Frommer's San Diego 2012 by Mark Hiss

By Mark Hiss

  • Free full-color, foldout map
  • Completely up to date each year
  • Insider suggestion on warding off the crowds as you discover a few of San Diego's most well liked points of interest, from the world-famous animal parks to the numerous museums of Balboa Park. there is a entire bankruptcy of strolling excursions, and several other cool part journeys, starting from absorbing Knott's Berry Farm to heading south of the border to Tijuana.
  • Where to discover the easiest food, together with the simplest of San Diego's regularly awesome Mexican eating places; the clean, clean seafood; and the newest outposts of the "farm to desk" circulate; in addition to a blow-by-blow (or brew by means of brew) research of the vaunted beer scene.
  • Insightful observation on San Diego's arts scene, from museums, to the theatrical and musical highlights, in addition to the wide-ranging nightlife, song, comedy and membership scene, together with a rundown of GLBT nightlife.
  • Opinionated reports. No bland descriptions and lukewarm ideas. Our specialist writers are obsessed with their destinations--they inform it love it is in an enticing and important way.
  • Exact costs indexed for each institution and activity--no different courses supply such designated, candid studies of resorts and eating places. We comprise some of the best, but additionally emphasize reasonably priced offerings for genuine people.
  • User-friendly positive factors together with famous person rankings and unique icons to indicate readers to nice reveals, very good values, insider suggestions, most sensible bets for children, distinctive moments, and puffed up experiences.

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See “Walking Tour 1: The Gaslamp Quarter,” on . • Spending an Idyllic Day in Balboa Park: San Diego’s crown jewel and the largest urban cultural park in the nation. The buildings that grew out of Balboa Park’s two world’s fairs (1915–16, 1935–36) create a vision of Spanish Golden Age splendor and provide a home for 15 museums. The park also features gardens, walking trails, theaters, and recreational facilities, and is the home of the San Diego Zoo. • Being a Groundling: You won’t have to stand as they did in William Shakespeare’s day, but you can see the Bard’s work alfresco at the Old Globe Theatre’s Summer Shakespeare Festival.

When a San Francisco sugar baron named John D. Spreckels began investing in San Diego—notably in public transit—it became clear that Alonzo Horton’s New Town was growing into a full-fledged city. The population soared to 50,000, but by 1888 the real estate boom had ended, and a nationwide depression sent more than half those fortune seekers back home. A. rather than the transcontinental terminus it had hoped to be. Ironically, in 1919 San Diego would finally get its railroad—just in time for the rising popularity of the automobile to make it nearly obsolete.

Com, where you’ll find a searchable, up-to-the-minute roster of what’s happening in cities all over the world. January San Diego Restaurant Week encourages diners to check out some of San Diego’s best eateries. For 6 days, more than 160 restaurants offer special three-course prix-fixe meals. com. Mid-January. The Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon takes place along a scenic coastal route in San Diego’s North County. com. Late January. Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla. This PGA Tour classic, formerly known as the Buick Invitational, draws more than 100,000 spectators each year and features 150 of the finest professional golfers.

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