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Welcome to San Diego

From the moment you arrive in sunny San Diego you’ll understand why our city is consistently named a top meeting destination. In addition to year-round sunshine and near-perfect weather, San Diego is soaked in culture, 70+ miles of sparkling coastline, friendly locals, a vibrant downtown and an endless assortment of unique neighborhoods to explore.

We hope you will take the time between or after your meetings to enjoy everything our city has to offer. Whether you want to learn how to surf in La Jolla, taste the local flavors at a five-star restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter, stroll the peaceful beaches of Coronado, explore the museums of Balboa Park or take a cruise on the bay, San Diego has something for everyone.

This dynamic city, paired with an award-winning, state-of-the-art convention center, makes San Diego the perfect place to relax and conduct business - all in one trip.

Best wishes for a successful and memorable convention experience in San Diego!

Attendee Guide

Make the most of your visit, check out our San Diego Attendee Guide. This guide has the inside scoop on the best places to go, sights to see and things to do. Contact us to request a printed copy.

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Weather

San Diego's sun-sational climate makes it the ultimate year-round destination. Days are frequently warm, even in winter, and evenings are pleasantly cool, so bring a light jacket. Our region boasts an average daily temperature of 71 degrees Fahrenheit and 300 sunny days.

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The Destination

Welcome to San Diego - a 21st century paradise! Already a natural beauty, San Diego is quickly becoming one of the nation's most exciting and sought-after detinations with a near-perfect climate, miles of pristine beaches, world-class visitor attractions and an award-winning convention center. You'll find there is always something new and exciting to discover here each time you visit.

Hotels

The San Diego region boasts over 55,000 hotel rooms with a wide range of prices and locations. If you are attending or exhibiting at the San Diego Convention Center, your event has most likely set aside a number of hotel rooms that include hotel rooms at discounted rates. If you plan on coming before or staying after your event for a vacation, the region offers an abundance of hotel options.

Restaurants

San Diego is a culinary treasure, boasting some of the finest restaurants Southern California has to offer. Best of all, many of these unique dining experiences, are close by the San Diego Convention Center. Whether you are in the mood for a candlelit Italian restaurant, a casual seafood restaurant with an ocean view, a festive Mexican restaurant or a lively pub, you'll find it here.

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Bars & Nightlife

In addition to being a great place to host any event, San Diego enjoys an exciting nightlife scene. The Gaslamp Quarter, a 16-block urban paradise features diverse nightclubs, lounges and live music venues all within walking distance, directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center. The region boasts nearly 600 bars and nightlife attractions that are perfect for soaking in the sights and sounds of San Diego.

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Shopping

Want to shop until you drop? San Diego's retail scene and shopping malls have everything you can imagine. Shopping in San Diego can easily become a day long adventure with our amazing array of boutiques, clothing and apparel stores and San Diego outlet malls.

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Arts & Culture

San Diego has one of the most diverse cultural landscapes in the nation. Beneath our laid-back exterior you’ll find top-notch theater, the largest collection of museums west of the Mississippi, and a world-class symphony and opera scene. Whether you’re enjoying an inspiring performance by a local artist or exploring one of our noted art museums; you won’t be disappointed.

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Attractions & Activities

San Diego has an amazing array of theme parks and leisure attractions suited to fit your special interests and to give you a fun-filled vacation. There’s so much to see and do in San Diego you won’t want to leave.

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Coupons

Our "show your badge and save" program offers exclusive deals for convention attendees. Save money on restaurants, attractions, activities and more while you are in town. Download the coupons or simply show your convention badge and save at participating businesses throughout San Diego.

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Getting Around

Whether you're flying or driving into San Diego, transportation options are limitless. San Diego is one of the most accessible places in the nation and getting around is just as easy as having fun.