San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
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The San Diego Convention Center is favorably located within a mile and a half of more than 11,000 first-class hotel rooms and is just 10 minutes from the San Diego International Airport. Within easy walking distance are hundreds of unique restaurants, shops, city parks, museums and attractions. Before or after meetings, attendees can stroll to the lively Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, The Headquarters shopping district, Horton Plaza shopping center, the historic USS Midway Museum and Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres. Getting around the rest of town is also simple with taxis, buses, rental cars and the Trolley, San Diego’s light rail system linking downtown, Old Town and Mission Valley to the convention center. You can even rent a bike and see the sites on two wheels.
The building’s architectural centerpiece is a white Teflon-covered 90,000 sq. ft. Sails Pavilion that provides an open-air feel. The glass-enclosed meeting space features an industry standard trade show floor, high-tech lighting and a cooling and heating system for maximum comfort year-round. The column-free space is equipped for a variety of events, from trade shows and receptions to banquets and galas.
The Sails Pavilion is flanked by two ballroom foyers that provide excellent prefunction space. Receptions, coffee breaks and registration activities can take place throughout these areas. Adjacent to the foyers are two ballrooms, each with over 40,000 sq. ft. Designed for maximum flexibility, both ballrooms can be easily divided into smaller sections. Many of our 72 multi-function meeting rooms are accessible via glass corridors. Several meeting rooms open out to expansive terraces overlooking the San Diego Bay, the perfect place for attendees to soak up San Diego’s year-round sunshine. The Sails Pavilion is also conveniently accessible to meeting rooms.