Books, Guides & Maps

National Geographic Traveler
National Geographic brings 115 years of incomparable travel expertise to today's sophisticated globe-trotters. Each practical and portable National Geographic Traveler features: Detailed background and site descriptions plus fascinating vignettes on history, culture, and contemporary life. Mapped walking and driving tours. A complete directory of visitor information, including notable hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. Foldout end flaps, printed with maps and quick reference information that serve as handy bookmarks. Top-rated travel writers who bring sophisticated, authoritative guidance and a strong, individual voice to each book Superior photography and artwork. Buy Now!

Fodor's San Diego 19th Edition
Venture where the wild things are, get a little salsa in your meal, hang out on the coolest rooftop in town, watch surfers tame some serious waves - Fodor's San Diego offers all these experiences and more! From La Jolla to Coronado, our local writers have explored the city to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for San Diego be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing. Buy Now!

Fodor's Around San Diego with Kids
Each book focuses on up to 68 terrific ideas for family days, from museums and puppet theaters to skyscrapers and parks. Written by parents who live in the cities they cover, these books are smart about what kids like--and about what parents need. All the details for planning are included: addresses, phone numbers, admission prices, and age-appropriateness. "Hey, Kids!" info boxes provide fun facts and interesting trivia about the destination, and "Kid-Friendly Eats" features recommend three or four places to grab a bite to eat nearby. Fun to read and easy to use, these handy little guides make it easy to plan an enjoyable, hassle-free day with children in the world's most popular cities. They're perfect idea books for every city parent and grandparent, and indispensable aids for families on vacation. Buy Now!

Frommer's San Diego 2005
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might like to go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!
This guide offers you a multitude of options, including San Diego's world-famous animal parks, its glorious beaches, golf courses, and outdoor sports. You'll rely on us for a presentation of the city's top accommodations and restaurants in all price categories, plus the best shopping and nightlife. With detailed neighborhood maps, valuable logistical tips, and a "San Diego in Depth" appendix, Frommer's gives you the a thorough and complete guide to San Diego! Buy Now!

Streetwise San Diego
Revised yearly, Streetwise is the best-selling map of San Diego, with coverage from Fashion Valley Center to the Coronado Toll Bridge. Localities covered are the San Diego Zoo, the Old Globe Theatre, and the Museum of Man. Points of interest such as museums, hotels, parks, and popular sites are highlighted and fully indexed. The Old Town and La Jolla areas are clearly indicated on map insets. Laminated for durability, accordion folded to fit in your pocket or purse, Streetwise gives you San Diego in a clear, concise, and convenient format. Buy Now!

Eyewitness Travel Guide California
Eyewitness Travel Guides are the original illustrated travel guidebooks-and they're still the best. Since 1993, the Eyewitness brand has established itself as one of the industry leaders, with sales of more than 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Featuring more than 70 worldwide destinations, new titles are being added to the best-selling Eyewitness Travel Guides series each year. In 2003, to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK is re-launching the entire series, fully updated, and with a brand-new look. Buy Now!

Best Places San Diego
From shopping for surf duds and exploring the zoo to dining on freshly grilled dorado and lounging at Ocean Beach, readers of this guide will find only honest recommendations from locals on where to stay, where to eat, and what to see throughout this warm, breezy city. Conveniently organized by areas of interest, Best Places San Diego also includes one- and three-day city tours; a handy four-color pull-out map of the city; entertaining essays on history and culture; information on special attractions; a section on visiting Baja California; and easy-to-use icons that point out the best places for romance, good value, families, and unique experiences. Best Places San Diego has something for every budget, and every place is independently researched and reviewed by local travel experts. Buy Now!

Trail Runner's Guide to San Diego
In the only trail-running guide to the area, veteran trail runner--and best-selling author--Jerry Schad describes 50 of his all-time favorite runs in and around San Diego. Selected for their proximity to the city and suburbs, as well as for scenic beauty and range of difficulty, the routes in Trail Runner's Guide San Diego offer choices for locals looking for new runs, visitors who want to explore the area's trails, and beginners just testing the dirt. Buy Now!

A Photo Tour of San Diego
A beautiful souvenir book of "America's Finest City". Large-format color pictures are accompanied with historic quotes and information. Includes the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Cabrillo National Monument and more. 70 color photos. This is a marvelous book full of splendid pictures of San Diego. The author has masterized the art of immortalizing this great city on color photos. You don't have to bring you camera, just get this book and you'll have the best San Diego vacation photo album. Buy Now!