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 keeping off the crowds as you discover a few of San Diego's hottest sights, from the world-famous animal parks to the various museums of Balboa Park. there is a entire bankruptcy of strolling excursions, and a number of other cool facet journeys, starting from absorbing Knott's Berry Farm to heading south of the border to Tijuana.
  • Where to discover the easiest delicacies, together with the simplest of San Diego's regularly very good Mexican eating places; the clean, clean seafood; and the newest outposts of the "farm to desk" circulate; besides 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 strategies. Our specialist writers are captivated with their destinations--they inform it love it is in an enticing and invaluable way.
  • Exact costs indexed for each institution and activity--no different publications provide such special, candid stories of lodges and eating places. We contain some of the best, but in addition emphasize reasonably priced offerings for genuine people.
  • User-friendly good points together with megastar rankings and distinct icons to indicate readers to nice reveals, very good values, insider advice, most sensible bets for children, specified moments, and overvalued experiences.

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In addition to fruits and veggies, many chefs are also using pork, beef, and dairy products from local ranches. Trivia: Fast-Food Fact In 1951, Robert Oscar Peterson founded the fast-food chain Jack in the Box here, opening a drive-through restaurant at 63rd Street and El Cajon Boulevard, near San Diego State University. A hamburger cost 18¢. Comida De Mexico, Old & New Without a doubt, what’s missed most by those who’ve left San Diego is the Mexican food. It’s hardly an exaggeration to say there’s a taco shop on every corner, serving traditional dishes such as tacos, burritos, tortas (Mexican sandwiches), tostadas, and quesadillas.

Visitors are welcome free of charge, and no one will give you a spiritual sales pitch. • Mission Beach/Pacific Beach Boardwalk: A stroll along this beachside pathway provides lovely ocean views, but you may not even notice as you watch the nearly nonstop parade of beach denizens that passes by. • Old Town State Historic Park: This free park north of downtown ( 619/220-5422) re-creates life in early San Diego with costumed docents and museum exhibits in some of the town’s original adobe structures.

The top regional houses (The Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse) have originated a number of plays and musicals that went on to success on the Great White Way and beyond. Among these are Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Who’s Tommy, Jersey Boys, and Memphis, which all originated at the La Jolla Playhouse . The Old Globe Theatre’s contributions include The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Into the Woods, a 1993 revival of Damn Yankees, and holiday favorite Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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