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Top 10 San Diego (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide) Paperback – April 4, 2005

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Wanderlust Travel Awards 2009 – 2014

"This [DK Eyewitness Travel: Top 10] might be the best traveling companion to throw in your pack. It's a slim and sleek overview…loaded with practical and useful content." – Gadling.com

"Known…for its four-color maps, photos and illustrations, the [DK] Eyewitness Guides are extremely user-friendly for travelers who want their information delivered in a concise, visual way." – Chicago Tribune

"The best option…Color photos, maps, and diagrams bring the place to life." – The Philadelphia Inquirer

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About DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

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Product Details

  • Series: Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel (April 4, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756609070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756609078
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.3 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,030,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love DK books and this one is no exeption! It was everything I expected from DK and more. I bought this book for a trip to San Diego that my husband and I recently took. This book was a lifesaver! The maps in the book were clear and easy to follow, the information on different sites was great; we carried this book with us in the camera bag and refered to it often. The maps were clear enough that we used them to successfully navigate through the city (I also had seperately purchased a very expensive laminated map of the city which proved to be useless and a waste of money). If you want the basics (top 10 everything) and a really good set of maps, this is definately the book for you! The book refers to the sunsets at Point Loma - don't miss this! They were absolutely breathtaking! By talking to the locals, we found several great restaurants that were not "touristy" and therefore not listed in the book. We were pleased with all recommendations, but Fish Tacos at South Beach Bar in Ocean Beach is a must! Inexpensive ($3 & $4), fresh and delicious!
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I've had this book for almost two years now. I originally started out visiting San Diego frequently, and now have lived here in SD for 2 months.

At first I used this book for the map, to learn where things are, and also to compile a list of things I wanted to do. My boyfriend and I usually set out to do one of those things on each trip that I would come to San Diego. This book was so helpful with that - for example on our visit to the zoo reading the top 10 was helpful because it gave me a sense of what the park had to offer, and what was in my own top things to see.

Now that I live here, I still use this book! I brought it with me just last week to Balboa Park, and I also use before I have friends to visit - I'll flip through and think of them and what might interest them. I even still open it up to look at the restaurants, bars, ect. And just as the other people have mentioned, I use the map all the time (And love that they have a flap so you can mark a page with them).

I highly recommend this book! It is my only San Diego guidebook!
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DK Eyewittness always produce great travel guides especially there 10 ten sites. Its easy to read, small enough to carry around and has little gems of advice in there.
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Bought it, used it, loved it. Recommendation: If you are new to San Diego, don't go there without one of these guides! We used it everyday on our family vacation-took it everywhere with us ...very useful and very handy. I'm glad that we purchase this guide ahead of time-lots of informative info and a few good maps as well.
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This was a great easy, quick read. if you follow this guide, you should be able to maximize you visit in San Diego. i liked it so much, that I bought everyone on our trip one.
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There's certainly a lot of "stuff" here. My problem is that it's all very superficial. The "Top 10 list" contrivance imposes an arbitrary structure that in some cases clearly requires some filler to fill out a particular list. It also means that any particular item's coverage is frustratingly thin. Instead of a whole chapter on, say, Seaworld or the San Diego Zoo and strategies for visiting these attractions, you get... two pages. And within those two pages, the authors attempt to cover 10 discrete things, meaning nothing at all is covered well or in any detail. Adding to the frustration is that much of those two pages will be taken up with tiny photos that are themselves too small to be of any real use. I've found this book to be entirely inadequate in planning a family vacation to San Diego, so ordered the Frommer's counterpart. Frommer's San Diego 2012 (Frommer's Complete Guides)
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It's a pity that it is not as easy to find a good guide for San Diego that it is for San Francisco, Los Angeles or NYC.
However this one guide tells you what to see, museum, sights, etc, but don't use it in order to find restaurants and bars, the selection in this book in quite poor from this point of view.
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The book is dated 2005. Some of the information is no longer relevant. Will will use it for basic information, but in description does not star it is so old. DK travel books are great when they are current.
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