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Learn, Travel, Explore

From the moment you arrive in sunny San Diego you’ll understand why this city is consistently named a top meeting destination. In addition to year-round sunshine and near-perfect weather, San Diego is soaked in culture, 70+ miles of sparkling coastline, friendly locals, a vibrant downtown and an endless assortment of unique neighborhoods to explore. This dynamic city, paired with an award-winning, state-of-the-art convention center, makes San Diego the perfect place to relax and conduct business — all in one trip.

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Meet Us in San Diego

We hope you will take the time after your day of sessions is over to enjoy everything our city has to offer. Whether you want to learn how to surf in La Jolla, taste the local flavors at a five-star restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter, stroll the peaceful beaches of Coronado, explore the museums of Balboa Park or take a cruise on the bay, San Diego has something for everyone.

People are saying some pretty awesome things about San Diego, California—from the amazing beaches to the big city adventures. See what all the buzz is about in California’s ultimate beach city, and follow the road to good vibes.

National Geographic, A 'Best of the World' Destination

Travel Arrangements

Whether you're flying or driving into San Diego, transportation options are limitless.

  • Airports: The San Diego International Airport is ideally located three miles from downtown San Diego and 10 minutes away from the San Diego Convention Center. All major airlines, and many other domestic and international carriers, provide daily service to the airport and bring more than 18 million visitors to America’s Finest City.
  • Public Transportation: The San Diego region has plenty of public transportation options that include buses, shuttles, train and light rail to get you around the city.
  • Ground Transportation: Taxis and shuttles are abundant and easily accessible from the convention center, airport, major hotels and downtown locations. Taxi fares from the airport to the convention center are about $25 dollars and shuttle service is just a phone call away.
  • Shuttle Bus Service: Complimentary shuttle service is provided between the convention center and most DDW hotels. The shuttle map will be available in 2019.
  • Car Rentals: There are numerous rental car agencies throughout the region with several located at the San Diego International Airport.

For U.S. residents: please review the Real ID Act regarding boarding federally regulated commercial aircrafts. Depending on your state of residence, you may need to provide a second form of identification at the airport.

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Why Attend DDW?

Learn why DDW is the must-attend GI event of 2019 and what's included in registration.

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San Diego Awaits

San Diego is soaked in culture, 70+ miles of sparkling coastline and a vibrant downtown.

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Weather in CA

Temperatures boast an average of 71°F and 300 sunny days.

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