A destination like no other…
Social Media Marketing World takes place in what’s known as “America’s Finest City,” San Diego, California. The conference is held at the waterfront San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina (shown on the left side of the video below).
Watch this video to learn more about what to do in San Diego.
With 70 miles of pristine beaches, a dazzling array of world-class family attractions and its idyllic climate, San Diego promises a truly remarkable experience for everyone.
San Diego enjoys beautiful weather year-round with an average daily temperature of 70.5° F (21.4° C).
Social Media Marketing World kicks off on the evening of Sunday, April 7, 2013 and ends the evening of Tuesday, April 9 (schedule). Many attendees plan to arrive early and make a vacation out of their stay.
Hotel / Event Venue
The event is at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, located at 333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.
The discounted room block at the official conference hotel, the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina is sold out.
For a list of hotels in the surrounding area please click here.
The San Diego International Airport (airport code SAN), also referred to as Lindbergh Field, is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina. The airport is serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines. Flying into San Diego, visitors get a bird’s-eye view of Balboa Park, downtown and the San Diego Bay on their descent into San Diego International Airport.
When to Arrive
Please plan to arrive at the San Diego International Airport on or before 4pm PDT on Sunday, April 7 in order to attend our opening-night Networking Party at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park at 7pm (a complimentary shuttle will be provided from the Marriott Marquis). This party is included with your event registration. Click here for the full event schedule.
When to Depart
The Social Media Marketing World conference officially ends on Tuesday April 9, 2013 at 5pm PDT. Click here for the full event schedule.
Traveling From Outside the United States?
If you are traveling internationally (including Canada and Mexico), you must present a valid machine-readable passport at the U.S. port of entry to enter the U.S. Please plan in advance to make this process as smooth as possible. You should check your passport expiration date to ensure you have ample time to get the required documents you need. Your passport must be valid for 6 months from your day of arrival. For more details on travel into the United States, please click on this link: http://travel.state.gov.
Ground Transportation From San Diego International Airport
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Shuttles: At the airport, the shuttle access area is across the street from the baggage pickup area. The San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina does NOT provide airport shuttle service; however, it is only a 10-minute drive. Here are some transportation options you may choose to reserve in advance:
- Cloud 9 / Super Shuttle: Phone: 1-800-blue-van (mention code 8E7KF for $7 one way or $14 round trip, OR click this link)
- Advanced Shuttle: Phone: 800-719-3499 / 619-466-6885
Taxis: San Diego’s taxi service is a great way to get around and see the sights without having to be in the driver’s seat. Many companies provide taxicab service at San Diego International Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas. A Transportation Coordinator will place you with the first available taxi, unless you specify a particular taxicab company. The estimated taxi fare to/from the airport and hotel is $15.00 US (one way). All major credit cards are accepted upon request, but please ask up front as many drivers prefer cash. The following are taxicab companies frequently used by travelers:
- Airport Yellow Cab of San Diego: 619-234-6161
- San Diego Cab: 800-368-2947 / 619-226-8294
- USA Cab: 619-231-1144
Public transportation: There are a number of public transportation services available to you at any given time. Please visit the San Diego Airport Public Transportation Information Page for information on the following:
- Amtrak and Coaster
- Metro bus
- Trolley service
Car rental: San Diego car rentals offer a convenient means of transportation during your stay. Click here for more information on car rentals. Keep in mind the hotel parking rates noted below.
Hotel parking: Parking at the Marriott Marquis & Marina is currently $40.00 per day for valet and $26.00 per day for self-parking. In/out privileges are included in self- and valet parking rates.
Driving Directions to the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
The hotel / event venue is located at 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101.