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San Diego Convention Center

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Address: 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619 525 5000
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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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First visit

Overall it is very big but not well put together. Seems somewhat dated. We did enjoy the convention but this place should be upgraded.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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San Marcos, California
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San Marcos, California
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258 reviews 258 reviews
91 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Overall it is very big but not well put together. Seems somewhat dated. We did enjoy the convention but this place should be upgraded.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had problem for parking....and den walkin all the way to center is a long walk. but excellent venue

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Yuma, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The accommodations here are ample, the parking has never been a problem, and once on the second level, you can walk laps to work off some energy or calories. The outside decks offer a beautiful view. I paid $15 a day for parking during Distributech in 2/2015.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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82 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The venue itself is massive & has easy access to many hotels. The halls are well kept. Food quality was average. As an exhibitor you get gouged at every level by the union "help". Not only with the forklift assistance you're forced to pay for as they don't let you do anything & then the $270hr labor fee for them... More 

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Hercules, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

visited the car show at the convention center. Sat in and learned more about cars of my dreams. Especially like how smoothly the event was run; easy access, fast lines, nice concession stands. Just fun!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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40 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I like this convention center for a few reasons. First, it is in San Diego! Than means one can venture outside for a break, short walk, or conference refreshment break. The rooms are nice and technology friendly. And it is convenient to everything; airport, hotels, activities, restaurants, ballpark and outdoor space. It is a BIG center though.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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61 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Located on the bay, this convention center has a unique design simulating waves breaking on the shore. Very interesting. The rooms were nice and not too cold. Only drawback, there were no vending machines for refreshments though the conference supplied some.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is an amazing convention center a lot of natural light during the day and great lighting at night. We went for a concert that was great

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Stony Brook, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Like most convention centers this one is hugeseveral city blocks long and can accomodate almost any type of convention or exhibit but the size makes it immpossible to walk from one end to the other. For some reason, distances travelled are never short. Food is only passable.

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Liberty, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A very convenient center but very big. Build in a 5-10 minute commute time if you are there for a conference. It may take that long to walk from one session meeting room to another.

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