City Lights

Maggie’s insider tip

“The City Lights Bookstore is on Columbus Avenue, surrounded by the city’s steepest streets. This is where Alan Ginsberg’s famous poem ‘Howl’ – a defining work for the Beat Generation – was first published in 1956. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve emerged from the basement and not realized it's dark out. And you don't have to worry about the notoriously terrible North Beach parking on an e-bike – so it’s even worth stopping in for a quick visit.”


Faith’s favorite spot

“Entering Chinatown is like entering another world. Did you know that San Francisco’s Chinatown is the biggest one in the world? In the district’s bustling shops and restaurants, you can try delicious and sometimes strange things. It’s hard to believe we’re in the middle of one of America’s biggest cities right now! The streets here are always packed, of course. You wouldn’t stand a chance of getting through in a car. But you do on an e-bike.”