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San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

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About San Diego

Airline Travel
Transportation and Services
Getting Around San Diego

About San Diego

California's second largest city and the United States' eighth largest, San Diego boasts a citywide population of nearly 1.3 million residents and more than 3 million residents countywide. Within its borders of 4,200 sq. miles, San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous other charming neighborhoods and communities, including downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido, La Mesa, Hillcrest, Barrio Logan and Chula Vista just to name a few.

San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Popular attractions include the world-famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California. San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world.

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With average temperatures of 72 degrees, San Diego is a year-round outdoor playground.
Annual precipitation: 10.4 inches
Average sunny/partly sunny days: 263 days
Average high temperature: 70ᵒ F
Average low temperature: 58ᵒ F
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Airline Travel

OFC Management has arranged discounted air travel. Please check out OFC Discounts for exclusive discounts for OFC attendees only. 
Conveniently located just ten minutes from downtown San Diego and serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines including non-stop flights from Mexico, Canada, Japan and the UK, San Diego International Airport is managed by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and receives more than 16 million passengers a year.

Flying into San Diego, passengers get a bird's eye view of Balboa Park, downtown and the San Diego Bay on the descent to San Diego International Airport, aka Lindbergh Field. The airport terminals are easy to navigate and offer gourmet food and drink from local restaurants.

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Transportation and Services

Convention Center Information
The San Diego Convention Center is located downtown along majestic San Diego Bay with the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter and the San Diego Padres' PETCO Park at its doorstep.
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.525.5000

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Onsite Parking
On-site private vehicle parking is available at the 1,950-vehicle underground garage located below the San Diego Convention Center.  Rates may range from $15 to $35 on days when there is special event activity at Petco Park or other downtown events.

Downtown Parking
Directly across the street from the center, on the corner of Harbor and 8th Ave., is a 2,000 space parking structure. Off-site parking is available at numerous nearby parking lots and garages in downtown San Diego, many are within walking distance of the convention center. Lots and garages are individually owned and operated, prices vary by location.

Metered street parking is available in some areas. Parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., unless otherwise posted. Metered spots are free on Sunday and designated holidays. Meters accept nickels, dimes, quarters, and prepaid electronic debit cards.

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Getting Around San Diego

On average, a one-way taxi ride from the San Diego International Airport (SAN) to the San Diego Convention Center is approximately $25.00 (gratuity not included).
Public Transportation
The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) offers fast and convenient service from the airport to the San Diego Convention Center. MTS operates the San Diego Trolley, with a stop right outside the convention center. In addition to the trolley, The Flyer, MTS bus route 992, directly services the airport and the downtown area. Please visit the MTS website for information on various routes, fares and schedules.
Ride Sharing
San Diego has a multitude of rideshare car service options such as Uber, Lyft, Sidecar or Zipcar.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers train service between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Extra trains and capacity have been added between July 17 and July 21 in anticipation of the surge of travelers headed to Comic-Con. Book your ticket ahead of time, and consider upgrading to Business Class for a guaranteed seat. The train stops in downtown San Diego at the Santa Fe Depot on Broadway and Pacific Highway, a short walk or a few trolley stops to the Convention Center. Discounted trolley passes can be purchased onboard the Pacific Surfliner in the Café car. Check out the OFC Discounts for exclusive discounts for OFC attendees.

Rental Cars
The Rental Car Center at San Diego International Airport  provides visitors with an easy, reliable, and comfortable experience for renting a vehicle. The Center is home to most of the rental car companies including national brands, local companies, and independent businesses in one central location.

Many of the car rental companies also provide convenient pick-up services at many of the San Diego hotels. Just be sure to make reservations and arrangements ahead of time. Many hotel concierge services can also offer these services, so check with your hotel on what they can provide for you. Check out the OFC Discounts for exclusive discounts for OFC attendees only.

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