Frommer's San Francisco 2008 by Erika Lenkert

By Erika Lenkert

Frommer's. the simplest journeys begin right here. adventure a spot the way in which the locals do. benefit from the top it has to provide. * Insider pointers on the simplest facet journeys from San Francisco, from the purpose Reyes nationwide beach to Berkeley, Sausalito, and Muir Woods. * Outspoken evaluations on what is worthy it slow and what is now not. * targeted costs, so that you can plan the best journey no matter what your finances. * Off-the-beaten-path studies and undiscovered gem stones, plus new takes on best points of interest. locate nice offers and booklet your stopover at

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