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Russian Hill Painting San Francisco Swensen's

Tales of the City Walking Tour

Russian Hill Painting San Francisco Swensen's

Swensen’s Ice Cream in Russian Hill. for sale

Like every sane person, I love San Francisco and its many charms. On my latest trip I decided to just go ahead and indulge my nerdy aspect and explore Russian Hill, where so much of the Tales of the City novels took place.

A Google Maps search did not return a Barbary Lane, but I was glad to see the Searchlight Market and Swensen’s Ice Cream- pictured here- both of which were featured in the books.

Swensen’s showed up in Mary Ann in Autumn, which I highly recommend. I did not get any ice cream, which I now regret.