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

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2017-08-29
Paperback (288 pages)

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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.

Top 10 San Diego (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

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.

Frommer's San Diego day by day

By Maribeth Mellin

Frommermedia
Paperback (192 pages)

Frommer s San Diego day by day
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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
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.

Moon San Diego (Travel Guide)

By Ian Anderson

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-06-19
Paperback (300 pages)

Moon San Diego (Travel Guide)
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Catch a wave, explore the buzzing craft beer scene, or just hang loose on the beach. Whether you're seeking thrills or kicking back, get a taste of the SoCal lifestyle with Moon San Diego. Inside you'll find:
  • Flexible, strategic itineraries including the best of the city, beaches, and breweries, plus ideas for family-friendly fun
  • The top sights and unique experiences: Swim at Ocean Beach or kayak around La Jolla Cove. Hop on the San Diego Trolley to explore historic Old Town, shop for Mexican pottery, or take a surfing lesson. Snap a pic with the pandas and polar bears at the renowned San Diego Zoo and stroll through the museums in Balboa Park
  • Get a Taste of the City: Savor authentic Baja-style cuisine or belly up to the window of a food truck for fresh fish tacos
  • Bars and Nightlife: Sample a flight of craft beers at a trendy brewery, bar crawl along Pacific Beach or in the Gaslamp Quarter, or watch a movie under the stars at one of the city's outdoor cinemas
  • Local insight from brew enthusiast, avid surfer, and San Diego native Ian Anderson
  • Day trips from San Diego: Taste wines in Temecula, enjoy the wildflowers in Anza-Borrego State Park, or cross the border into Tijuana
  • Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around
  • Maps and Tools like background information on the history and culture of the city, easy-to-read maps, full-color photos, and neighborhood guides from historic Old Town to seaside Coronado
With Moon San Diego's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of the city.

Can't enough of the Golden State? Try Moon California. Hitting the road? Try Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip.

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

By Lonely Planet, Andrew Bender, Benedict Walker & Clifton Wilkinson

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher

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. Cruise the slow lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway, ride in spinning teacups at Disneyland Resort, or hit the trails in Joshua Tree National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now!

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

  • Full-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, music, arts, architecture, wildlife
  • Free, convenient pull-out Los Angeles map (included in print version), plus over 50 color maps
  • Covers Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, San Diego and more

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

Looking for a guide focused on Los Angeles? Check out Lonely Planet Pocket Los Angeles, a handy-sized guide focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

San Diego: San Diego: Ten Ways to Enjoy The Best Food, Beaches and Locations While On Vacation (Paul G. Brodie Travel Series Book 2) (Volume 1)

By Paul G. Brodie

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (104 pages)

San Diego: San Diego: Ten Ways to Enjoy The Best Food, Beaches and Locations While On Vacation (Paul G. Brodie Travel Series Book 2) (Volume 1)
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Enjoy the best of San Diego with the most up to date information.

What if you could plan the best vacation possible to San Diego? What if you could have an incredible vacation in San Diego with a few simple steps? Imagine waking up in San Diego with the best guide possible to enjoy the best Food, Beaches, and Locations while on Vacation. Amazon bestselling author, Paul G. Brodie, in his ninth book, covers ten ways to enjoy the best of San Diego. Here are a few things that you will get out of San Diego. In this book, you will learn •Where you should consider staying in San Diego •How to book your Flights and Car Rental at the Best Price •How to find the best places to complete your Grocery Shopping •Where to find the best Restaurants and Desserts across San Diego for your entire trip with the most current restaurant listing and reviews in the longest chapter of the book •Where to find the best Beaches •Where to find the best places to buy Souvenirs •How to enjoy the best Excursions to the San Diego Padres, San Diego Zoo, and USS Midway •How to explore La Jolla, Coronado Island, and Balboa Park •What items you should bring in regards to Cameras, High Definition Video Cameras, and other items to maximize your experience while in San Diego •BONUS: Travel Guide that includes Maps of San Diego, Travel Tips, Maps of San Diego Beaches, and a detailed ranking of Paul’s Favorite San Diego Restaurants •BONUS: Multiple pictures included in the book that feature every Meal and Dessert from the Restaurants and Desserts chapter •BONUS: Additional pictures included in the book from beaches, sunsets, and locations throughout San Diego Buy this book NOW to have the most current information to have the best trip ever to San Diego Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!

Fodor's Southern California: with Los Angeles, San Diego, the Central Coast & the Best Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Paperback (576 pages)

Fodor s Southern California: with Los Angeles, San Diego, the Central Coast & the Best Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor’s Southern California is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Southern California travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease.

Beautiful beaches, perfect weather, movie-star glamour... there are so many reasons to visit Southern California that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Southern California takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect SoCal experience--from picking the finest Santa Barbara bistro to finding the best studio tour in Hollywood.

Fodor’s Southern California includes:

    •EXPANDED AND UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Includes an expanded chapter on Southern California's quintessential drives for those unforgettable roadtrips. From advice on how many days to stay at each destination to must-see stops along the way, this is an essential trip-planning tool.
    •DETAILED MAPS: Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.
    •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Rich, full-color features on the San Diego Zoo, Hollywood, and more.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Multiple sample itineraries to help you plan each day and make the most of your time. The comprehensive itineraries cover the highlights of the region, such as Disneyland, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Palm Springs. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter opens with an orientation spread that includes a map, short descriptions of each region, and the Top Reasons to Go. Tips on surfing, traveling with kids, avoiding traffic, and more assist a wide range of travelers.
    •COVERS: Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, Big Sur, Orange County, Santa Barbara, Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, and much more.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Planning on visiting other destinations on the West Coast? Check out Fodor’s Northern California, Fodor’s Pacific Northwest, and Fodor’s Oregon.



 
 
 

 
 
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