How could we stop at only 100?

We cheated a little bit. There are 100 items listed in the table of contents, but more than 100 addresses inside the pages of 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die. No book on San Francisco would be true to itself without mentioning landmarks like cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Fisherman's Wharf, the Presidio, the Ferry Building, and Coit Tower. But turn the pages and you'll fall deeper into San Francisco, and even locals will find places they haven't been.

We tell you which hotels have the hippest bar scenes, where to eat egg tarts in Chinatown, and what exactly a Mission-style burrito is. We point the way to a world-renowned tequila bar in the back of a family restaurant, and to some of the city's best neighborhood street fairs. We've covered the best museums, including one that hosts a weekly cocktail party. We also tell you where to shop for tie-dye, browse for local art, listen to live music, and follow in the footsteps of the Beat Generation.

Kimberley Lovato

Kimberley Lovato is a freelance travel journalist whose work has been published by some of the country's top magazines and websites, including National Geographic Traveler, Robb Report, Travel and, and She received a Gold Medal from the Society of American Travel Writers for her culinary travel book, Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves. She is also the author of Unique Eats and Eateries of San Francisco.

Jill Robinson

Bay Area native and tequila expert Jill K. Robinson writes about travel and adventure for AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other print and digital publications. The Travelers' Tales books have featured her essays, and her magazine and newspaper articles have won numerous awards.