Frommer's San Diego 2005 (Frommer's Complete) by David Swanson

By David Swanson

You will by no means fall into the vacationer traps in the event you trip with Frommer's. it truly is like having a pal express you round, taking you to the areas locals like most sensible. Our professional authors have already long gone in all places it's possible you'll prefer to pass -- they have performed the legwork for you, and they are now not afraid to inform it love it is, saving you money and time. No different sequence bargains candid stories of such a lot of motels and eating places in all fee levels. each Frommer's shuttle advisor is updated, with unique costs for every thing, dozens of colour maps, and fascinating assurance of activities, purchasing, and nightlife. you would be misplaced with out us! This consultant provide you with a mess of concepts, together with San Diego's world-famous animal parks, its excellent shores, golfing classes, and outside activities. you are going to depend upon us for a presentation of the city's best lodgings and eating places in all fee different types, plus the best purchasing and nightlife. With unique local maps, precious logistical assistance, and a "San Diego in Depth" appendix, Frommer's delivers the an intensive and entire consultant to San Diego!

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Even just flipping through the many archival photos is eyeopening. The dark history of class and power in the city is provided in Under the Perfect Sun: The San Diego Tourists Never See (New Press, 2003), by Mike Davis (author of City of Quartz), Kelly Mayhew, and Jim Miller. From the shady transactions of John D. Spreckels to the ponzi schemes of C. Arnholt Smith in the ’70s, the team dissects the city’s militarized economy, its Republican movers and shakers, and its embrace of racial segregation.

Speed up security by not wearing metal objects such as big belt buckles. If you’ve got metallic body parts, a note from your doctor can prevent a long chat with the security screeners. Keep in mind that only ticketed passengers are allowed past security, except for folks escorting disabled passengers or children. Federalization has stabilized what you can carry on and what you can’t. The general rule is that sharp things are out, nail clippers are okay, and food and beverages must be passed through the X-ray machine—but that security screeners can’t make you drink from your coffee cup.

Eighteen buildings in this area have strong historical ties to the Asian/Pacific-American community. Also here is the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, which offers walking tours of the old Chinatown the second Saturday of the month (p. 157). People of African descent are thought to have been a part of the convoy when Spanish explorer Cortez made his journey along the California coast in 1519, and their presence has been felt in small but important ways during San Diego’s history. , was built in 1887 and was one of the city’s first black-owned businesses, a segregated hotel “for colored people” until 1956; it may be the oldest surviving historically black hotel in the nation and was designated an African-American landmark in 2001.

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