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49 places in San Francisco that you might have missed
You've been to San Francisco. You know not to call it "Frisco," not to expect ample parking, not to forget your sweater. You know the Powell Street cable cars run through Union Square and where to find the Golden Gate Bridge. You know that most days, the Oakland Airport works as well as SFO, sometimes better. But for a small city (about 7 miles by 7 miles), San Francisco changes fast, especially the restaurants. If your itinerary is dominated by reassuring old favorites (Union Square, again! City Lights books, again!), you may be missing a lot. To remedy that, six of us fanned out across the 49 square miles in late fall and early winter, using public transportation — bus (www.sfmta.com) and BART (www.bart.gov) — and scoped out 49 listings of sweet spots in the city that are new, newly transformed or just underappreciated. (Of course, we ended up with more than 49.) We're also offering more than a dozen suggestions for hotels that won't break your personal bank. The lists of sights and accommodations aren't complete by any means, so we welcome your ideas and suggestions at email@example.com.
By Los Angeles Times staff
February 28, 2013