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San Diego Convention Center on San Diego Bay Features a Great Location!

San Diego--San Diego Convention Center, the fourth largest convention center in California,  is one of two bay view conference and convention centers in California.  Located in downtown San Diego, it features 700,000 square feet of exhibit space. See all San Diego Convention Center Hotels


When you spend a day or three at a convention center, you really get to know it as you walk from one end to the other, back and forth between exhibit halls and meetings rooms; then back to your hotel room.  From that perspective, San Diego is one of the most pleasurable California convention centers, because every time you step outdoors in the mellow San Diego sun, something catches your eye and beckons you to come play.


If you escape the fun when attending a convention in San Diego, then bully for you. Not many have successfully ignored the ball park nearby, Gaslamp Quarters at night, trains to Tijuana, ferry boats to Coronado, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, Old Town, on and on.  What more can you say then San Diego is a playground of beaches, bays and city ways.


The convention center cannot be missed on the skyline. One section is covered with what looks like a Wild Animal Park Tent top canvas, though the roofing material is actually permanent. Then there are the odd green tubular roof top pipes made out of glass. Looking from across the bay or flying in by plane (shown in the photos above), you will notice this long building with the green glass top.


San Diego Marriott  Hotel And Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, is listed in Google maps as 325 feet from the convention center. That tells you that all you need to do is walk out the door of one and head to the other. Completely non-smoking the Marriott even has a few guest boat slips.  It offer four restaurants on site, meeting space, 1,362 rooms in a two unique crescent shaped towers each standing 25 stories tall, and city or bay views from rooms.


Another favorite in the Embarcadero near the Convention Center is Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego at One Market Place, San Diego, CA

From the San Diego Airport less than four miles away, the taxi ride is under $10 normally, and all the bells and whistles from trains to planes to boats are right next to the hotel and convention center. You can walk most places, including Seaport Village, a shopping mall with dining next door to the hotel. If you find out your organization is holding an event or meeting at the San Diego Convention Center, don't hesitate. Go there!


San Diego Convention Center Distances
San Diego Convention Center to Airport   3.7 miles
San Diego Convention Center to Amtrak station  0.8 miles
San Diego Convention Center to Petco Park (perimeter) 3 blocks
San Diego Convention Center to SeaWorld  7.5 miles
San Diego Convention Center to Balboa Park 4.6 miles
San Diego Convention Center to Coronado - Hotel del Coronado  5.6 miles
San Diego Convention Center to Mission Beach  8.3 miles

San Diego Convention Center to Horton Plaza  5 blocks

San Diego Airport Distances
San Diego Airport to Cruise Port 2.5 miles
San Diego Airport to Amtrak station 2.8 miles
San Diego Airport to Horton Plaza    3.2 miles
San Diego Airport to San Diego Convention Center  3.7 miles
San Diego Airport to Gas Lamp Quarter 3.7 miles
San Diego Airport to Sea World  5.5 miles
San Diego Airport to Hotel Circle  6 miles
San Diego Airport to Mission Beach 6.4 miles
San Diego Airport to Hotel del Coronado 8.4 miles