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San Diego Dining and Sightseeing

Are you excited about your visit to San Diego? With 70 miles of coastline and a year-round average temperature of 70.5 degrees Fahrenheit (21.4 degrees Celsius), there’s a reason it’s called America’s Finest City.

Social Media Marketing World starts on a Sunday. Why not come early for the weekend and enjoy this warm, wonderful city? Or bring the family and make a vacation out of your stay!

There are a lot of fun and exciting things to do while you’re here in San Diego–from beautiful beaches and water sports to world-famous theme parks and museums, to exciting nightlife that’s just minutes from the San Diego Convention Center.  We’ve listed a few of our favorite San Diego activities below.

Discounts for Social Media Marketing World Attendees

Looking for something fun to do during your time in San Diego? Plan ahead by visiting the Meet Me In San Diego webpage for some great activity and attraction options, dining recommendations, and much more!

If you are looking for something when you arrive, visit the San Diego Convention Center Concierge desk during the conference to purchase discount tickets to local San Diego Attractions and for information and assistance with making dinner reservations at local restaurants.

The Concierge Desk is available to conference attendees February 28 through March 2 from 9:00AM-6:00PM and is located in the east and west lobbies of the San Diego Convention Center.

Additional coupons and discounts are available through the San Diego Convention Center’s Show Your Badge Program. You can find discount coupons on their website or by visiting the Concierge desk during the conference.  

Sight Seeing

The San Diego Convention Center provides discounted tickets to the following local attractions:

San Diego Zoo

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Take some time to visit a few of our furry friends at the world famous San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

san diego zoo

USS Midway

Visit the USS Midway Museum and walk in the footsteps of the 225,000 sailors who served aboard the ship. There is a self guided audio tour including more than 60 exhibits and 29 restored aircraft.

uss midway skyline

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Sail away aboard the Hornblower cruise ship. One and two hour harbor tours are available as well as whale watching and dinner cruises.

Old Town Trolley Tours

Hop on the Old Town Trolley and see some of San Diego’s best locations. This tour allows you the opportunity to hop off and explore the area before hopping back on to your next destination.

historic tours

San Diego SEAL Tours

It’s a boat.. It’s a bus… It’s both! See San Diego from land and sea aboard the Hydra Terra vehicles from San Diego Sea And Land (SEAL) tours. This is a 90-minute narrated tour departing from Seaport Village, right next to the hotel. You’ll see all the downtown sights by land, then drive into the bay for another (wetter) perspective!

seal tours

Other San Diego Destinations (no coupons available here)


Gaslamp Quarter

Looking for great restaurants and nightlife? San Diego’s historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter, just minutes from the conference hotel, is the place to go. You’ll find food from a variety of cultures and price ranges, bars and clubs, theaters, shopping and fun.


In addition to coupons through the Show Your Badge Program, discounts can be found here.

Seaport Village and The Headquarters

With over 80 shops and restaurants Seaport Village and The Headquarters are the perfect places to spend the evening. Visit the SMMW Information Booth during the conference to pick up a VIP Shopping Pass which includes discounts and special offers to a variety of shops and restaurants.

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