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San Diego Welcomes the

AANA Annual Congress 2024

August 2-6, 2024

AANA Annual Congress 2024

Welcome to San Diego

Welcome to San Diego where good vibes, fresh air and wide open coastline are calling. Make sure to add on a day or two outside of the conference to enjoy everything from sparkling beaches to laid-back neighborhoods, explore the cultural wonders of Balboa Park, take an epic coastal hike or discover your new favorite restaurant. Whatever makes you smile, there's more of it waiting for you when you stay a few extra days in San Diego.

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Transportation from the Airport

Conveniently located just ten minutes from downtown San Diego and serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines including non-stop flights from Mexico, Canada, Germany, Japan and the UK, San Diego International Airport receives more than 16 million passengers a year.

How to get to and from the San Diego International Airport.

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7 Spectacular Rooftop Restaurants

Here are seven of San Diego's finest rooftop restaurants and bars, perfect for impressing that special someone.

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

Just minutes from downtown, explore the history, legacy, and future of this ever changing, always amazing cultural park.

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7 Award-Winning Restaurants and Chefs

San Diego punches well above its weight when it comes to restaurants and chefs with heavy-hitting credentials.

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LGBTQ+ Travel Guide

San Diego's LGBTQ+ friendly community welcomes all visitors throughout the county.

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7 Beachfront Bars to Try

With San Diego’s epic coastline, beachy culture, and love of craft beer and cocktails, you’d better believe it has its share of beachfront bars. 

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Take a Hike

From coastal bluffs and wetlands, to mountains and deserts, put on your boots and get off the beaten path. 

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7 Cool Behind-the-scenes Tours

Illuminating, unexpected, and unique ways to experience seven San Diego landmarks. 

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Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2024

The Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Marina District and Coronado Ferry Landing. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 18 minutes.

Come down to the bay and enjoy the biggest fireworks show in San Diego!

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Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

May 9 - May 12, 2024

The spirit, sounds and flavors of southwest Louisiana come alive at the largest and most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou. With everything from A to Zydeco, this 4-day, family-friendly cultural celebration takes place on picture-perfect San Diego Bay, featuring 100+ live musical acts & performances on 7 stages, wooden dance floors, shade, green grass and plenty of fun for the kids.

Come for the music, stay for the food. Gator By The Bay’s mouthwatering French Quarter Food Court is what foodie dreams are made of. Check off every box on your bayou-inspired culinary bucket list and chow down on authentic Cajun, Creole and Southern culinary delights, including gumbo, jambalaya, beignets and 10,000 pounds of crawfish brought directly from Louisiana. Gator By The Bay is Mardi Gras in May

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Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

May 10 - May 12, 2024

A highly-anticipated 7+ stage, 80+ bands, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival will descend upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego all along the Embarcadero. The festival offers diverse attractions including yacht parties, water sports, art installations, after-parties, a craft beer village and plenty of local flavors. Wonderfront festival’s re-entry policy encourages festival-goers to customize their weekend experience and truly integrates the city into the fabric of the festival.

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La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K

May 18, 2024

The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. The course then rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through residential La Jolla Shores, and finishes at La Jolla Cove.

For those interested in a shorter option, the La Jolla Shores 5K offers a mostly downhill course and features some of the most scenic views of the last 3.1 miles of the half marathon course.

 
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7 Spectacular Rooftop Restaurants

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

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7 Award-Winning Restaurants and Chefs

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LGBTQ+ Travel Guide

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7 Beachfront Bars to Try

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Take a Hike

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7 Cool Behind-the-scenes Tours

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Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2024
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May 9 - May 12, 2024
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Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

May 10 - May 12, 2024
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La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K

May 18, 2024
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