Best bets for dining, lodging, sightseeing. Plus a full-color pullout map. Everything you need to experience San Francisco
• Top lodging and dining picks for every budget • Quintessential sights, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz Island to an 18th-century Spanish mission • The best places for contemporary seasonal cooking, plus Italian trattorias, dim sum restaurants, and Mexican taquerias • Astounding art, from 20th-century masters at SFMOMA to Rodin sculptures at the Palace of the Legion of Honor • Splashy stores in Union Square, independent bookstores, the Ferry Building Farmers’ Market • Kid-friendly attractions for an hour or a day, from cablecar rides to the Exploratorium
Insider tips • Expert Advice
The author: Mick Sinclair has authored several other guidebooks to San Francisco and California.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.