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5 Unique Military Venues

That Showcase Our Armed Services

Celebrate American Pride

San Diego is proud to have a rich military history. In fact, the largest military appreciation event in the nation takes place in San Diego each fall during Fleet Week. 

From the USS Midway Museum to the Miramar Air Show, featuring the famous Blue Angels, to the Coronado Speed Festival, San Diego celebrates all branches of our military heritage. 

Planning a meeting in San Diego gives you the unique opportunity to showcase our military pride and history. And, aside from spectacular military venues, San Diego offers many charitable opportunities to give back to our wounded warriors and their families. Our expert sales team can help connect you and your attendees to just the right opportunity.

From vintage aircraft to historic Naval ships and training grounds, San Diego's military heritage is a great way to show your American pride. Bring some color and patriotism to your next meeting with a celebration of the red, white and blue!

USS Midway Museum

Host a once-in-a-lifetime event aboard the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. Test flight simulators, climb aboard vintage aircraft, and host a grand event on the flight deck overlooking downtown San Diego.

MCAS Miramar & Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Experience the Marine base that inspired the American-classic movie Top Gun. From fully catered events in an aircraft hanger to special events outside among dozens of vintage military planes, you are guaranteed a full-throttle experience.

Naval Training Center - Liberty Station

Venues at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station offer spectacular grand courtyards and ceremonial plazas on the former Naval Training Center grounds. Seven unique indoor and outdoor spaces provide a perfect combination of military history and modern day meeting amenities.

San Diego Air Space Museum

Celebrate mankind's historical achievements in flight by hosting a special event for up to 1,500 attendees. Whether intimate or grand scale, events at the Air & Space Museum can include interactive simulator rides and docent tours of the museum.

Air Group One World War II Museum & Hangar

Vintage planes including the SNJ-5 Texan "Sassy" and L-5 Sentinel "Betsy" are on display at Air Group One's private hangar, featuring 38-foot ceilings, at Gillespie Field! You may not recognize those names, but you sure will recognize their wings!

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