Venue Location & Travel

The San Diego Convention Center is located in downtown on the waterfront just steps from the Gaslamp Quarter, which is next door to East Village and Little Italy neighborhoods, 4 miles/10 minutes by car from the airport, 2.5 miles/10 minutes from Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo, 15 miles/30 minutes from La Jolla, 16 miles/35 minutes from the Mexican border, and across the bay from Coronado Island.

Transportation

The San Diego Convention Center is very close to the San Diego International  Airport- approximately 2.9 miles/10 minutes by car.

There are dedicated Rideshare pickup areas in front of Hall A at the San Diego Convention Center.

There is a streetcar network in San Diego called the Trolley System with a stops at the convention center, University of San Diego, Fashion Valley, Mission Valley, and the Civic Theatre.  Please note: the trolley DOESN’T go to the airport, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Balboa Park, La Jolla, Legoland, or the beach. Trips cost range from $2.50 to $6.00 each way to using the PRONTO card or the PRONTO app.  There are trolley ticket machines at every stop; be sure to buy your ticket or load the card on your app before boarding.

Meeting Location

San Diego Convention Center
East Wing (enter near Halls EFGH)
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 525-5000

Parking

San Diego Convention Center Parking
Enter on Harbor Drive near Marriott Marquis at the west end of convention center.
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 237-0399
Website https://www.visitsandiego.com/parking
No in-and-out privileges.
Overnight parking prohibited.
Parking rates are typically $20 per day, but can be higher when the nearby stadium is in use.

In or Near Gaslamp Quarter Neighborhood

Hundreds of Restaurants, Bars, and Clubs
San Diego Waterfront and Boardwalk (1.5 miles long)
USS Midway Museum – The USS Midway was the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the 20th century; it’s now a museum of aircraft.
Petco Park – sports and entertainment stadium
The New Children’s Museum – Bringing the family? Here’s a place for the little ones to play.
Maritime Museum of San Diego – Visit sailing, steam-powered and submarine ships.
Balboa Theater – a historic movie theater
Seaport Village – Shops and restaurants on the water
Museum of Contemporary Art Downtown 

Famous Attractions

Balboa Park – Dozens of unique museums, theaters, and attractions in a gorgeous urban park, next door to the zoo
San Diego Zoo – One of the most famous zoos in the world
San Diego Zoo Safari Park – Drive or even zip-line through and see animals up-close
SeaWorld
Belmont Park – Old-school beachfront amusement park
LEGOLAND California
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Sesame Place San Diego
La Jolla
Torrey Pines State Park