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From the moment you arrive in San Diego, you’ll understand why this city is one of the leading destinations for both tourism and meetings. In addition to year-round sunshine and near-perfect weather, San Diego is home to 70+ miles of sparkling coastline, friendly locals, a vibrant downtown and an endless assortment of unique neighborhoods to explore. There’s something to discover for everyone.

Discount Baseball Tickets

Specially priced seats are available to all DDW attendees for select Chicago White Sox games. Choose from Friday, May 1 through Thursday, May 7. For any questions or groups interested in 20 or more seats for this promotion, please contact Scott Gbur at 312-674-5322.
San Diego has officially stepped out from the shadow of its big sister due north, earning world-class destination status that goes well beyond the waves. Come for the sunshine, sure; but stay for everything else. 

Condé Nast Traveler, The Best Cities in The U.S.: 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

Whether you’re flying or driving into San Diego, transportation options are limitless.

  • Airports: Located just 10 minutes from downtown San Diego, San Diego International Airport is serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines. The airport terminals are easy to navigate, and offer food and drink from local restaurants.
  • Public Transportation: There are plenty of bus routes that offer service throughout San Diego. The San Diego Trolley is another fun way to travel in and around the city.
  • Ground Transportation: Taxis are abundant and easily accessible from the convention center, airport, major hotels and downtown locations. San Diego is also a ride-share friendly city for services like Uber and Lyft.
  • Car Rentals: Exploring San Diego by car is the most convenient way of getting around to all corners of the region. The Rental Car Center at San Diego International Airport is home to most rental car companies. Many rental car companies also provide pick-up services at many hotels.
  • Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided for attendees from contracted DDW hotels to the convention center. View the shuttle schedule and boarding locations.
For U.S. residents: please review the Real ID Act regarding boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft. Depending on your state of residence, you may need to provide a second form of identification at the airport. You must use a REAL ID or another acceptable form of ID to fly starting May 3, 2023.

Additional Travel Details


DDW is pleased to offer discounted rates at San Diego’s finest hotels.

Discover San Diego

We’ve partnered with San Diego Tourism Authority to create a San Diego microsite just for DDW attendees.

Weather in San Diego

Temperatures boast an average of 71°F and 300 sunny days.