Pictures of the San Diego Convention Center

I visited the San Diego Convention Center a couple of weeks ago and was quite impressed by it. It’s located just a frew minutes’ cab ride from the San Diego International Airport, bookended by two hotels – Hilton to the south and Marriott to the north – and it runs parallell to the San Diego Bay to the west and Harbor Drive and the transit train to the east. The visitor-friendly Gaslamp Quarter with its myriad of bars, cafes and restaurants is literally across the street and Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, is just a few walkable blocks away, as is aircraft carrier museum USS Midway.

It is, quite simply, a great place to hold a convention or conference. Below are a dozen pictures from the convention center and its immediate surroundings.

The San Diego Convention Center seen from the marina.

The Harbor Drive side of the San Diego Convention Center.

An escalator inside the San Diego Convention Center

San Diego Convention Center first-floor hallway next to Harbor Drive. Meeting rooms to the left.

View of the San Diego Bay side of the San Diego Convention Center. Photo taken from lawn between the convention center and Hotel Hilton.

San Diego Convention Center photographed from the Embarcado marina North Park.

The San Diego Convention Center main entrance.

The San Diego Convention Center seen from the transit railway side (Harbor Drive)

The second floor Sails Pavilion room (90,000 square feet).

The San Diego Convention Center's magnificent terrace facing the San Diego Bay (Hotel Marriott in the background).

First-floor hallway with entrances to meeting rooms at the San Diego Convention Center.

The Hilton is just steps south of the San Diego Convention Center but is not attached to it.

The Hotel Marriott has two towering buildings immediately north of the San Diego Convention Center