The San Diego Convention Center, which doubled in size upon an expansion in 2001, is located downtown along San Diego Bay. The 1.7 million square foot facility features 615,701 square feet of exhibit space; 204,114 square feet of meeting space including two 40,000 square foot ballrooms; and 284,494 square feet of pre-function, lobby, and registration space. The center is within a mile of 7,500 first-class hotel rooms, and is only 10 minutes from the airport. Meeting space is also available at the 2,975-seat Civic Theatre, a multipurpose convention and performing arts center adjacent to City Hall.
A number of downtown hotels are designed to accommodate major conventions, providing extensive meeting and banquet facilities, as well as exhibit space. Nearly 45,000 rooms are available in the San Diego area.
Convention Information: San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, 401 B Street, Suite 1400, San Diego, CA 92101