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I loved the first section where this book detailed the different sites to visit. We found a couple of museums and things to check out while in San Diego that we wouldn't have known about otherwise. Especially nice is the feature where certain attractions have the address, phone number, hours of operation, and admission cost listed. Less research that we have to do before our trip! However, we were disappointed with the restaurant and bar suggestions. I checked out several of the suggestions on Yelp and they had very negative reviews. I realize this could just be the author's perception vs the reviewers on Yelp, but it was discouraging. A big negative about the book is that the restaurant and bars are priced with the usual $$, $$$, $$$$ way of pricing, but how they came about this pricing scheme isn't all that helpful. The book states the following: "Price Categories include a three-course meal for one, half a bottle of wine, and all unavoidable extra charges including tax." It is hard to judge what they consider $$ or $$$ as we don't drink wine nor do we both order an individual appetizer and dessert when we go out. If this is how you eat, this probably won't bother you, but it was hard for us to figure out if a restaurant/bar was actually in our desired price range or not. Missing was a list of breweries in SD. Seriously, SD is a HUGE brewery hot-spot and there wasn't a Top 10 list for that. As self-proclaimed beer aficionados, this was a glaring error and knocked a star off our rating of this book. Loved the pullout map (even though it didn't include Escondido which we needed). Anyway, overall it was an okay book.
I own a ratty, well-thumbed copy of this novel. I absolutely love it and must have read it once a year for about five years running. It's Amis that doesn't stain your shirt.