San Diego is a touristic magnet, attracting an estimated 40 million tourists a year. That's not surprising: the city boasts some of the most fascinating museum and historic sights in the nation, plus a vibrant nightlife scene (including cutting-edge restaurants), eye-candy nature sights and postcard-perfect beaches. Frommer's San Diego day by day advises the reader how to see the best of everything--in the smartest, most time-efficient way. The book contains: - The best of San Diego in one, two or three days, plus thematic tours for every interest, schedule or taste. - Walking tours of the city's best-loved neighborhoods, from the Gaslamp Quarter to La Jolla and Coronado. - Scores of evocative color photographs. - Bulleted maps that show the reader how to get from place to place, plus a tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet. - Highly opinionated appraisals of hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife for all budgets from luxury to backpacker. - Exact pricing so there's never any guessing. - Detailed information on the best outdoor adventures, beaches and day trip.
Release on 2011-04-19 | by Mark Hiss,Garth Mueller
Author: Mark Hiss,Garth Mueller
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Frommer's California Day by Day features regional and city itineraries that will help you maximize your time while touring the country's top sights. Tour the fabulous beaches of the Central Coast, hike through national parks in the High Sierra and Southern California Deserts, sip your way through Napa and Sonoma's wineries, and take in the stunning natural landscapes of Big Sur. Our authors, longtime Calfiornia experts, hit all the highlights, from the San Diego Zoo to Los Angeles' Getty Center to San Francisco' Golden Gate Park. They'e checked out all of the country' best hotels and restaurants in person, and offer authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget. You'll also get coverage of shopping and nightlife in the major cities; detailed full-color maps; 750 full-color photos, a full chapter on California' history, culture, and natural landscapes, information on special-interest tours, and advice on planning a successful California vacation. Frommer's California Day by Day also includes a color fold-out map.
Austin and San Antonio is packed with cultural and natural attractions. Check out one of the 100 bands that play at the Austin City Limits Music Festival; enjoy great shopping and eating at the River Walk and Market Square; visit a historical site like the Alamo, Texas State Capital, or Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum; swim in the natural spring waters of the Barton Springs Pool; and hike or bike along the trails of the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Lady Bird Lake. Filled with tips and itinerary suggestions, hundreds of original color photos, dozens of annotated maps, thematic tours for every taste, and star-rated advice on where to eat, stay, shop, and have fun, this Frommer's Day by Day guide is the perfect accompaniment to any visit to Austin and San Antonio.