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Gaslamp District

Distance / 0.5 Miles

Known for its nightlife, this lively downtown neighborhood is steps away from the Convention Center.

Convention Center

Distance / 0.15 Miles

The San Diego Convention Center is located in the heart of San Diego’s vibrant downtown and is home to year-round conventions which bring thousands of visitors to the city from all over the globe.

Petco Park

Distance / 0.25 Miles

Home to Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres, this beautiful ballpark opened in 2004 and provides local fans with baseball and year-round events.


In addition to the small parking lot next to The Shell, we have access to many convenient garages in the area for valet or self-parking. Guest shuttles can also be coordinated to drop-off directly at the ticket gates.

San Diego International Airport

Distance / 3.25 Miles

Conveniently located three miles northwest of downtown San Diego.

Hilton Bayfront Hotel

The Hilton Bayfront Hotel is on the east end of the Convention Center, and linked to Petco Park via a pedestrian bridge.

Marriott Marquis

Located to the immediate west of the Convention Center, this property sits directly across from The Shell.

Grand Hyatt

The Grand Hyatt is also on the west side of the Convention Center, adjacent to Seaport Village.

Seaport Village

Quaint waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment destination a short walk from The Shell.

The Trolley

San Diego’s light-rail Trolley stops right in front of the Convention Center, providing an easy transit option for your guests.

Jacobs Music Center

Planning a conference? Treat your guests to a night with the San Diego Symphony with a ticket block and VIP reception. Copley Symphony Hall is also available for rent.

Points of Interest

Distance from The Shell

The Shell is in a neighborhood of amazing restaurants, entertainment venues, and more. Take a look at what San Diego has to offer in the surrounding area!