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Distinctively San Francisco

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This compact guide comprises 40 places that bear the city's distinctive mark. There are survivors of beatnik-era North Beach, a vintage magazine shop catering to a very diverse clientele, taquerias and a Chinatown bar. There are clifftop eateries and cable cars, unconventional horticulturalists, entirely au courant exhibits and bison in Golden Gate Park.

• Designed by Brent Couchman
• A3 (297x420mm) folded to A6 (105x148mm)
• Litho-printed in England on recycled paper



A Word from Herb Lester Associates


Most guides try to tell you everything there is to know about a city, we just tell you how to enjoy it. It is our aim to show the reader what makes a place distinctive, to shed light on obscure locations as well as revisiting well-known ones with a fresh perspective.

We research each city the old-fashioned way: asking friends, acquaintances, cab drivers and concierges for their tips and then walking, tasting, sipping, and peering into doorways and down alleys. We turn that research into a compact guide with enough suggestions to keep you entertained, with a list of shops, bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, museums and parks, each one carefully described.

AU$11.50