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The Ideal Climate for Business

Now that San Diego is once again open for meetings and events, we’re positively thrilled to welcome you — boasting a host of spectacular new venues, exciting additions and enhanced safety measures that will provide peace of mind and add some sunshine to your next gathering. 

A Warm, Safe Welcome 

As a city with a proven track record of leading the country in safety protocols, you can rest assured in knowing that San Diego is dedicated to the health and well-being of your company or group. The San Diego Convention Center was one of the first in the country to achieve the prestigious GBAC STARTM facility accreditation for its stringent standards for cleaning, disinfection and disease prevention. What’s more, no other destination offers a unique blend of sunny surroundings, warm weather and outdoor spaces where your attendees can spread out and come together for some inspiring collaboration time.  

Sky's the Limit

Many of the area’s venues, hotels and resorts have undergone extensive renovations, including the Sky Deck at the newly remodeled Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley. Host an event at one of the al fresco decks and patios, plan a dinner at any of its 11 and counting eateries, or invite guests to mingle by the outdoor fire pits as they enjoy San Diego’s world-renowned local craft brews. 

Hatch Something Big

Some of the world’s biggest ideas were born in a garage, which makes The Urban Garage at Horton Grand Hotel a great setting to inspire bold ideas and fresh new thinking. Break the meetings mold by giving your breakout sessions an edge of rustic elegance in this beautifully designed event space, featuring barrel vaulted ceilings, reclaimed wood pillars and 4,000 square feet of room to dream even bigger. 

Here's a Wild Idea

A continent away but close to downtown, the San Diego Zoo offers a variety of event habitats, including the recently renovated Zoofari Party pavilion that holds up to 1,000 guests. Gather your "herd" for a meeting, reception or company event, and you’ll feel good knowing that booking an event in this exotic location helps support the real-world efforts of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance.

Another Exciting Addition

Arguably the most noteworthy new addition to San Diego is Kavin Schieferdecker — who joins the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) team as its first-ever Chief Sales Officer. An established leader with 25 years of experience in hotel sales and conventions services, Kavin has made a name for himself as an innovative thinker with a proven history of building effective sales teams. As San Diego charts a bold course for the future of meetings and events, Kavin is poised to help the region build on its already glowing reputation as a premiere business travel destination.

Ready to get down to business (and pleasure) in San Diego? Visit sandiego.org/meeting-planners.aspx or call (877) 973-6338 to start planning your meeting or event today.

*Funded in part with City of San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment Funds.