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12:30pm-3pm, Blue Angels 3pm-4pm; Oct. 12-13 Ship Tours 11am-4pm
October 10 Festival of Rock Posters Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park.
October 2-4 Oktoberfest By the Bay
Oct. 10 - Nov. 1 (Weekends) ArtSpan’s Open Studios
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Various locations, 861-9838
October 2-4 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Free admission concert. GG Park
October 4 Castro Street Fair 841-1824
October 11 Italian Heritage Parade and Festival Fisherman’s Wharf to North Beach, 703-9888
October 17-18 Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival (650) 726-9652 October 18 Nike Women’s Marathon Union Square to Golden Gate Park.
FLEET WEEK Oct. 8 Blue Angels (Survey Flights) Noon-5pm; Oct. 9 Air Show Practice 1pm-3pm, Blue Angels 3pm-4pm; Oct. 10 Parade of Fleet Week Ships 11:30am-12:30pm; Oct. 11 Ship Tours 11am-4pm, Air Show
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City Sights Map key locations noted in each subheading refer to the SF map (pp. 32-33).
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 awardwinning 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. The USS Pampanito, a WWII
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City Sights 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). 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 ALC ATRA Z (SF Map: L0) Alcatraz, Spanish for pelican, was named Isla de los Alcatraces after the birds that were the island’s only inhabitants. The island served as a military fortification in the 1850s and an incarceration facility for war prisoners during the Spanish-American War.
In 1934 Alcatraz became the infamous maximum-security prison for members of organized crime and high-risk convicts. Famous island residents have included “Machine Gun” Kelly, Al Capone and Robert “Birdman” Stroud. Although the island is only a mile 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 cold water. A federal penitentiary until 1963, “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.
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-mileper-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
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Explore the highlights of our beautiful City by the Bay in style and comfort, on the newest and award-winning motor coach fleet in San Francisco. View a wide selection of landmarks and attractions to include: Golden Gate Bridge & Vista Point - The icon of San Francisco, often shrouded in a layer of fog. A stop at Vista Point offers breathtaking views and photo opportunities. Extended stop for photos/sightseeing! Walk on the Bridge! Fisherman’s Wharf - Once an active fishing port, a small working fishing fleet remains. Stroll past crab stands, dine at world famous seafood restaurants and enjoy family attractions. Palace of Fine Arts - See the structure designed by Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition (World’s Fair). Golden Gate Park - Among the world’s greatest urban parks. Approximately 3 miles long by a half mile wide, this treasure is covered with wooded trails, open groves gardens, lakes the Conservatory of Flowers and Japanese Tea Garden. Extended stop for photos/sightseeing! North Beach • Chinatown • Union Square • Nob Hill • Civic Center • Haight/Ashbury • Lombard Street • Twin Peaks panoramic lookout extended stop for photos/sightseeing (weather permitting) or Victorians / Postcard Row. Throughout your tour, enjoy the views of San Francisco landmarks such as Alcatraz, San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and others. Your tour concludes at historic Fisherman’s Wharf, where you will have the chance to explore on your own or be returned to your hotel.
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Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods & Sausalito Waterfront Tour $43
Wander through 1,000-year-old giant redwood groves and visit Sausalito, a Mediterranean-style seaside village!
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Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour & Private Tastings $61 n This fully-narrated guided tour in a deluxe motorcoach takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge up 101 through scenic Marin County and into the heart of the Wine Country past row after row of grape vineyards in the lush & scenic premium wine-growing region. n Includes private winery tours & tastings at three wineries.* (Mt. St. John/Madonna Estates: an organic winery; Cline Winery: a traditional winery; Sutter Home: a historic winery) n Time on your own for a lunch break and shopping in the historic District of Sonoma Square in the heart of the wine country. One of the most unique and memorable tours you can take! Book early – this fantastic tour regularly sells out!
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$67 $61 Adult (SAVE $6), $63 $57 Senior, $46 $43 Child 9-Hour Tour - Daily at 9:00am
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Enjoy shopping, dining, or sightseeing at the Monterey waterfront and wharf at Cannery Row. If you prefer, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Head down to Carmel™ along the 17 Mile Drive™, with views of Pebble Beach™ golf course, the Lone Cypress™, and Seal Rock™. Time for lunch, shopping and exploring.
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11-Hour Tour- Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 9:00am With Monterey Bay Aquarium $96 $90 Adult (SAVE $6), $90 $84 Senior, $64 $58 Child
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Experience the beauty of this magnificent National Park. See highlights including Bridal Veil Falls, Eagle Point, El Capitan, Half Dome, Merced Water, Three Brothers, Tunnel View, Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley, more!
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City Sights 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. The postcard-perfect panorama seen here was captured from the Marin Headlands (the last exit in Marin County before crossing the bridge). 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.
r COIT TO WER (SF Map: N4) Atop Telegraph Hill is the 210foot 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.
r GOLDEN GATE PARK (SF Map: B-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 beautifully restored in 2003, is modeled after London’s Kew Gardens, a glass Victorian displaying a paradise of flowers. The Japanese Tea Garden is a four-acre refuge of traditional Japanese architecture, koi ponds and bamboo trees. 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.
r CHINATO W N (SF Map: M-N5-6) As you pass through the dragonadorned Pagoda Gates on Grant Avenue at Bush Street, your senses will be tempted by the aroma of ethnic cuisine, bright neon and the sound of foreign languages. 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.
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.
City Sights Today some 14,000 Victorians have been preserved west of Van Ness Avenue in the Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights and Alamo Square districts. 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)
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 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.
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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 r UNION STREET (SF Map: G-J4) emerged as one of the City’s most exciting new 8:27 PM Page 1 248731a1_SFBayCityGd_9.09:. 8/12/09 neighborhoods. The “main street” of the Cow Hollow District is renowned for its preserved Victorians (and The Ferry Building serves as the marker from Edwardians) that now house art galleries, antique which piers are numbered, odd numbers are stores, boutiques, fine dining and world-class spas.
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Half-Day Sonoma Wine Country Tour* $AVE $4.99 Departs San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf daily at 12:30pm. The only half-day wine tour heads over the Golden Gate Bridge to the Wine Country. The valleys of Napa and Sonoma lie 30 miles north of San Francisco and make up North America’s premium wine making region. You enter the wine country in the southern region of Carneros, just south of Sonoma. The tour visits 2-3 wineries* in beautiful Sonoma.
*Wine tasting fees are not included, but some wineries you visit offer free tastings. Where tasting fees are charged the price range is $5 for standard tasting, $10 for premium tasting.
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City Sights 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.
r CIVIC CENTER (SF Map: K9) Van Ness Avenue, the widest street in the City, is home to San Francisco’s city government. The golddomed 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. 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. Nearby Hayes Valley offers an eclectic mix of restaurants and boutiques.
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.
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City Sights 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 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.
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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, the city’s urban redevelopment plan, includes the Center for the Arts, a
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visual and performing arts complex, 5.5 acres of gardens with an outdoor performance area, the Martin Luther King Memorial, the Zeum (an arts and technology center for children), 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.
r BAY BRIDGE (SF Map: R7) The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened in 1936 and links San Francisco with Contra Costa and Alameda counties by way of an 8.5 mile suspension/ cantilever structure. Views of the City’s skyline are spectacular from the bridge, however pedestrians aren’t allowed on the structure. A $4 toll is collected westbound. r
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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 Cafe Pescatore Italian Warm and friendly Italian sidewalk cafe nestled between Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach. A perfect litttle place for seafood, pasta and more. 2455 Mason/North Point 561-1111 q 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 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 Denny’s American America’s favorite 24-hour family restaurant. The full menu features breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Late night dining. Holiday Inn, Fisherman’s Wharf, 495 Beach/Jones 776-3700 q
The Wharf’s Best Seafood. The City’s Best View. Only one of San Francisco’s ten best seafood restaurants is on the wharf. Neptune’s Palace. On San Francisco Bay. At PIER 39. AT THE SCENIC END OF PIER 39 Reservations: 434-2260 S E A F O O D R E S TAU R A N T
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A u t h e n t i c S pA n i S h c u i S i n e Specialties: Zarzuela, Paella & Tapas Voted One of San Francisco’s Top 100 Restaurants –SF Chronicle “One of the Best Spanish” –Zagat Survey Open For Dinner Tues.-Sat. 5:30pm On the Cable Car Line, 2000 Hyde/Union
SF ChroniCle 2009 Top 100 Bay area reSTauranTS “A Peak Experience” – San Francisco Chronicle
2323 Van Ness Avenue/Green Valet Parking ■ Closed Mondays
Authentic Swiss Specialties: Cheese, Beef, Chocolate Fondues, Wienerschnitzel and Many More! ■ Full Bar
Hard Rock Cafe American All-American favorites, rocking atmosphere, cool rock ‘n roll memorabilia from local artists like Grateful Dead. Lunch and dinner. Open until midnight Friday and Saturday. PIER 39 956-2013 Hollywood Grill Cafe Breakfast Enjoy the finest breakfast by a real chef in Fisherman’s Wharf/PIER 39. Conveniently located near area hotels. Open every day 7am to 2pm. 530 North Point/Taylor 563-3779 Jacks Cannery Bar Steakhouse 68 Draft beers, full bar. Great steaks! Live music on the patio. Open since 1932. Located at Fisherman’s Wharf in the historic Cannery! 441 Jefferson/Leavenworth 931-6400 Las Margaritas Mexican Traditional Mexican cuisine. Outdoor patio dining, daily specials on fruit margaritas, large selection of tequilas. Validated parking. Cannery, 2801 Leavenworth/Beach 776-6996 Neptune’s Palace Seafood Voted one of the San Francisco’s 10 best seafood restaurants. Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz! Large selection of grilled fish, fresh pasta. At the scenic and of PIER 39 434-2260 Pat’s Cafe American Best Breakfast, wonderful lunch & dinner. Home-
J4 VOTED 1 OF THE TOP PASTA RESTAURANTS IN NORTH BEACH
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Cucina Italiana TRATTORIA
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Owner/Chef from Sicily * Award-winning pastas
▪ Heated Sidewalk Dining ▪ OPEN 7 DAYS: 11:30AM – 11PM ▪ Daily Brunch & Lunch Specials ▪ 11:30-2:30/11:30-4:00pm Complimentary Insalata Mista with all pastas
401 Columbus Ave. @ Vallejo Near Broadway
For reservations (415) 392-1472
FULL BAR Happy Hour: Mon-Friday: 4:30-6:30pm 2 for 1 Wine and Champagne, Moretti Beer
Restaurants style restaurant located between North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf at the Taylor Street Cable Car turnaround. 2330 Taylor/Columbus 776-8735 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 SF Yogurt Frozen Dessert Start swirling! Self-serve frozen yogurt by the ounce. Choose from a variety of flavors (sweet or tart) and toppings (fruit, granola, cereals, etc.). Try a fresh made waffle bowl! 79 Jefferson/Mason q Sweeties Bar Classic neighborhood bar in between North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf. Full bar, tasty food. Casual atmosphere, free pool table, great jukebox. Local favorite. 475 Francisco/Mason 433-2343
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B 44 Spanish Catalan Bistro to enjoy tantalizing tapas, famous paellas, Spanish classics. Modern dining room plus outdoor seating. 44 Belden Place (between Pine, Bush, Kearny and Montgomery) 986-6287
S T E A K H O U S E since 1928
Dinner Tues.-Sat. at 5:30PM - Private Parties Lunch Thurs. only 11:30AM-2:30PM 659 Merchant Street (by Kearny & Washington) Complimentary Validated Parking (3 Hours) 415.781.7058 www.alfredssteakhouse.com N7
Dine on a Yacht!
Voted San Francisco’s Best Restaurant with a View A Unique San Francisco Experience Champagne Brunch Cruises Supper Club & Dinner Dance Cruises Special Event Cruises 415-788-8866 hornblower.com
Purchase one dining cruise ticket and get the second for half price. Valid for up to 8 people. Expires 11/30/09. Not valid on holidays or special event cruises. Coupon Code: BCG08
· Dine at our casual Bistro restaurant or stylish Sutro’s at the Cliff House. · Enjoy cocktails & appetizers in our balcony lounge. · Listen to live Friday night jazz. · Experience a San Francisco tradition with our Sunday champagne brunch.
1090 Point Lobos San Francisco
415-386-3330 www.CliffHouse.com A7
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Restaurants Cafe Bastille French A real French cafe! Fun Parisian atmosphere and affordable prices. Outdoor seating. Live jazz on weekends. 22 Belden Place (between Pine, Bush, Kearny and Montgomery) 986-5673 Cafe Claude French Classic bistro with zinc bar, Gallic waiters, and Paris café-style food. Outdoor seating, live jazz, full bar. Lunch & dinner. 7 Claude Lane (between Kearny & Grant, off Bush) 392-3515 Gitane Basque Named after the freewheeling gypsy, this modern and funky restaurant features a menu inspired by the food of Spain, France, and Portugal. 6 Claude Lane 788-6686 Plouf Seafood Trendy French seafood bistro specializing in mussels, seafood dishes, meats. Outside tables on lively alley. Full bar. 40 Belden Place (between Pine, Bush, Kearny and Montgomery) 986-6491
just off union square there is an alleyway where people once gathered in speakeasies to share an intimate meal, drink, and tell stories. they are gathering once more. in two places.
CAFÉ CLAUDE 7 Claude Lane San Francisco 415.392.3515
GITANE 6 Claude Lane San Francisco 415.788.6686
r CHINATO WN (M-N5-6) 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 N7
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Restaurants Dick Lee Pastry Chinese Buffet $5.99 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 Grant Place Restaurant Chinese Famous for Hong Kong style Dim Sum, served all day. Seafood, rice porridge, wonton noodles. A local favorite! Lunch and dinner, 7:30am to 10pm, 7 days a week. 737 Washington/Kearny 982-3705 Great Eastern Restaurant Cantonese Best Hong Kong-style dim sum in San Francisco! Authentic Cantonese cuisine. Live seafood tanks. In the heart of Chinatown. Michelin and Zagat rated. 649 Jackson/Kearny 986-2500 Imperial Palace Chinese A unique taste and experience! Delicious food and generous portions in a comfortable yet elegant atmosphere. Kids under 8 eat free! 816 Washington/Grant 956-9888 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
Belden Place WHERE THE LOCALS GO
Between Bush, Pine, Kearny and Montgomery The Largest Outdoor Heated Seating in SF
Enjoy Catalan Cuisine Voted One of the Best 100 Restaurants Best Spanish Restaurant –SF Weekly 44 Belden Place 986-6287
Did You Know? There are over 4,000 table service restaurants in SF.
Fresh Seafood & Fine French Cuisine
MEXICAN FOOD & TEQUILA BAR Outside Dining Daily Specials on Fruit Margaritas Large Selection of Tequilas
Listed in the Top Ten Best New Restaurants 2005 –Michael Bauer Top 100 Restaurants 40 Belden Place 986-6491
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2801 Leavenworth /Beach • 776-6996 L2
Southern French Cuisine with an Italian Flair Full bar b Happy hour Sunday Brunch $25
Early Dinner Special (Sun.-Thurs. 5:30-7pm) $34.95 Daily Prix Fixe Menu (Offered at all hours)
2101 Sutter/Steiner 440-4500
“Anyone who has spent time in Paris enjoying cafe life can’t help fall for Cafe Bastille.” –Michael Bauer 22 Belden Place 986-5673
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Restaurants Z&Y Restaurant Northern Chinese Szechuan and Hunan cuisine in the heart of Chinatown. Michelin & Zagat rated. Live seafood tanks. Sensational food at affordable prices. 655 Jackson/Grant 981-8988
r CIVIC CENTER / VAN NESS (J-K1-9) Ananda Fuara Vegetarian Delightful vegetarian and vegan cuisine to satisfy inwardly and outwardly in a peaceful atmosphere. Our house specialty is neatloaf, mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy. 1298 Market/Larkin 621-1994 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
r EMBARC ADERO (P4-6) 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 3 788-8866 ext. 7 q Pier 23 Cafe American A small, funky roadhouse that sits over San Francisco Bay. Full restaurant and bar, waterside dining, great seafood, live music. Lunch, dinner, Brunch Sat.-Sun. Embarcadero/Pier 23 362-5125
r FILLMORE DISTRIC T (G6-7) Cassis French Southern French cuisine with Italian flair. Early bird & prix fixe menu daily. Full bar, happy hour, Sunday brunch. Casual, stylish bistro ambiance. 2101 Sutter/Steiner 440-4500 restaurantcassis.com
r FINANCIAL DISTRIC T (N-Q6-7) Alfred’s Steakhouse Steakhouse The steak experience! Martinis. Caesar salad. Mesquite-grilled steaks. Tues.-Sat. 5:30pm. Lunch Thurs. 11:30am. Complimentary validated parking. 659 Merchant/Montgomery 781-7058 Carnelian Room Fine Dining 52 stories up, San Francisco’s highest fine dining restaurant provides breathtaking 360 degree views of the entire Bay Area. Fresh organic & seasonal selections. 555 California/Montgomery 433-7500
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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Dessert A San Francisco visit wouldn’t be complete without a hot fudge sundae from this famous
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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
r MARINA / LOMBARD ( H - J3-4) 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.
r NORTH BEACH ( M - N3-4) Bocce Cafe Italian A taste of Italy in the heart of North Beach. Heated patio, live entertainment, great Italian food at unique prices. A local neighborhood favorite! Valet parking. 478 Green/Grant 981-2044 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
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DINING WITH A VIEW.
Brunch • Lunch • Dinner Upstairs at Boudin at the Wharf 160 Jefferson • San Francisco • 415/928-1849 M2
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Restaurants India Curry House Indian North and South Indian cuisine. Over 200 different beers and wines. Pool table, darts, jukebox, more! Lunch and dinner. Open until 1am daily. 1040 Columbus/Chestnut 441-8855 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
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r OCEAN BEACH (A7-13) 242 O’Farrell (at Powell Street) (415) 402-0060 b santorinisf.com M7 A SAN FRANCISCO TRADITION SINCE 1908 ... HISTORIC
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
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HOME OF THE MALTESE FALCON ▪ STEAKS ▪ SEAFOOD ▪ LIVE JAZZ NIGHTLY 63 ELLIS STREET ▪ BETWEEN STOCKTON & POWELL ▪ SAN FRANCISCO ▪ 986-3274
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Cable Car turnaround 1040 Columbus/Chestnut ▪ 441-8855
eat WheRe The Locals Go! Serving delicious home-cooked meals including: “SF’s Best Pancakes, French Toast & Brunch” –Bay Guardian. Open daily for breakfast and lunch.
Authentic Cantonese cuisine Best Hong Kong style Dim Sum in San Francisco Live seafood tanks Michelin & Zagat Rated, voted one of the best seafood restaurants by Yahoo! Open daily: 10:00 am to midnight Sat., Sun. & holidays: 9:00am to midnight
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Zarzuela Spanish Located on the Hyde St. cable car line, this charming Spanish restaurant has a warm, welcoming
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Casa Hookah Middle Eastern Hookah lounge and fine Middle Eastern Cuisine. Kabobs, Mediterranean appetizers, Arabic dinner, belly dancers. Dine in or delivery to hotels. 4724 Geary/12th Avenue 387-7300
Restaurants look. Serving the best tapas and paella in town! 2000 Hyde/Union (K4) 346-0800
r SOMA / MOSCONE CENTER (K-N7-11) Denny’s American America’s favorite 24-hour family restaurant. The full menu features breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Late night dining. 816 Mission/4th Street 243-8800 q India Garden Restaurant Indian Dine in a covered outdoor patio with beautiful plants, flowers, and a waterfall. Free Delivery. Take-out available. All-you-can-eat lunch buffet. 1261 Folsom/8th & 9th St. 626-2798 q 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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Jazz Bistro Les Joulins French Straight jazz and juicy steaks! Country French and Mediterranean cuisine. Hottest live jazz dowtown. Tres reasonable. Near Powell St. Cable Car line. Open 7 Nights. 44 Ellis/Powell 397-5397
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A unique taste and experience! Delicious food and generous portions in a comfortable yet elegant atmosphere.
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Chinatown • 816 Washington / Grant 415.956.9888
2330 Taylor/ Columbus 776-8735 Breakfast & Lunch
Best Breakfast: Crepes, Waffles, Pancakes, Omelets Lunch: Sandwiches and Salads! Dinner: Contemporary American Cuisine (Wed.-Sat.) At the end of the Cable Car Turnaround (the beginning of the Fisherman’s Wharf Line) No fast foods here! L3
Restaurant and Bar “An extraordinary culinary and cultural experience.” – New York Times
160 Ellis at Mason near Union Square 397-8470
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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 Muang Thai Thai Wonderful Thai cuisine at affordable prices. Free delivery (with minimum order). Open daily for lunch and dinner. Beer and wine. Across from the Hilton. 385 Taylor/Ellis 567-1509 q Olympic Cafe Breakfast Famous for the best variety of breakfast specials. Low prices and luncheon specials. Near Union Square hotels. Breakfast served all day! 7 days, 6am-4pm. 555 Geary/Jones 885-0984 Santorini Mediterranean Exceptional menu from various Mediterranean regions. Warm, friendly and relaxed ambiance. Belly dancing on weekend nights. 242 O’Farrell/Powell 402-0060 santorinisf.com 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 Tian Sing Chinese Best known for Shanghai-style dumplings. Fresh seafood and over 80 kinds of dim sum served all
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Restaurants day. Vegetarian friendly! Near Parc 55 Hotel. 138 Cyril Magnin/Ellis 398-1338 q
r VAN NESS ( J4-9) The Matterhorn Swiss Restaurant Swiss SF Chronicle Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants list! Best in Swiss German specialties. Wienerschnitzel, Raclette, Cordon Bleu. 12 Different cheese and beef fondues. 2323 Van Ness/Green 885-6116 Village Pizzeria Pizza Enjoy the “Best NY style pizza on the West Coast” in our rustic brick-walled dining room surrounded by historic photos. Beer, wine, pastas, wings. Hotel delivery. 1243 Van Ness/Sutter 673-7771 q r
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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 Union Street On the “main street” of the Cow Hollow District, you’ll find art galleries, jewelry stores, boutiques world-class spas, and fine dining. (Van Ness Ave. to Steiner) (H4)
r APPAREL After the Quake 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 Kaplan’s A family-owned business for 70 years. Large selection of fashion work clothes: Ben Davis, Carhartt, Dickies, Levi’s, Timbuk2 bags. 1055 Market btwn. 6th/7th St. (L9) 863-3486 Only in San Francisco San Francisco’s souvenir super store. Fleece jackets $9.99, tops and t-shirts $4.99. Great values, top quality! Located at the entrance of PIER 39 (N2) 397-0143
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r FOOD & WINE Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop A San Francisco visit wouldn’t be complete without ice cream from this famous chocolate maker. Ghirardelli Square (K2) 771-4903 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 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 r
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r AIR TOURS Above the West Ballooning A unique way to see the Napa Valley is from a hot air balloon. Sunrise flights with champagne breakfast. Transportation from SF. (800) 627-2759
r BAY CRUISES Adventure Cat Relax on a 1½-hour catamaran cruise. Enjoy views of the City skyline, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge. Departs from PIER 39, J Dock (800) 498-4228 q
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Red & White Fleet Golden Gate Bridge Cruise. Under the Bridge, along the Wharf, Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island & Alcatraz. Narrated in six languages. Pier 43 1⁄2 or call (L2) 447-0597 q
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r BIC YCLE RENTALS A2B Electric Bike Rentals Bike the bridge and the city with the power of an electric motor. Sleek, stylish and good for the environment. Bike path legal! 2715 Hyde St./Beach 202-8888 q 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 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, Pier 43 1⁄2, 1095 Columbus & 2715 Hyde 202-8888 q Golden Gate Park Bike & Skate Scenic ride from GG Park to Ocean Beach along Sea Cliff trail to GG Bridge. $5 off daily rate. Disc golf rental and sales. 3038 Fulton/6th Ave. (D9) 668-1117
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Scenic Tours r DUCK TOURS 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
The Only City TourYou Need to Take! Family-Friendly! Experience San Francisco’s major neighborhoods and landmarks, as you view movie clips and visit locations made famous in movies such as: Vertigo b Dirty Harry b Bullitt b Mrs. Doubtfire The Rock b Princess Diaries b Pursuit of Happyness Call to Reserve in Advance:
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r FAC TOR Y TOURS Boudin Museum & Bakery Tour Facts, myths & legends of SF & the Boudin Bakery. Open Mon.-Sun. 10am-7pm. Admission includes trip to tasting room. 160 Jefferson/Mason (M2) 928-1849 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
r FIRE ENGINE TOURS OPEN-TOP DOWNTOWN TOUR 75-90 minutes. See Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Barbary Coast, Ferry Building, SOMA, Civic Center, Union Square and North Beach! OPEN-TOP GOLDEN GATE TOUR 60-75 minutes. See Fisherman’s 2800 Leavenworth Wharf, Marina, Palace of Fine Arts, between Jefferson Golden Gate Bridge, Presidio and Beach Street and Pacific Heights!
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San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures Cross Golden Gate Bridge/Sausalito on classic Fire Engine. Departs from the Cannery (Beach St.). Charters. (L, 2) (415) 333-7077
r GHOST HUNT / VAMPIRE TOURS San Francisco Ghost Hunt An amazing supernatural walking tour. Hear spooky stories, summon spirits at real haunted mansions. A true ghost story spectacular! No reservations. 922-5590
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Scenic Tours Vampire Tour of San Francisco Explore Gothic Nob Hill with Mina, Vampiress who Count Dracula banished to the Barbary Coast in 1897. Vampires in SF? Yes! (L6) (650) 279-1840
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Round Trip Bus to Pacific Heights Victorian Interior Row Houses Famous Mansions Beautiful Gardens No Hills Price $25
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Bay Scooter Open 9am-dusk (7:00 pm in the summer). TGB Key West 50CC scooters. All CA Road Rules apply. No freeway or bridge travel. 431 Beach/Taylor (L2) 531-5344. Dubbelju Motorcycles Rentals, LLC San Francisco’s motorcyclist owned rental shop, located South of Market. We rent out BMW, HD and Triumph motorcycles. Please call 495-2774 Eaglerider Motorcycle Rental Rent a Harley and experience the “American Dream”! $75-$135 per day, unlimited miles, helmets, delivery to hotels. (888) 390-6500 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
r MO VIE TOURS San Francisco Movie Tours See clips, visit locations & SF landmarks made famous in the movies. Vertigo, Dirty Harry, Mrs. Doubtfire, more! The only city tour you need to take! 624-4949
r MUIR WOODS $43 Muir Woods Tours Wander through 1000-year-old giant redwood groves and visit Sausalito, a Mediterranean-style seaside village. See p. 13. 775-1200, GuideYou.com q
r VIC TORIAN TOURS Victorian Home Walk Explore Pacific Heights where tour buses are prohibited. Tour a period Victorian interior. See row houses, famous mansions and beautiful gardens. No hills. 252-9485
r SEGWAY TOURS San Francisco and Sausalito Electric Tour Company Guided Segway SF or Sausalito waterfront glides. Daily, 2.5 hrs. incl. training. Ages 12 & up. electrictourcompany.com 474-3130
r SHOPPING TOURS Shop and the City Discover Union Square’s hidden shops & spots! 2.5 Hour historical walking and shopping tour by appointment only. 922-9000 email@example.com, shopandthecitysf.com San Francisco’s other crooked street: Vermont St. between 20th & 22nd Streets, Potrero Hill district
of S A N F R A N C I S C O Friday & Saturday Nights 8 PM - 10 PM $20 Per Mortal, $15 for Students, Seniors, or Groups of 10 or more Explore the Gothic Meet on the corner of Side of Nob Hill California and Taylor Sts. with Your Host, Mina Harker WWW.SFVAMPIRETOUR.COM (650) 279-1840 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet real ghosts from wild and romantic times gone by. Walk to some of San Francisco’s most notorious historic haunted places, hear ghost stories based on documented research, touch eerie haunted artifacts and see spirits raised at beautiful Victorian mansions. Enjoy well over two hours of guaranteed unearthly fun! Meet in the Queen Anne Hotel lobby, 1590 Sutter (at Octavia) at 7:00pm daily (except Tues.), rain or starshine. $20 adult, kids $10. (Not recommended for kids under 8) Please dress warmly for this chilling supernatural adventure!
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Scenic Tours Sip Hop and Shop What’s better than wine & shopping? Outlet Hop offers sipping & shopping tours to wine country premium outlet stores. Pick up at major hotels. (888) 483-5566 outlethop.com
r CULINAR Y WALKING TOURS Local Tastes of the City Tours Behind-thescenes tours of North Beach, Haight, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, more. Meet local artisans, taste & see how local foods are made. 665-0480
r WINE COUNTR Y $61 Wine Country Tour Buy online and save on city tours, wine country, attractions, more! Online only discounts from Bay City Guide advertisers. See p. 13. www.GuideYou.com q Napa Valley Wine Country Tours Our San Francisco to Wine Country tour is a Napa-Sonoma wine and food experience by limousine coach. (800) 578-0115 winecountrylimos.com q
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Incredible Adventures 1, 2, or 3 day tours from $129. Our fun, small groups give you the most freedom and time in the park. Hotel pick-up included. (800) 777-8464 incadventures.com q r
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Across the Bay r ALC ATRA Z (SF Map: L0) Alcatraz The only walking tour of Alcatraz. Home to Al “Scarface” Capone, “Machine Gun” Kelly. Daily tours depart Hornblower Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33. (P, 2) 981-7625
r BAY CRUISES Adventure Cat Relax on a 1½-hour catamaran cruise. Enjoy views of the City skyline, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge. Departs from PIER 39, J Dock (800) 498-4228 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 Red & White Fleet Golden Gate Bridge Cruise. Under the Bridge, along the Wharf, Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island & Alcatraz. Narrated in six languages. Pier 43 1⁄2 or call (L2) 447-0597 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
r BIC YCLE RENTALS 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. A2B Electric Bike Rentals Bike the bridge and the city with the power of an electric motor. Sleek, stylish and good for the environment. Bike path legal! 2715 Hyde St./Beach 202-8888 q 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 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, Pier 43 1⁄2, 1095 Columbus & 2715 Hyde 202-8888 q Golden Gate Park Bike & Skate Scenic ride from GG Park to Ocean Beach along Sea Cliff trail to GG Bridge. $5 off daily rate. Disc golf rental and sales. 3038 Fulton/6th Ave. (D9) 668-1117
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Across the Bay r DINNER / DANCE CRUISE Hornblower Cruises Views, gourmet cuisine, impeccable service aboard an elegant yacht. Dinner dance, weekend brunch, Alcatraz Discovery Lunch, Supper Club Dinner. Pier 3 (P2) 788-8866 ext. 7 q
r MUIR WOODS Muir Woods is located 17 miles northwest of San Francisco just off Highway 1. Visitors are invited to explore the paved main trail which offers educational exhibits on the majestic Coast redwoods – up to 252 feet tall and 14 feet across – some known to be 1,000 years old. There are six miles of walking trails. The park is home to hundreds of “wild inhabitants.” $43 Muir Woods/Sausalito Tour Buy online and save on city tours, wine country, more! Special discounts from Bay City Guide advertisers. See p. 12. 775-1200 GuideYou.com q
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r LIMOUSINES Anna Limousine Service Ride in luxury, arrive in style. Special airport rates. Sedan and minivan service available. Wine and city tours/all events, Indian casinos. 264-3366
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Transportation Kingsway Limousine Service Great rates to SF and Oakland airport, Wine Country, special occasions, any occasion! Specializing in corporate accounts. 307-3000
Eaglerider Motorcycle Rental Rent a Harley and experience the “American Dream”! $75-$135 per day, unlimited miles, helmets, delivery to hotels. BMW, Honda, Vespa scooters too! (888) 390-6500
Rey Rey Limousine Service We have luxury cars for any occasion. Specializing in Napa Valley wine tours, SFO, Oakland and San Jose Airport. Call for quick service (650) 515-5000
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
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
Bay Scooter Open 9am-dusk (7:00 pm in the summer). TGB Key West 50CC scooters. All CA Road Rules apply. No freeway or bridge travel. 431 Beach/Taylor (L2) 531-5344. r
SFO Limo Lowest airport transfer rates. SF to SF International Airport $38. Up to 4 people. Visa and MasterCard accepted. Hourly rates available. (877) 2-FLY-SFO or 351-8183.
r MOTORC YCLE / SCOOTER RENTAL Buzz Rentals Rent a Vespa (motorcycle license required), Piaggio MP3 (must have riding experience) or Smart Car! Call 550-6972 or go to www.buzzrentalssf.com Dubbelju Motorcycle Rentals BMW, Harley, Triumph and Honda since 1991. As motorcyclists ourselves, we know your needs and we’ve ridden the roads we recommend. 495-2774
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Aida Hotel (Italian Mgmt.) Rates: $45 to $95, Pkg. avail. 1087 Market/ 7th St. (L9) 863-4141, (800) 863-AIDA Emperor Norton Inn 2 blocks from Union Square. Refrigerator, microwave and cable TV. 615 Post/Taylor (L7) 673-6718
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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
Wine Country r WINE TASTING 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
r AIR TOURS / HOT AIR BALLOONS Above the West Ballooning A unique way to see the Napa Valley is from a hot air balloon. Sunrise flights with champagne breakfast. Transportation from SF. (800) 627-2759
r WINE COUNTR Y TOURS $61 Wine Country Tour & Tastings The finest one-day wine tour! Visit Napa and Sonoma, stop at 3 unique wineries. Wine tastings included + private tours. See p. 13. GuideYou.com q Incredible Adventures Join our Napa & Sonoma day tour, Muir Woods & Wine combo tour or overnight in the wine country. From $75 w/hotel pick-up. (800) 777-8464 incadventures.com q Napa Valley Wine Country Tours by Limo bus, tastings at 7 wineries, breakfast, gourmet lunch, olive oil tasting. Certified wine educator on board. (800) 578-0115 winecountrylimos.com q Did You Know? California produces approximately 90% of the wine made in the United States.
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Tower Tours San Francisco’s sightseeing specialists! Deluxe city tours, Muir Woods/Sausalito, Alcatraz, Yosemite, Carmel/Monterey, Wine Country. Tours include hotel pick up! 345-8687
r LIMOUSINE TOURS Kingsway Limousine Service Great rates to SF and Oakland airport, Wine Country, special occasions, any occasion! Specializing in corporate accounts. 307-3000 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 r
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Nightlife r SYMPHONY San Francisco Symphony One of the world’s premier orchestras, presenting over 200 concerts each year. Music matters. Hear it now: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness (J10) 864-6000
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! San Francisco’s Favorite Drag Revue, now in our Ninth Year! Every Third Saturday at 10pm at Kimo’s. 1351 Polk/Pine (K6) Reservations/Info 621-3158 fauxgirls.com J’La Chic Theatre39 on PIER 39 introduces cabaret and theatre productions from magic, comedy, plays, concerts and live entertainment. Doo-wop to Motown. 433-3939, Theatre39.com
r THEATRE Tony and Tina’s Wedding Join the happy couple to tie the knot. Hilarious reception with BBB_BayCityGuide_080109_v2.pdf an Italian dinner, champagne, wedding cake, dancing, laughs. (866) 811-4111 q
Nightlife Wicked The untold story of the witches of Oz returns to San Francisco, the city where it had its world premiere. Open-ended engagement. Orpheum Theatre, 512-7770
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
r BARS & PUBS
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Jacks Cannery Bar 68 Draft beers, full bar. Great steaks! Live music on the patio. Located in the Cannery! 441 Jefferson/Leavenworth (L2) 931-6400
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The Parlor A bonafide place of hydration. Bar, lounge and private venue. At Fisherman’s Wharf, 2801 Leavenworth/Beach (L2) 775-5110, theparlorsf.com Sweeties Classic neighborhood bar in between North Beach & Fisherman’s Wharf. Full bar, tasty food. Casual atmosphere, free pool table, great juke box. 475 Francisco/Mason (M3) 433-2343
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Fillmore 1805 Geary/Fillmore (G7) (877) 598-8497 Oct. 1, Gillian Welch; Oct. 2-4, Dark Star Orchestra; Oct. 8, Foreigner; Oct. 9, Mutemath; Oct. 10, Tower of Power; Oct. 13, Sunny Day Real Estate; Oct. 17, The Jesus Lizard; Oct. 20-21, Brandi Carlile; Oct, 22, Matisyahu; Oct. 29, Rusted Root; Oct. 30, Lucha Vavoom
r TAT TOO & PIERCING Mark of the Tiki Safe & sterile tattoos and piercing. Huge selection of body jewelry. Flash or custom. Walk-ins. Open ’til late. 420 Beach/ Taylor (L2) (415) 674-TAT2 (8282) q
r VIEW LOUNGES Cliff House 1090 Point Lobos/Geary (A7) 386-3330
r WINE TASTING 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 r Did You Know? The Grateful Dead were one-time residents of the Haight (710 Ashbury Street). M2
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Adult Entertainment r ADULT ENTERTAINMENT Broadway Showgirls Cabaret Spectacular showgirls in an elegant setting, sure to tease and please you. Sexy stage shows, private couch dances. 412 Broadway/Montgomery (N5) 391-2800 q Condor Since 1965, the City’s original gentlemen’s club. Topless entertainment, VIP champagne lounge. 560 Broadway/Columbus (N5) 781-8222 condorsf.com q
Open 6pm-2am. 546 Broadway/Columbus (N5) 362-7763 q Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club Over 100 erotic showgirls, centerfolds, models and actresses perform nightly. Full bar. All major credit cards accepted. 1031 Kearny/Broadway (N5) 434-1301 q Little Darlings The City’s premier adult playground located on the Broadway strip. Open 6pm - 2am. 312 Broadway/Columbus (N5) 433-4020 q
Crazy Horse Gentlemen’s Club The Bay Area’s most beautiful exotic dancers! Admission good until closing. Private lounges, customer interaction. 980 Market/6th St. 771-6259 q
Market Street Cinema All new MSC, check out the new remodel! Open 7 days a week, 11:30am -4am. 1077 Market/6th St. (L9) 861-2727 msclive.com q
Deja Vu Centerfolds 100’s of beautiful girls perform nightly. Broadway’s only totally nude show after hours. 391 Broadway/Montgomery (N5) 834-0662 centerfoldssf.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
Garden of Eden Where the sin begins. Beautiful girls perform nightly on the Broadway strip. Open 6pm-2am. 529 Broadway/Columbus (N5) 397-2596 q
New Century Theater Where the party lives! Exciting all nude entertainment with the naughty hotties. 816 Larkin/O’Farrell/Geary (K7) 776-0212 newcenturysf.com q
Gold Club A world class gentlemen’s club located in the heart of San Francisco, just one block from the convention center. 650 Howard/3rd. Street (P8) 536-0300 q
Roaring 20’s A blast from the past in North Beach. Main stage performers, VIP penthouse lounge, 11 private theme rooms. Open Noon2am. 552 Broadway/Columbus (N5) 788-6756
Hungry I Featuring full bar and topless entertainment on the Broadway strip.
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Map key locations refer to the SF map (pp. 32-33). $39 Deluxe City Tour Buy online and save on city tours, wine country, attractions, more! Special discounts from Bay City Guide advertisers. See p. 2, 12. 775-1200 GuideYou.com q Alcatraz The only walking tour of Alcatraz. Home to Al “Scarface” Capone, “Machine Gun” Kelly. Daily tours depart Hornblower Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33. (P2) 981-7625 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
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 Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop A San Francisco visit wouldn’t be complete without a hot fudge sundae at this famous chocolate maker. Ghirardelli Square (K2) 771-4903 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 page 18. (800) 953-5592 JellyBelly.com
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regular priced child admission (not valid with other offers). Expires: 12/2009
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Museums & Attractions Red & White Fleet Sail under the Golden Gate & around Alcatraz aboard the 1-hr Golden Gate Bay Cruise in 8 languages, or enjoy the California Sunset Cruise. Pier 43½ or call (L2) 673-2900 q 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 Turbo Ride 3D/4D Adventures Climb aboard the ultimate thrill ride for a spectacular 4D Special FX Experience. Feel the action like never before! PIER 39 (M2) 392-TURBO q 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 Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf It’s all new! Visit your old friends and meet new stars. See the art and mystery of wax sculpting. 145 Jefferson/Mason (M2) (800) 439-4305 q
You must present this coupon at the Wax Museum Box Office to receive $3.00 off General Admission. Not valid with any other discount offers. Limit 6 persons. Operating hours subject to change. Located at 145 Jefferson Street in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco For information, please visit us at
waxmuseum.com or call 800.439.4305 PLU BCG
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Museums & Attractions 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
CALIFORNIA WINES AT
DRINK, SHOP & ENJOY WINE
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
OVER 50 WINES FROM NAPA, SONOMA & MORE! ★★★★★ REVIEWS
“Our favorite stop while visiting Wine Country” “Great place to relax and taste wine on the Wharf” “Friendly staff, great wine, and we shipped a case home”
WINE TASTING 485 JEFFERSON ST. @ HYDE | 415-929-9463
Boudin Museum & Bakery Tour Facts, myths & legends of SF & the Boudin Bakery. Open Mon.Sun. 10am-7pm. Admission includes trip to tasting room. 160 Jefferson/Mason (M2) 928-1849
MUSEUM & BAKERY TOUR Discover the facts, myths and legends of San Francisco and the Boudin Bakery.
Asian Art Museum One of the largest Asian art collections in the Western world, over 13,000 art objects spanning 6,000 years of history. 200 Larkin/McAllister (K9) 581-3500
Exploratorium An interactive science museum housed in the Palace of Fine Arts. Reservations are required for the Tactile Dome. 3601 Lyon/Marina Blvd. (E2) 561-0360 q
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160 Jefferson/Mason MON.-SUN. 10:00AM-7:00PM
Admission includes trip to tasting room.
Academy of Art University Galleries A training ground for some of the country’s best new fine & commercial artists. 625 & 688 Sutter, (L7); 79 New Montgomery (N8) 618-6305 academyart.edu. r
BUY ONE GET ONE
FREE Purchase one adult ‘best value’ ticket at full price, get a second ‘best value’ ticket free!
At the tip of PIER 39 (415) 392-8872 www.PIER39.com Not valid with other offers. Expires 6/30/2010. CODE: BCG2-S09
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GUIDED TOURS DAILY
SAN JOSE’S #1 ATTRACTION
Bring this coupon for a $2 discount on an adult or child Mansion Tour. Good for up to 6 guests. Not valid with group tours, Flashlight Tours, senior discount or any other discount.
On Winchester Blvd between Stevens Creek Blvd & I-280 24-Hour Information: (408) 247-2101 www.winchestermysteryhouse.com For lodging, tickets and information, call 1-888-SANJOSE Expires 12/31/09 PLU 204 BCG
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LEVI’S JEANS $ 5 FRENTE A CADA PAR DE PANTALONES VAQUEROS LEVI’S CON ESTE CUPÓN. 5 $ DE RÉDUCTION CHAQUE PAIRE DE JEANS LEVI’S AVEC CE COUPON. $ 5 OFF JEDES PAAR VON LEVI’S JEANS MIT DIESEM GUTSCHEIN. $ 5 OFF OGNI PAIO DI JEANS LEVI’S CON QUESTO COUPON.
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Many other styles to choose from. THREE FISHERMAN’S WHARF LOCATIONS:
After The Quake
2734 Taylor St. / Jefferson (L2) 415-931-3624
The Bay Company
496 Jefferson St. / Hyde (K2) 415-946-8122
360 Jefferson/Jones (L2) 415-946-8160
Published on Sep 22, 2009
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