San Francisco Travel Guide

In San Francisco, Marcus examines the murder of Harvey Milk, uncovers the fear and greed which created the Vigilance Committee during the gold rush, and gets inside the mind of the Zodiac killer.


Activities
The San Francisco Chronicle
Marcus meets with Zodiac reporter Kevin Fagan in the newsroom to review letters written by fanatics still drawn to the case today.
  • 901 Mission Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94103 US

The San Francisco Chronicle

Marcus meets with Zodiac reporter Kevin Fagan in the newsroom to review letters written by fanatics still drawn to the case today.
901 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, US
Theater District Cab Ride (Presidio Heights)
Marcus takes a cab ride with amateur detective Tom Voigt to the site of the only Zodiac murder that took place in the San Francisco city limits.
  • Washington Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94118 US

Theater District Cab Ride (Presidio Heights)

Marcus takes a cab ride with amateur detective Tom Voigt to the site of the only Zodiac murder that took place in the San Francisco city limits.
Washington Street San Francisco, CA, US
Santa Clara University
Marcus meets with crossword puzzle creator and Santa Clara math professor Byron Walden to better understand the inner workings of a puzzle-maker’s mind.
  • 500 El Camino Real
  • Santa Clara, CA 95053 US

Santa Clara University

Marcus meets with crossword puzzle creator and Santa Clara math professor Byron Walden to better understand the inner workings of a puzzle-maker’s mind.
500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA, US
The Castro District
Marcus takes a walk through the "gay ghetto" to see how the area has changed since Harvey Milk’s days.
  • 1500 Castro Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94114 US

The Castro District

Marcus takes a walk through the "gay ghetto" to see how the area has changed since Harvey Milk’s days.
1500 Castro Street San Francisco, CA, US
Human Rights Campaign Action Center & Store
Marcus pays a visit to the former site of Castro Camera, the shop Harvey Milk ran in the 1970s. Today, a plaque and mural stand dedicated to the self-proclaimed "mayor of Castro Street."
  • 575 Castro Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94117 US

Human Rights Campaign Action Center & Store

Marcus pays a visit to the former site of Castro Camera, the shop Harvey Milk ran in the 1970s. Today, a plaque and mural stand dedicated to the self-proclaimed "mayor of Castro Street."
575 Castro Street San Francisco, CA, US
ZipTrek
Marcus takes a zip line tour through Downtown in order to see the city from a different angle.
  • 1 Market Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94111 US

ZipTrek

Marcus takes a zip line tour through Downtown in order to see the city from a different angle.
1 Market Street San Francisco, CA, US
City Hall
Marcus takes a stroll through the building where Harvey Milk was shot, stopping to see the bust of Milk displayed at the top of the lobby stairs.
  • 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place
  • San Francisco, CA 94102 US

City Hall

Marcus takes a stroll through the building where Harvey Milk was shot, stopping to see the bust of Milk displayed at the top of the lobby stairs.
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA, US
Harvey Milk Academy
Marcus meets with Assemblyman and Harvey Milk contemporary Tom Ammiano outside of the academy erected in Milk’s honor.
  • 4235 19th Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94114 US

Harvey Milk Academy

Marcus meets with Assemblyman and Harvey Milk contemporary Tom Ammiano outside of the academy erected in Milk’s honor.
4235 19th Street San Francisco, CA, US
Phone: +1 415-241-6276
Situation Room at Dept of Emergency Management
Marcus stops in to see Anne Kronenberg and talk about her days working as Harvey Milk’s campaign manager.
  • 1011 Turk Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94109 US

Situation Room at Dept of Emergency Management

Marcus stops in to see Anne Kronenberg and talk about her days working as Harvey Milk’s campaign manager.
1011 Turk Street San Francisco, CA, US
Site of Fort Gunnybags (Vigilance Committee HQ)
Marcus pays a visit to this national landmark where the Vigilance Committee plaque still stands and meets with historian Mary Ann Irwin, an expert on the Gold Rush Era in California.
  • 243 Sacramento Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94111 US

Site of Fort Gunnybags (Vigilance Committee HQ)

Marcus pays a visit to this national landmark where the Vigilance Committee plaque still stands and meets with historian Mary Ann Irwin, an expert on the Gold Rush Era in California.
243 Sacramento Street San Francisco, CA, US
Sutter Creek
Tour guide Gabby Price takes Marcus to pan for gold along the river where the Gold Rush first began.
  • Highway 49; Sutter Creek
  • Sutter Creek, CA 95685 US

Sutter Creek

Tour guide Gabby Price takes Marcus to pan for gold along the river where the Gold Rush first began.
Highway 49; Sutter Creek Sutter Creek, CA, US
San Jose Police Department
Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers President Jim Spence meets Marcus outside of the police department to explain the connection between his organization and the police in tracking down violators of the law.
  • 201 West Mission Street
  • San Jose, CA 95110 US

San Jose Police Department

Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers President Jim Spence meets Marcus outside of the police department to explain the connection between his organization and the police in tracking down violators of the law.
201 West Mission Street San Jose, CA, US
The Embarcadero
Marcus strolls along this waterfront boardwalk, passing rows of warehouses that date back to the Gold Rush days - some of which hold ties to a member of the Vigilance Committee.
  • King Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94111 US

The Embarcadero

Marcus strolls along this waterfront boardwalk, passing rows of warehouses that date back to the Gold Rush days - some of which hold ties to a member of the Vigilance Committee.
King Street San Francisco, CA, US
Alcatraz
Marcus boards a ferry to “The Rock” and tours the grounds of history’s most famed prison, including rows of barred cells.
  • Alcatraz Island
  • San Francisco, CA 94133 US

Alcatraz

Marcus boards a ferry to “The Rock” and tours the grounds of history’s most famed prison, including rows of barred cells.
Alcatraz Island San Francisco, CA, US

Hotels
Moorpark Hotel
This hotel has spacious rooms and is very clean. Those who have stayed rave about the service and location.
  • 4241 Moorpark Avenue
  • San Jose, CA 95129 US

Moorpark Hotel

This hotel has spacious rooms and is very clean. Those who have stayed rave about the service and location.
4241 Moorpark Avenue San Jose, CA, US
Phone: +1 408-864-0300
Hotel Drisco
Hotel Drisco is located in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco. The hotel is comfortable and quiet and has wonderful service.
  • 2901 Pacific Avenue
  • San Francisco, CA 94115 US

Hotel Drisco

Hotel Drisco is located in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco. The hotel is comfortable and quiet and has wonderful service.
2901 Pacific Avenue San Francisco, CA, US
Phone: +1 415-346-2880
Union Street Inn
This B&B is only minutes from Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and the Golden Gate bridge. The rooms are elegant and comfortable and breakfast is served in the garden each morning.
  • 2229 Union Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94123 US

Union Street Inn

This B&B is only minutes from Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and the Golden Gate bridge. The rooms are elegant and comfortable and breakfast is served in the garden each morning.
2229 Union Street San Francisco, CA, US
Phone: +1 415-346-0424
Inn on Castro
Located in the heart of the City's gay and lesbian community, this Inn offers warm and inviting accomodations with a contemporary flare.
  • 321 Castro Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94114 US

Inn on Castro

Located in the heart of the City's gay and lesbian community, this Inn offers warm and inviting accomodations with a contemporary flare.
321 Castro Street San Francisco, CA, US

Restaurants & Bars
Harvey’s (formerly Elephant Walk Bar)
Marcus stops in to write and reflect on the White Night Riots, which were witnessed from this very spot by Chronicle reporter Warren Hinckle in 1979.
  • 500 Castro Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94114 US

Harvey’s (formerly Elephant Walk Bar)

Marcus stops in to write and reflect on the White Night Riots, which were witnessed from this very spot by Chronicle reporter Warren Hinckle in 1979.
500 Castro Street San Francisco, CA, US
Restaurant Gary Danko
This restaurant is one of the tops in the area. It's expensive but all reviews say the food and service is worth it. Be sure to make reservations way in advance.
  • 800 North Point Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94109 US

Restaurant Gary Danko

This restaurant is one of the tops in the area. It's expensive but all reviews say the food and service is worth it. Be sure to make reservations way in advance.
800 North Point Street San Francisco, CA, US
Liguria Bakery
You have to get up early to get some of the yummy treats at this bakery. Known for their foccacia and cookies, the place closes once they run out (usually around 11am or noon).
  • 1700 Stockton Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94133 US

Liguria Bakery

You have to get up early to get some of the yummy treats at this bakery. Known for their foccacia and cookies, the place closes once they run out (usually around 11am or noon).
1700 Stockton Street San Francisco, CA, US
Taqueria Tlaquepague
This restaurant has amazing Mexican food but you have to work hard to find the place. The prices are reasonable and all diners say it is worth the trip.
  • 2222 Lincoln Avenue
  • San Jose, CA 95125 US

Taqueria Tlaquepague

This restaurant has amazing Mexican food but you have to work hard to find the place. The prices are reasonable and all diners say it is worth the trip.
2222 Lincoln Avenue San Jose, CA, US

Transportation
Golden Gate Bridge
Marcus goes for a run along the San Francisco Bay and stops to write from a perch overlooking this historic city landmark.
Golden Gate Bridge
Photo by Thinkstock
  • San Francisco, CA 94129 US

Golden Gate Bridge

Marcus goes for a run along the San Francisco Bay and stops to write from a perch overlooking this historic city landmark.
San Francisco, CA, US
Phone: +1 415-921-5858

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