A global outpost for dreamers, this city’s western spirit runs deep, a pull that’s experiencing new challenges with soaring rent prices and a changing cultural dynamic.
"San Francisco has always hosted those who would defy gravity. The Gold Rush was that. The Beats were that. The Summer of Love was that. The dot-commers were that. Unbound to the earth, the Ginsburgs and Twains and Joplins and Keseys and Milks floated up into lives inconceivable elsewhere."
LOCAL STORIES, TRAVEL INTEL AND MODERN LORE, INCLUDING:
Master Baker Chad Robertson on his craft
A timeline of Bay Area technology
Where famous chefs love to eat
Why the Golden Gate Bridge is red
A secret bike path to avoid those hills
Inspiring words from Harvey Milk
A map of the city’s best vistas
Words from Mark Twain and Jack London
The one burrito to try in the mission
A simple explanation to the fog
SAN FRANCISCO CAN SEEM OVERWHELMING WHEN TRYING TO PLAN A VISIT, BUT THIS GUIDE HELPED ME TO NOT ONLY KNOW WHERE TO GO BUT GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CITY AND ALL IT HAS TO OFFER.
- CHRISTOPHER W
Baker Chad Robertson is the co-owner of Tartine Bakery & The Manufactory in San Francisco with his wife, pastry chef Elisabeth Prueitt. They won the James Beard award for Outstanding Pastry Chefs in 2008. He is the author of Tartine Bread and co-author of Tartine with Prueitt.
Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is widely known for her colorful paintings and hand lettering. Her work has been featured by MoMA, REI, Chronicle Books and Martha Stewart Living.
STORIES - SAN FRANCISCO