Book Description: The only style-driven travel guidebook to the food and fashion capital of America, Avant-Guide San Francisco contains updated information on the hippest places to wine, dine, stay, and play. The new edition of this edgy travel guide features bold colors and graphics capturing the excitement of this world-class tourist destination, and the book profiles all the major neighborhoods, from the gritty South of Market scene to the bustling center of Latin culture, the Mission district. Candid reviews take on every kind of hotel and restaurant venue — from plush to penny wise, with complete details in location, price ranges, amenities, and nearby shopping — while handy "top ten" lists cover the best experiences, museums and galleries, offbeat sights, architectural stunners, parks and beaches, and places to take kids. Also featured are "Avant Savant" interviews, offering provocative portraits of the movers and shakers of Baghdad by the Bay in all major fields, from media to fashion to food. Avant-Guide San Francisco includes charts, full-color maps, and detachable directories to make navigating this condensed but complex city of 49 square miles easy and fun.