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San Diego


San Diego
San Diego is a city on the coast of southern California, in the southwestern corner of the United States. As of 2006, the city had an estimated population of 1,256,951, making it the 2nd most populous city in the state of California, and the 8th most populous in the country.

San Diego lies just to the North of the border with Mexico, on the immediate other side of which is the Mexican city of Tijuana. The combined population of the San Diego-Tijuana metropolitan area exceeds 4.9 million, making it the 21st largest metropolitan area in the Americas.

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Frommer's San Diego day by day

By Maribeth Mellin

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San Diego is a touristic magnet, attracting an estimated 40 million tourists a year. That’s not surprising: the city boasts some of the most fascinating museum and historic sights in the nation, plus a vibrant nightlife scene (including cutting-edge restaurants), eye-candy nature sights and postcard-perfect beaches.

Frommer's San Diego day by day advises the reader how to see the best of everything--in the smartest, most time-efficient way. The book contains:

- The best of San Diego in one, two or three days, plus thematic tours for every interest, schedule or taste.
- Walking tours of the city's best-loved neighborhoods, from the Gaslamp Quarter to La Jolla and Coronado.
- Scores of evocative color photographs.
- Bulleted maps that show the reader how to get from place to place, plus a tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet.
- Highly opinionated appraisals of hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife for all budgets from luxury to backpacker.
- Exact pricing so there’s never any guessing.
- Detailed information on the best outdoor adventures, beaches and day trip.
 

Fodor's San Diego: with North County (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-05-12
Paperback (352 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

With blockbuster attractions like SeaWorld and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, great beaches, outdoor activities, excellent food, and an ever-expanding list of breweries and brewpubs, San Diego has become one of America's top go-to cities. Fodor's San Diego has everything travelers need to make the most of a trip, whether they're looking for an all-out family vacation or a sophisticated adult getaway.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout feature on the San Diego Zoo
· Major sights such as Balboa Park, Cabrillo National Monument, Carlsbad Flower Fields, La Jolla, Legoland California, San Diego Zoo, and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
· Coverage of Downtown, Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo, Old Town and Uptown, Mission Bay and the Beaches, La Jolla, Point Loma and Coronado, and North County

Planning to visit more of California? Check our Fodor's state-wide travel guide to California and also Fodor's San Francisco, Napa & Sonoma, and Los Angeles guides.

Top 10 San Diego (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)

By Pamela Barrus

Brand: DK Travel
Released: 2013-07-15
Paperback (128 pages)

Top 10 San Diego (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 San Diego will lead you straight to the best attractions that this ocean-side city has to offer. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop.

Rely on the dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums and art galleries to the Top 10 beaches and Top 10 harbor sites. There's even a list of budget tips and the Top 10 things to avoid! Whether you are looking for hip bars in the Gaslamp quarter, beautiful parks and gardens, or fun places for children, such as the world famous San Diego Zoo, this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 San Diego contains a pull-out map and guide that includes fold-out maps, useful phone numbers, and 60 great ideas on how to spend a day in San Diego.

Top 10 San Diego (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-07-18
Paperback (128 pages)

Top 10 San Diego (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
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True to its name, this San Diego travel guide covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for San Diego will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, from visiting Balboa Park to a day at the San Diego Zoo.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 San Diego.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to San Diego.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 San Diego.

Series Overview: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10 are handy travel guides that take the work out of planning a trip. Packed with amazing ideas, informative maps, insider tips, and useful advice, DK's Top 10 guides lead you to the very best your destination has to offer. The pocket size make these the perfect guide to take on vacation. Discover the history, art, architecture, and culture of your destination through Top 10 lists, from the best museums, bars, and sights to the places to avoid. Visit TravelDK.com to learn more.

San Diego Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in San Diego, California (City Travel Guide 2018)

By Howard D. Elliott

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San Diego Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in San Diego, California (City Travel Guide 2018)
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The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 2,000 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" 72 Store Categories. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" 65 Cuisine Types. "TOP 500 ATTRACTIONS" Art Galleries, Museums, Churches, Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Cinemas, Aquariums, Zoos, Beaches, Tours, Festivals, Stadiums, Arenas, Botanic Gardens, Pool Halls. "TOP 500 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Pubs, Gastropubs, Gay Bars, Latin Bars, Karaoke, Performing Arts, Music Venues, Comedy Clubs, Nightclubs, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Andrew Bender

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Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the golden sands, epic surf and picturesque sunsets along the coast; absorb beautiful art, awe-inspiring architecture, and gorgeous views at iconic the Getty; or meet your favorite cartoon character in Disneyland; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, arts, music, lifestyle, television, film, architecture, cuisine, outdoors, beaches, religion, sport
  • Free, convenient pull-out Los Angeles map (included in print version), plus over 15 color maps
  • Covers Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Disneyland, Orange County, Laguna Beach, San Diego, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California, our most comprehensive guide to Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Los Angeles? Check out Pocket Los Angeles, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's California guide for a comprehensive look at all the state has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover California, a photo-rich series guides, which focus on the state's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, Andrew Bender, and Adam Skolnick.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

San Diego Travel Guide: The Top 10 Highlights in San Diego

By Marc Cook

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San Diego: Marvel at the City by the Bay!

Are you thinking of your next vacation, but aren’t sure where to go? Would you prefer some quiet time lounging on a dazzling beach, or perhaps a more adrenaline-filled trip with fun opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Or maybe you wish to discover a new culture and experience a brand new city. Well then look no further. San Diego is the place to visit whether you’re interested in just one or each one of these options.

This Californian city offers its visitors some of the most spectacular beaches in the United States, beautiful historic towns and amazing museums just waiting to be explored.

Because San Diego has a great number of touristic attractions it can be rather difficult to pick those you are sure you’ll like. That is why you should definitely get this compact book, which narrows down the most important information about the places you can’t miss during your visit to San Diego.

Inside the San Diego Travel Guide:

  • Balboa Park
  • Old Town
  • Gaslamp Quarter
  • Coronado Beach
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • La Jolla
  • Carlsbad Flower Fields
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum
  • Heritage Park

Follow in the footsteps of the famous and infamous of America and seek refuge on one of San Diego spectacular beaches. In addition to the luxury restaurants and high end hotels, the idyllic landscapes will be more than enough to keep you entertained and happy during your stay.

San Diego also has a historic town with nice architecture and old-world charm. Starting with Old Town San Diego, tourists who want to experience early life in San Diego should simply take a stroll past the Old West-style buildings and storefronts.

One of the many things San Diego is famous for is its beaches. But, did you know you can take a tour of a beachfront hotel said to be the inspiration behind Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz?

Well, in this easy to read travel guide you’ll find out which are the most popular beaches, but also the most interesting parks and fascinating museums and what other amazing things you can do on your vacation in San Diego.

So, don’t hesitate! Get the San Diego Travel Guide right now and start planning your next vacation adventure!

Fodor's San Diego: with North County (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Released: 2017-08-29
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. 

With blockbuster attractions like LEGOLAND and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, great beaches, outdoor activities, excellent food, and an ever-expanding list of breweries and brewpubs, San Diego has become one of America's top go-to cities. Fodor's San Diego has everything travelers need to make the most of a trip, whether they're looking for an all-out family vacation or a sophisticated adult getaway.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what's off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on the San Diego Zoo, surfing, and the best beaches
· Coverage of Downtown, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Old Town, Uptown, Mission Bay, La Jolla, Point Loma, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, and Coronado
· Side Trips to North County and Around with the coast, inland, the backcountry and the desert

Planning to visit more of California? Check our Fodor's state-wide travel guide to California and also Fodor's San Francisco, Napa & Sonoma, and Los Angeles guides.


 
 
 

 
 
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