Get to Know San Francisco’s Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods
From the Gold Rush to the Summer of Love to the dotcom days, San Francisco is a richly historic city of scenic vistas and diverse neighborhoods. This savvy, entertaining guide explores the best of it all. Kathleen Dodge Doherty and Tom Downs guide you through 35 unique walking tours that traverse San Francisco’s length and breadth. These urban treks are great ways to soak in the vibe of the City by the Bay. The walks’ commentaries include such topics as architecture, local culture, trivia, and neighborhood history, plus tips on where to dine, have a drink, and shop. Each self-guided tour includes full-color photographs, a map, and need-to-know details like distance, difficulty, and more. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a “Points of Interest” section lists the highlights of every tour. Walking San Francisco provides the perfect path for a weekend, an after-work ramble, or a sociable pub crawl. So grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer!
Kathleen Dodge Doherty is an avid backpacker and travel writer who has written for Fodor’s, Lonely Planet, and Moon. She lives in Oakland, California.
Tom Downs is the author of Walking San Francisco (Wilderness Press) and an award-winning edition of Lonely Planet’s New Orleans, along with many other books and articles having to do with cityscapes, booze, juke joints, and history. His photographs have been published in National Geographic Traveler, the New York Times, and on the cover of The Rough Guide to Gospel Music.