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San Diego Welcomes the

30th National LifeSmarts Championship

April 18-21, 2024

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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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Welcome to the 2024 National LifeSmarts Championship!

We are so excited that you are joining us in San Diego to celebrate our 30th Anniversary Event! We look forward to a weekend full of competitions, celebrations, memories, and friends in the beautiful city of San Diego!

Good luck and see you in Southern California!

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina

Host Hotel

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina

1441 Quivira Rd
San Diego, CA 92109

Soak up the sunshine at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay and Marina with three sparkling lagoon-style pools, waterslides, onsite water activities and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay plus enjoy dining options, an eco-friendly spa and more.

Additional Hotel info (Room block price, overflow hotel options, etc.)

Standard Run of House Guest Room: $249/night for Single, Triple, and Quad Occupancy.

Additional Fees (Resort Fee, Valet Parking, Overnight Parking, etc.)

Discounted Resort Fee: $20/room/night.

The resort fee includes premium guestroom Wi-Fi, two in-room bottles of water, kayak or paddleboard rental through Mission Bay Sportcenter, private fitness center access, beach amenities (chairs and sant/water toys), recreational activities (assorted board games, foosball, ping pong & bean bag toss, pool and waterslide access, daily wellness activity and nightly in-room movie.

The hotel offers self and valet parking options. Daily Event Self-Parking $8.00 / hour, (Max $42 daily), Daily Event Valet Parking $10 per hour (Max $45 daily), Overnight Self-Parking: $45, Overnight Valet Parking $45.00 (*Prices subject to change)

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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.

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