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When it comes to planning a major convention or meeting, it's hard to beat the world-class San Diego Convention Center. The 2.6 million-square-foot facility is located downtown along the sparkling waterfront and has plenty of flexible exhibit and meeting space for groups of any size. It's close to everything you need - 11,000 first-class hotel rooms, the best restaurants, exciting entertainment, shopping, and an airport that's just three miles away. Top it all off with San Diego's sunny outlook and our award-winning sales team to assist you with your planning needs, and you've got all the essentials for a successful event.
Sunny skies, an abundance of year-round outdoor facilities and San Diego’s laid-back, optimistic vibe create the ideal climate for any type of sporting event or tournament, regardless of budget. From iconic Petco Park downtown, polo and soccer fields, equestrian show grounds, Olympic training venues plus a cycling Velodrome in Balboa Park. The result, San Diego has it all, for just about every sport. Don’t forget there’s plenty of water nearby at San Diego Bay and Mission Bay for boating, rowing and water sports. Book your sports competition in San Diego and guarantee a homerun, touchdown, or slam dunk with your athletes and spectators.
There's nothing more rewarding than planning a meeting that people are inspired to attend. With legendary weather, beautiful beaches and friendly, laid-back vibe, San Diego as your meeting destination boosts attendance and increases engagement.
A visitor-friendly city with a centrally located airport makes meeting planning practically effortless. Meeting planners have many options—from the eclectic downtown Gaslamp district to luxurious North County resorts; relaxing seaside hotels to value-minded Mission Valley, Mission Bay, & University Town Center (UTC). San Diego is home to exciting venues to fit the mood and objective of any meeting, and any budget.
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San Diego Tourism Authority is the best first point of contact for planning a meeting in San Diego. Our sales team is uniquely qualified to provide unbiased local expertise and a comprehensive view of the destination. Take advantage of our extensive in-market relationships and be introduced to the most qualified partners to address your meeting needs.
And, these services are free to you. Our Site Experience program shares hotel and venue contacts, research, support, and provides efficient itinerary planning. We'll even accompany qualified planners on site inspections to ensure your time is productive. Our exclusive iLead system lets us evaluate your specific needs against over 135 conference hotels to provide you with real-time search results and proposals from hotels that fit your criteria. Our team is your partner in a successful event in San Diego.
Discover more of San Diego. Call 877-9SDMeet (877.973.6338), email MeetinSD@sandiego.org or complete an RFP online.
Whether it's an intimate get together for a few colleagues, a polished corporate event or a family milestone celebration, we can help you pull it all together.
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