Synopses & Reviews
17 Self-guided Tours. 36 Maps. One Great Trip.
At last, a travel guide that tells you how to see the best of everything—in the smartest, most time-efficient way.
The best of San Diego in one, two, or three days
Thematic tours for every interest, schedule, and taste
Walking tours of the city's best-loved neighborhoods
Hundreds of evocative color photos
Bulleted maps that show you how to get from place to place
Hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife for all budgets
A tear-resistant foldout map—enclosed in a handy plastic wallet you can also use for tickets and souvenirs
- Includes special-interest tours that appeal to families and golfers, plus an in-depth look at the museums, gardens, and architecture of Balboa Park (including a tour of the famed San Diego Zoo)
- Neighborhood walking tours take travelers through the Gaslamp Quarter, La Jolla, and Coronado, and more
- An outdoors chapter highlights the area's best beaches and recommends hikes in Torrey Pines State Park
- With day trips to Julian, Tijuana, and the Anza-Borrego Desert
About the Author
Mark Hiss is a third-generation Southern Californian who has spent more than 25 years in San Diego. He was founding editor of both the visitor guide Where San Diego and Performances, the playbill magazine for the city’s leading performing arts venues. He is also author of Frommer’s San Diego, coauthor of Frommer’s California Day by Day, and a contributor to Frommer’s California. In a previous life he was a publicist who worked for several San Diego theater companies.
Table of Contents
18 Favorite Moments.
1 The Best Full-Day Tours.
The Best in One Day.
The Best in Two Days.
The Best in Three Days.
2 The Best Special-Interest Tours.
San Diego with Kids.
Historic San Diego.
The Best Golf Courses.
3 The Best Neighborhood Walks.
4 The Best Shopping.
Shopping Best Bets.
Shopping A to Z.
5 The Best of San Diego Outdoors.
The Best Beaches.
Cabrillo National Monument.
Mission Bay Park.
The Best Hiking.
6 The Best Dining.
Dining Best Bets.
Dining A to Z.
7 The Best Nightlife.
Nightlife Best Bets.
Nightlife A to Z.
8 The Best Arts & Entertainment.
A&E Best Bets.
A&E A to Z.
9 The Best Lodging.
Lodging Best Bets.
Lodging A to Z.
10 The Best Day Trips.
The Savvy Traveler.
Before You Go.
A Brief History.