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by Richard Saul Wurman
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  • Author:
    Richard Saul Wurman
  • ISBN:
    0060530782
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060530785
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  • Publisher:
    Collins; 10th edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
  • Subcategory:
    United States
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This book was the most useful book I purchased to plan our trip to San Francisco.

This book was the most useful book I purchased to plan our trip to San Francisco. I can't say enough good things about it. It divides the city into neighborhoods then goes through each one not only listing the good points and points of interest, but also listing the bad. The information is practical and easy to find and understand.

com's Richard Saul Wurman Author Page. About Richard Saul Wurman. B. Arch, M. Arch 1959 University of Pennsylvania, FAIA 1976, Arthur Spayd Brooke Gold Medal, (3) Theophilus Parson Chandler Fellowships, (2) Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Guggenheim Fellowship, Thornton Oakley Medal 1954, (3) University of Pennsylvania Award in Watercolors, AIA General Excellence in Architecture Medal 1958, Mapped Southwestern Quadrant Plane Table Survey Tikal in 1958/59 for University of.

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Richard Saul Wurman continues to be a regular consultant to major corporations in matters relating to the design & understanding of information. He is married to novelist Gloria Nagy, has 4 children & lives in Newport, Rhode Island. I like the format, set up by neighborhood, so there's no unintentional cris-crossing all over town if you find you missed something you wanted to see, only to find you'd already been in that area.

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San Francisco has been divided and organised into neighbourhoods, so you know where you are and where you're headed.

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With Access San Francisco, your visit will be an easy, enjoyable experience -- Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the winding roads that make this the most charming city in America are at your fingertips.

San Francisco has been divided and organized into neighborhoods, so you know where you are and where you're headed.

Unique color-coded and numbered entries allow you to discover the best:

Hotels • Restaurants • Attractions • Shopping Sights • Parks and Outdoor Spaces

Large, easy-to-read maps with entry numbers keyed to text ensure that you will instantly find what you must not miss.


Wanenai
Having been to SF a few times before (some years ago), I purchased this guide as my only guide for the city. I didn't want to carry a big heavy book on my weekend trip and, more often than not, I found myself without the information I needed. The typical questions any visitor might have go unanswered and the information is spotty. For instance, the author gives a list of the primary local radio stations, including the radio dial numbers for them, but fails to tell the reader what some of the primary city bus routes are that run in and out of the center of downtown. And yet, looking at the maps throughout the book, you'll see route numbers on many of the streets depicted, but these refer to bicycle routes, not buses. Really, how many tourists are even going to think about riding a bicycle through probably the hilliest city in the world? The most obvious thing that is lacking is any information about the one thing that any visitor wants to know about: the cable cars (there is mention of the oldstyle electric buses or trolleys). Look in the index under "cable cars", and you won't find it. The basics about the cable car system are missing: what the cable car routes are, where does one get on the cable car (I knew that you can get on one at any stop if it's not full - good luck), and how to pay for the cable car ride (the operater collects the fare or looks at your day pass just before the car leaves the stop).
The restaurant reviews are handy, but again, uneven. My companions were eager to go to Fisherman's Wharf (one place I knew to be such a tourist trap that it was best left unvisited) and have dinner. Once we were there, we found the guide lacking in any mention of the most obvious places to eat in the heart of the Wharf. The author mentions one restaurant, Alioto's, but discounts the rest as simply not worth going to. So we went to Fisherman's Grotto, which I was apprehensive about, but it wasn't bad, certainly not haute cuisine. We were all pleased with what we ordered. I tried the sand dabs, a type of small flat fish caught in the Bay, which were nicely prepared and very delicate: lightly floured and fried in a little butter.
On the plus side: the maps are very handy, and easy to read. I did like the way the book was sectioned-off into the different districts.
Overall, the book is best suited as a supplement to a more thorough guidebook, but not the primary source for your trip. I just can't see how anyone can write a guide book to any city and fail to give information about key places that most tourists will want to know about.
Heraly
This book was the most useful book I purchased to plan our trip to San Francisco. I can't say enough good things about it. It divides the city into neighborhoods then goes through each one not only listing the good points and points of interest, but also listing the bad. The information is practical and easy to find and understand. His carefully researched data helps one understand the city and the culture that make it so unique. From parking garages to street vendors this is the book to have on San Francisco.
Perongafa
This is a great guide for SF!
DABY
I have used various versions of this guide over the last few years and have found it to be the most organized and enjoyable of all the guidebooks I've seen on the market. The traveler is guided almost building by building, street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood through this beautiful city. It's the best guide for hotels, sights, shopping, and general information. You can't go wrong!
Thoginn
These are our FAVORITE guide books.
And San Francisco is awesome.
Gholbimand
Excellent service. The item was received even quicker than I expected and the book was just was described. Thanks!
Hadadel
This is a great book. It gives details of the sights that I haven't found elsewhere. I really like the neighborhood arrangement.
There are lots of guides to choose from for visitors to San Francisco. "Access San Francisco" may be unique in its user-friendly emphasis on a neighborhood by neighborhood approach, built around clear and readable maps. It will be obvious in reading the supporting text that considerable research has gone into the guide.

"Access San Francisco" opens up with a series of maps of the city and the area, and an orientation that includes how to get to and around the city. Following are chapters that address the sights, sounds, and attractions of each neighborhood, including restaurants, stores, musuems and hotels. Some attractions, such as the famed Fisherman's Wharf, are obvious; some others, such as Pier 39, shopping on Castro Street, or the San Francisco Zoo, may be less so. The narrative is keyed to the map for each neighborhood for ease in locating places. The text is peppered with interesting tidbits of information about the city, from its gold-rush days to movies that have been made in and about San Francisco. The narrative talks to the distinctive ethnic groupings in the city. A concluding chapter addresses attractions outside the city, such as in Marin County across the Golden Gate Bridge, or the East Bay. The text includes not only the clear and understandable neighborhood maps but also diagrams of some individual attractions.

Descriptions of restaurants and hotels are highly specific, and therefore likely both subjective and perishable. Readers should check for the most up-to-date edition of this guide, and cross-check the recommendations online and with other guides. That said, "Access San Francisco" is marvelously readable and useful, and highly recommended to visitors.