San Diego Conference Visitor's Guide

 

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San Diego Conference Venue

One Mile From Beautiful Beaches & Family Entertainment

 

The 2018 San Diego Pain Summit will be held at:

The Dana On Mission Bay

1710 W Mission Bay Drive,
San Diego, California 92109

~ Free WiFi for conference/workshop attendees

~ Free parking for those attending conference/workshop but are not staying at The Dana.

 


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Where To Stay

There is a room block for Summit attendees for the rate of $119 per night & 1/2 off hotel taxes. In order to get this deal - you will need to mention the San Diego Pain Summit at the time of booking. Call:  800-445-3339 or email: res@thedana.com

February is the slowest month in San Diego for tourism, so lodging rates are lower than other times of the year. Check out www.airbnb.com or www.vrbo.com to look at rentals.

When you look at the rentals- look for places using the zip code: 92109. For example, Mission Beach is exactly 1 mile from the conference venue.

The Dana and Mission Bay Hyatt are both within walking distance of the venue (Marina Village Conference Center)

There are hotels in Mission Valley near the venue, be aware that there are a few interstates merging in that area, so traffic can get heavy. Other nearby locations are Point Loma, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach.

If you have a vehicle, other less expensive options are hotels in nearby cities of Lemon Grove, La Mesa, National City, and Chula Vista- those cities are all within a 15 minute drive from the conference venue.

Yes! There are plenty of hostels: http://www.hostels.com/san-diego/usa

 

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Transportation

Public transportation is not as good as in most other cities. You can either rent a car, take a cab, or use one of the many driving services in San Diego.

Because the city is spread out over dozens of canyons, I recommend renting a car. Car2Go is another option, when finished using it, you can leave the car anywhere and the company will come retrieve it https://www.car2go.com/en/sandiego/

If you like to get around and explore, but don't want to rent a vehicle, our trolley system does have stops at most of the tourist destinations including downtown, the Gaslamp, SeaPort Village, Old Town and Little Italy.

Unfortunately, the trolley doesn't stop at Balboa Park (where all the museums are), San Diego Zoo, Sea World or any of the beaches.  To visit those places, you will need to take a bus, cab or UBER to and from trolley stops.

 

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Weather/What To Wear

San Diego is famous for its mild Mediterranean climate. The state of CA has the most micro-climates of anywhere in North America, so be prepared for temperature changes within as little as 10 miles.

During the month of February, the temperature (F) is generally high 65 and in the lows of 50 in the evening.  While the rest of the U.S. and Canada is thawing out or still under snow- the weather is great here!

Since the temperatures can fluctuate, dressing in layers is recommended. Winter is our "rainy" season, so bring a light rain jacket just in case. If it does rain, it's usually a light drizzle.

 

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What To Do

There is a lot to do in San Diego, for a comprehensive list, please visit - San Diego Tourism Board

Or, check out my travel writing for AFAR magazine highlighting things to do in San Diego:

San Diego AFAR Destinations Guide

A more comprehensive list can be found here:

San Diego AFAR Trip Plans