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San Diego


San Diego is the 2nd largest city in California and 8th largest in the United States of America. The city is located in San Diego County, at the extreme southwestern corner of the contiguous United States. As of 2006, the city had an estimated population of 1,256,951, with 2,941,454 living in the San Diego metropolitan area (4,922,723 if one counts Tijuana, Mexico).

The name of San Diego originates with Spanish explorer, Sebastián Vizcaíno, who mapped the area in the early 17th century. Vizcaíno is known to have explored the harbor, Mission Bay, and Point Loma. He named the area after Saint St. Didacus, who is more commonly known as "San Diego".

Downtown San Diego, California

LaJolla, San Diego, California Some of the attractions in the San Diego area include:

San Diego Facts


Here is some more information about San Diego:
  • Important sectors of San Diego's economy include biotechnology, wireless cellular technology, defense and tourism. Some of the leading companies headquartered in San Diego include General Atomics, Qualcomm, Science Applications International Corporation and Websense.

  • The main airport serving San Diego is San Diego International Airport ("Lindbergh Field").

  • Probably the best known educational institution in San Diego is the University of California, San Diego ("UCSD"), which is a public coeducational research university that was founded in 1960.

  • Professional sports teams in San Diego include the Major League Baseball team, the San Diego Padres, and the NFL American football team, the San Diego Chargers.

  • San Diego's nicknames include ":America's Finest City":, ":City in Motion":, and ":Silicon Beach":.

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Fodor's San Diego: with North County (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: August 10th, 2021
Paperback (272 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Fodor's Travel
  • Brand: Fodor's Travel
  • ISBN: 1640973990
  • EAN: 9781640973992
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 33
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Publication Date: August 10th, 2021
  • Release Date: August 10th, 2021
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  • Size: 7.9 Inches by 5.1 Inches by 1.0 Inches
  • Weight: 0.7 pounds
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Fodor’s Southern California: with Los Angeles, San Diego, the Central Coast & the Best Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor’s Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: March 8th, 2022
Paperback (432 pages)

Fodor’s Southern California: with Los Angeles, San Diego, the Central Coast & the Best Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Fodor’s Southern California: with Los Angeles, San Diego, the Central Coast & the Best Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)
  • Manufacturer: Fodor's Travel
  • ISBN: 1640974180
  • EAN: 9781640974180
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 17
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Author: Fodor’s Travel Guides
  • Publication Date: March 8th, 2022
  • Release Date: March 8th, 2022
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  • Size: 8.0 Inches by 5.0 Inches by 0.75 Inches
  • Weight: 0.9 pounds
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Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California 5 (Travel Guide)

By Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Cristian Bonetto & Benedict Walker

Lonely Planet
Released: April 17th, 2018
Paperback (512 pages)

Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California 5 (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California 5 (Travel Guide)
  • Manufacturer: Lonely Planet
  • Brand: Lonely Planet
  • ISBNs: 1786572494, 9781786572493
  • EAN: 9781786572493
  • PartNumber: 49100162
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  • Paperback
  • Format: Folded Map
  • Edition: 5
  • Number of Pages: 512
  • Authors: Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Andrew Bender, Cristian Bonetto, Jade Bremner, Benedict Walker, Clifton Wilkinson
  • Publication Date: April 17th, 2018
  • Release Date: April 17th, 2018
Physical Description:
  • Size: 7.7 inches by 5.1 inches by 0.75 inches
  • Weight: 0.93916923612 pounds
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 San Diego (Pocket Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: November 15th, 2022
Multicolor Paperback (128 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Top 10 San Diego (Pocket Travel Guide)
  • Manufacturer: DK Eyewitness Travel
  • ISBN: 0241559294
  • EAN: 9780241559291
  • PartNumber: 9780241559291
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Author: DK Eyewitness
  • Publication Date: November 15th, 2022
  • Release Date: November 15th, 2022
Physical Description:
  • Size: 7.56 inches by 4.0 inches by 0.38 inches
  • Weight: 0.2645547144 pounds
  • Color: Multicolor
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San Diego Travel Guide 2023: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Good Places to Drink and Eat in San Diego, California (Travel Guide 2023)

By Howard D. Elliott

Independently published
Released: May 7th, 2022
Paperback (178 pages)

San Diego Travel Guide 2023: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Good Places to Drink and Eat in San Diego, California (Travel Guide 2023)
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San Diego Travel Guide 2023: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Good Places to Drink and Eat in San Diego, California (Travel Guide 2023)
  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798820210488
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 178
  • Author: Howard D. Elliott
  • Publication Date: May 7th, 2022
  • Release Date: May 7th, 2022
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  • Size: 8.0 inches by 5.0 inches by 0.41 inches
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Streetwise San Diego Map: Laminated City Center Map of San Diego, California (Michelin Streetwise Maps)

By Michelin

Michelin Travel Publications
Released: April 4th, 2019
Map (1 pages)

Streetwise San Diego Map: Laminated City Center Map of San Diego, California (Michelin Streetwise Maps)
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Streetwise San Diego Map: Laminated City Center Map of San Diego, California (Michelin Streetwise Maps)
  • Manufacturer: Michelin
  • Brand: Michelin Travel Publications
  • ISBN: 2067238892
  • EAN: 9782067238893
  • PartNumber: 9782067238893
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  • Product Category: Map
  • Format: Folded Map
  • Edition: Revised
  • Number of Pages: 1
  • Author: Michelin
  • Publication Date: April 4th, 2019
  • Release Date: April 4th, 2019
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  • Size: 8.68 inches by 4.4 inches by 0.13 inches
  • Weight: 0.220462262 pounds
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San Diego Travel Guide: Discover the Top Attractions to Do and Explore in San Diego California

By Simone Lucy

Independently published
Released: August 22nd, 2022
Paperback (68 pages)

San Diego Travel Guide: Discover the Top Attractions to Do and Explore in San Diego California
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  • EAN: 9798847746793
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  • Number of Pages: 68
  • Author: Simone Lucy
  • Publication Date: August 22nd, 2022
  • Release Date: August 22nd, 2022
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  • Size: 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches by 0.16 inches
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San Diego Zoo Official Guidebook

By San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Press

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Press
Released: September 8th, 2020
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San Diego Zoo Official Guidebook
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  • Brand: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Press
  • ISBN: 1935442392
  • EAN: 9781935442394
  • PartNumber: 1935442392_Good
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  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Author: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Press
  • Publication Date: September 8th, 2020
  • Release Date: September 8th, 2020
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  • Size: 8.9 inches by 5.9 inches by 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 1.05 pounds
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San Diego California Travel Guide 2023:: Explore San Diego, with the Ultimate Travel Preparation Guide To San Diego California Eternal City" Discover the Ancient history, Art, Food and Culture.

By William's B. Braden

Independently published
Released: August 6th, 2023
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  • Number of Pages: 187
  • Author: William's B. Braden
  • Publication Date: August 6th, 2023
  • Release Date: August 6th, 2023
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  • Size: 9.0 inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.43 Inches
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Greater Than a Tourist – San Diego California USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local (Greater Than a Tourist California)

By Alec Morse

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Released: May 30th, 2017
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  • ISBN: 1521404267
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  • Number of Pages: 98
  • Authors: Alec Morse, Greater Than a Tourist
  • Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
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  • Size: 9.0 inches by 6.0 inches by 0.25 inches
  • Weight: 0.33951188348 pounds
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