Great weather is just the beginning...

San Diego is not only a natural beauty, it's also one of the nation's most vibrant cities and the San Diego Convention Center is at the heart of all the action. Our beautiful bayside building is just a short stroll away from an exciting array of sidewalk cafes, specialty shops, and clubs in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The convention center is surounded by thousands of hotel rooms, gorgeous waterfront parks, some of the finest restaurants in Southern California, the USS Midway and PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres to name just a few attractions.

Just minutes from the airport, the convention center is surrounded by walkable neighborhoods.  With our year-round sunny weather, you won't need a rental car if you are staying in a downtown hotel.

Directions & Parking

The San Diego Convention Center is located downtown along majestic San Diego Bay with the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter and the San Diego Padres' PETCO Park at our doorstep.

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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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Things to Do in San Diego

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.


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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The mission of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation is to generate significant economic benefits for the greater San Diego region by hosting international and national conventions and trade shows in our world-class facility.