Destination: San Diego

20 - 780 ft

38° f - 107° f

About San Diego

Smart Stats:

Number of Meetings Hotels: 230
Total Hotel Rooms: 54,000
Number of Special Events Venues: 162
Local Convention Centers: San Diego Convention Center, SDSU Conference Center, Marina Village Conference Center
Local Airports San Diego International Airport
Local CVB: San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau San Diego CVB

Smart Snapshot:

San Diego, CA: What Makes San Diego the Perfect Conference, Convention or Meeting Destination

The 70 miles of breathtaking landscape that largely make up San Diego are a piece of coastal bliss flaunting flora and fauna all year round, making for a perfect setting for destination meetings and conferences at any time of year. Not the typical SoCal destination—less of that L.A. urban feel or Orange County surfer-dude vibe—San Diego instead provides a more laid back, escape-from-it-all kind of simplicity that makes it a perfect retreat for meeting-goers. “We always call it God’s country because there’s this certain calm and peacefulness and lack of congestion,” says Margie Sitton, senior vice president of sales for the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau.

And lack of congestion is what makes meeting planning in San Diego so ideal. Destination meeting planners have an array of choices when it comes to scheduling a conference or finding a meeting venue that also offers outside-the-meeting room activities.

Meeting attendees can take to the beach on the breezy shores of La Jolla, filled with sun-bathing seals and eclectic breakfast spots. Do a little networking or team building on the green and find out why San Diego is a leading golf destination, or play the ponies at the iconic horse-racing tracks in Del Mar.  With such an abundance of options and activities paired with ample facilities for intimate meetings and annual conferences alike, you will find thatSan Diego delivers on its motto, “happy happens.”

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