San Francisco - North Beach & Chinatown (Chapter)
This is the North Beach & Chinatown chapter from Lonely Planet’s San Francisco guidebook.
In North Beach wild parrots circle overhead, while the idle chatter in Italian cafes and bohemian bars runs from soccer to filmmaking. In Chinatown, dumplings and rare teas are served under pagoda roofs along historic back alleys.
- climbing Filbert St Steps past heckling parrots and fragrant gardens to panoramic Coit Tower
- reflecting in the Poet’s Chair and celebrating free speech at City Lights
- time-traveling through the old Chinatown at Chinese Historical Society of America
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sleeping and Shopping.
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