This is a small section taken from this pictorial map of San Diego County. The full map covers the entire county, and shows visitor attractions, cities, and major roads.
In the internet version, clicking on most names and illustrations links to a website of the chosen community or visitor attraction.
In the paper version, the back side of the map includes an index, plus detailed maps of Balboa Park, Old Town State Park, Mission Bay Park, and Downtown San Diego.
For more information, and to reach the internet version of the map, read on:
(If you're looking for downtown San Diego, it's in the lower left.)
When you go to the pictorial map, you will find that most of the names and illustrations are linked to relevant websites. Typically, the links are to the official website of an attraction or the official website of a city.
But not always. Communities within a city, or unincorporated towns in the county, usually do not have official websites. So these names are often linked to some important feature of that community or town. (The link for the San Diego County community of Campo, for example, is to a website describing the history of Campo.)
Occasionally the illustration link is different from the name link. (For example, the Cabrillo National Monument name links to the monument's website, while the lighthouse illustration links to a specific page describing the lighthouse.)
Before you begin, you might like to take a look at the map's legend.
Also, be aware that the map is not drawn to exact scale. Metropolitan San Diego is greatly expanded to show its many important roads. Mileages are shown to many popular county destinations. They are measured from downtown San Diego.
The printed version of this map is known as the San Diego Visitor's Map. On one side of the map is printed the pictorial map you will find when you explore the clickable map. On the other side are four additional maps and an index.Opened size: 24" x 18 1/2"
Folded size: 4" x 9 1/4"
Most recent update: 2012
Advantages of the paper version:
Obviously the paper version of the map is not clickable. But it does have important advantages not available in the internet version:
How to order the paper version
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The Open Directory Project offers links to a large variety of websites about both the city and the county of San Diego.
These links include hotels, bed & breakfasts, museums, restaurants, and real estate services.