San Diego Convention Center

111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
Capacity: 259,347 people

About San Diego Convention Center

Since the day we opened our doors in 1989, our team’s top priority has been to provide meeting planners with excellent customer service. Located along San Diego Bay, we offer flexible exhibit and meeting space in a destination that provides year-round appeal. The building’s architectural centerpiece is a white Tefloncovered 90,000 sq. ft. Sails Pavilion that provides an open-air feel. The exhibit space recently underwent a complete renovation and now allows for meeting planners to customize lighting of the iconic Sails Pavilion roof. The glass-enclosed meeting space features an industry standard trade show floor, high-tech lighting and a cooling and heating system for maximum comfort year-round. The column-free space is equipped for a variety of events, from trade shows and receptions to banquets and galas. The Sails Pavilion is flanked by two ballroom foyers that provide excellent prefunction space. Receptions, coffee breaks and registration activities can take place throughout these areas. Adjacent to the foyers are two ballrooms, each with over 40,000 sq. ft. Designed for maximum flexibility, both ballrooms can be easily divided into smaller sections. Many of our 72 multifunction meeting rooms are accessible via glass corridors. Several meeting rooms open out to expansive terraces overlooking the San Diego Bay, the perfect place for attendees to soak up San Diego’s year-round sunshine. The Sails Pavilion is also conveniently accessible to meeting rooms.

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Event Spaces

Exhibit Hall
Grand Lobby
Meeting Rooms
Outdoor Space
Sails Pavilion


The San Diego Convention Center is Perfect for your next Business Meeting or Convention! - An Eventective User from San Diego, CA

The San Diego Convention Center is the best place to have your business meeting or convention! It is the main convention center in San Diego, and it is truly fantastic. It resides in Downtown San Diego by the marina on West Harbor Drive, and it is a massive structure with extreme asthetic and architectural significance. There is a really amazing part of the convention center called the Sails Pavilion, with numerous fiberglass sails intended to reflect San Diego's history as a Naval port. So, not only is the San Diego Convention Center a place to hold business, but it is also a place to learn a bit of history and take in some of the culture of San Diego. The San Diego convention center is mainly such a wonderful place because of its location. It's located walking distance from Horton Plaza, the major downtown shopping mall area, as well as various bars, clubs, and restaurants. The Convention Center happens to be in near proximity to Petco park, the major baseball field in Downtown San Diego. The airport is in very close proximity to the Convention Center: Lindberg Field Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country and is served by many commercial and private airliners; making your travel to this location easy and convenient. Everything you need for your business meeting or convention is in this small area of Downtown San Diego: air transport, ground transport, food, a place to conduct business, entertainment, and sunny weather. What more could you ask for?

Venue Types
  • Waterfront
  • Waterview
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 259347