Moon San Diego
By Ian Anderson
Third Edition, June 2015
Price: $19.99 USD
Local surfer and writer Ian Anderson offers an insider’s view of San Diego, from surfing at San Onofre State Beach to exploring the expansive San Diego Zoo. Ian 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 sample the city’s local craft beers or hike in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Moon San Diego gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.
What’s inside Moon San Diego
Enjoy the very best of San Diego with these itineraries:
- The Best of San Diego
- Best Beaches
- Best Craft Breweries
- Family-Friendly San Diego
Explore what San Diego has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- San Diego and neighborhoods including the Gaslamp district, Little Italy, Balboa Park, Uptown, and Old Town and Mission Hills.
- La Jolla and Coronado
- Point Loma including Pacific Beach, Mission Bay and Beaches, and Ocean Beach
- Excursions from San Diego including North County Beaches, Julian, Escondido and Vicinity
Ian Anderson learned to surf San Diego waves while living on a nearby military base. The child of a U.S. serviceman, he spent his youth on such bases, traveling the globe from Japan to the UK, through the American South up to Washington DC. But nothing resonated so deeply for him as the Southern California lifestyle.
After earning a writing degree from Pomona College, Ian continued to explore the world, yet those San Diego beaches keep luring him home—never judging him for dalliances in Hawaiian, Costa Rican, or European waters.
Ian covers “America’s Finest City” as a reporter and restaurant critic for the San Diego Reader. He contributes to national publications (usually writing about beer, music, and travel) has ghost-written a number of books, and even delved into the ecological sciences to co-author An Eco-Friendly Online Shopping Guide. For the most part, Ian’s expertise matches his interests—chief among them exploring San Diego’s sights, sounds, and flavors—and bringing these experiences to life for readers.