If You Go

We’re starting our “If You Go” list of San Francisco travel resources with a little help from our friends at SFGate.com, the online home of the San Francisco Chronicle, and their San Francisco Guide. If there’s something you think we should include, send it to ONA09@journalists.org.

Getting there
The San Francisco Airport (SFO) is the most convenient to fly into and is a 20-minute cab ride (~$40) from the conference hotel, the San Francisco Hilton.

What to do
In San Francisco, the dilemma is what NOT to do.  SFGate.com provides the latest updates on the city’s nightlife, visual arts, family activities and more in a special section, 96 hours: Your Four-Day Guide to the Bay Area

sfgate_100_restaurantsWhere to eat
Looking for a place to eat? Look no further than the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants, as compiled by San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer. The 2009 list will be released in April.

And don’t miss the popular Bargain Bites, places where the vast majority of entrees are $12 or less.

The neighborhoods
Like any big city, San Francisco is a collection of enclaves, each with its own personality and culture. From Fisherman’s Wharf to The Haight and back, SFGate.com’s neighborhood guide discovers the nooks and crannies of the city.