Frommer'sĀ San Diego

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Wiley, Jul 30, 2012 - 320 pages
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Free full-color, foldout map Completely updated every year Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of San Diego's most popular attractions, from the world-famous animal parks to the many museums of Balboa Park. There's a whole chapter of walking tours, and several cool side trips, ranging from soaking up Knott's Berry Farm to heading south of the border to Tijuana. Where to find the best cuisine, including the best of San Diego's traditionally fabulous Mexican restaurants; the fresh, fresh seafood; and the latest outposts of the "farm to table" movement; along with a blow-by-blow (or brew by brew) analysis of the vaunted beer scene. Insightful commentary on San Diego's arts scene, from museums, to the theatrical and musical highlights, as well as the wide-ranging nightlife, music, comedy and club scene, including a rundown of GLBT nightlife. Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way. Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people. User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

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About the author (2012)

A third-generation Southern Californian, Mark Hiss is a writer and photographer who has lived in San Diego for 25 years. He was the founding editor of both "Where San Diego," the city's visitor guide, and "Performances," the playbill magazine for the city's leading performing arts venues. He is also a recovering publicist who spent many years working for some of San Diego's top theater companies.

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