Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive: Explore the Famous Sites, Neighborhoods, and Vistas in 17 Enchanting Walks

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Many think San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. And what better way to see such a beautiful place, to really soak up all the charm and uniqueness, than on foot? This book offers a terrific way to see all the highlights of San Francisco in seventeen doable chunks of two to four miles each. Each chapter contains an historical overview of the area, a map of the day’s walk facing a list of the landmarks one will pass during the walk, several pages of text explaining the details of the walk and photographs of some of the sights, a detailed turn-by-turn itinerary with return options, and a clever newspaper-like spread with historical happenings for the area. Back-matter includes information on parking, public transportation, and driving directions.

Authors Kristine Poggioli and Carolyn Eidson are the first people known to have walked the forty-nine-mile Scenic Drive. It started them on a combined seventy-five-pound weight loss journey, and a wonderful book was born. The writing is crisp and fun, the photographs are terrific, and the whole package is one of the best and most unique travel books out there.

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Author Kristine Poggioli • Carolyn Eidson
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 270 pages
Publisher Craven Street Books
Publish Date 2016-Dec-05
ISBN 9781610352796
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Issue January 2017
Category Travel


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