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San Diego Convention Center Introduction

You can get panoramic views of the San Diego Bay and the city skyline from the San Diego Convention Center. Opened in 1989, the facility offers 2.6 million square feet of space including 7 exhibit halls, 2 ballrooms, and a landscaped outdoor terrace. Its centerpiece is the Sails Pavilion, a glass-enclosed meeting space with a roof made up of white fiberglass sails. The Convention Center is located in downtown San Diego, on the waterfront in the Marina District, a short stroll from the city’s restaurants, hotels, parks, museums, and attractions.

Hotels near San Diego Convention Center

There’s a broad variety of hotels close to the San Diego Convention Center, most of them at the higher end of the price scale. You’ll find plenty of 4- and 5-star hotels with pools, restaurants, bars, spas, rooftop terraces, and city-view rooms. There are mid-range options too, as well as budget-friendly hotels, inns, and hostels. The best time to visit for a hotel bargain is from March to May and September to October when fewer tourists are around and the weather is mild and sunny. Summer is San Diego’s busiest season with long queues and increased hotel rates.

Where to stay near San Diego Convention Center

The San Diego Convention Center is in the Marina District in the southern part of San Diego. It’s a popular, waterfront district with marinas, restaurants, bars, shops, and highrise condos. It’s where you’ll find the Midway Museum, and Seaport Village shopping and entertainment complex. The Core District is in the center of downtown. It’s the heart of the city’s business and financial area and includes several entertainment venues such as the Civic Theatre and Symphony Hall. The historic Gaslamp Quarter is a buzzing district with several restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, as well as some of San Diego’s oldest buildings.

Things to see near San Diego Convention Center

You can visit the USS Midway Museum, a maritime museum located at Navy Pier about 1.5 miles from the San Diego Convention Center. In the same area you’ll find the Maritime Museum of San Diego and Seaport Village, a waterfront shopping and dining complex. Baseball fans can catch a game at Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres, which is a 15-minute walk from the Convention Center. The world-famous San Diego Zoo is in Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre urban cultural park that’s a 12-minute drive away. Seaworld San Diego is about a 20-minute drive away.

How to get to San Diego Convention Center

The San Diego Convention Center is easy to reach from downtown San Diego, as well as from other parts of the county. A station for the San Diego Trolley is located across the road from the Convention Center and an extensive network of buses runs throughout the city. The downtown Santa Fe Depot provides daily train service to and from cities such as Los Angeles. There are plenty of taxis and water taxis available. A passenger ferry runs regularly across the bay linking to downtown. The San Diego International Airport is a 10- to 15-minute drive from the Convention Center.

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