Walking anywhere can be an adventure. But having a good walking tour will take you to neighborhoods, streets and alleys you never thought to explore. Our favorites are Andrew Duncan’s London guides.
This weekend we took our first hike from Stairway Walks in San Francisco by Adah Bakalinsky. Just like Duncan’s guidebooks, Stairway Walks provides insights into the sites and stories of the neighborhood in addition to step-by-step directions. The Telegraph Hill & North Beach walk follows the pre-1849 shoreline and then heads up Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower. It was our first visit there in the 12 years we’ve lived in the Bay Area. The view from Telegraph Hill is nice, but what made the hike worth it were the amazing murals inside the tower. The detailed, colorful paintings of Depression era life in California reminded us of Richard Scarry’s Busytown.