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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:
  • Probably the most famous 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.

  • Important sectors of San Diego's economy include biotechnology, wireless cellular technology, defense and tourism. Some of the leading companies that have based their headquarters in San Diego include General Atomics, Qualcomm, Science Applications International Corporation and Websense.

  • Professional sports franchises in San Diego include the American football team, the San Diego Chargers, and the baseball team, the San Diego Padres.

  • The principal airport for San Diego is San Diego International Airport ("Lindbergh Field").

  • 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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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
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Formats: Folded Map, Illustrated
  • 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
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  • 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: October 15th, 2019
Multicolor Paperback (128 pages)

DK Eyewitness Top 10 San Diego (Pocket Travel Guide)
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 San Diego (Pocket Travel Guide)
  • Manufacturer: DK Eyewitness Travel
  • Brand: DK Eyewitness Travel
  • ISBN: 0241367964
  • EAN: 9780241367964
  • PartNumber: 55184035
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Author: DK Eyewitness
  • Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
  • Release Date: October 15th, 2019
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  • Size: 7.55 Inches by 4.02 Inches by 0.38 Inches
  • Weight: 0.44 Pounds
  • Color: Multicolor
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Fodor's San Diego: with North County (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: July 23rd, 2019
Paperback (272 pages)

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Fodor's San Diego: with North County (Full-color Travel Guide)
  • Manufacturer: Fodor's Travel
  • Brand: Fodor's Travel
  • ISBN: 1640971564
  • EAN: 9781640971561
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: 32
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Publication Date: July 23rd, 2019
  • Release Date: July 23rd, 2019
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  • Size: 8.25 Inches by 5.25 Inches by 0.5 Inches
  • Weight: 0.6 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 Publications
Released: December 17th, 2019
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
  • Brand: Fodor's Travel Publications
  • ISBN: 1640971904
  • EAN: 9781640971905
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: 16
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Publication Date: December 17th, 2019
  • Release Date: December 17th, 2019
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  • Size: 8.0 Inches by 5.25 Inches by 0.75 Inches
  • Weight: 0.8 Pounds
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Moon San Diego (Travel Guide)

By Ian Anderson

Moon Travel
Released: June 19th, 2018
Paperback (300 pages)

Moon San Diego (Travel Guide)
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  • Manufacturer: Moon Travel
  • Brand: Moon Travel
  • ISBN: 1631217372
  • EAN: 9781631217371
  • PartNumber: 9781631217371
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 4
  • Number of Pages: 300
  • Author: Ian Anderson
  • Publication Date: June 19th, 2018
  • Release Date: June 19th, 2018
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  • Size: 7.5 Inches by 4.5 Inches by 0.75 Inches
  • Weight: 0.661386786 Pounds
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COLORING BOOKS for Kids: San Diego CALIFORNIA (Travel Edition)

By Darcy Neils

Golden Imprint Publications
Released: February 7th, 2018
Paperback (52 pages)

COLORING BOOKS for Kids: San Diego CALIFORNIA (Travel Edition)
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COLORING BOOKS for Kids: San Diego CALIFORNIA (Travel Edition)
  • Manufacturer: Golden Imprint Publications
  • ISBN: 0998919446
  • EAN: 9780998919447
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 52
  • Author: Darcy Neils
  • Publication Date: February 7th, 2018
  • Release Date: February 7th, 2018
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San Diego Travel Guide 2020: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Good Places to Drink and Eat in San Diego, California (Travel Guide 2020)

By Howard D. Elliott

Independently Published
Released: July 9th, 2019
Paperback (178 pages)

San Diego Travel Guide 2020: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Good Places to Drink and Eat in San Diego, California (Travel Guide 2020)
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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • Brand: Independently Published
  • ISBN: 1079524770
  • EAN: 9781079524772
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  • Number of Pages: 178
  • Author: Howard D. Elliott
  • Publication Date: July 9th, 2019
  • Release Date: July 9th, 2019
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  • Size: 7.81 Inches by 5.06 Inches by 0.41 Inches
  • Weight: 0.4 Pounds
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Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Andrew Bender

Geoplaneta
Released: January 1st, 2015
Paperback (496 pages)

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  • Brand: Geoplaneta
  • ISBNs: 9781742202983, 1742202985
  • EAN: 9781742202983
  • PartNumber: 40728823
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  • Edition: 4
  • Number of Pages: 496
  • Authors: Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, Andrew Bender, Adam Skolnick
  • Publication Date: January 1st, 2015
  • Release Date: January 1st, 2015
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  • Weight: 0.91271376468 Pounds
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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
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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
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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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