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 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (towers shown in the center 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 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 and ends the evening of Friday, March 28 (schedule). Many attendees plan to stay a few days extra and make a vacation out of their stay.
Hotel / Event Venue
The San Diego International Airport (airport code SAN), also referred to as Lindbergh Field, is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. 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 Wednesday, March 26 in order to attend our opening-night Networking Party on-board the USS Midway aircraft carrier at 6:30pm (the USS Midway is a short walking distance from the Hyatt). 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 Friday March 28, 2014 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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Uber is an app that allows you to request a ride with the tap of a button. Drivers arrive curbside in just minutes, you can track the arrival of your ride on your iPhone, Android or Blackberry, and payment is charged directly to your credit card on file.
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Shuttles: At the airport, the shuttle access area is across the street from the baggage pickup area. The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 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 SMMWC 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 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is currently $36.00 per day for valet and $26.00 per day for self-parking. In/out privileges are included in self- and valet parking rates for hotel guests.
Driving Directions to the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
The hotel / event venue is located at 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101.