Travel To San Diego
Here are recommended hotels and resorts for your stay, broken down by neighborhood. If you are looking to stay close to the conference, we recommend you stay in La Jolla or Torrey Pines. If you are looking to be near the beach or bay, we recommend you stay in the Mission Bay area which is home to many luxurious resorts. If you want to be close to nightlife, check out the hotels in the Gaslamp Quarter.
We recommend that you rent a vehicle for transportation at your preferred car rental agency at the San Diego Airport. There is a parking garage near the UCSD Center for the Future of Surgery Building. You can also get transportation between your hotel and the conference via taxi or a ride-share app. If you would like to use public transportation, the MTS Trolley recently opened two stations on the UCSD campus, with the VA Medical Center Station just a short 0.6 mile walk away from the building in which the conference will be held.
San Diego Accomodations
La Jolla & Torrey Pines Area
Mission Bay & Beaches
Downtown & Gaslamp Quarter
Discover San Diego
Welcome to America’s Finest City, with near-perfect weather year-round, 70 miles of spectacular coastline, world-class attractions, and a thriving urban core, complete with a sophisticated art, dining, and nightlife scene. There’s something for everyone.
Soak up the Sun at the Beach
San Diego is home to some of the best beaches in the United States. Popular beaches include La Jolla Shores, Torrey Pines State Beach, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, and Coronado Beach.
La Jolla Shores is a mile-long crescent of prime sand beach favored by active beachgoers of all interests. Anchored by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography pier, this is a busy swimming area popular among families and surfers alike. Shielded by La Jolla Bay, it is also used as a launching ground for scuba diving and kayaking. At night it’s alive with the glow of beach fires.
South of La Jolla lies Pacific Beach and Mission Beach. Pacific Beach, or P.B. as the locals call it is a favorite for the younger crowd. Many families enjoy north Pacific Beach near the Tourmaline Surf Park. Along the 3-mile oceanfront boardwalk, you’ll find funky surf shops, beach bars, cafes, and nightclubs. A variety of upscale resorts and family hotels are also scattered along the coast. Be sure to visit Mission Beach’s iconic Belmont Park amusement park and entertainment center for a ride on the Giant Dipper roller coaster or game of laser tag.
Situated just across the bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado is consistently voted best beach in the U.S. by Dr. Beach. With gentle surf, sparkling wide-sand beaches, charming main street and great hotels, including the famous Hotel del Coronado, this island paradise is perfect for a family vacation or romantic getaway.
Play Golf Where the Pros Play
Voted as one of the top destinations for golfers in the country, San Diego is home to over 70 golf courses including the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, home of the annual Farmers Open on the PGA Tour and to two US Opens Championships (2008 & 2021). Torrey Pines Golf Course has two 18-hole courses and breath-taking views of the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, you’re sure to have a memorable experience, even if your golf game isn’t up-to-par.
Interesting Fact: Torrey Pines Golf Course is actually a public golf course owned and operated by the City of San Diego.
Book your tee time at Torrey Pines and 25 more premiere courses with San Diego Golf Reservations.
Fun For the Whole Family
Whether you are a sports fan, a history buff, or an animal lover, there is something fun for everyone in San Diego! Cheer on the San Diego Padres at a baseball game in Petco Park, voted #1 MLB ballpark in 2022. Take a walk on the wild side and visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Safari Park or SeaWorld on Mission Bay. Explore the USS Midway Museum and learn about aircraft carriers and what it was like to be a TOPGUN pilot. Take your younger kids to Legoland, just a quick trip to Carlsbad.
Dining & Nightlife
San Diego has been credited as one of the best cities in the United States for foodies. Whether you want a juicy burger or authentic Baja-inspired Mexican cuisine, you won’t need to look hard to find a good meal. For those looking for fun after dark, head to the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown with 16 walkable blocks packed with over 180 restaurants, 50 bars and 10 nightclubs. If you’re a beer enthusiast, you’re also in luck as San Diego is considered one of the world’s best craft beer cities with over 140 different breweries.