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Plan a memorable meeting in San Diego

Add Some Sunshine to Your Future Event

San Diego's sunshine, warm weather, exciting attractions, vibrant neighborhoods and extensive outdoor meeting and reception areas are ready to welcome you. Start planning your next event in San Diego, where our airport, Convention Center and hotels all go above and beyond to provide impeccable service. Connect with one of our National Sales Directors today so they can help match your meeting needs with the right hotel or resort.

Meet San Diego. Meet America’s Brightest City.

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Start planning your next meeting or event with the help of our knowledgeable destination experts. The San Diego Tourism Authority team not only has a comprehensive understanding of the destination but also the extensive in-market relationships to ensure that you find the right venue at the right price. Even better, all our services are free, including customized virtual or in-person site visits and our extensive lead system, which lets us compare your specific needs with the offerings at more than 135 conference hotels. Now more than ever, our team is your partner in planning a successful and safe event in San Diego. Call 877-9SDMeet (877.973.6338), email or complete an RFP online.

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San Diego Convention Center

The stunning San Diego Convention Center is a jewel of the San Diego waterfront, and sits right on the doorstep of vibrant Downtown San Diego and its historic Gaslamp Quarter. The Convention Center is an ideal place to host meetings of all kinds and sizes, with more than 525,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 72 meeting rooms, a gorgeous 185,000-square-foot outdoor terrace and much more. The center, which was one of the first in the nation to achieve the prestigious GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation for cleaning and safety protocols, also offers a wide range of hybrid event offerings featuring in-person programming paired with virtual components, from video calls for small meetings to presenting interactive keynotes with multiple live speakers across locations.

> Find out more about the Convention Center

Event in the Plaza de Panama at Balboa Park

Explore a Curated Collection of Unique Venues

With so many fantastic venues in San Diego for meetings and events, it's hard to choose the perfect place. But these curated lists can help! Although only a sample of San Diego's incredible selection, the lists below provide a glimpse into some of the more popular spaces and iconic structures.

> Find Your Perfect San Diego Venue

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San Diego International Airport

From curb to gate, San Diego International Airport strives to bring a sense of San Diego's warmth and friendliness to your journey. With more than 8,000 flights a month, the airport can help get you where you need to go, comfortably and safely. And the project to develop the New T1 means there will soon be even more great options and amenities to help make the trip memorable for meeting attendees and other San Diego visitors.

> Find out more about the San Diego International Airport

Event at Petco Park

Win Big With a Sports Event in San Diego!

With an abundance of indoor and outdoor venues, near perfect year-round weather and a well-developed visitor infrastructure (including a centrally located airport), San Diego is the perfect place to host a winning sports event. And Sports San Diego is ready to help you with everything you need, from venue and hotel selection to marketing and promotion — all free of charge to event rights-holders. Between Sports San Diego's expertise and our city's fantastic track record for hosting national and international sporting spectacles — from the Super Bowl to the America's Cup to golf's U.S. Open — San Diego can make your event one for the record books, and the memory banks.

> Learn more about hosting your sports event in San Diego

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San Diego's Unique Regions

There is no shortage of unique meeting and event venues throughout San Diego County. Explore our regions below to find that perfect location for your next meeting.

Meeting Offers

Whale Watching

Luxury Whale Watching Onboard Catamaran. Save $10

Davey's Locker Whale Watching & Sportsfishing
Valid: Jun 5, 2023 - ongoing

Onboard our 50’ pristine Catamaran Yacht, our always low passenger capacity makes for an intimate at sea experience. The luxury whale watching...


Save up to 15% off and Free Valet Parking

San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Oct 20, 2022 - ongoing

No Resort fees… AAA/CAA Members receive complimentary valet parking ($55 value) when you book our AAA special Offer Located within the Gaslamp Quarter, just minutes away from white sandy...


LAVO Italian Restaurant $50 Prix-Fixe Menu

LAVO Italian Restaurant
Valid: Apr 25 - ongoing

Enjoy a three-course menu of LAVO favorites. Available all night every Monday-Thursday. Visit our website to view the menu and make a reservation!

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