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San Diego Convention Center

111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
619 525 5000
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Ranked #38 of 193 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Convention Centers, Other
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Type: Convention Centers, Other
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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183 reviews 183 reviews
17 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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116 reviews 116 reviews
59 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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762 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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El Paso, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

this is a huge venue, endless walking to get to sessions. Too warm for my taste, I was often sweating in the meeting rooms. Catered lunches were very expensive and a rip-off. For example a $30 box lunch consisted of a sandwich, potato chips, an apple a cookie and a soda. Gimme a break! I will probably pass on any... More 

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Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It has been three years since I've been in downtown San Diego and it was wonderful to visit and see the results of all those years of construction completed. The Convention Center looks good and comfortable with easy parking, surrounded by lots of eating places.

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West Point, Virginia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Attended our annual conference here and was generally quite pleased. The only criticism I have is also a compliment, they can obviously handle pretty much any size of crowd and I understand they are planning a significant expansion. I just hope they put in a moving sidewalk, I had some long walks inside there! Space was very clean, very bright... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I attended the San Diego Quilt Show in September - fortunately it was in Hall A, closest to parking and the trolley stop. The building is enormous, so if you get off the trolley at Gaslamp instead of Convention Center, you have a loooonng walk back to the other end.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Attended a conference there and was very breathtaking because it is located next to the shore with the beach aside and the clear water that can make you relax. The complex is very easy going even its size and very manageable to find the courses...the escalators were in either side but miss elevators not actually very necessary. Two tier buiding... More 

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