In what seems like a blink of an eye, San Diego has transformed itself. Gone are the days when the city was known only for its ideal climate, world-famous zoo and abounding military bases. Yes, those still remain. But they are merely the apron strings shaping the Sunshine City into a thriving metropolis that can barely keep up with its own secrets. Secret™ San Diego delves beneath the city’s skin and reveals a host of sights, restaurants, museums, cultural events and interesting facts that can elude the average tourist with the average guidebook in his hip pocket. Secret™ San Diego is a different kind of guide — quirky, intimate, and sometimes irreverent, exposing the city’s secret stories, best unknown restaurants, chicest accommodations, and most flavorful nightspots. It serves up the heart and soul of the city on a silver platter, telling it like it is. For example, did you know that a particular period in summer is oddly fraught with cloudy days? That one of the city’s major theme parks operates a public beer school on its premises? And that the biggest nude beach in California resides in San Diego County? Whether you’re looking for a piece of buried history, a breathtaking view, or a stiff martini, Secret™ San Diego veers off the beaten track to get you there.
Secret™ San Diego is the latest in the acclaimed Secret Guides series. To date, we’ve unlocked the secrets of New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Providence and Newport, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montréal.
Frank Sabatini Jr. is the restaurant critic and food writer for Uptown Publications; senior contributing editor for a trade publication, Smart Supervision; and a writer for San Diego’s Living In Style magazine. He lives in San Diego, California.
Published: August 2003
Dimensions: 5 x 7 in.