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									                                                                                                                    Most tourists come to San Francisco and act... well, like                                                                          This guide came about from a growing dissatisfaction in
                                                                 A Tourists Guide to San Francisco                  tourists. Thinking it is California, they dress in shorts, but                   A Tourists Guide to San Francisco                 watching tourists miss the best parts of the city. Rather
                                                                 have to quickly buy an overpriced SF sweatshirt from Pier 39 to keep warm. They go to the same places only                         than visiting each suggestion, you are to open your eyes to the people around you. This guide is free, and is
                                                                 to find more tourists. This guide was created to show you the real San Francisco most tourists do not see.                         meant for sharing. If you have suggestions, please send them to

                                                                 Best Ice Cream Parlors:                        Best Bookstores:                           Amoeba Music                            Bix (Best Martini)                            Ferry Building & Farmers Market            Xanadu Gallery: A Local Taste of
                                                                 1. Swenson's                                   1. Green Apple Books & Music               1855 Haight at Stanyan                  56 Gold at Montgomery                         open Sat: 8-2 & Tues: 10-2                 Frank Lloyd Wright
                                                                 1999 Hyde at Union                             506 Clement at Sixth Avenue                (415) 831-1200                          (415) 433-6300                                1 Market Street at Embarcadero             140 Maiden Lane at Union Square
                                                                 (415) 775-6818                                 (415) 387-2272                             Shelves of new & used goodies and       the city's pre-eminent supper club, with an   Opened in 1898, the point of arrival for   (415) 392-9999
                                                                 freezing and scooping its own homey,           Treasure trove with city's biggest         super knowledgeable staff have made     art deco setting that's the perfect           everyone until the 1930s. 240-foot         Our own little Guggenheim. Step
                                                                 high-quality ice creams for over half a        selection with stacks titled "Don't Call   the place internationally renowned.     backdrop.                                     clock tower was modeled after 12th         through arched entrance into a
                                                                 century.                                       It Frisco" or "Ahem... Sex". Open until                                                                                          century Seville Cathedral.                 cream-colored room that twists up like
                                                                                                                11:30 p.m.                               Tosca                                     Habana (Best Mojito)                                                                     a smaller version of everyone’s
                                                                 2. Tango Gelato                                                                         242 Columbus at Broadway                  2080 Van Ness at Pacific                      The Grove Fillmore                         best-loved museum. Designed in 1948
                                                                 2015 Fillmore at Pine                         2. Argonaut Book Shop                     (415) 986-9651                            (415) 567-7606                                2016 Fillmore Street at Pine               at the same time the Master was
                                                                 (415) 346-3692                                786 Sutter at Jones                       Opened in 1919, Tosca invented the                                                      Popular meeting spot for Pac Heights       designing the famous big brother.
                                                                 American gelato isn't quite so narcotic as    (415) 474-9067                            house cappuccino when Prohibition         Absinthe                                      locals, great place to hang out & people
                                                                 the stuff in the old country, but the gelato  Specializes in history of California, its began a year later. A delicious           398 Hayes at Gough                            watch. Cozy decor is perfect for playing The Sutro Baths at Sunset
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                                                                 at Tango comes dangerously close.             walls filled with art redolent of a       concoction of steamed milk, chocolate     (415) 551-1590                                a game of scrabble with a new friend. 100 yards north of Cliff House
                                                                                                               bygone era. Also where Jimmy Stewart and brandy. Order two, period.                 Though named for the Green Fairy, the                                                  Point Lobos & Great Highway,
                                                                 3. Bombay Ice Creamery                        researched SF's spooky past in Vertigo.                                             place offers delicious house specialties      111 Minna Gallery                        Elaborate Victorian amusement palace,
                                                                 552 Valencia at 16th Street                                                             Lovejoy's                                 that are considerably more complex.           111 Minna Street at Second               built in 1896, featured 6 heated indoor
                                                                 (415) 431-1103                                3. Alexander Book Company                 1351 Church Street                                                                      Half art gallery, half hip nightclub, a  pools fed by fresh ocean water. Closed
                                                                 Sampling one of their house-made kulfi is 50 Second at Market                           (415) 648-5895                            AsiaSF                                        unique atmosphere in which to enjoy      in 1952, burned in 1966, leaving
                                                                 like enjoying the spices of Indian cuisine in (415) 495-2992                            British tearoom with a Victorian flair.   201 Ninth Street at Howard                    art, music, drinks, & meeting people.    behind our very own Baths of Caracalla.
                                                                 frozen form.                                  The ideal community bookstore. They                                                 (415) 255-2742 - Res. req’d
                                                                                                               donate books to local schools, support                      COORDINATES             a feast for all your senses. Watch as the     Red Vic Movie House                        Imperial Tea Court
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                                                                 4. Mitchell's Ice Cream                       a variety of good causes, and host          24th & Church (Noe)                     walls change color as you feast on            1727 Haight Street at Cole                 1411 Powell at Broadway
                                                                 688 San Jose at 29th Street                   nonprofit community events.                                                         Cal-Asian cuisine while your                  (415) 668-8999                             (415) 788-6080
                                                                 (415) 648-2300                                                                            Fillmore & Pine (Pac Heights)           gender-bending waitress jumps on the bar      Owned & operated by film lovers. An        quiet, wood-paneled venue is a soothing
                                                                 Open since 1953, famous for its culinary 4. Dog Eared Books                               16th & Valencia (Mission)               and performs for the crowd. The ultimate      eclectic selection of films with           getaway spot. The ceremonial manner
                                                                 exotica, flavors with langka, macapuno, 900 Valencia at 20th Street                       Cole & Waller (Cole)                    SF experience.                                sofa-seating and organic treats. Get       forces you to slow down, to relax. 32
                                                                 ube, buko, guava, mango, and avocado. (415) 282-1901                                      Union & Montgomery (Telegraph)                                                        the parmesan popcorn in the bowl.          varieties of tea to choose from.
                                                                                                               The rare and trashy and everything in       Chestnut & Scott (Marina)               Tibetan Bell Ceremony
                                                                                                               between with jolly abandon. The             Polk & Broadway (Russian Hill)          3895 18th at Sanchez                          Mama's On Washington Square                G Bar
                                                                                                               well-lit, armchair-equipped setting is                                              (415) 621-8135                                1701 Stockton at Filbert                   488 Presidio at California
                                                                                                               ideal for rainy-day browsing.               2nd & South Park (Rincon)               Close your eyes for this mind-blowing         (415) 362-6421                             (415) 409-4227
                                                                                                                                                           16th & Church (Castro)                  experience of celestial sounds with           Our favorite place for brunch, but bring   Hip bar with the coolest fireplace to sip
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                                                                                                                                                           15th & Noriega (West Portal)            Tibetan instruments. Call for showtimes.      a book for the wait.                       the martinis.
                                                                                                                                                           Belden Alley & Bush (Downtown)

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