June 15-18, 2015 | Philadelphia, PA

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San Diego Travel Information

San Diego Convention Center and Harbor 

Welcome to San Diego, California’s second largest city. From the time you arrive at the airport, it’s only a five-minute ride to the San Diego Convention Center.  The beautiful convention center sits right on sparkling San Diego bay and across the street from exciting downtown.  Everything you need is within walking distance. (And with an average temperature of 72 degrees, walking is the way to go!)  Stay in one of the beautiful first-class hotels. Explore the dining and the urban excitement of the Gaslamp Quarter.  Stroll along the waterfront. Enjoy eclectic shopping.  It’s all within steps of the Convention Center.

The San Diego International Airport is only three miles away from downtown and the San Diego Convention Center.  Shake the jet lag off across the street from the Convention Center in the exciting Gaslamp Quarter, the city’s premier dining and entertainment area.  From suave steakhouses and eclectic ethnic fare, dinner clubs to sultry jazz bars, over 100 restaurants intermingled with dance and drink are all situated within blocks of each other. The best part: all this is within walking distance of both the Convention Center and the city’s best hotels.  


San Diego International Airport (SAN) also known as Lindbergh Field, is a public airport 3 mi (4.8 km) northwest of downtown San Diego, California, 15 mi (24 km) from the Mexico – United States border at Tijuana, Mexico. 

The top five airlines are Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and offers great rates via Virgin Airlines.


On-site private vehicle parking is available at the San Diego Convention Center's 1,950-vehicle underground garage located below the building. Enter the parking garage on Harbor Drive between First Ave. and Fifth Ave.

The daily rate is $15. Parking rates may range from $15 to $25 on days when there is special event activity at PETCO Park or other downtown events.

Payment is due upon entry and there are no in and out privileges. No overnight or RV parking is permitted.

Directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, on the corner of Harbor and 8th Ave., is a 2,000 space parking structure. Off-site parking is available at numerous nearby parking lots and garages in downtown San Diego, many are within walking distance of the center. Lots and garages are individually owned and operated, prices vary by location.

Metered street parking is available in some areas. Parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., unless otherwise posted. Metered spots are free on Sunday and designated holidays. Meters accept nickels, dimes, quarters, and prepaid electronic debit cards.

For more information visit the San Diego Convention Center website.


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