Moon San Diego
By Ericka Chickowski
Second Edition, May 2011
Price: $17.99 USD
Price: $9.99 USD
Seasoned writer and outdoor enthusiast Ericka Chickowski offers an insider’s view of San Diego, from surfing at San Onofre State Beach to exploring the expansive San Diego Zoo. Ericka includes great trip ideas such as On a Mission, a tour of the city’s historical sights, and Surf and Turf, which covers recreational opportunities in and out of the water. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon San Diego has lots of options for a range of travel budgets.. With advice on where to grab a cocktail in the Gaslamp Quarter and hike in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Moon San Diego gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon San Diego
Enjoy the very best of San Diego with these itineraries:
- The Best of San Diego
- Top 10 Family Attractions
- Old California Charm
- Weekend Getaway
- Surf ‘n’ Turf
- Out on the Green
- Adrenaline Rush
Explore what San Diego has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- San Diego
- La Jolla
- City Beaches and Point Loma including Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and Ocean Beach
- North County including Del Mar and Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Escondido and San Pasqual
- Julian and Anza-Borrego including Campo to Julian. Palomar Mountain and Vicinity, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
When Ericka Chickowski was a kid, her parents told her she had too many recreational interests. Little did they know these would serve her well in her career as a freelance writer. Over the better half of a decade, she has covered everything from river rafting to llama trekking. Ericka’s travel stories have appeared in publications such as The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Alaska Airlines Magazine, and Midwest Airlines Magazine. She is also a respected technology journalist who has garnered awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for column, feature, and humor writing.
Ericka moved to San Diego less by choice than by compulsion. The region captivated her with its perfect synthesis of her two youthful passions: beaches and mountains. As a little one, she toddled on Florida’s beaches armored in orange water wings with pail and shovel in hand. Sunny skies were replaced with cloudy ones when she moved to Seattle, but she loved wandering mountain peaks and old-growth forests too much to hold a grudge against the rain.
It took only one visit to San Diego—which has the best of both worlds—to hook Ericka. Within two months she made arrangements, crammed her book collection and computer into a moving truck, and motored down to America’s Finest City. Today, she lives in a cottage by the beach with her husband, Paul, and their lovable mutt, Sandy. Since her migration, Ericka has gained an appreciation for fish tacos, unapologetic jaywalkers, and well-inked tattoos.