San Francisco - North Beach & Chinatown (PDF Chapter)

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Duck into Chinatown’s historic alleyways to glimpse a neighborhood that’s survived against daunting odds. Detour via the birthplace of Beat literature, then hike the garden-lined Filbert Street Steps to giddy panoramas and daring murals at Coit Tower.

  • hear mah-jongg tiles, temple gongs and Chinese orchestras as you wander Chinatown’s backstreets
  • maps
  • reflect in the Poet’s Chair and celebrate free speech at City Lights Books
  • transport
  • climb Filbert Street Steps past heckling parrots and fragrant gardens to the panoramic, mu-ral-lined Coit Tower
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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