A book cover depicting a bird flying over hills towards the golden gate bridge

This is San Francisco

by Alexander Barrett

Thousands of people have written guidebooks and visitors guides for the City by the Bay, but this one right here is special. Why? This book has so much more in it than just where to go for sightseeing or where to go to eat - it holds within it the true experience of San Francisco, covering the tiny, minute details that make this city so unique. Alexander Barrett has lived and traveled the bowels of this city, she has seen its ups and downs, easts and wests, and encompassed the humble beauty that brings thousands of travelers every year.

Within this book, Barrett provides details and information mixed with her own experiences and memories to beautifully describe the city for those who have never been or for those who just want to know more. She covers SF's nature scene, its famous haunts (Dolores Park, Golden Gate Bridge, etc.), some little-known gems (the infamous SF parrots, the best Mexican foods), and so much more!

If you follow Karl The Fog on Instagram or lovingly call SF, "Frisco" then you definitely need to read this book and get an insiders perspective.