San Diego Tourism Authority

Convention center241,548 sq. m
Guest Rooms54,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel1,600 guest rooms
Special event venues162
Average room rate$150.00
Daily food cost$17.00
Occupancy rate12.5%
Tax rate8.75%

San Diego Tourism Authority


Why Choose Our Destination?

INSPIRING CREATIVITY AND PRODUCTIVITY There's nothing more rewarding than planning a meeting that people want to attend. With legendary weather, beautiful beaches and friendly, laid-back vibe, San Diego is a destination that draws big crowds and big thinking. See why San Diego has earned the name California’s Beach City. WE'RE HERE TO HELP As destination experts, with extensive in-market relationships, the San Diego Tourism Authority is your best point of contact for a comprehensive view of the destination. And, our services are free to you. We'll even accompany qualified planners on site experiences. Our exclusive iLead system lets us evaluate your specific needs against over 135 conference hotels to provide you with proposals from hotels that fit your criteria. Our team is your partner in a successful event in San Diego.


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Distance from airport

  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)

    3.22 km from city center

  • Carlsbad

    51.5 km from city center

  • Tijuana International Airport

    35.41 km from city center


Local Attractions

San Diego Zoo

2 mi. away
World Famous San Diego Zoo ! From the 4,000 animals and thousands of rare and exotics plants, San Diego Zoo is like no other. For special venues and events they offer seven party venues, up close animal presentations, full service buffet dining and lush tropical surroundings.
PO Box 120551
San Diego, CA, US 92112

Mission Bay/Beaches

5 mi. away
Mission Bay; the largest man-made aquatic park in North America. SeaWorld San Diego nestled in Mission Bay as well as waterfront resorts, Belmont park that inlcudes the oldest wooden roller coaster, the Giant Dipper, the Wavehouse event venue and a 3 mile oceanfront boardwalk = quintessential California !

Balboa Theatre

1 mi. away
The 1339 seat restored historic theatre was originally opened in 1924 and after a 26.5 million dollar renovation in January of 2008, it is considered a premiere site for live entertainment with exemplary acoustics, intimate staging and exceptional ambiance.

Sea World

3 mi. away
Imagine touching the silky fur of an Arctic fox, watching an energetic penguin waddle along or seeing killer whales swim gracefully by-all while you socialize and dine on delicious cuisine. The only premier marine life park in Mission Bay with unique event locations for 50 to 10,000
500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA, US 92109

Point Loma/Harbor Island/Shelter Island

Business district
1 mi. away
Harbor Island offers resort style hotels, restaurants and bay view paths. Shelter Island is the center of San Diego's yachting and sport fishing industries, resort style hotels and Concerts by the Bay. Point Loma offers the newest neighborhood; Liberty Station (The Old Marine Corp Recruiting Depot) and is now the site of restaurants, galleries, event venues, shopping and housing. One of the prettiest walks in San Diego is out at the Cabrillo National Monument and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Mission Valley / Old Town REGION

Business district
5 mi. away
This area encompasses Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers, Mission Valley Regional Convention Center, Mission San Diego de Alcala, Presido Park and many restaurants and shops that celebrate the Spanish and Mexican heritage


Business district
25 mi. away
Escondido is a region of San Diego county that offers San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, Fallbrook's art galleries, wineries and breweries with party venues, Golf Resorts, California Center for the arts and the Mingei International Musuem.

Petco Park

1 mi. away
With more than 20 state of the art venues, the ballpark is designed to host events from 50 to more than 40,000 people. The playing field is ideal for unique events such as receptions, concerts, company picnics or fantasy baseball.
100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA, US 92101

Convention Centers

  • San Diego Convention Center

    From the airport, it's just a five-minute shuttle ride to the San Diego Convention Center, located right on the harbor in downtown San Diego. From there, everything you need is within walking distance.

    • Exhibit Space57,200 sq. m
      Total meeting space172,907 sq. m



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