"SFO ... a declassé love letter to the CITY" Top 5 Page for this destination San Francisco by davequ

San Francisco Travel Guide: 9,328 reviews and 20,080 photos

And a tribute to Chet Helms

San Francisco (like Paris) is beyond words and cliches.

It sometimes feels impossible to come up with something adequate to describe a town like this
and most of it has all been said at vt already...
If there is a soundtrack of the City playing in my head, it is usually the first 8 bars of Spencer Dryden drums:

'Elle conduit des voitures drôles'

Say "hi" or honk if like me
you've got it bad for San Francisco.


2014 Update:
Things are changing in the City -
and not for the better (some food for thought)

Approx. 121 sq km & 360 deg of premium "eye-gasm"

Thanks to everyone at VT and everywhere else for all their great SF pages & tips
that I enjoy every day, & for sharing so the rest of us
can stand on your shoulders to get such a great look at your incredible city.

Special gratitude for inspiration to:

jessicadf .... jadf: all the best to you & yours.


Hank Donat (Mistersf.com - Heart of the City)

the excellent work of Morton Beebe





and my buddy Louis Bryan

One of the great walking cities of the world

Paris & NYC may be somewhat older, bigger, come on a little stronger
or be a tad more extreme / overwhelming:

but ................

♫♫ (it-aint-the-meat ... its-the-motion...) ♫♫

© L. Mann and H. Glover
originally recorded by The Swallows (1951)
also recorded by Freddie King, Southside Johnny, and
Maria Muldaur

<---- Looking east from Jones - 1/29/05

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:My favorite city in North America
  • Cons:gentrified & expensive .... (my feet hurt)
  • In a nutshell:I'm not worthy (you either) :D
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  • Karnubawax's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2008 at 12:37 AM

    Haha! So you were a big Trannyshack fan as well! I spent many a Tuesday nite, there. I may just have to go to the last big blowout show. I just may have to...

  • alycat's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2007 at 6:42 AM

    Terrific pics and gr8 writeup..will use them..thnx

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2007 at 2:56 PM

    I made a return visit to your S.F. page--our trip will most likely be scheduled for June or July. It was great reading over your tips--nice commentary, Dave. Regards from Texas....

  • CaliHopkins's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2007 at 11:41 AM

    your pages on San Francisco are awesome! Thanks for the info and the pics! :)

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2006 at 1:40 AM

    Gorgeous tips, superb photos & a wonderful writing style. Well-deserving of a top5 rating. I thoroughly enjoyed your SF page! Greetings from Dubai :-) Jess

  • Apr 17, 2006 at 6:43 AM

    Thank you Dave, for the kind comments on my C.T. page. I loved reading about the cable cars in San Francisco. 'always wanted to hop onto one of those!;~)) Thank you!

  • Callavetta's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2006 at 8:32 AM

    Happy New Year, my friend! I hope 2006 brings gastronmic delights and many new friends.

  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2005 at 1:58 PM

    I loved your Paris page and now I love you SF page. Once again, you've share a personal view that captures so much more than the travel guides. Carol and I will visit there next month :-) and will follow many of your tips. Thanks...Tom

  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2005 at 12:37 PM

    Great page. I just returned from SF and had a wonderful time. And that cosmo in your member pic looks really good too.

  • SFHulaGIrl's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2005 at 2:56 PM

    Hey, I like Brandy Ho's, too, and I LIVE here!! They let you substitute anything, plus they let you tell them how hot on a scale of 1-10. On that scale, I like mine a good 14 at least!! Mario's used to be my Sunday afternoon hangout years ago!

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