Ina Coolbrith Park
On San Francisco's literary scene, all roads eventually lead to Ina Coolbrith, California's first poet laureate; colleague of Mark Twain...
Jack Kerouac's Love Shack
This modest house on a quiet alley was the source of major literature and drama from 1951 to 1952, when Jack Kerouac shacked up with...
Vallejo St Steps
Connects North Beach with Russian Hill. Ideal for working off a pasta dinner. Ascend Vallejo toward Mason St; stairs rise toward Jones...
One of Russian Hill's bright stars, Zarzuela's real Spanish tapas include terrific paella and garlic-prawns, plus unusual dishes such as...
Macondray Lane information
The scenic route down from Ina Coolbrith Park – via steep stairs, past gravity-defying wooden cottages – is so charming, it looks like something from a novel. And so it is: Armistead Maupin used this as the model for Barbary Lane in his Tales of the City series.