With blockbuster attractions like SeaWorld and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, the abundance of 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 in recent years. 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 the 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. Short two-page full-color features throughout the guide—on topics as varied as surfing, Sea World, La Jolla and San Diego beaches, and neighborhood dining and shopping highlights—ensure that travelers eat, play, and shop at the best spots.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Neighborhood planners with colorful hotel, restaurant, shopping, and nightlife maps, plus Best Bets picks for restaurants and hotels, make planning a trip to San Diego a breeze. An entire chapter is also devoted to San Diego’s beaches, with maps and in-depth reviews that include beach amenities and top recommendations for every kind of beachgoer.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s San Diego offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Free Map: A handy pull-out San Diego “On the Go” map provides added value, giving travelers essential information about top attractions and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence.
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.