I found this book really useful for my trip to Northern California and info about SanFrancisco ,although it did not give info about public transport for my journey further north which I did by bus and which most do by car so only road directions given .But as a basic guide for info about sites to see it is useful
A very good easy to use guide with some useful itineraries. The size is small enough to fit into a large pocket and it is sturdy enough to feel robust for regular use. We'll be using this as our main guide on a San Francisco trip.
The DK series of travel guides have been our favourite for many years, they are easy to use, full of relevant and useful information and are inexpensive to buy. The San Francisco guide is no different, enjoyed looking through it the last few days and will definitely enjoy using it when we go to San Francisco at the end of July.
I like the DK guides - so of the heavier guide books are very worthy but not very interesting. This is well-illustrated, gives a good idea of what you might be seeing. It helps that it is confined to Northern California and San Francisco as it is a huge state to be covered by one publication. A good binding (silly I know but I've had some books fall apart on trips) and interesting for the whole family. My kids found it much more appealing than most such books.