A True Destination Experience Like No Other…
Social Media Marketing World takes place in what’s known as “America’s Finest City,” San Diego, California. Held right on the waterfront at the San Diego Convention Center, this event is equal parts professional development and fun.
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With 70 miles of gorgeous beaches, a wide range of world-class family attractions, and its idyllic climate, San Diego offers 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).
Planning Your Trip
Most attendees plan to stay a few days extra and make a vacation out of their stay. It’s not unusual for informal events to take place the weekend prior to the event.
For All-Access ticket holders, Social Media Marketing World kicks off on Monday, March 13 (afternoon workshops begin at 12pm PT) and ends the evening of Wednesday, March 15 at 6pm PT.
For Marketer and Streaming ticket holders, Social Media Marketing World kicks off on Tuesday, March 14 (opening keynote begins at 8am PT) and ends the evening of Wednesday, March 15 at 6pm PT.
Getting to Know Your Event Venue
Social Media Marketing World is held at the San Diego Convention Center, located along the San Diego Bay at 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101.
Finding The Best Hotels
We have negotiated discount pricing with popular hotels that are within walking distance to the convention center. Most attendees and speakers stay in our hotels, enhancing your overall experience.
The San Diego International Airport (airport code SAN), also referred to as Lindbergh Field, is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the San Diego Convention Center. 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
For All-Access Tickets: Please plan to arrive at the San Diego International Airport on or before Sunday, March 12, 2023. On March 13, workshops start at 12pm PT.
For Marketer Tickets: Please plan to arrive at the San Diego International Airport on or before Monday, March 13, 2023. The opening keynote starts at 8am PT on Tuesday, March 14.
When to Depart
The Social Media Marketing World conference officially ends on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 6pm PT. Plus, there are always many meetups that go late into the evening on the last day of the event.
We suggest you depart on Thursday, March 16, 2023, but many attendees stay a few extra days to tour San Diego.
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. Your passport must also be valid for 6 months from your day of arrival.
Please plan in advance to make this process as smooth as possible. You should check your passport expiration date to ensure you have plenty of time to get the documents you need. For more details on travel into the United States, please click on this link: http://travel.state.gov.
If you need a VISA letter, you must first purchase your ticket to the conference. Once you’ve done that, please send an email to: [email protected] and we will send you details of what we need to provide you with a VISA letter.
Ground Transportation From San Diego International Airport
Shuttles: At the airport, the shuttle access area is across the street from the baggage pickup area. Our event hotels do NOT provide airport shuttle service; however, it is only a 10-minute drive.
Here is a transportation option you may choose to reserve in advance:
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 upfront 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
San Diego Airport Designated Ride Share passenger pickup locations are:
- Terminal 1: Exit baggage claim via the escalators, walk across the Sky Bridge toward Ground Transportation and the parking lot, exit down the escalators toward the parking lot, and turn right to the Transportation Plaza. Use the crosswalk to the third lane for pick-up area. See signage for assistance.
- Terminal 2: Upon exiting baggage claim, use the main crosswalk to Transportation Plaza. Ridesharing pick-up is located in the second lane on the right. See signage for assistance.
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.
Parking: Parking at the San Diego Convention Center is currently $20.00 per day. Check with your hotel for current rates.
Parking at your home airport: Save up to 20% on airport parking reservations with CheapAirportParking.org at over 30 major airports across the U.S. To book, enter promo code SMMW and select your dates and home airport. A complimentary shuttle to and from your selected airport is included with all reservations.
Driving Directions to the San Diego Convention Center San Diego
The event venue is located at 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.