San Francisco - North Beach (Chapter)
This is the North Beach & Chinatown chapter from Lonely Planet’s San Francisco guidebook.
Here, historic Chinese and Italian neighborhoods are linked by poetry-lined Jack Kerouac Alley, backstreets are dotted with pagoda-topped temples and secretive saloons where the Gold Rush, Chinese revolution and the Beat movement started.
- wander Chinatown alleyways to hear mah jong tiles, temple gongs and Chinese orchestras
- climb Filbert St Steps past heckling parrots and fragrant gardens to panoramic Coit Tower
- reflect in the Poet’s Chair and celebrate free speech at City Lights
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighborhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Cable Car Tour, Financial District, Jackson Square, Union Square, SoMa, Civic Center and the Tenderloin.
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