Lonely Planet Make My Day San Francisco (Travel Guide)
Whoever wrote the back cover blurbs for this tourist guide to San Francisco didn’t bother to look inside the book. They claim “expert tips and advice” and “author recommended restaurants and cafes close to your destination.” This is clearly false advertising. That being said, this is still a convenient little book for a tourist in San Francisco. The format of the book is quite clever since it splits the day and the pages into three flippable parts for morning, afternoon and evening attractions. Don’t expect to find hidden treasures or out-of-the-way places; even San Francisco’s Legion of Honor museum has been left out. Also omitted is the International Redwood Room at the Clift and the remarkable Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. True, there are so many remarkable things to see and do in San Francisco that one must omit something. This is a basic guide book with helpful maps and some of the top sites. I think that a more helpful look at San Francisco would be by district, since each is a world unto itself. Also, there are many free visitor guides as well as the best concierges in the world to help the visitor.