When visiting San Diego for a convention or event, you may not have time for a lot sightseeing. However, being short on time shouldn’t deter your from enjoying everything this beautiful city has to offer. By staying at an affordable hotel in downtown San Diego, you can easily travel to various downtown attractions during your convention breaks or after your event is over for the day. The following options are some of the most popular downtown sites among guests of the Marina Inn.
If you have some time to spare, head to the Gaslamp Quarter for dining and shopping. The area is packed with hundreds of restaurants, cocktail lounges and shops ideal for spending the afternoon or evening. No matter what you’re looking for, this small sixteen square block district just outside the convention center will be able to provide you with whatever you need.
For a relaxing break, take a leisurely stroll through Balboa Park. The lush landscaping, tropical gardens and many museums are a great way to spend an afternoon. There are also various restaurants at Balboa Park and a few concessions stands where you can get something to eat while enjoying the sunny San Diego weather. Click here to learn more about the outdoor activities at Balboa Park.
A little walk north of the San Diego Convention Center will take you to another great place to explore, Seaport Village. At this quaint bay front attraction, you can grab a quick bite to eat or take a seat along water and watch the boats come and go from the harbor. There are also many specialty shops where convention goers can find one-of-a-kind souvenirs.
Although San Diego conventioneers don’t often have much time to sightsee, these nearby attractions are the perfect places for much needed breaks. For more information about the San Diego Convention Center or for hotel rates and availability, contact the Marina Inn today.