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Frommer's moveable publications provide all of the exact info and insider recommendation of a Frommer's whole Guide--but in a concise, pocket-sized layout. ideal for the non permanent visitor who insists on worth and does not are looking to go through or hold a big guidebook, this sequence selects some of the best offerings in all rate different types and takes you immediately to the head points of interest. Get the newest on lodges, eating places, sightseeing, activities, buying, and nightlife in a nutshell in those light-weight, reasonably cheap courses. This sincere, irreverent consultant covers town via the Bay in a concise, easy-to-use structure. you will find every little thing at your fingertips, from family-friendly inn suites to romantic hotels, from dim sum palaces to real Italian trattorias, from seashores and open air targets to bargain-hunting within the city's funkiest boutiques. With precise local maps and plenty of enjoyable good points, Frommer's positioned the simplest of San Francisco on your pocket!
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A Passport costs $9 for 1 day, $15 for 3 days, and $20 for 7 consecutive days. Muni’s City Pass, which costs $40 for adults, $31 for seniors 65 and older, and $24 for kids 5 to 17, entitles you to unlimited rides for 7 days, plus admission to the California Academy of Sciences, Palace of the Legion of Honor, Steinhart Aquarium, Museum of Modern Art, Exploratorium, and Blue & Gold Fleet Bay or Alcatraz cruises for 9 days. You can buy a Passport or City Pass at the San Francisco Visitor Information Center, Powell/Market cable car booth, Holiday Inn Civic Center, and TIX Bay Area booth at Union Square, among other outlets.
Most phone numbers in this book are in San Francisco’s 415 area code, but there’s no need to dial it if you’re within city limits. Business Hours Most banks are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Many banks also have ATMs for 24-hour FA S T FA C T S : S A N F R A N C I S C O 29 banking (see the “Money” section, in chapter 1, beginning on p. 1). Most stores are open Monday through Saturday from 10 or 11am to at least 6pm, with shorter hours on Sunday. But there are exceptions: Stores in Chinatown, Ghirardelli Square, and PIER 39 stay open much later during the tourist season, and large department stores, including Macy’s and Nordstrom, keep late hours.
Completely renovated in 1996 and again in 2001, rooms are trendy-French, with yellow and pale-blue-striped wallpaper, and candy-striped yellowand-red upholstered chairs. It’s vibrant and cheery, for sure, but not The Juliana Hotel 42 C H A P T E R 3 . W H E R E T O S TAY the kind of place where you’d want to nurse a wicked hangover. With coffee available in the lobby in the morning and wine at night (included in the room rate), there’s no real reason to leave. Guest rooms and bathrooms can be on the small side, but the junior suites have plenty of space and lovely homey touches.