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. EXPANDED COVERAGE: Expanded beer and brewery coverage keeps up with this San Diego trend, including dates of beer festivals, tips on where the locals go, and our picks for best brewpubs. Fodor's San Diego also includes new hotel and restaurant reviews throughout the city, as well as in select North Country side-trip destinations. ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: An in-depth, 7-page, full-color feature on the San Diego Zoo helps visitors maximize their animal sightings with a map of top attractions and helpful time-planning strategies. Features throughout the guide highlight topics as varied as surfing, SeaWorld, and La Jolla and San Diego beaches, to ensure that travelers know all the best spots. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Features on top attractions, top experiences, free things to do, and what to do with kids make it easy to plan a vacation. An entire chapter is devoted to San Diego's beaches, with maps and in-depth reviews that include beach amenities and top recommendations for every kind of beachgoer. "Best Bets" charts for restaurants and hotels; easy-to-read color neighborhood maps; and tips on planning your time give easy access to the best San Diego has to offer. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's San Diego offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along San Diego map gives travelers essential lay-of-the-land information about top attractions and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's travel guide is researched and written by local experts.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.