Stairway Walks in San Francisco(by Adah Bakalinsky, with Marian Gregoire) The 7th
edition has 29 walks, each with commentary about the sights and step-by-step directions.I sometimes go to San Francisco for the day and do a couple of the walks at a leisurely
pace with a lunch break in between them. There are times when I felT like I was on
a treasure hunt. The book states exactly where to take a stairway. However the entrance
to it blends so seamlessly into the surroundings that, like a chameleon, I miss it
and have to double back. After you click play, switch to full screen mode (and then
back out when it has ended)
Besides the above sources there are two other aids I use for walks in San Francisco:
San Francisco in Detail (map) I find this map the easiest to read and follow directions.
The last time I looked, Barnes and Noble on 4th street in Santa Rosa had a couple
of them The other book stores may also carry them. The list price is $4.95.
Official San Francisco Street & Transit Map In San Francisco, I think it is best to
ditch the automobile. This map will help you do it. It displays a system wide map
of the bus and light rail (Muni/Metro) routes. In addition it lists how frequently
each bus runs at various times during the day. This can be purchased at the visitor
center at Fifth and Powell. The cost is about $3.50.