Author(s): Marco Polo
Experience all of San Francisco's attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Most holidaymakers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. Discover fine hotels, restaurants, the city's trendiest places and night spots, plus shopping tips, suggestions for a tight budget, details of all the sports and activities on offer and ideas for Travel with Kids. Also contains: the Perfect Day, Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, and a comprehensive index. With MARCO POLO San Francisco you'll experience a beautiful city that has been attracting people since 1776, from gold diggers to hippies to computer geeks, all of them deciding to settle even though the original plan was to just to pass through. This practical, pocket-sized guide opens up spectacular sights and views: of the Golden Gate Bridge, the busy harbour, the bustling city centre and its skyscrapers, and more than 300 parks and recreation areas. The Insider Tips reveal where San Francisco's celebrity cooks do their shopping and where you can record your own CD.
The Best Of pages highlight unique aspects of the city such as the legendary cable cars, recommend places to go for free, and have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and chill out, while the City Walks include a tour around the Bay and across to the wealthy suburb of Sausalito. The Dos & Don'ts tell you how to park your car on a hill and why you should always pack a pair of sturdy shoes. MARCO POLO San Francisco provides comprehensive coverage of the city. To help you get around there's a detailed street atlas inside, a useful folding transport map of in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map. A must-have for all travellers, including those who haven't bought a travel guide in the past - all this for only GBP5.99!
Wanderlust Magazine: You've got to applaud Marco Polo's chutzpah to launch 30 new city/island guidebooks into an already pretty crowded market. Aiming to occupy the middle ground between the context-heavy luggage fillers and the context-free thinner volumes, the main USPs of these user-friendly guides are the plentiful 'Insider tips' dotted around each edition, the maps they're packaged with, and the pocket cheering price (GBP5.99 each). Complete with near-magazine style features, they're certainly a less intimidating proposition than some of the big wedges on offer.