Destination: San Diego Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
28690 Mercedes Street, Suite A, Temecula, California, 92590
306,000 sq ft
Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is the place where you can network, rejuvenate, and experience a unique conference meeting destination. You will find that conducting business is easy and enjoyable in a relaxing picturesque setting. Your attendees will be inspired to set aside the distractions of their busy lives to attentively focus on the agenda at hand and accomplish their goals as they meet in a region surrounded by lush vineyards. Temecula Valley showcases a diverse selection of convention and meeting venues. You may select from the traditional board room to a double‑door suite that opens up to endless hills of grape vines or a high‑tech meeting facility located within an entertainment‑driven casino property. We provide professional planning assistance. Our list of preferred vendors can assist you with everything from creating that unique menu, to selecting the perfect welcome amenity, to shipping, to event staffing. Receive complimentary visitor guides and regional brochures, venue sourcing, special event and meeting planning assistance, lead distribution, booking incentives, coordinating venue site inspection, website hotel reservation program, creation of spousal and family tour itineraries, speakers support, convention visitor bags (depending on size of group), familiarization tours, special event webpage marketing , city liaison, group "Welcome" presentations, concierge services, hospitality desk support and administration.
By Dawna L. Robertson
April 23, 2013
Planner might easily be convinced that sunny San Diego is designed purely for nce. With San Diego International Airport (SAN), downtown and s wrapped into one tidy package, groups can hit the ground run- Pown to business in a flash. Hese congenial logistics, California’s second-largest city unfurls 269-square-mile canvas of possibilities. Seven distinctive regions stretch 86 miles from the Pacific Ocean to Anza-Borrego Desert and 65 miles from Cleveland National Forest to the Mexico border. It all adds up to meetings and diversions that are far from the same old grind.
By Nikki Gloudeman
December 31, 2012
Setting trends is second nature to Southern California, a region consistently in the throes of buzz-generating new development. Planners who have never booked in this inspired region of the country will find the fresh inventory enticing; those who have booked here, even frequently, will be pleased that the meetings product rarely feels stale.
By Jessie Fetterling
April 30, 2012
There are many elements of San Diego that just scream vacation, even when business tops the itinerary. The 70 miles of Pacific shore, where sand castles, bicycles and colorful beach umbrellas abound. The downtown area, with taco shops, sushi restaurants and entertaining nightlife options that run the gamut. And myriad attractions—Balboa Park, SeaWorld, Old Town, Padres baseball games— that keep visitors occupied year-round.
By Sandi Cain
December 28, 2011
California is well known for its Spanish and Mexican heritage, but it also boasts roughly 70 other ethnicities, reflected in delightful museums, restaurants and cultural centers throughout the state.
By Talia Salem
April 22, 2011
San Diego conjures up images of sandy beaches, sunny skies and tan Californians.
By Talia Salem
November 29, 2010
Finding the right balance of urban amenities and small-town charm has long been the conundrum for planners when weighing options and locales for meetings. Planners want a destination with first-rate hotels, activities and ambience that can be coupled with a relaxed pace to get down to business.
Learn about San Diego for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Number of Meetings Hotels: 230
Total Hotel Rooms: 54,000
Number of Special Events Venues: 162
Local Convention Centers: San Diego Convention Center, SDSU Conference Center, Marina Village Conference Center
Local Airports San Diego International Airport
Local CVB: San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau San Diego CVB
San Diego, CA: What Makes San Diego the Perfect Conference, Convention or Meeting Destination
The 70 miles of breathtaking landscape that largely make up San Diego are a piece of coastal bliss flaunting flora and fauna all year round, making for a perfect setting for destination meetings and conferences at any time of year. Not the typical SoCal destination—less of that L.A. urban feel or Orange County surfer-dude vibe—San Diego instead provides a more laid back, escape-from-it-all kind of simplicity that makes it a perfect retreat for meeting-goers. “We always call it God’s country because there’s this certain calm and peacefulness and lack of congestion,” says Margie Sitton, senior vice president of sales for the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau.
And lack of congestion is what makes meeting planning in San Diego so ideal. Destination meeting planners have an array of choices when it comes to scheduling a conference or finding a meeting venue that also offers outside-the-meeting room activities.
Meeting attendees can take to the beach on the breezy shores of La Jolla, filled with sun-bathing seals and eclectic breakfast spots. Do a little networking or team building on the green and find out why San Diego is a leading golf destination, or play the ponies at the iconic horse-racing tracks in Del Mar. With such an abundance of options and activities paired with ample facilities for intimate meetings and annual conferences alike, you will find thatSan Diego delivers on its motto, “happy happens.”
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