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Mary Burk with Adah Bakalinsky

Mary Burk has been walking around San Francisco since the 1980s, and met Adah at a book event held at the San Francisco Public Library. Since then, Mary has happily extolled the wonders of this little city’s gems, which Adah’s walks unearth, and she’s also enjoyed taking many new walks with Adah in the process.

Adah Bakalinsky is the queen of San Francisco's majestic, quirky, and quotidian stairways. Walker nonpareil and veteran guide, she explores the hidden corridors and cul-de-sacs of San Francisco, charting neighborhood changes by gathering stories from residents, gardeners, and shopkeepers. Bakalinsky has lived in San Francisco and walked its paths and stairways for many years, and has been a full-time resident since 1973. She estimates she has walked 15,000 miles in the City since that time. She has been the author of Stairway Walks in San Francisco since the first edition was published in 1984. She lives in San Francisco.

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Stairway Walks in San Francisco, 9th edition
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Stairway Walks in San Francisco, 9th edition
Mary Burk with Adah Bakalinsky


The essential San Francisco travel guide for walkers and hikers

Hundreds of public stairways traverse San Francisco’s 42 hills, exposing scenic vistas and linking colorful, diverse neighborhoods. Local authors and city explorers Mary Burk and Adah Bakalinsky present 34 of the best stairway walks that the City by the Bay has to offer. Explore well-known and clandestine corridors, from Lands End to Bernal Heights to Telegraph Hill. Absorb the California city’s sights and sounds while discovering its architecture, history, pop culture, and horticulture.

Stairway Walks in San Francisco has something for everyone, whether you want to see a unique neighborhood, find an inspiring exercise route, or go on a sight-seeing adventure. Each walk features all the information you need, including a description, directions, map, and at-a-glance summary. Plus, the comprehensive appendix lists every one of San Francisco’s 600-plus public stairways. The guidebook has been an essential tool since 1984. Now fully updated in its 9th edition, Stairway Walks in San Francisco is for residents and tourists alike who wish to adventurously uncover the city’s well-known treasures and unexpected delights.



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