Carol Mendel's
San Diego map

A clickable, pictorial map featuring all of San Diego County

detail from San Diego map
Detail from the San Diego Map

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:

Printed paper version

San Diego map cover 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.

Size: 24" x 18 1/2"
ISBN: 0-935179-25-9
This map is no longer available as a folded map, but an unfolded, laminated copy of the map is still available.

To order the laminated version of this map, click here.

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:
  1. The illustrations show up a lot better than they do on a computer screen.
  2. You can see the entire map at once.
  3. You get an index.
  4. You get four additional pictorial maps: Balboa Park, Old Town State Park, Mission Bay Park, and downtown San Diego.

Clickable internet version

Use this key map to click on the area where you want to begin exploring the pictorial map.
(If you're looking for downtown San Diego, it's in the lower left.)

San Diego map key

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.)

San Diego map legend

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.

A wooden tray based on this map:

San Diego map tray

A version of the San Diego map is available from Amazon as a 17" x 13" laminated wooden tray. For details, click here.

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The maps in this series:

San Diego*   |   San Francisco Bay Area*

Los Angeles & Orange County

Salt Lake City & the Wasatch Front

Washington DC  |  Santa Barbara  |  Las Vegas

Palm Springs & Desert Resorts

California    |    Oregon

(* = internet version is a clickable map)

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