High-end nightclubs. Adventurous dining. Hypermodern
architecture. What happened to that nice little Navy town
of San Diego? Well, that sleepy burg has woken up and it
wants to party. Growth has been fast and furious over the past 2
decades, and this Southern California city now finds itself with a glittering
skyline and a fresh attitude. With its beaches and theme parks, it’s still
one of the most family-friendly destinations in the United States, but the
nearly nightly bacchanalia in the Gaslamp Quarter leaves no doubt that
this is not your father’s San Diego.
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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.
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