Coastal California - San Francisco (PDF Chapter)


This is the San Francisco chapter from Lonely Planet’s Coastal California guidebook.

San Francisco’s morning fog erases the boundaries between land and ocean, reality and infinite possibility. Rules are never strictly followed here, but bliss is. Pursue inspiration through Golden Gate Park, past flamboyantly painted Victorian homes and through Mission galleries.

  • follow your bliss through SF’s mile-wide wild streak: Golden Gate Park
  • maps
  • see how real life is cooler than science fiction at the Exploratorium
  • transport
  • watch fog dance atop the deco towers of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • restaurants & accommodations

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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40 pages

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