For me, the big surprise is how much I enjoy putting up travelers in my home. I never expected it to be a source of such happiness. But it is. And that’s true whether I’m hosting a 22-year-old Brazilian man who speaks little English, a 50-year-old woman from New York rediscovering San Francisco after 20 years or a young gay couple from Vancouver here for a weekend date.
It’s fun to tap my insider knowledge of San Francisco to help you have a wonderful visit. It’s an extraordinary city in many ways! You’ll find stunning natural beauty, world-famous landmarks, abundant cultural choices, terrific restaurants and moderate temperatures in an urban environment that’s small-scale, easy to navigate, great for walking, famously liberal and — yes, it’s true — a bit eccentric. Another big plus: You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a great time here. I’ll be glad to tell you how.