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.