Daily 9am-5pm. See ad pg. 18. (800) 953-5592 JellyBelly.com q Winery Collective Experience over 50 wines from Napa and Sonoma. Meet winemakers and get a taste of the wine country while visiting San Francisco. 485 Jefferson/Hyde (K2) 929-9463 q r

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Transportation AIRPORTS Oakland International Airport (OAK) Bay Bridge to Oakland, Hwy. 880 S.; exit Hegenberger Rd. BART to Coliseum, transfer to AirBART shuttle (30-40 minutes). (510) 563-3300 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) From downtown San Francisco, take Hwy. 101 south to airport exit. 15 Miles south of downtown (20-30 minutes). (650) 761-0800

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r BIC YCLE RENTAL Bay City Bike Rentals Ride across the GG Bridge to Sausalito/Tiburon and return via ferry. Tour the coast to GG Park. See ad for $5 off! 2661 Taylor/North Point (L2) 346-2453 q Bike and Roll Bike Rentals. Cycle across the Pacific Ocean... on the G.G. Bridge! Ride to Sausalito, Tiburon and more. Return by ferry. 734 Lombard/Columbus Ave. (L3) 229-2000 q Blazing Saddles Ride bike path over the GG Bridge to Sausalito/Tiburon, return via ferry. Best bikes, best rates, longest hours. Pier 41, Pier 43 1â „2, 1095 Columbus & 2715 Hyde. 202-8888 q Parkwide Bike Rentals & Tours Explore the City park to park. Rent at one park, drop off at another. Fort Mason, Embarcadero, Union Square, Golden Gate Park Bandshell. 671-8989 q

r C AR RENTAL City Rent-A-Car 1433 Bush/Van Ness (K7) 359-1331; cityrentacar.com Reliable Discount Toyota rentals, free parking. 349 Mason/Geary (M7) 928-4414

r LIMOUSINES SF’s Finest Limousines Providing full-day Napa Wine Charters. Ride in style and comfort in a stretch limousine. Private city tours available. New limos now available. (888) 833-5466 Smooth Ride Town Car Limo Service 24 Hours. Rates as low as taxicab fares. From SF to SFO, Oakland & San Jose airports. Hourly rates for city and wine country tours. 685-1222 Did You Know? Before it was a chocolate factory, Ghirardelli Square was home to a wool mill.


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r PARKING GARAGES Ellis-O’Farrell Garage 833 Mission/5th St. (L7) 986-4800 Fifth & Mission Garage 833 Mission/5th St. (L8) 982-8522 Moscone Center Garage 255 3rd St./Howard (N8) 777-2782 Portsmouth Square Garage 733 Kearny/Clay (N5) 982-6353 Union Square Garage 333 Post/Geary (M7) 397-0631

r PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BART Links San Francisco with the East Bay and Daly City. In SF, trains run underground along Market Street. Stops at Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell, Civic Center. 992-2278 Caltrain Rail service to the Peninsula, San Jose. In SF, trains depart from the San Francisco Caltrain Station. 4th St./King (800) 660-4287 Golden Gate Transit Serves Marin County, parts of Sonoma. In SF, buses stop on Lombard St., Van Ness Ave., Geary Blvd., Financial District, Transbay Terminal. 923-2000 Muni Passports unlimited travel, available in 1-day ($14), 3-day ($21), 1-week ($27), or 1-month (Fast Pass, $74) increments. Cable Cars are $6 each way. 673-MUNI, sfmuni.com

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Nightlife q Star symbol denotes ad with discount coupon. Map key locations refer to the SF map (pp. 40-41). r C ABARET Beach Blanket Babylon Known for its zany hats, the nation’s longest-running musical revue pokes fun at current events and celebrities. Club Fugazi. 678 Green/Powell (M4) 421-4222 Fauxgirls! SF’s favorite drag revue now in our 12th year! The third Thursday of every month: dinner 7pm, show 8pm. No cover! Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis St. 421-8700 x203 fauxgirls.com

r CONCERTS Bimbo’s 365 Club 1025 Columbus/Chestnut (L3) 474-0365 Oct. 1, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti; Oct. 2, The Psychedelic Furs; Oct. 12, The Raveonettes; Oct. 14, Nouvelle Vague; Oct. 19, Mustache Harbor; Oct. 20, Nick Waterhouse; Oct. 27, Foreverland’s Thriller Halloween Ball Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 99 Grove/Van Ness (K9) (800) 745-3000 Oct. 12, Smashing Pumpkins; Oct. 17-18, Bob Dylan & His Band, Mark Knopfler; Oct. 20, Bassnectar Fillmore 1805 Geary/Fillmore (G7) (877) 346-6000 Oct. 1, GROUPLOVE; Oct. 4, Stephen Marley; Oct. 6, Glen Hansard; Oct. 7, Conor Oberst; Oct. 8, Patti Smith; Oct. 9, Ben Howard; Oct. 10, Dinosaur Jr.; Oct. 11, Yelawolf; Oct. 12-13, Dark Star Orchestra; Oct. 14, Xavier Rudd; Oct. 17, First Aid Kit; Oct. 19, Bombay Bicycle Club; Oct. 20, Stars; Oct. 21, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis; Oct. 23, Calexico; Oct. 24, Collie Buddz; Oct. 25, Brother Ali; Oct. 27, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour; Oct. 28, David Bisbal; Oct. 30, All Time Low Oracle Arena 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland (800) 745-3000 Oct. 5, Kevin Hart, Oct. 6, Justin Bieber 68

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r JA ZZ / BLUES Biscuits & Blues Hot biscuits and cool blues! Voted #1 blues club. Full restaurant serving real southern food, music nightly. 401 Mason/Geary (M7) 292-2583, biscuitsandblues.com q Jazz Bistro Les Joulins Mouth-watering steaks, seafood and generous cocktails. Hottest jazz in Union Square. Tres reasonable. 44 Ellis/Powell (M8) 397-5397 OZ Lounge Urban lounge with a wide variety of menu items, American diner-style breakfasts and entrées, tapas, burgers, sandwiches Weekend jazz brunch. 260 Kearny St./Bush (N7) 399-7999

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r DINNER DANCE CRUISE Hornblower Cruises Views, gourmet cuisine, impeccable service aboard an elegant yacht. Dinner dance & supper club cruises, champagne cruises, special event cruises. Pier 3 (P2) 788-7020 q

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Market Street Cinema All new MSC, check out the new remodel! Open 7 days a week, 11:30am -4am. Close to Union Square, 1077 Market/6th St. (L9) 861-2727 msclive.com Mitchell Brothers’ O’Farrell Theatre Voted “The place to go in San Francisco for live entertainment” by Playboy Magazine. 895 O’Farrell/Polk (K7) 776-6686 q

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Visitor Information r MEDIC AL EMERGENC Y SERVICES Downtown Medical Same day appointments, general medicine, gynecology, immunizations, STD’s. Urgent care. Lab and X-rays. Travelers health care. 450 Sutter/Powell (M7) 362-7177 Traveler Medical Group Available 24 hrs, 7 days a week. Provide high quality care. Office or hotel visits. Call for immediate appointment. 490 Post/Mason St., Ste. 225 (M7) 981-1102

r HOTELS Aida Plaza Hotel (Italian Mgmt.) Rates: $45 to $95, Pkg. avail. 1087 Market/ 7th St. (L9) 863-4141, (800) 863-AIDA Alpine Inn & Suites Boutique hotel near SFO. Free parking, WiFi, breakfast, microwave, fridge. Near BART, Muni. 560 Carter/Geneva, 415-3346969 or 866-527-9591, www.alpinemotorinn.com America’s Best Value Inn From $279/wk, $895 monthly. Newly remodeled, near Union Square. 505 O’Farrell/Jones 710-6758 Castle Inn Free parking, ideal location, fridge, microwave, in-room coffee, free HBO. 1565 Broadway/Van Ness (J5) (800) 822-7853 Deluxe Inn Rates: $40 to $75, Remodeled. 2 miles from SFO. Free WiFi, free Park ’N Fly. 920 El Camino, So. SF (650) 583-2408 Emperor Norton Inn 2 blocks from Union Square. Refrigerator, microwave and cable TV. 615 Post/Taylor (L7) 673-6718 Industrial Hotel Rates: $210/wk, monthly rates avail. Shared baths, TV, microwave. refrigerator. 505 Cypress Ave., So. SF (650) 589-3897, ext. 100

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Museums & Attractions q Star symbol denotes ad with discount coupon. Map key locations refer to the SF map (pp. 40-41). $87 Alcatraz Package Includes Alcatraz ferry and cell house tour, 48-hour Hop on Hop off Downtown tour on double-decker bus, Chinatown walking tour. See p. 17. 775-1200, GuideYou.com $80 City Tour with Muir Woods/Sausalito Combo A $100 value! A full day of sightseeing! See SF landmarks, 1000-year old redwoods, charming Sausalito. See p. 53. 775-1200, GuideYou.com q $66 Deluxe City Tour + Bay Cruise 1-Hour Bay cruise past Alcatraz, under the Golden Gate

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Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Restored WWII and Apollo recovery ship. WWII bomber, F-14 fighter, Apollo quarantine facility and command module. 707 W Hornet, Alameda. (510) 521-8448 Aquarium of the Bay 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels bring you up close and personal with 20,000 of the Bay’s most amazing marine animals. PIER 39 (M2) 1-888-SEA-DIVE q Bay City Bike Rentals Ride across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito/Tiburon and return via ferry. Tour the coast to Golden Gate Park. 2661 Taylor/North Point (L2) 346-2453 q Bike and Roll Bike the Golden Gate Bridge! Ride to Sausalito/Tiburon and more. Return by ferry. See ad for $5 off! 899 Columbus/ Lombard (L3) & 353 Jefferson 229-2000 q Blazing Saddles Ride bike path over the GG Bridge to Sausalito/Tiburon, return via ferry. Best bikes, best rates, longest hours. Pier 41, 1095 Columbus & 2715 Hyde 202-8888 q Blue & Gold Fleet Spectacular 1-hour narrated tour of the San Francisco Bay. Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. PIER 39 (M2) 773-1188 q

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Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop A visit to San Francisco wouldn’t be complete without a hot fudge sundae from this world famous chocolate maker. Ghirardelli Square (K2) 474-3938 q GoCAR Rentals Computer guided talking scooter cars! Hourly, daily rentals. See the San Francisco most visitors never see! 2715 Hyde/ North Point (K2) (800) 914-6227 q Jelly Belly Visit the Jelly Belly Visitor Center and take the free factory tour. Enjoy the café & shopping in the gift store. Daily 9am-5pm. See ad pg. 18. (800) 953-5592 JellyBelly.com q Parkwide Bike Rentals & Tours Explore the City park to park. Rent at one park, drop off at another. Fort Mason, Embarcadero, Union Square, Golden Gate Park Bandshell. 671-8989 q PIER 39 One of SF’s premier bay attractions with something for everyone: more than 110 stores, bay-view restaurants, a variety of fun-filled attractions. Jefferson/PIER 39 (M2) 981-PIER q Red & White Fleet Sail under the Golden Gate & around Alcatraz aboard the 1-hr Golden Gate Bay Cruise in 12 languages, or enjoy the California Sunset Cruise. Pier 43½ or call (L2) 673-2900

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Museums & Attractions Ride The Ducks Ride on the historic streets, splash into the Bay and cruise McCovey Cove, quack along with the captain. Drive if you want! Taylor/Jefferson (L2) 596-9929 q Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum This museum of the odd and unusual was inspired by the 1920s newspaper column “Believe It Or Not!” 175 Jefferson/ Mason (L2) 202-9850 q RocketBoat Climb aboard and hang on! Enjoy a 30-minute tour of San Francisco’s historic waterfront on a 70-foot speedboat. PIER 39, 705-8200 q

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San Francisco Electric Tour Guided Wharf & Waterfront or Golden Gate Park Segway Tours. 2.5 hrs. incl. training. Ages 12+ Electric Bike Tours. ElectricTourCompany.com (415) 474-3130 SS Jeremiah O’Brien Restored WWII Liberty Ship. Engines can be observed in operation on steaming weekend. Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf (L1) 544-0100 ssjeremiahobrien.org Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens An urban oasis of beautiful and rare plants from around the world. 9th Ave./Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park (C10) 661-1316 sfbg.org USS Pampanito Authentic WWII submarine. Exclusive iPod audio tour features voices of Pampanito crewmen. National Historic landmark. Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 45 (L2) 775-1943 q

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