Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area

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Good Eats

  • Citysearch.com Restaurant Guide
  • SF Chronicle Restaurant Guide
  • Savvy Diner Guide to San Francisco Restaurants (and on-line reservations) My restaurant picks
    • The Carnelian Room - Incredible view, luxurious environment - great for visitors and special occassions (too pricey for everyday meals for most of us!)
    • Carribean Zone - Great jerk chicken, awesome mixed drinks, unique atmosphere.
    • El Mansour - Morrocan restaurant in the middle of nowhere, San Francisco.
    • The Ice Cream Dock in Alameda. Traditional cafe fare with a hint of asia, excellent service.

    Worth reading...
    "Romantic Days and Nights in San Francisco (Intimate Escapes in the City by the Bay)" - Donna Peck ~ Includes outlying areas - has pre-planned itineraries from one day to two days and two nights, in price ranges from $50 to $1000. A great reference even if you don't use the itineraries.

    "Short Bike Rides in and Around San Francisco" - Henry Kingman ~ Short is a very relative term, but the book contains good info, even for beginners (wimps!) like me. Short Bike Rides in and around San Francisco.

    "Skating Unrinked (An Insider's Guide to Skating Trails in the San Francisco Bay Area)" - Richard Katz ~ This one has great information - even which areas tend to attract cops writing citations.

    "Getting the Most out of Northern California - The Insider's Guide - San Francisco" - "written by locals" ~ This one is great if you're relocating to the area (or visiting on a tight budget). Includes neighborhood descriptions, recommended stores, restaurants, bars, surrounding areas, etc.

    Readers suggestions:

    • Frank from Fairfield says don't miss "El Torito's in Burlingame just South of SFO. Can't beat the food and no matter what time of day you go you are always guaranteed a non-stop airshow from all the planes landing at SFO."
  • For Visitors, New Residents, and Long-time Residents:
    A Local's Guide to Living in or Moving to S.F. A much better page than mine, much more comprehensive.
    Craig's List Great Bay Area resource, including housing info.
    HomeFair.com Relocation Tools Calculators for cost of living, cost of moving, crime rates.
    HomeFair.com Help and info about moving, including apartment and job locators.
    State of California Excellent resource for newcomers, one of the best government pages I've ever seen, with links to every government service I've ever looked up - DMV, schools, taxes, etc.
    Association of Bay Area Governments On-Line Cities, Counties, Districts, libraries, schools, this site has it all!
    Find California Code This site lets you look up laws currently in effect
    California Voter Info
    Peralta Community Colleges
    City College of San Francisco
    Welcome to San Francisco State University
    California State University Home Page
    New College of Marin Page
    Cityspan - City and County of San Francisco: Community Resources
    California Health and Safety Code
    McCormack's Guides Great community information - but apparently only available for off-line purchase

    Things to do, people to see...

    Things to do:

    Places to see: Local media:

    Getting around:
    Map West Free visitors' maps of San Francisco by mail (or pick 'em up when you get here)
    Transitinfo Information on all Bay Area public transit agencies
    BART Information on Bay Area Rapid Transit
    Golden Gate Transit and Golden Gate Ferry Information on Golden Gate Transit
    San Francisco Municipal Railway The City's local transit service
    California Department of Transportation
    FAQ: California Driving(and Surviving) Don't let the text-only nature of this site deter you - it contains lots of useful information.

    Travel Details for Visitors:
    San Francisco Convention and Visitors' Bureau For more information...
    My ultimate business travel page The best links and info I can find
    Black Tie Transportation
    Surrounding Areas:
    The Napa Valley Wine Train
    The Mountain Play Outdoor theatre in the North Bay

    Looking for...
    • "A wonderful human potential/personal development group... called SAGE" founded by Brandon St. John
    • Employment advice for foreign visitors
    • Cheap accomodations for visitors. I get SO many e-mails about this. I suggest the hostels, or subletting from a college student. Anybody have any better ideas?
    • A place that plays live reggae music.
    • New friends (always!)
    • Ski buddies

    E-mail me Can you help?

    Things to do - key phone numbers:
    • Hot Air Balloon Rides Calistoga Gliders (707) 942-5000
    • Balloon Aviation of Napa Valley (800) 367-6272
    • Cass' Charters & Sailing School (sailing lessons), Sausalito (415) 332-6789
    • Sea Trek (Sea kayaking lessons), Sausalito/Angel Island (415) 488-1000
    • Horseback Riding in Point Reyes - Five Brooks Ranch (415) 633-1570
    • Sportfishing expeditions - Miss Farallones Sport Fishing, Fisherman's Wharf (415) 346-2399 (gift certificates available)

    If you'd like to comment on my page, or point out an error, or suggest a change/addition, please e-mail me. Believe it or not, I usually do add the links folks suggest.

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