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WELCOME

Welcome

On behalf of the citizens of San Diego, welcome to America’s Finest City! Our city offers a relaxed atmosphere filled with friendly people and a thriving tourism industry. It is no surprise that San Diego is host to many large conventions and events every year. With nearly perfect weather every day, no attraction is off limits. Each community in San Diego has something different to offer! Our vibrant, multicultural city is home to relaxing beaches, luxurious shops in beautiful La Jolla, authentic Mexican food in Old Town, a vibrant nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter, historic Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo and so much more. I am confident you will enjoy your time in San Diego, and thank you for choosing to visit our great city. I extend my warmest wishes for an enjoyable and successful event in San Diego. Sincerely,

Kevin L. Faulconer Mayor, City of San Diego

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WHAT’S INSIDE FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND SAN DIEGO

The Restaurant that Never Sleeps!

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CHECK OUT WHAT’S NEW IN SAN DIEGO

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24 HOURS/ 7 DAYS A WEEK!

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ATTENDEE INFORMATION Helpful hints for making the most of your visit. 08 Five Reasons You’re Lucky to Meet in San Diego 10 Convention Center Amenities 12 Concierge

13 Airport Tips

14 San Diego Icons 16 Getting Around

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Downtown San Diego’s Only Full-Service 24-Hour Restaurant

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EXPLORE SAN DIEGO

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BEACHES

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DINING

$10.99 Lunch Specials: Mon – Fri /11 am – 4 pm Daily Happy Hour: 4 pm – 7 pm (619) 702-8410 828 6th Ave (between E & F) www.Brians24.com

San Diego’s neighborhoods offer diversity, international flair and adventure. A trip to San Diego wouldn’t be complete without visiting the beach. Find your favorite. Dining San Diego-style is always delicious and diverse. 52 Rise & Shine

55 Dining Options


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TACOS, BEER & WINE

3-DAY WEEKEND WITH THE FAMILY

TACOS, BEER & WINE

No visit to San Diego is complete without a specialty taco and craft beer! 64 Capital of Craft 66 From the Kitchen of Convention Center Executive Chef Daryl O’Donnell 67 Wine to Unwind

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SHOPPING & SPAS

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ARTS & CULTURE

Find out where to go shop and pamper yourself! Whether you’re in the mood for a day at the museum or an evening at the theater, you’ve come to the right city.

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Simple guides for getting around.

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Check out exotic animals at our world-famous zoo, a historic aircraft carrier along the bay or visit a LEGO theme park!

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ATTENDEE INFORMATION

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LOCATION

The San Diego Convention Center is located on a beautiful waterfront setting with an international reputation for fivestar service, plenty of flexible meeting space and close to everything you need. Plus the San Diego International Airport is just 10 minutes away!

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SAN DIEGO MEANS BUSINESS

Our city is a gateway to international trade, business and commerce thanks to an ideal geographic location. San Diego is also home to universities and technology-based industries including telecommunications, biotechnology and software.

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ATTRACTIONS

This is the city to “come for the convention and stay for the vacation!” Watch the pandas at the world-famous San Diego Zoo, visit the aquatic animals at SeaWorld, step on board the USS Midway Museum or take a stroll through Balboa Park. There’s so much to do!

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5 REASONS YOU’RE LUCKY TO MEET IN SAN DIEGO

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FOOD!

The Gaslamp Quarter, just across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, is home to worldly cuisine. From an upscale night out on the town to a casual evening, you’ll find more than 150 restaurants and bars to choose from.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS A SHORT STROLL AWAY

Attendees and meeting planners agree: San Diego is walkable. Hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment are all close by. And when you need to venture out, the San Diego MTS Trolley, our convenient public transportation system, makes it easy to get around. SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O17-2O18

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SAN DIEGO CONVENTION C ENTER

AMENITIES STARBUCKS

There are three Starbucks locations onsite: Lobbies A, C and E. (Days and hours vary based on event activity.)

ATM

You will find two permanent ATM machines in Lobbies B and E.

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FEDEX OFFICE

BUSINESS CENTER

Shipping, mailing, faxing and printing are offered at our onsite FedEx Office, conveniently located in our lobby.

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HARBOR

FREE WI-FI

Free Wi-Fi is available in lower level Lobbies A through H.

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GUEST SERVICES

Have questions? Need directions? Our friendly team of uniformed guest services professionals can help you find your way.


NURSING MOTHER’S LOUNGE

FUELROD CHARGERS

Purchase reusable, portable, charging FuelRods for $20 at one of seven convention center stations (five in the lower lobby and two on the upper levels). Recharge or swap for a fresh charger.

We are proud to offer a nursing mother’s lounge to our visitors. Located in the women’s restroom near Hall E, the room is equipped with power outlets and private areas. (No refrigerators offered.)

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PARKING

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COMING SOON!

We will be adding an accessible, genderinclusive restroom in Lobby A by late 2017. There will also be a second nursing mother’s lounge added to the women’s restroom in Lobby A.

On-site parking is available in the 1,950-vehicle parking garage managed by Ace Parking and owned by the Port of San Diego. Parking rates may range from $15 to $30 for special event activity. Contact Ace Parking with questions: 619.237.0399.

LOST SOMETHING?

To claim something lost while at the convention center, please email lost. found@visitsandiego.com or call 619.525.5407. Include a description of the item, event you attended, the date you lost the item and your contact information, including a phone number. We will get back to you as soon as we are able.

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ATTENDEE INFORMATION

Convention Center

CONCIERGE Located conveniently in Lobbies B and E, you’ll find our concierge services team, ready to assist convention center attendees, exhibitors and their families with everything from directions to ticket sales and dining reservations. Here’s how we can help: • Providing menus, pricing and directions to the region’s finest restaurants. • Making restaurant reservations. • Assisting with easy-to-follow directions anywhere in San Diego. • Selling tickets for local attractions. • Recommending attractions and activities to match your time and interests. • Assisting you with car rental information. 12

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Did you know? Your convention badge means you save in San Diego. Show your badge or use our exclusive coupons at partnering restaurants, bars or attractions for attendee discounts. Our concierge staff can help you find your way to participating businesses! visitsandiego.com/coupons


AIRPORT TIPS

Welcome to San Diego! The San Diego Convention Center and San Diego International Airport have created a list of helpful tips to make your arrival a seamless experience. 1 Airports scan for any suspicious

items (guns, knives, etc.), but other items might cause your luggage to be flagged: • Small, heavy-bound books (scanners cannot see through them) • Sample creams and ointments (suspicious) • Sand from beach (suspicious)

Visit the FedEx Office conveniently located in our lobby to ship any unusual items.

2 TSA has a toll-free helpline to

assist passengers with regard to any of the screening policies and procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoints: 855.787.2227.

3 The San Diego International

Airport has two foreign currency exchange service areas: • Terminal 2 – Baggage Claim (5pm–6pm) – 619.260.1921 • Terminal 2 – Gate Areas (Gate 24) (5am–1pm, 4:30pm–7:30pm)

4 Lost and Found: • 1st floor of baggage claim area in Terminal 2 • Daily: 6am–11pm (closed 10am–11am, 7pm– 8pm) • Phone: 619.400.2140

5 Questions for Customs or

Immigration: 619.230.8178

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ATTENDEE INFORMATION OCEAN BEACH

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SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER

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SAN DIEGO-CORONADO BRIDGE

SAN ICO IC

The region's premier gathering place, we will generate $1.1 billion for the regional economy this year.

Famous for its graceful curve, the blue bridge that spans our bay has connected Coronado Island to San Diego since 1969.

POINT LOMA

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Petco Park is just steps from the convention center. Cheer on the San Diego Padres this summer!

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This aircraft carrier turned naval aviation museum is a tribute to San Diego’s naval heritage.

Nicknamed the “Birthplace of California,” this icon is the oldest settled area in San Diego.

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BALBOA PARK

This icon is home to 15 major museums, performing arts venues, lovely gardens and the San Diego Zoo.


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CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT Located at the tip of Point Loma, this National Monument offers a sweeping view of the San Diego harbor and skyline.

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CHICANO PARK

Visit this colorful 7.4-acre park below the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, now a National Historic Landmark.

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ATTENDEE INFORMATION

Getting Around From the moment you touch down at San Diego International Airport, your adventure begins! Getting around is a breeze thanks to a variety of transportation options.

SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Located just three miles from the San Diego Convention Center, getting to and from the airport is a snap. Within the airport terminals, attendees will find more than 80 shops and restaurants, with many vendors showcasing San Diego’s craft beers and fine seafood. For flight information, visit SAN.org.

CAR RENTALS

The San Diego International Airport is home to a brand new car rental center with 14 rental car brands in one facility. Sixteen energy-efficient shuttle buses will take you to and from the airport’s terminals to the center, located at 3355 Admiral Boland Way, on the north side of the airport near Interstate 5.

SAN DIEGO MTS

The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) offers fast and convenient service to and from the convention center. MTS operates the San Diego Trolley and bus route 992, which directly services the airport and the downtown area. To view routes and schedules, visit sdmts.com

TAXIS

Look for the taxi pick-up zone in the airport’s transportation plaza for a quick 10-minute ride to the San Diego Convention Center. If you’re departing our facility, our guest services team representatives can flag you a taxi.

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AMTRAK

Amtrak offers rail service from San Diego to Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Trains run out of the Santa Fe Depot station, located in the heart of downtown San Diego and within walking distance of the convention center.

FRED SAN DIEGO

There’s a new way to get around downtown: the electric, open-air, free ride FRED (Free Ride Everywhere Downtown). You can either stand at a corner and wave one down, or download the app via the company website: thefreeride.com/fred and request a driver. FRED seats five passengers. Check the website for hours of operation.

DecoBike

Enjoy one of the greenest ways to get around the city! DecoBikes can be checked out and returned to any DecoBike station in San Diego. Ask concierge for the closest locations.

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Downtown Ace Hardware

Need power strips, Velcro, packing tape or a travel adapter? Just a few blocks from the convention center, we can help with all of your hardware needs.

675 6TH AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.544.9400 MON-FRI 8AM-8PM, SAT 9AM-7PM, SUN 10AM-6PM DOWNTOWNACE.COM

Express Rent A Cheap Car

Express Rent A Cheap Car has been serving San Diego for over 40 years. We rent cars, mini vans, convertibles and SUVs. Drop-offs are available at the airport, downtown, train station or trolley station.

2595 KETTNER BLVD., LITTLE ITALY | 619.232.5400 MON-FRI 8AM-6PM, SAT-SUN 8AM-4PM EXPRESSRENTACHEAPCAR.COM

FuelRod

Charge your mobile device on the go, then recharge or swap for a fresh charger! FuelRod is a low-cost charging service that uses automated kiosks to dispense and exchange portable device chargers.

GREATER SAN DIEGO AREA | 1.844.383.5763 FUEL-ROD.COM

WHERE?

Three stations located within one block of SDCC

PRICE

Choose between an hourly rental or short-term membership

SPECIALTY

Hardware and much more

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC, short-term street parking in front of store

SPECIALTY

Long or short-term rentals at low prices with friendly and dependable service

GETTING THERE

Free pick up service in the San Diego area

WHERE?

Located at the SDCC, airport and local malls

PRICE

$20 for a portable charging unit with unlimited swaps

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ATTENDEE INFORMATION

Metropolitan Transit System MTS buses and trolleys go where the fun is!

No car? No problem! Ride the bus or trolley to many popular San Diego destinations including the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town, SeaWorld, Coronado, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. Going shopping? Just jump on the trolley for Fashion Valley. Going to the beach? From Old Town, MTS buses make frequent trips to Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Point Loma and La Jolla. The trolley also stops at Petco Park for Padres games. It’s more fun when you save! Purchase a Day Pass and get unlimited rides on MTS buses and trolleys. Day Passes are sold at all trolley station ticket machines. Visit sdmts.com for easy trip planning, or view bus and trolley route maps and schedules.

THE DETAILS SPECIAL SERVICES

All MTS trolleys and buses are wheelchair accessible

HOURS

Seven days a week, early morning to late night

PRICES

$5 Day Pass for unlimited rides on MTS, $2 Compass Card

UNIQUE FEATURE

619.233.3004 OR 511 | TTY/TDD 619.234.5005 24-HOUR INFO 619.685.4900 OR 511 SDMTS.COM

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Enjoy convenient airport service on bus route 992, running every 15 minutes from Santa Fe Depot. Includes curbside terminal drop-off.


San Diego by BUS and TROLLEY TROLLEY MAP

CATCH THE BUS:

UNLIMITED RIDES ON TROLLEY AND BUS 1, 2, 3 & 4-day passes sold on Compass Card at all Trolley station ticket machines.

MTS ON THE GO Real time arrival apps, mobile ticketing & more: sdmts.com/OnTheGo

Plan your trip online, visit sdmts.com

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• Airport – Route 992 • Balboa Park & Zoo – Route 7 & Rapid 215 • Coronado & Imperial Beach – Route 901 • La Jolla – Route 30 • Mission & Pacific Beach – Routes 8, 9 & 30 • Ocean Beach – Route 35 • SeaWorld – Route 9

Plan your trip by phone, call (619) 233-3004


ATTENDEE INFORMATION

WHAT’S

NEW

No matter how many times you come to San Diego, there is always a new adventure waiting for you. Check out what’s new in San Diego for attendees and locals alike.

TUNA HARBOR DOCKSIDE MARKET

Sustainable seafood samples await at the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market. This new, open-air seafood market – known as “The Pride of the Port of San Diego” – is open every Saturday from 8am until 1pm. Just a short walk down the Embarcadero (879 W. Harbor Dr.) awaits fresh caught seafood and aqua-farmed seaweed, direct from local fishermen and aquafarmers. Building upon San Diego’s rich maritime history of commercial fishing, this market will educate you and inspire you. You might even learn a recipe or two to take home. thdocksidemarket.com

GREAT ROOM ESCAPE: SAN DIEGO

Are you up for a challenge like no other? A whole new kind of adventure awaits you in the Gaslamp Quarter. The Great Room Escape: San Diego is a test of wit and grace under pressure. You and a team of participants enter a room and must rely on clues and riddles to “escape” within one hour’s time. Experience a variety of room themes, from the Zombie Lab to Houdini or the Forbidden Aztec Temple. (Tickets required. Children under the age of five are not permitted.) greatroomescapesandiego.com 20 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O17-2O18


CARNITAS’ SNACK SHACK

Tacos, beer and sunsets! What could be more San Diego, right? Carnitas’ Snack Shack now calls the San Diego Embarcadero home. Taco Tuesday is a must with $5 tacos and $5 beer; they also have brunch on the weekends and live music, ranging from acoustic performers to DJ sets on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Find the Snack Shack at 1004 N. Harbor Dr., which offers stunning views of San Diego Bay. carnitassnacks.com

THE LOT LIBERTY STATION

A cinema, restaurant, bar and café – all in one – THE LOT Liberty Station is the newest hot spot. With construction that pays homage to the building’s original use as a Naval Training Center, it honors the military past while incorporating an edgy new design, featuring a glassenclosed café, bar and restaurant space. The cinema experience offers signature luxury leather theater recliners. So after your long day of meetings, grab a cocktail and enjoy a meal at a unique venue. thelotent.com

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NEIGHBORHOODS Ocean Beach

Filled with history, charm and diversity, San Diego’s neighborhoods are worth visiting. Take a look at what these individual areas have to offer.

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North Park 163

5 Balboa Park San Diego Intl Airport

LITTLE ITALY 94

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EAST VILLAGE

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CORONADO

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SAN DIEGO BAY

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NEIGHBORHOODS

GASLAMP QUARTER

Step outside the San Diego Convention Center and you are in the historic heart of the city, known as the Gaslamp Quarter. Spanning 16 blocks, the neighborhood is celebrating its 150th anniversary! Pose for a picture under the historic archway on Fifth Ave., then explore the dining, shopping and nightlife venues downtown has to offer. @GaslampQuarter

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5 Balboa Park San Diego Intl Airport

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RESTAURANTS & BARS

WEIGHT OF THE FAMOUS GASLAMP QUARTER ARCHWAY

CORONADO

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While you 75are here…... Enjoy a “purr-fect” cup of coffee at the oneof-a-kind Cat Café (472 Third Ave.). This unique coffee shop allows you to mingle with cats (pg. 86), all available for adoption.

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East Village is San Diego’s EMBARCADERO largest and most rapidly Convention Center developing neighborhood. CORONADO Encompassing 130 blocks, BARRIO LOGAN you will find an eclectic mix of arts, culture, 75 BY THE NUMBERS dining and entertainment. Walk over the Harbor Number of businesses that call East Village home Drive Pedestrian Bridge SAN DIEGO BAY to begin your adventure at Petco Park, home of the While you are here…... Enrich your body and mind! Get your San Diego Padres. Enjoy sweat on at Pure Barre (635 Seventh Ave.) a game (during baseball with an intense but fun full-body workout using a ballet barre and upbeat music. season) or take a behindThen treat yourself to art installations, the-scenes tour! a baseball memorabilia collection, a

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selection of over a million books and the iconic dome architecture of the San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd.).


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A charming, historic TOWN waterfront neighborhood with incredible Italian cuisine, cafés, upscale San Diego boutiques and a Saturday Liberty Station Intl Airport farmers’ market awaits you inHillcrest Little Italy. It wasNorth Park once the hub of the world’s 163 tuna fishing and canning industry. For a great photo op, visit the iconic Little 5 @LittleItalySD Italy landmark sign! Balboa Park

6,000 EMBARCADERO

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Stop by the San Diego Firehouse Museum (1572 Columbia St.); at over 100 years old, it houses memorabilia from the 1800s. SAN DIEGO BAY

EAST VILLAGE

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BY THE NUMBERS

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SAN DIEGO BAY The number of outdoor murals at Chicano Park, the largest collection in the U.S. and a unique depiction of Barrio Logan’s heritage and civil rights activism

While you are here… ... Check out an art crawl or live music. There are plenty of stops to satisfy hunger and thirst between the many galleries, artist warehouses and pop-up exhibitions.

BARRIO LOGAN Barrio Logan is a historical and culturally-rich hidden gem located south of East Village, between Harbor Dr. and Interstate 5. You’ll find visionary works of local artists and musicians woven throughout craft beer, handcrafted coffee and authentic Mexican food establishments. SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O17-2O18 27


NEIGHBORHOODS

CORONADO 8 Ocean Beach

Hillcrest

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North Park 163

5 Balboa Park Liberty Station

Just across the bay awaits the charms of Coronado. You don’t need a car to get there – the ferry conveniently leaves from behind the convention center to take you for a beautiful ride across San Diego Bay. You will be greeted by food, shopping and adventure at the Coronado Ferry Landing. Stroll down the famous Orange Ave. for a variety of shopping and dining experiences and don’t miss the beauty of the historic Hotel del Coronado. Be sure to take off your shoes and stroll along the shore of the Pacific Ocean, frequently named one of the best beaches in the nation. @Visit_Coronado 28 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O17-2O18

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SAN DIEGO BAY

The number of spans in the San DiegoCoronado Bridge

While you are here…... Dine on the waterfront at Peohe’s, where seafood dishes are complimented by a magnificent view of the downtown San Diego skyline (pg. 49).


Discover the Port of San Diego 73 RESTAURANTS 70 TIDELAND ARTWORKS 22 PUBLIC PARKS 17 HOTELS 9 MUSEUMS AND ATTRACTIONS 5 PUBLIC PIERS

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NEIGHBORHOODS

EMBARCADERO 8 Hillcrest

OLD TOWN

North Park 163

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One of the advantages toSan Diego Liberty Station having your meeting at Intl Airport the San Diego Convention Center is the easy access to our beautiful waterfront! Four miles of charmingly scenic San Diego bayfront walking and jogging paths await you just outside our back terraces. Along the CORONADO way, you’ll pass Seaport Village, the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Balboa Park

LITTLE ITALY 94

GASLAMP EMBARCADERO

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BY THE NUMBERS

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SAN DIEGO BAY

While you are here…...

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Good food, history and culture combine in the neighborhood we refer to as Old Town San Diego. Considered the birthplace of California, it’s home to 27 historic sites and authentic Mexican food eateries where you can watch tortillas being made by hand. After you eat, do some shopping at Bazaar del Mundo for one-ofa-kind gifts. To get there, take the Green Line trolley (catch it in front of the convention center) or hop aboard the Old Town Trolley.

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LITTLE ITALY 94

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By The Numbers

1769

Year that San Diego became California’s first Spanish settlement when a mission and fort were established

2,000

Number of bottles of tequila you can sample in El Agave Restaurant and Tequileria

While you are here... Soak up the neighborhood charm at Casa Guadalajara (pg. 33). Their award-winning cuisine, delicious margaritas, exceptional Mexican folk art and lively mariachis are sure to provide an unforgettable San Diego experience.

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BEACHES

Want to dig your toes into the sand? There are 70 miles of beaches in San Diego to do just that! Here are five beaches for you to explore and enjoy.

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Pacific B E AC H Adjacent to the Crystal Pier, Pacific Beach (or PB as it’s known by locals) is truly a San Diego gem. That’s why 12 of its streets are actually named after precious stones! Take a stroll along its boardwalk lining the beach while exploring the shops, bars and restaurants along the path.

WHAT TO DO • Pacific Beach is known for its surf, so catch some waves and get your feet wet. • Take a bike ride or rollerblade down the boardwalk after meetings. • Enjoy fresh, local produce along with live art and entertainment at the Tuesday Farmers’ Market.

3.2 MILES Length of the oceanfront boardwalk

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BEACHES

WHAT TO DO

Coronado B E AC H Nicknamed “Crown City,” Coronado Beach is fit for royalty. With history dating back as far as the 1800’s, take some time between meetings to experience this island. Whether it’s surfing, sailing, shopping or eating, it’s not hard to find activities everyone can enjoy.

LaJolla SHORES

• Dive into the Pacific Ocean with surfing or paddleboard lessons. • Dog lover? Go for a run out on the North Beach Dog Run. • End your day with dinner and an oceanfront view of the San Diego skyline at Peohe’s (pg. 49).

About 20 minutes north of our convention center, La Jolla is home to fine dining, shopping and amazing views of the ocean! If you love the outdoors, go hiking, kayaking or snorkeling in its famous cove or surf the waves.

WHAT TO DO

• Watch the seals sunbathe at the La Jolla Children’s Pool. • Rent some snorkel equipment to venture through caves, reef areas and kelp beds. • Enjoy fresh seafood and the spirit of aloha at Duke’s La Jolla (pg. 56).

CHOOSE YOUR SURF LA JOLLA SHORES (beginner)

LA JOLLA COVE

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WINDANSEA

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Length of the ferry ride from the convention center to Coronado


Ocean BEACH

Unwind after your meetings at Ocean Beach, the most laidback beach of them all. Known for its independent and familyowned businesses, the unique local culture is charming and relaxing!

WHAT TO DO

• Explore the Ocean Beach tide pools at the foot of Newport Ave. • Take a self-guided tour of the community art murals. • Watch the sunset as dogs run leash-free at Dog Beach.

1,971 FEET Length of the OB Pier

Imperial B EACH As the most southwesterly city in the continental U.S., Imperial Beach is home to big surf and unparalleled open space. With 3.5 miles of coastline, grab a board, take a swim and catch a wave.

WHAT TO DO

• Enjoy a nature walk and birdwatching at the Tijuana Estuary, a California State Park. • Follow the ancient surfboards along Palm Ave. for the outdoor Surfboard Museum. • Grab your surfboard and catch the best surf in the city at Boca Rio.

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Bike ride along the Bayshore Bikeway

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DINING

Dining SA N DIEGO

TASTE OF THE GASLAMP

Just steps from the San Diego Convention Center awaits the Gaslamp Quarter. There you can choose from more than 100 restaurants to please any palate.

QUICK REFERENCE

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With the Pacific Ocean within view, San Diego is home to delicious seafood. We are arguably one of the best places to find fish tacos, sushi, oysters and sustainable fresh catches!

Breakfast Brunch Lunch Dinner

PRICING $ Up to $20 $$ $20–$30 $$$ $30–$40 $$$$ $40+

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Bring your appetite! San Diego’s dining options are delicious and as diverse as our neighborhoods. One of the best things about being a hungry traveler in San Diego is the variety of food that is served. This section of our guide offers a list of great dining options within walking distance of the convention center or a short drive away.

DINING WITH A VIEW

FLAVORS OF THE WORLD

Catch a sunset along our breathtaking bayfront while you dine! San Diego is home to fine dining along the waterfront that is sure to be among the most memorable moments of your trip.

Worldly cuisine awaits you throughout San Diego’s neighborhoods. Craving Mexican food? Head to Old Town. Enjoy the tastes of Italy in Little Italy. You’ll also find Indian, Brazilian, Persian and Thai dining options nearby.

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DINING

Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak & Seafood House

Enjoy a trip to Brazil without leaving San Diego!

THE DETAILS ON THE MENU

Rei do Gado, owned by a local family, has been a San Diego favorite since 1999. We invite you to experience the only Brazilian churrascaria with mesquite charcoal in San Diego. A Churrasco, known as a traditional Brazilian barbeque, is a unique and healthy way of roasting meats over mesquite flame that preserves tenderness.

Brazilian steak and seafood house

Come enjoy unlimited access to our fresh gourmet salads, authentic Brazilian side dishes and an exquisite seafood bar (dinner only). Turning the chip over to the green side will signal to our Passador, or meat server, to deliver varied meats to your table – skewer after skewer! Also, don’t miss out on live entertainment every night and samba dancers during weekends. Private room for up to 250 people and group packages are available.

Short walk from SDCC

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HOURS

Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

GETTING THERE PRICE $$$

WHAT’S INSIDE

Unlimited grilled meats with gourmet salad and authentic side and seafood dishes


DINING

Jimbo’s...Naturally! Natural foods grocer and trusted source of non-GMO products

Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s… Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s… Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health and beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made-fromscratch bakery, burrito bar, wok bar and a juice bar.

THE DETAILS ON THE MENU

PRICES

HOURS

WHAT’S INSIDE

Health food

Mon-Fri 7am-9pm Sat-Sun 8am-9pm

GETTING THERE

92 HORTON PLAZA, DOWNTOWN | 619.308.7755 JIMBOS.COM

Short walk to Westfield Horton Plaza

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Organic ingredients, natural foods and non-GMO products. Check out their large selection of raw and vegan products!

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks Fresh, seasonal and local

From fresh seafood and shellfish to aged steaks, our goal is to exceed your dining expectations. Our menus reflect seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Products are sourced from local ranches and farms to showcase regionally-inspired dishes. The beautiful bar area offers a comfortable environment to enjoy wines, beers, classic drinks and trendy cocktails. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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THE DETAILS ON THE MENU

PRICES

HOURS

WHAT’S INSIDE

Seafood and steaks Sun-Thurs 6am-10pm Fri-Sat 6am-11pm

GETTING THERE

Located in the Omni Hotel across the street from the convention center

$$$

Fresh seafood and regionally-inspired dishes


BeShock Ramen and Saké Bar

Homemade ramen, fresh sashimi and delectable sushi rolls BeShock is the only ramen and sushi restaurant in San Diego with a Japanese certified saké sommelier. Our name BeShock is derived from the Japanese word bi-shoku, which means “the beauty of food.” This is a concept we take to heart when preparing our dishes. We invite you to experience both the beauty and wellness of our food. Join us for lunch, dinner and full bar service. Our Saké Master Ayaka welcomes you for an exceptional saké pairing experience.

1288 MARKET ST., EAST VILLAGE | 619.501.9612 BESHOCKRESTAURANTSANDIEGO.COM

THE DETAILS ON THE MENU

GETTING THERE

HOURS

PRICES

Japanese, ramen and sushi Sun-Thurs 11:30am-9:30pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm

15-minute walk from SDCC $$

WHAT’S INSIDE Lunch specials and weekday happy hour

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DINING Bandar Restaurant

Our award-winning chef since 1996 invites you to a classic Persian experience, starring prime meats and seafood accompanied by fabulous wine.

845 4TH AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.238.0101 SUN-THURS 11:30AM-10PM, FRI-SAT 11:30AM-11:30PM BANDARRESTAURANT.COM

Brooklyn Bagel

Downtown’s only authentic New York-style bagels made in-house daily. Enjoy San Diego’s favorite locally-roasted coffee with delicious breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

1000 ISLAND AVE., EAST VILLAGE 619.546.7610 MON-FRI 6:30AM-2:30PM, SAT-SUN 7AM-2PM ORDERMYBAGEL.COM |

Copa Vida

There’s something memorable about the simple pleasures we experience over a good cup of coffee, tea and a delicious meal.

905 J ST., EAST VILLAGE | 619.501.7529 MON-FRI 7AM-7PM, SAT-SUN 8AM-7PM COPA-VIDA.COM

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower offers a deliciously different dining experience, combining the best cuisine on the bay with exquisite views, music and first-class service.

970 N. HARBOR DR., EMBARCADERO | 619.686.8715 TICKET BOOTH: MON-SUN 8:30AM-7PM HORNBLOWER.COM

Lolita’s at the Park

Enjoy our award-winning burritos, tacos, tortas, carne asada fries, super chips (pictured) and many other dishes. Don’t forget to join us for happy hour!

202 PARK BLVD., EAST VILLAGE | 619.269.6055 MON-SAT 8AM-10PM, SUN 8AM-9PM LOLITASMEXICANFOOD.COM

Lotus Thai

Award-winning, elegant and authentic Lotus Thai Downtown presents the flavors of regional recipes from Bangkok and northern Thailand.

906 MARKET ST., EAST VILLAGE 619.595.0115 LUNCH: 11AM-3PM, DINNER: 5PM-10PM LOTUSTHAISD.COM |

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ON THE MENU

Prime steak and fresh seafood

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $$

ON THE MENU

Bagels, espresso, breakfast and lunch

GETTING THERE

Corner of 10th Ave. and Island Ave.

PRICES $

ON THE MENU

Coffee, tea and food

GETTING THERE 5-minute walk from SDCC

PRICES $

ON THE MENU

Salad, beef shortribs, salmon, chicken and dessert

GETTING THERE

5 minutes from SDCC

PRICES $$$$

ON THE MENU

Authentic Mexican food

GETTING THERE

Across the street from Petco Park

PRICES $

ON THE MENU

Happy hour, lunch specials and vegetarian friendly

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $


Morton’s The Steakhouse

Morton’s The Steakhouse offers the finest quality foods, featuring USDA Prime aged beef, fresh seafood, decadent desserts and award-winning wines.

285 J ST., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.696.3369 MON-SAT 5PM-11PM, SUN 5PM-10PM MORTONS.COM/SANDIEGO

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world.

ON THE MENU

Premium steaks and fresh seafood

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $$$

ON THE MENU Delicious seafood

GETTING THERE Short walk from SDCC

400 J ST., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.858.2277 SUN-THURS 5PM-10PM, FRI-SAT 5PM-11PM THEOCEANAIRE.COM

The Old Spaghetti Factory

For over 40 years, guests have enjoyed OSF’s deliciously affordable three-course meals in a unique setting. Visit the luxurious upstairs loft bar with big screen TVs and a fireplace!

275 5TH AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.233.4323 LUNCH AND DINNER DAILY OSF.COM

One Door North

One Door North is a New American Craft House with decor and cuisine that pays homage to the outdoors and the spirit of adventure.

3422 30TH ST., NORTH PARK | 619.618.1285 SUN-THURS 5PM-10PM, FRI-SAT 5PM-11PM ONEDOORNORTHSD.COM

Operacaffe

Authentic Tuscan cuisine prepared by Tuscan chefs. Experience the taste and atmosphere of Florence right here in San Diego.

835 4TH AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.234.6538 LUNCH: 11AM-3PM (EXCEPT SUN), DINNER: 3PM-10PM OPERACAFFE.COM

Peohe’s

Peohe’s offers breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and skyline, specializing in fresh seafood, steaks and a superb sushi bar.

1201 1ST ST., CORONADO FERRY LANDING 619.437.4474 LUNCH: 11:30AM, DINNER: 5PM, BRNCH: SUN 10AM PEOHES.COM |

PRICES $$$

ON THE MENU

Family-friendly Italian and upstairs loft bar

GETTING THERE

Corner of 5th Ave. and K St.

PRICES $

ON THE MENU

New American Cuisine

GETTING THERE

4-mile drive from SDCC

PRICES $$

ON THE MENU Italian cuisine

GETTING THERE

5-minute walk from SDCC

PRICES $$

ON THE MENU

Fresh seafood and steaks

GETTING THERE

Cab, ferry or water taxi

PRICES $$$

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DINING Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak & Seafood House

Enjoy unlimited premium charcoal grilled meats accompanied by gourmet salad bar, Brazilian side dishes and seafood bar (dinner only).

939 4TH AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.702.8464 SUN-THURS 11AM-10PM, FRI-SAT 11AM-11PM REIDOGADO.NET

Roy’s Restaurant

Join us at Roy’s located on the water at the Marriott Hotel, featuring a dining room overlooking the marina and a patio steps from the water.

333 W. HARBOR DR., EMBARCADERO OPEN 11AM DAILY ROYSRESTAURANT.COM

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Simon’s Cafe and Catering

Experience quality through our homemade baked breads and farm fresh ingredients used to create our breakfast, gourmet lunches, handcrafted salads and authentic Mediterranean dishes.

501 1ST AVE., MARINA DISTRICT | 619.236.8799 MON-FRI 7AM-2:30PM, SAT 7:30AM-1:30PM SIMONSCAFEANDCATERING.COM

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ON THE MENU

All-you-can-eat Brazilian BBQ buffet

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $$$

ON THE MENU

Pacific Rim seafood, steaks and sushi

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $$$

ON THE MENU

Breakfast, lunch, vegetarian and Mediterranean

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $


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DINING

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Fuel up for a long day of meetings or sightseeing at one of these breakfast eateries.

Richard Walker's Pancake House

Jimbo's... Naturally!

Find “the pinnacle of pancakes” at this downtown spot just down the street from the convention center.

Order smoothies from the organic juice bar and choose from raw, gluten-free and vegan goods.

520 Front St., 6:30am – 2:30pm, daily

92 Horton Plaza, 8am – 9pm, daily

broken yolk Cafe Enjoy an extensive menu of creative omelets, eggs benedict and more! 355 6th Ave., 6am – 3pm, daily

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DINING OPTIONS BY NEIGHBORHOOD Make reservations or get more information about dining options at the concierge desk, located in Lobbies B and E.

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Bertrand at Mister A’s $$$ 2550 5th Ave. 619.239.1377 asrestaurant.com

Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill $$ 1701 Strand Way 619.435.0155 bluewatergrill.com

BARRIO LOGAN

Il Fornaio $$ 1333 1st St. 619.437.4911 ilfornaio.com/coronado

Thorn Brewing Co. $ 1735 National Ave. 619.501.2739 thorn.beer (Coming in Summer 2017)

CARLSBAD Casa de Bandini $$ 1901 Calle Barcelona 760.634.3443 casadebandini.com

$ Up to $20 $$ $20–$30 $$$ $30–$40 $$$$ $40+

PRICING

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Asti Ristorante $$$ 728 5th Ave. 619.232.8844 astisandiego.com

Peohe’s $$$ 1201 1st St. 619.437.4474 peohes.com

Bandar Restaurant $$ 845 4th Ave. 619.238.0101 bandarrestaurant.com barleymash $ 600 5th Ave. 619.255.7373 barleymash.com

DOWNTOWN All American Burgers $$ 409 F St. 619.255.2800 allamericanburgers.beer

BiCE $$$ 425 Island Ave. 619.239.2423 bicesandiego.com

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DINING Brian’s 24 $ 828 6th Ave. 619.702.8410 brians24.com

Caps Pizza & Bar $$ 1428 1st Ave. 619.237.8081 capspizzaandbar.com

Crab Hut Restaurant $$ 1007 5th Ave. #101 619.234.0628 crabhutrestaurant.com

Broken Yolk Cafe $ 355 6th Ave. 619.338.9655 thebrokenyolkcafe.com

The Cat Café $ 472 3rd Ave. 619.786.2289 catcafesd.com

Buca di Beppo $$ 705 6th Ave. 619.233.7272 bucadibeppo.com

Chocolat Cremerie $ 509 5th Ave. 619.238.9400 chocolatsandiego.com

de’Medici Cucina Italiana $$$$ 815 5th Ave. 619.702.7228 demedicisandiego.com

Burger Lounge $ 528 5th Ave. 619.955.5727 burgerlounge.com

Ciné Café $ 412 K St. 619.595.1929

Cafe 21 $$ 802 5th Ave. 619.795.0721 cafe-21.com

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers $$ 322 5th Ave. 619.546.9292 coldbeers.com

Café LuLu $ 419 F St. 619.238.0114 cafelulusd.com

Corner Bakery Cafe $ 101 Broadway 619.233.1642 cornerbakerycafe.com

Cafe Sevilla $$ 353 5th Ave. 619.233.5979 cafesevilla.com

Coyote Ugly $$ 820 5th Ave. 619.308.8459 coyoteuglysaloon.com

Don Chido $$ 527 5th Ave. 619.232.8226 donchido.com Donovan’s Steak & Chop House $$$$ 570 K St. 619.237.9700 donovanssteakhouse.com Fleming’s Steakhouse $$$$ 380 K St. 619.237.1155 flemingssteakhouse.com Florent Restaurant & Lounge $$ 672 5th Ave. 619.595.0123 florentsd.com

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Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse $$$$ 668 6th Ave. 619.338.0500 fogodechao.com

Greystone Steakhouse $$$$ 658 5th Ave. 619.232.0225 greystonesteakhouse.com

Lou & Mickey’s $$$$ 224 5th Ave. 619.237.4900 louandmickeys.com

Full Moon Sushi & Kitchen Bar $$ 926 5th Ave. 619.233.3711 fullmoonsd.com

House of Blues $$ 1055 5th Ave. 619.299.2583

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks $$$$ 675 L St. 619.645.6545

Italia Mia $$ 825 4th Ave. 619.238.1616 italiamiausa.com

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Garage Kitchen + Bar $ 655 4th Ave. 619.231.6700 garagekitchenbar.com Gaslamp BBQ $ 524 Island Ave. 619.696.6996 gaslampbbq.com Gaslamp Pizza $ 505 5th Ave. 619.231.7542 gaslamppizza.com Ghirardelli Chocolate $ 643 5th Ave. 619.234.2449 ghirardelli.com Grant Grill $$ 326 Broadway 619.744.2077 grantgrill.com

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Jimbo’s...Naturally! $ 92 Horton Plaza 619.308.7755 jimbos.com

McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon $ 731 5th Ave. 619.795.2500 mcfaddenssandiego.com

Le Parfait Paris $$ 555 G St. 619.245.4457 leparfaitparis.com

Mezé Greek Fusion $$ 345 6th Ave. 619.550.1600 gaslampmeze.com

Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine $$ 435 5th Ave. #2 619.738.7200 lionfishsd.com

Mint Downtown Thai $ 732 4th Ave. 619.546.8424 mintsdthai.com

The Local Eatery & Drinking Hole $ 1065 4th Ave. 619.231.4447 thelocalsandiego.com

Morton’s The Steakhouse $$$ 285 J St. 619.696.3369 mortons.com/sandiego

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DINING The Oceanaire Seafood Room $$$ 400 J St. 619.858.2277 theoceanaire.com

Osteria Panevino $$ 722 5th Ave. 619.595.7959 osteriapanevino.com Parq Restaurant $$ 615 Broadway 619.727.6789 parqsd.com

The Old Spaghetti Factory $ 275 5th Ave. 619.233.4323 osf.com Operacaffe $$ 835 4th Ave. 619.234.6538 operacaffe.com

Pushkin Russian Restaurant & Bar $$ 750 6th Ave. 619.496.1908 pushkinrestaurantsd.com

Osetra Seafood & Steaks $$$ 904 5th Ave. 619.239.1800 osetrafishhouse.com

Quad AleHouse $$ 868 5th Ave. 619.239.3339 quadalehouse.com

Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak & Seafood House $$$ 939 4th Ave. 619.702.8464 reidogado.net Richard Walker’s Pancake House $ 520 Front St. 619.231.7777 richardwalkers.com Rockin’ Baja Lobster $$ 310 5th Ave. 619.234.6333 rockinbaja.com Royal India $$ 329 Market St. 619.269.9999 royalindia.com

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Rustic Root $$ 535 5th Ave. 619.232.1747 rusticrootkitchen.com

Striders $$ 100 J St. 619.363.7166 striders.com

The Tipsy Crow $$ 770 5th Ave. 619.338.9300 thetipsycrow.com

Salvatore’s Cucina Italiana $$$$ 750 Front St. 619.544.1865 salvatoresdowntown.com

Subway $ 611 K St. 619.525.0022 subway.com

Toscana Café & Wine Bar $$ 238 5th Ave. 619.231.5788 toscanacafesd.com

Samurai Pie $ 820 5th Ave. 619.308.8459 samurai-pie.com

Sultan Shawarma $ 543 4th Ave. 619.231.1824 sultan.restaurant

Union Kitchen & Tap $$ 333 5th Ave. 619.795.9463 gaslampunion.com

Taka Restaurant $$ 555 5th Ave. 619.338.0555 takasushi.com

Water Grill $$$$ 615 J St. 619.717.6992 watergrill.com

Tin Roof $ 401 G St. 619.230.8606 tinroofsandiego.com

Whiskey Girl $$ 702 5th Ave. 619.236.1616 whiskeygirl.com

Searsucker $$$ 611 5th Ave. 619.233.7327 searsucker.com/san-diego Simon’s Cafe and Catering $ 501 1st Ave. 619.236.8799 simonscafeandcatering.com

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DINING EAST VILLAGE BeShock Ramen and Saké Bar $$ 1288 Market St. 619.501.9612 beshockrestaurantsandiego.com

Brooklyn Bagel $ 1000 Island Ave. 619.546.7610 ordermybagel.com Copa Vida $ 905 J. St. 619.501.7529 copa-vida.com Half Door Brewing Co. $$ 903 Island Ave. 619.232.9845 halfdoorbrewing.com Lolita’s at the Park $ 202 Park Blvd. 619.269.6055 lolitasmexicanfood.com Lotus Thai $$ 906 Market St. 619.595.0115 lotusthaisd.com SOL CAL Cafe $ 910 J St. 619.255.2927 solcal.com

EMBARCADERO Burgers, Bait & Beer $

200 Marina Park Way 619.672.5578

Carnitas’ Snack Shack $ 1004 N. Harbor Dr. 619.696.7675 carnitassnacks.com The Fish Market $$ 750 N. Harbor Dr. 619.232.3474 thefishmarket.com

FOX Sports Grill $$ 1 Park Blvd. #101 619.231.9000 foxsportsgrill.com Joe’s Crab Shack $$ 525 E. Harbor Dr. 619.233.7391 joescrabshack.com Kansas City Barbeque $ 600 W. Harbor Dr. 619.231.9680 kcbbq.net Roy’s San Diego Waterfront $$ 333 W. Harbor Dr. 619.239.7697 roysrestaurant.com Top of the Market $$$ 750 N. Harbor Dr. 619.232.3474 thefishmarket.com

LA JOLLA Duke’s La Jolla $$ 1216 Prospect St. 858.454.5888 dukeslajolla.com

LIBERTY STATION THE LOT Liberty Station $$ 2620 Truxtun Rd. 619.566.0069 thelotent.com

LITTLE ITALY Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen $$ 2215 India St. 619.255.7213 ballastpoint.com The Crack Shack $$ 2266 Kettner Blvd. 619.795.3299 crack-shack.com Juniper & Ivy $$$$ 2228 Kettner Blvd. 619.269.9036 juniperandivy.com Pali Wine Co. $ 2130 India St. 619.569.1300 paliwineco.com Pokirrito $$ 2254 India St. 619.240.8510 pokirritosd.com

THE LOT La Jolla $$ 7611 Fay Ave. 858.777.0069 thelotent.com

Prepkitchen Little Italy $$ 1660 India St. 619.398.8383 prepkitchenlittleitaly.com

The Marine Room $$$$ 2000 Spindrift Dr. 858.459.7222 marineroom.com

Rakiraki Ramen $$ 2254 India St. 619.240.8511 rakirakiramen.com

LA MESA

NORTH PARK

Casa de Pico $$ 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. 619.463.3267 casadepico.com

One Door North $$ 3422 30th St. 619.618.1285 onedoornorthsd.com

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OLD TOWN Cafe Coyote $ 2461 San Diego Ave. 619.291.4695 cafecoyoteoldtown.com Casa Guadalajara $$ 4105 Taylor St. 619.295.5111 casaguadalajara.com El Agave Restaurant and Tequileria $$$ 2304 San Diego Ave. 619.220.0692 elagave.com Old Town Mexican Cafe $ 2489 San Diego Ave. 619.297.4330 oldtownmexcafe.com Rose’s Tasting Room $ 2754 Calhoun St. (Fiesta de Reyes) 619.293.7673 rosestastingroom.com

SEAPORT DISTRICT Buster’s Beach House $$ Seaport Village 807 W. Harbor Dr. 619.233.4300 bustersbeachhouse.com

The Cheesecake Factory $$ The Headquarters 789 W. Harbor Dr. 619.231.0036 cheesecakefactory.com Eddie V’s $$$$ The Headquarters 789 W. Harbor Dr. 619.615.0281 eddiev.com

San Pasqual Winery $ Seaport Village 805 W. Harbor Dr. 619.544.9463 sanpasqualwinery.com Seasons 52 $$ The Headquarters 789 W. Harbor Dr. 619.702.0052 seasons52.com

Edgewater Grill $$$ Seaport Village 861 W. Harbor Dr. 619.232.7581 edgewatergrill.com Harbor House $$ Seaport Village 831 W. Harbor Dr. 619.232.1141 harborhousesd.com Puesto $ The Headquarters 789 W. Harbor Dr. 619.233.8880 eatpuesto.com

MISTER A'S RESTAURANT 2550 Fifth Avenue Twelfth Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

www.asrestaurant.com

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TACOS & BEER Fish tacos are the quintessential San Diego food. With our proximity to the U.S.-Mexico Border, tacos of

Tacos de pescado (“fish tacos”) originated in Baja California in Mexico (about 15 miles south of San Diego).

all types are worth sampling when traveling through our city. And what pairs more perfectly than the other

Need a gluten free option? Puesto at The Headquarters has you covered (pg. 45).

famous San Diego menu item: craft beer! You can’t pass up a cold pint from the city that has earned the title, “Capital of Craft.”

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Talk about selection: The Tipsy Crow offers as many as 60 craft beer cans, bottles and bombers on the menu (pg. 68).


WHERE

TACOS

REIGN SUPREME

Use this map to find nearby taco-options in the downtown area. Choose from classic recipes, to more experimental creations, or the flagship of San Diego cuisine, the fish taco. 1

EMBARCADERO

6

2 4

EAST VILLAGE

GASLAMP QUARTER

SEAPORT DISTRICT

5 3

1 CARNITAS’ SNACK SHACK

3 LOLITA’S AT THE PARK

5 ROCKIN’ BAJA LOBSTER

2 THE FISH MARKET

4 PUESTO

6 TIN ROOF

1004 N. Harbor Dr. carnitassnacks.com 750 N. Harbor Dr. thefishmarket.com

TACO FUN FACTS

1947

Year that the hard shell taco was invented

202 Park Blvd. lolitasmexicanfood.com

310 5th Ave. rockinbaja.com

789 W. Harbor Dr. eatpuesto.com

1930s

401 G St. tinroofsandiego.com

“Tacos al pastor” was developed by Lebanese immigrants to Mexico

10/4

Celebrate National Taco Day in the U.S. on October 4th

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THE CAPITAL OF

CRAFT Brimming with more than 100 breweries and brewpubs, San Diego has earned the nickname, “Capital of Craft.” San Diego is known for handcrafted beers that have the hops world abuzz, and aficionados come from around the globe in search of our award-winning brews. Boasting one of the largest concentrations of microbreweries in the nation, there is a vast array of craft beer varieties with wildly different flavors, tastes and textures. Pull up a chair and experience the local craft beer culture for yourself at a downtown brewery or hop on a tour (Brewery Tours of San Diego, pg. 67) to sample the seemingly endless assortment of San Diego beers right where they are brewed.

SAN DIEGO CRAFT BEER FUN FACTS

130

Number of breweries located in San Diego

18

Number of awards won by San Diego breweries at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival

1,715

Thorn Brewing Co.

Coming in Summer 2017, Thorn Brewing Company welcomes you to San Diego! Visit our brewery and tasting room for good times, good people and great craft beer.

1735 NATIONAL AVE., BARRIO LOGAN | 619.501.2739 OPEN DAILY THORN.BEER 64 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O17-2O18

Number of jobs supported by San Diego’s craft brewing industry

WHY GO?

Grab a pint and check out the working brewery in action

GETTING THERE Minutes from the SDCC


TOP SPOTS TO SIP 7

Taste a range of local suds straight from the tap at any of these local libation stations! BARRIO LOGAN

4

6

BARRIO LOGAN 10 11 12 3 9

8

GASLAMP QUARTER

75

NEWTON AVE

EAST VILLAGE 5

2

COMMERCIAL ST

7

EMBARCADERO 1

VE

1 BURGERS, BAIT & BEER 200 Marina Park Way

2 COLD BEERS & CHEESEBURGERS 322 5th Ave. coldbeers.com

3 FLORENT RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 672 5th Ave. florentsd.com

BARRIO LOGAN 4 4 FOX SPORTS GRILL 1 Park Blvd. #101 foxsportsgrill.com

5 HALF DOOR BREWING CO. 903 Island Ave. halfdoorbrewing.com

6 THE LOCAL EATERY & DRINKING HOLE

1065 4th Ave. thelocalsandiego.com

7 MISSION BREWERY 1441 L St. missionbrewery.com

8 SEARSUCKER 611 5th Ave. searsucker.com

9 THE SHOUT! HOUSE 655 4th Ave. theshouthouse.com

10 THORN BREWING CO. 1735 National Ave. thorn.beer

11 THE TIPSY CROW 770 5th Ave. thetipsycrow.com

12 WHISKEY GIRL 702 5th Ave. whiskeygirl.com

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FROM THE SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER KITCHEN The San Diego Convention Center’s award-winning Executive Chef Daryl O’Donnell loves cooking for the masses as well as making his own recipes at home. He’s a San Diego native who uses local craft beer to enhance his fish tacos. Check out his recipe and enjoy!

FISH TACOS

• 12 oz. fresh seabass cut into 2 oz. portions (6) • 1 lime cut into wedges • 1 cup red and green cabbage finely shredded • ½ tomato diced • 6 tortillas • White sauce (see recipe) • Salsa quemada (see recipe)

BEER BATTER

• 1 cup flour • 1.5 tsp salt • 1 tsp granulated garlic (dry) • ½ tsp chili powder • ½ tsp black pepper • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • 8 oz. of your favorite craft beer Place all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add olive oil and stir with whisk. Slowly add beer, stirring with whisk until pancake batter consistency. Add more beer as needed. Set aside.

DREDGING FLOUR

• ½ cup flour • 1 tsp salt • ½ tsp granulated garlic (dry) • ½ tsp chili powder • ½ tsp ground black pepper

WHITE SAUCE

• ¼ cup plain yogurt • ¼ cup mayonnaise • Juice of ½ lime • 1 minced garlic clove • ½ minced jalapeno • 1 tbsp minced cilantro Combine all ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.

SALSA QUEMADA

• 1 large tomato quartered • 2 scallions • 1 serrano pepper • 1-2 dried chili de arbol • 2-3 cloves garlic • 1 sprig fresh oregano • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Place on sheet pan and put in oven on broil setting until the vegetables are moderately charred. Place charred vegetables in a blender and add: • ½ tsp salt • ½ tsp pepper • Juice of ½ lemon • ½ bunch of cilantro Blend until smooth (about 1 minute).

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TO PREPARE

Place seabass portions in dredging flour. Coat fish with flour and shake off excess. Dip fish in beer batter and place in frying oil at 370 degrees. Fry until golden brown and cooked through. Place fish on a sheet pan and place in a 200 degree oven to keep warm. Heat 6 corn tortillas with a little oil in a frying pan.

TO BUILD

Place a little cabbage on tortilla. Place fish on top of cabbage. Add more cabbage and drizzle with white sauce. Garnish with lime wedges. Serve with salsa quemada/stewed pinto beans/tortilla chips and ice cold beer. Perfecto!


WINE UNWIND San Diego County is home to its own wine country. Southern California microclimates provide perfect conditions for cultivating a wide range of grapes. Visit local wineries and tasting rooms to sample wines by the glass or bottle.

Rose’s Tasting Room

We are proud to pour the best beer and wine produced in San Diego County! Visit us for Wine Wednesday specials and our daily happy hour from 3pm-5pm.

2754 CALHOUN ST. (FIESTA DE REYES), OLD TOWN | 619.293.7673 DAILY 10AM-9PM ROSESTASTINGROOM.COM

San Pasqual Winery

We are a family-owned, urban winery featuring handcrafted, award-winning wines. Experience the local wine country while enjoying the view from our bayfront tasting room. A little San Diego in every glass!

805 W. HARBOR DR., SEAPORT VILLAGE | 619.544.9463 SUN-THURS 10AM-9PM, FRI-SAT 10AM-10PM SANPASQUALWINERY.COM

Pali Wine Co.

Pali Wine Co. is a Santa Barbara County winery tasting room located in Little Italy, featuring small plates, a roof top patio and wines from the finest vineyards in California’s Central Coast.

2130 INDIA ST., LITTLE ITALY | 619.569.1300 MON-TUES 4PM-9PM (WED-FRI 10PM), SAT 12PM-10PM (9PM SUN) PALIWINECO.COM

WHY GO?

A relaxed and casual atmosphere serving dozens of local beer and wine offerings

GETTING THERE

Located inside Fiesta de Reyes near Juan St. entrance

WHY GO?

Enjoy wine tastings, pours by the glass and bottles to go!

GETTING THERE

Located on the east side of Seaport Village near SDCC

WHY GO?

Sip California wines from the Central Coast in a fun and modern ambiance

GETTING THERE

India St. between Hawthorne St. and Ivy St.

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BEST BURGERS ON THE

BLOCK! 120 + BBRS TO CHHSE FROM

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SA N DI EGO

SHOPPING & SPAS

If you’re looking for souvenirs from your stay or are in need of a day of self-pampering, there are plenty of options nearby, including the Westfield Horton Plaza Mall (324 Horton Plaza), just a few blocks away from the convention center.

SEAPORT DISTRICT

Photo courtesy Bazaar Del Mundo

Photo credit Katherine Beth Photography

Just down the bayfront path, you’ll find 50 waterfront stores that make up San Diego’s Seaport Village. Souvenir ideas abound here, including shirts that change color in the sun (Del Sol, pg. 73) and sheets made from bamboo (Carlihoa, pg. 73). Seaport District’s neighboring retail destination, The Headquarters, has even more shopping options, including Madison (pg. 72), home to stylish accessories, luggage, business items and unique gifts sourced around the world.

WORLDLY TREASURES

A destination within the destination awaits you in Old Town. Bazaar del Mundo (pg. 32) shops and colorful boutiques offer unique gifts from all over the world. Shoppers will find specialty items from Latin America as well as folk art, crafts, gifts, women’s fashion, jewelry, fair-trade merchandise and home décor. 70 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O17-2O18

PAMPER YOURSELF After a day of long meetings, pamper yourself! Ladies, transform your tresses for your after party at Blo Blow Dry Bar. They also offer manicures and makeup services. If you need some TLC, check out Bangkok Day Spa and Wat Po Thai Spa, both within walking distance of the convention center. They offer massages, spa treatments and reflexology.


Bangkok Day Spa

Bangkok Day Spa offers the ultimate spa escape in the heart of downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. Couples massage and walk-ins welcome.

711 4TH AVE., SUITE 201, GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.693.5388 DAILY 9:30AM-10PM BKKDAYSPA.COM

Blo Blow Dry Bar - Gaslamp

Blo is America’s original blow dry bar. No cuts, no color: just wash, blo and go. Walk in or book online for runway-ready locks in no time!

435 ISLAND AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.431.5400 MON-WED 9AM-6PM, THURS-SAT 9AM-7PM, SUN 10AM-5PM BLOMEDRY.COM

Meridian Salon

Meridian is a chic salon that offers cuts, color, styling, blowouts, manicures and pedicures using quality products including Bumble and bumble and Moroccanoil.

220 W. G ST., DOWNTOWN | 619.233.6211 MON 10AM-3PM, TUES-SAT 9AM-6PM MERIDIANSALON.COM

Wat Po Thai Spa

Wat Po Thai Spa provides all types of massage, specializing in a unique Thai combo massage, which includes elements of Thai massage, Swedish massage and reflexology.

432 E ST., 3RD FLOOR, GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.453.1978 DAILY 10AM-10PM WATPOTHAISPA.COM

WHY GO?

Enjoy authentic Thai massage, body-work, facial or waxing

GETTING THERE

Entrance on G St., located on the second floor

WHY GO?

Blo outs, makeup, nails and facial waxing

GETTING THERE

Located down the street from Horton Grand Hotel

WHY GO?

Relax with a spa pedicure or a blowdry and style

GETTING THERE 3 short blocks from SDCC

WHY GO?

Create wholeness of mind, body and spirit through massage

GETTING THERE

Located a half block east of Horton Plaza, on the third floor

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WATCH ∙ LEARN ∙ SHOP

Visit the 37 working artists studios and colorful courtyard representing over 250 local artists. open daily 11am-4pm www.spanishvillageart.com Spanish Village Art Center

∙ 1770 Village Place ∙ San Diego, CA 92101

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ARTS & CULTURE

SAN DIEGO

ARTS & CULTURE San Diego is home to renowned performing arts venues, museums and cultural experiences that are unique to our destination.

MUSEUMS

Fun fact: San Diego is home to the largest concentration of museums west of the Mississippi River! You’ll find 15 major museums in Balboa Park, including the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, home to the world’s first IMAX Dome Theater. Visit the San Diego Model Railroad Museum to see one of the largest model displays in the world! Or go explore San Diego military history at the USS Midway Museum and our nautical beginnings at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

MUSIC

Catch the San Diego Symphony under the stars this summer at “Summer Pops.” The shows take place at the waterfront park behind the convention center. Visitors to Balboa Park can enjoy free Sunday concerts at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, the world’s largest pipe organ in a fully outdoor venue. After hours, enjoy live music at The Music Box, located in an upscale threestory venue near Little Italy (pg. 85). 74 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O17-2O18


THEATRE

Did you know that San Diego has sent more shows to Broadway than any other city in the U.S.? Between the Old Globe, the San Diego Civic Theatre and the Tony Award®-winning La Jolla Playhouse, you’ll be sure to find a musical, a comedy, a drama or the classics of Shakespeare to take in while you’re visiting.

ONLY IN SAN DIEGO

View the only Rembrandt painting on public display in San Diego at the Timken Museum; watch hand-blown glasswares come to life before your eyes at the Spanish Village Art Studios; baseball fans should head over to the San Diego Public Library. On the eighth floor, you’ll find a collection of memorabilia donated by the Ted Williams Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Photo courtesy Balboa Park

P ER FO R M I N G A RTS Photo courtesy Balboa Park

MUSEUMS

San Diego Air & Space Museum Explore 50+ historical aircraft and pilot a spaceship at the Be the Astronaut exhibit, designed by NASA experts!

San Diego Museum of Man View San Diego from 198 feet above the ground atop the museum’s California Tower. (Tickets required)

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Spreckels Organ Pavilion Visit one of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organs and enjoy free musical performances every Sunday at 2pm.

The Old Globe With 15 plays and musicals annually, the Tony Award ®-winning Old Globe Theatre is sure to offer enjoyment.


Balboa Park, known as a landscape of arts and culture, has over 1,200 acres that offer the perfect place to discover San Diego. Standing only two miles from the convention center, the park is filled with a variety of history, culture and adventure. Explore and experience all that Balboa Park has to offer.

@BalboaPark

A DV EN T U R E Photo courtesy Balboa Park

GA R D EN S

Rose Garden

San Diego Zoo

Stop and smell the 1,600 roses of more than 130 varieties on a three-acre site.

Visit the world-famous zoo, home to pandas, polar bears and a new eight-acre Africa Rocks exhibit.

Botanical Building

Biking and Hiking Trails

This iconic building is home to 2,100 permanent plants, florals and palms.

Get outdoors and enjoy the 65 miles of trails to hike, run or bike. (Use GPS to find your way)

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SAN DIEGO

266

WHERE THE WORLD MEETS

3

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF

71°

MILES

BETWEEN AIRPORT AND THE SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER

3,500+

KEY INDUSTRIES

OVER

90

SUNNY DAYS

ANIMALS AT THE ZOO

GOLF COURSES

LIFE SCIENCE

MILITARY

CLEANTECH

16 STATE PARKS +1 NATIONAL PARK

1,200

IN THE COUNTY

ACRE

CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT

BALBOA PARK

15 MAJOR MUSEUMS 27 CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

HOME TO

130

CRAFT

BREWERIES

13,000+

IN THE

GASLAMP QUARTER

HOTEL ROOMS IN DOWNTOWN

REASONS FOR ATTENDING A CONVENTION

85%

See new products

150

RESTAURANTS & BARS

75% Networking up to date on 74% Stay industry trends many companies 44% See at one time Session 39% General speakers

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MILES

OF BEACHES

73

RETAILERS


WHAT’S NEW AT THE

SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER

We have a lot of new upgrades and changes here at the San Diego Convention Center. In an effort to continue to improve upon your experience during events, here are some of the big changes you’ll see (and may not have known)!

LEED GOLD

The San Diego Convention Center received a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2017. That makes our building one of the most sustainable convention centers in the business. Fun Fact: Did you know we diverted 79 percent of our trash from landfills? We also recycle 100 percent of all cardboard!

SAILS PAVILION UPGRADES

Not only is there a new concrete floor in our 90,000 square foot iconic Sails Pavilion, but come 2018, the famous fabric sail roof will be brand new too! Quite the renovation.

ESCALATOR, ELEVATOR RENOVATIONS

We carry a lot of folks up and down this building! This year, a total of eight escalators and nine elevators will be modernized.

NEW CHAIRS

Sitting in a keynote just got more comfortable. Our Board of Directors approved the purchase of 10,000 brand new folding chairs for 2017.

• INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS • WORLD'S FIRST IMAX® DOME THEATER • KID CITY, JUST FOR KIDS 5 AND UNDER

IN BALBOA PARK

FLEETSCIENCE.ORG

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ARTS & CULTURE

On Exhibit

HOT TICKETS 2017

JULY 25-30

THE BOOK OF MORMON

San Diego Civic Theatre sandiegotheatres.org

JULY 29-30

HARRY POTTER & THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS Embarcadero Marina South sandiegosymphony.org

AUG 12

LA LA LAND

Embarcadero Marina South sandiegosymphony.org

SEPT 24-OCT 1 Photo courtesy Balboa Park

BE THE ASTRONAUT

SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT WEEK sandiegorestaurantweek.com

OCT 19-22

SAN DIEGO AIR & SPACE MUSEUM Ongoing

EXTREME SAILING SERIES

What’s it like to work in space? Explore the universe and “Be the Astronaut” in this fun, interactive adventure. You’ll launch a rocket, pilot a spaceship and drive a rover in space! sandiegoairandspace.org

NOV 3-4

Point Loma Peninsula extremesailingseries.com

BREEDER’S CUP

Del Mar Racetrack dmtc.com

NOV 3-12

SAN DIEGO BEER WEEK sdbw.org

DEC 1-2

BALBOA PARK DECEMBER NIGHTS balboapark.org

2018 JAN 3-28

HAMILTON

San Diego Civic Theatre sandiegotheatres.org

ART OF THE OPEN AIR

SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART Ends Feb. 18, 2018 An eye-opening source of creative inspiration, see the Plaza de Panama gleam with sculptures from bronze, aluminum to painted fiberglass. sdmart.org

AIR COMBAT 360

FEB 10 & 13

USS MIDWAY MUSEUM Ongoing

MARDI GRAS

Enter this pulse-pounding aerial combat simulator and control all the action from spinning or looping through the sky! midway.org

MARCH 17

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Gaslamp Quarter sdmardigras.com

SHAMROCK

Gaslamp Quarter sandiegoshamrock.com

MAY 5

CINCO DE MAYO

Old Town oldtownsandiegoguide.com


Maritime Museum of San Diego Housed on one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, the museum is a perfect place to spend a day on the bay.

GETTING THERE

PRICE OF ADMISSION Under $20

San Diego Model Railroad Museum At 27,000 sq. ft., the museum is one of the largest indoor model railroad displays in the world and the only accredited railroad-themed museum.

WHY GO?

California railroads brought to life

GETTING THERE Short cab ride from SDCC

1649 EL PRADO, BALBOA PARK | 619.696.0199 TUES-FRI 10AM-4PM, SAT-SUN 11AM-5PM SDMRM.ORG

PRICE OF ADMISSION $10.75

San Diego Watercolor Society Visitors are thrilled to find a 4,000 sq. ft. art gallery dedicated to the presentation and celebration of original world-class art at Liberty Station.

2825 DEWEY RD., BLDG #202, POINT LOMA | 619.876.4550 WED-SUN 10AM-4PM SDWS.ORG

Visit with local artists in 37 working art studios throughout the colorful courtyard. Located in Balboa Park and open daily to watch, learn and shop.

1770 VILLAGE PL., BALBOA PARK | 619.233.9050 DAILY 11AM-4PM SPANISHVILLAGEART.COM

A picturesque, unique and historic museum on the water Half-mile from SDCC

1492 N. HARBOR DR., EMBARCADERO | 619.234.9153 DAILY 9AM-8PM (SUMMER 9PM) SDMARITIME.ORG

Spanish Village Art Center

WHY GO?

WHY GO?

Original art, workshops and more

GETTING THERE Short cab ride from SDCC

PRICE OF ADMISSION Free

WHY GO?

See artists at work

GETTING THERE Located in Balboa Park

PRICE OF ADMISSION Free

in Balboa Park 2001 Pan American Plaza San Diego, California 92101

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ATTRACTIONS

A world of adventure awaits you! There are many new additions to San Diego’s famous attractions this year.

SAN DIEGO ZOO | sandiegozoo.org

After celebrating its 100th anniversary, the world-famous San Diego Zoo is kicking off the next hundred years with the opening of a new eight-acre exhibit for summer 2017. Showcasing the diverse habitats of Africa, from kopjes and woodlands to highland savanna and tropical forests, experience Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks! With over 3,700 animals already at the zoo, this new exhibit is a must see attraction in the heart of historic Balboa Park.

@SanDiegoZoo

SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK | sdzsafaripark.org Enjoy an exotic safari without leaving San Diego County! Just 30 miles north of our convention center, adventure awaits at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. You can ride alongside herds of animals roaming natural habitats throughout its 1,800-acre park and then explore your wild side on a zip line! Be sure to visit Tiger Trail, a must-see exhibit featuring Sumatran Tigers.

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SA N DI E GO

Photo courtesy SeaWorld San Diego

ATTRACTIONS SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO | seaworld.com

Centered on engaging guests through exploration and adventure, SeaWorld is premiering its largest attraction to date: Ocean Explorer. Combining multiple aquariums and featuring five new rides, the Ocean Explorer is a must-see new attraction! Experience a three-minute submarine ride and hop onboard a new wave swing.

@SeaWorld

LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA | legoland.com

Made purely out of LEGO bricks, this 128-acre amusement park is a once-ina-lifetime experience! Build your own water raft from LEGO bricks or splash into the wave pool at the first LEGOLAND waterpark. Located in Carlsbad, (just 30 miles north of San Diego) LEGOLAND California is a family-filled fun zone with more than 60 rides.

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ATTRACTIONS

3-Day Weekend with theFamily Bringing the family along for your convention? San Diego has a wide array of activities that kids of all ages can enjoy.

DAY 1

Start the day with a two-hour educational adventure around San Diego Bay with Hornblower Cruises. To continue your boating experience, head over to the Maritime Museum of San Diego (pictured above), where you can experience maritime history and see the world’s oldest active ship, Star of India. If the kids are more interested in oceanic wildlife, take a trip up to La Jolla to the Birch Aquarium and see many creatures of the ocean, from leopard sharks to seahorses to loggerhead sea turtles.

DAY 2

Devote a day to exploring San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park. Start with a walk through the Spanish Village Art Center (pictured left), where 37 art studios showcase and sell all kinds of creations to the public. After lunch, head on over to the San Diego Model Railroad Museum and see the operational train replicas chugging around. If the kids are interested in science, go to the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, and make sure to watch a visual spectacle in their IMAX dome, or check out the San Diego Air and Space Museum’s collection of aircraft from throughout history.

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DAY 3

Today, let Old Town Trolley Tours take you wherever you want to go with fully-narrated sightseeing tours that travel all over the city, from Old Town to Coronado. A more adventurous option is Pedal to the Medal Cycling, offering bike rentals and road or mountain bike tours for cyclists of all skill levels. If you’re interested in something a little more extreme, try indoor skydiving at Airborne San Diego in East Village, the only attraction of its kind with two 30-foot wind tubes. (Set to open Summer 2017)

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ATTRACTIONS Baja Winery Tours

We offer unique trips to the heart of Baja California, including San Diego to Tijuana, Rosarito, Puerto Nuevo, La Fonda, Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe.

WHY GO?

Get to know Baja California!

GETTING THERE

We’ll pick you up

BOOKINGS@BAJAWINERYTOURS.COM | 619.535.9994 DAILY 8AM-8PM BAJAWINERYTOURS.COM

Five Star Tours

Tour San Diego like a local. We provide sightseeing tours daily, taking you around the city, breweries, wineries and excursions to Mexico.

WHY GO?

Enjoy top-notch sightseeing tour packages with knowledgeable guides Get a quick quote online or over the phone

Great Room Escape San Diego

Enjoy a one-hour group challenge with special effects, clues and puzzles. Rooms include Houdini’s Hidden Workshop, Forbidden Aztec Temple and The Lab.

424 MARKET ST., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.414.5459 THURS-SUN (HOURS VARY) GREATROOMESCAPESANDIEGO.COM

Enjoy three amazing road bike tours on carbon bikes, including Rancho Santa Fe Coastal, Palomar Mountain and Temecula Epic. Temecula wine country bike tours are also available.

GREATER SAN DIEGO AREA | 951.764.1056 DAILY 9AM-7PM PEDALTOTHEMEDALCYCLING.COM

All-inclusive tours from $129

PRICE

1050 KETTNER BLVD., DOWNTOWN | 619.232.5040 DAILY 8AM-6PM FIVESTARTOURS.COM

Pedal To The Medal Cycling

PRICE

WHY GO?

An interactive and fun group challenge

GETTING THERE 5-minute walk from SDCC

PRICE OF ADMISSION $34.95 (Group discounts available)

WHY GO?

Enjoy year-round cycling adventures

GETTING THERE

Pick up available

PRICE

$55 wine tours and $149 road tours

Award Winning Coffee & Adoptable Kitties

catcafesd.com

472 Third Avenue (a short walk from the convention center)

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Their World Awaits Open Daily 9 a.m.– 5 p.m • 858.534.FISH • aquarium.ucsd.edu

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Go Local.

Go Midway!

Experience Navy Town, USA! Audio tours, Battle of Midway Theater, flight simulators and more!

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Last admission at 4 p.m. 910 N. Harbor Dr. (Downtown San Diego)

(619) 544-9600 www.midway.org


sandiegozoo.org/africarocks

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SAN DIEGO VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER FERRY LANDING

Bandar Restaurant Bertrand at Mister A’s (San Diego County map)

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BeShock Ramen and Saké Bar BiCE Brian’s 24 Broken Yolk Cafe Brooklyn Bagel Burger Lounge Buster’s Beach House Cafe Coyote

11 10

Cafe Sevilla Casa Guadalajara

12 13 14 15

Copa Vida Crab Hut Restaurant Donovan’s Steak & Chop House Duke’s La Jolla

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

The Fish Market Florent Restaurant & Lounge Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse FOX Sports Grill Garage Kitchen + Bar Hornblower Cruises & Events Jimbo’s…Naturally! Joe’s Crab Shack Juniper & Ivy Lolita’s at the Park THE LOT La Jolla

27

THE LOT Liberty Station

(San Diego County map)

(San Diego County map)

(San Diego County map)

(San Diego County map)

(San Diego County map) PETCO 28 Lotus Thai 29 McCormick & Schmick’s Park

44

Whiskey Girl

TIME TO UNWIND 45 46 47 48 49 50 10

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers Double Deuce The Local Eatery & Drinking Hole Mission Brewery Pali Wine Co. Pure Barre Rose’s Tasting Room (San Diego County map)

51 San Pasqual Winery 20 The Shout! House 52 Thorn Brewing Co.

(San Diego County map)

53 The Tipsy Crow

SHOPPING & SPA 54 55 56 10

Ace Hardware Agora Galleries Bangkok Day Spa Bazaar del Mundo

57 51 58 59

Blo Blow Dry Bar Cariloha Del Sol Express Rent A Cheap Car

38 60 61 26

Madison San Diego Meridian Salon Wat Po Thai Spa Westime La Jolla

(San Diego County map)

(San Diego County map)

(San Diego County map)

62 Wild Dove Boutique

ARTS & CULTURE 63 64 64 64 27

Maritime Museum of San Diego Reuben H. Fleet Science Center San Diego Air & Space Museum San Diego Model Railroad Museum San Diego Watercolor Society

30 31 32 33 34

Seafood & Steaks Mezé Greek Fusion Morton’s The Steakhouse The Oceanaire Seafood Room The Old Spaghetti Factory One Door North

35 36

Operacaffe Peohe’s

65 Airborne San Diego 66 Birch Aquarium

37 38 37 39

Pokirrito Puesto Rakiraki Ramen Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak & Seafood House Richard Walker’s Pancake House Roy’s San Diego Waterfront Searsucker Simon’s Cafe and Catering Top of the Market

67 68 69 70 71 72

40 41 42 43 16

(San Diego County map)

(San Diego County map)

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64 Spanish Village Center

ATTRACTIONS

(San Diego County map)

The Cat Café Five Star Tours Great Room Escape San Diego Music Box Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego International Airport (San Diego County map)

73 San Diego Zoo 74 San Diego Zoo Safari Park (San Diego County map)

75 USS Midway Museum


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RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS

SOLANA BEACH

56

74

DEL MAR

THE LOT LIBERTY STATION

MIRA MESA SORRENTO VALLEY

Torrey Pines State Reserve

Barona Valley Ranch Resort And Casino

15

UCSD

LA JOLLA

805

Mission Trails Regional Park

26

PACIFIC BEACH

Seaworld San Diego

OCEAN BEACH

8

10

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POINT LOMA

San Diego International Airport

72

CORONADO

HILLCREST

OLD TOWN 59

125

SDSU

NORTH PARK

SPRING VALLEY

LA MESA

94

94

San Diego Zoo

CINEMA / RESTAURANT / BAR / CAFÉ / FRIENDS / COME PLAY!

LEMON GROVE

54

JAMUL

52 75

805 San Diego Bay

54

NATIONAL CITY

BONITA CHULA VISTA

5

OTAY MESA

Knott’s Soak City U.S.A.

905

IMPERIAL BEACH

THE LOT LIBERTY STATION 2620 TRUXTUN RD., SAN DIEGO, CA 92106 619.566.0069 Otay Mesa Port Of Entry

THE LOT LA JOLLA 7611 FAY AVENUE, LA JOLLA, CA 92037 858.777.0069

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DULZURA

U.S. Olympic Training Center

Silver Strand State Beach

SAN DIEGO COUNTY

Sycuan Resort And Casino

8

BALBOA PARK DOWNTOWN

36

DEHESA

EL CAJON

34 2

67

Mission Basilica SD De Alcala

MISSION VALLEY

MISSION BEACH

Belmont Park

WILLOWS

52

163

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15

Viejas Casino & Outlet Center

LAKESIDE

SANTEE

66

THE LOT LA JOLLA

Aeropuerto De Tijuana

www.thelotent.com

WHERE THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYS.

DESCANS


SDAG 2017-18  

San Diego Attendee Guide 2017-18