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Can't decide where to stay while in town? Looking for information on major attractions? Seeking a culinary referral? Need directions to the nearest golf course?

The San Diego Tourism Authority operates two Visitor Information Centers conveniently located in downtown San Diego at the Embarcadero in front of the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal and in East County at the California Welcome Center in Alpine. Our professional, multilingual, highly-trained staff and volunteers will help you get the most from your visit to the San Diego region. We have a complete collection of current information on a variety of activities, attractions, dining and lodging options. Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, be sure to stop by one of our Visitor Information Centers and pick up brochures, maps and discounted attraction tickets. Our friendly staff of San Diego volunteers are also on hand to answer any questions you may have about your visit to San Diego. Stop in for a visit, we have everything you need to make your stay a memorable one!

In addition to the two Visitor Information Centers operated by the San Diego Tourism Authority, there's also a California Welcome Center in Oceanside, La Jolla Visitor Center and Accessible San Diego, a resource for visitors with disabilities or needs specific to veterans and seniors.

In need of Internet access while visiting? This list of San Diego wi-fi locations will help you get connected!

International Visitor Information Center

New Location!
1140 North Harbor Drive (in front of the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal)
San Diego, CA 92101
Click here to view a map

Phone: 619.236.1212
Fax: 619.230.7084

Hours of Operation:

June - September: Open 7 days a week - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
October - May: Open 7 days a week - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Discounted attraction and tour tickets available at this location.

California Welcome Center - Alpine

5005 Willows Road, Suite 110 (in the Viejas Outlet Center)
Alpine, CA 91901
Click here to view a map

Phone: 619.445.0180
Toll Free: 800.463.0668
Fax: 619.445.0880

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Discounted attraction and tour tickets available at this location.

All Visitor Centers are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Hours are subject to change.

Download online Visitor Guide and coupons
Purchase discounted tickets online

Other Visitor Assistance

California Welcome Center - Oceanside

928 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: 760.721.1101
Toll Free: 800.350.7873

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Discounted attraction and tour tickets available at this location.

La Jolla Village Information Center

1162 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
Click here to view a map

Phone: 858-454-5718

Daily Hours: 
Winter: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Summer: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Accessible San Diego

Information for visitors with disabilities, veterans, and seniors
PO Box 124526
San Diego, CA 92112
Phone: 619.325.7550

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