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DK Eyewitness go back and forth advisor: San Francisco & Northern California is your in-depth advisor to some of the best of San Francisco and its surrounding sector. adventure the best points of interest the quarter has to supply, from walking around the Golden Gate Bridge to sunning with sea lions on Pier 39 to getting to know the city's preferred neighborhoods on strolling excursions. Plus, try out the simplest of Northern California with urged highlights for Mocino, Napa Valley wine kingdom, nationwide parks, and more.

Discover DK Eyewitness shuttle consultant: San Francisco & Northern California:

• Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" vacation spot highlights at a look.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of vital points of interest.
   • Floor plans and guided customer info for significant museums.
   • Free, colour pull-out map (print variation) marked with attractions, a specific sight and highway index, public transit map, functional info on getting round, and a distance chart for measuring strolling distances .
   • Guided strolling excursions, neighborhood drink and eating specialties to attempt, activities, and areas to consume, drink, and store via region.
   • Area maps marked with attractions and eating places .
   • Detailed urban maps contain highway finder index for simple navigation.
   • Insights into background and tradition that can assist you comprehend the tales at the back of the attractions.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to discover past the town.
   • Hotel and eating place listings spotlight DK selection specified suggestions.

With 1000s of full-color photos, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that light up each web page, DK Eyewitness go back and forth advisor: San Francisco & Northern California really exhibits you this quarter as nobody else can.

Recommend: For a pocket guidebook to San Francisco, try out DK Eyewitness shuttle advisor: best 10 San Francisco, that is jam-packed with dozens of best 10 lists, making sure you are making the main of a while and adventure the easiest of every thing.

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By DK Publishing

DK Eyewitness go back and forth advisor: San Francisco & Northern California is your in-depth advisor to some of the best of San Francisco and its surrounding sector. adventure the best points of interest the quarter has to supply, from walking around the Golden Gate Bridge to sunning with sea lions on Pier 39 to getting to know the city's preferred neighborhoods on strolling excursions. Plus, try out the simplest of Northern California with urged highlights for Mocino, Napa Valley wine kingdom, nationwide parks, and more.

Discover DK Eyewitness shuttle consultant: San Francisco & Northern California:

• Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" vacation spot highlights at a look.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of vital points of interest.
   • Floor plans and guided customer info for significant museums.
   • Free, colour pull-out map (print variation) marked with attractions, a specific sight and highway index, public transit map, functional info on getting round, and a distance chart for measuring strolling distances .
   • Guided strolling excursions, neighborhood drink and eating specialties to attempt, activities, and areas to consume, drink, and store via region.
   • Area maps marked with attractions and eating places .
   • Detailed urban maps contain highway finder index for simple navigation.
   • Insights into background and tradition that can assist you comprehend the tales at the back of the attractions.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to discover past the town.
   • Hotel and eating place listings spotlight DK selection specified suggestions.

With 1000s of full-color photos, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that light up each web page, DK Eyewitness go back and forth advisor: San Francisco & Northern California really exhibits you this quarter as nobody else can.

Recommend: For a pocket guidebook to San Francisco, try out DK Eyewitness shuttle advisor: best 10 San Francisco, that is jam-packed with dozens of best 10 lists, making sure you are making the main of a while and adventure the easiest of every thing.

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June and July see the city besieged by tourists from all over the world, who often complain about the “cold” that can ruin their otherwise perfect days. Afternoon and evening fogs are common in San Francisco during the summer months. They form far out over the sea and roll in through the Golden Gate, shrouding parts of the city with a cold, damp cloud. These fogs are sometimes so dense that they can cause the temperature to fall by as much as 20° F (10° C) in a matter of hours. June North Beach Festival (mid-Jun).

Comstock Lode Silver Between 1859 and the mid-1880s, $400 million was extracted from the mines. Porch Hall, with Victorian corner sofa 1896 Adolph Sutro opens the world’s largest public baths north of Cliff House 1886 10,000 trade unionists take part in the biggest labor parade to date in San Francisco 1901 Power broker Abe Ruef runs San Francisco 1880 1900 1887 Scottish gardener John 1899 Frank Norris McLaren is hired to tend Golden Gate Park. He stays for 50 years (see p148) writes the classic novel McTeague: A Story of San Francisco Adolph Sutro 1830–98 1900 Fisherman’s Wharf is built 30  INTRODUCING SAN FRANCISCO The 1906 Earthquake and Fire The massive earthquake that hit San Francisco just after 5am on April 18, 1906 caused one of the worst disasters in US history.

Boniface Romanesque Two early office buildings that are of architectural significance are Willis Polk’s Hallidie Building (1917), the world’s first glass-curtain-walled structure, and his stately Merchant’s Exchange (1906). Timothy Pflueger’s building at 450 Sutter Street (1929) is a shining example of Art Deco design. Its lobby is beautifully detailed with red marble and embossed aluminum. The Union Square Frank Lloyd Wright Building (Xanadu Gallery) was designed in 1949 by Wright. The interior spirals up to a mezzanine, while the façade is broken by an arched, tunnel-like entrance.

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