The highly anticipated Comic Con is less than two weeks away and downtown San Diego hotels, restaurants and shops are starting to prepare for their influx of visitors and vacationers. This four day event attracts more than 100,000 attendees from locations throughout the world and highlights some of the best in comic books, movies, pop culture and more.
In addition to the thousands of conventioneers that will be dressed in their favorite action hero costumes, those going to the convention center can expect to see some of this year’s top writers and actors in panels scheduled throughout the day. Some of this year’s most anticipated TV panels include X Files, Dr. Who and S.H.I.E.L.D, while conventioneers are looking forward to the X-Men, Catching Fire and Veronica Mars movie panels.
Insider Tip: If this is your first Comic Con event and there is a panel you want to see, it is advised to get to the hall or room in which the panel will appear later that day as early as possible. In other words, to ensure you get to see the panel you want, be prepared to wait all day, even through other panel presentations that you may not be as interested in.
While it may seem like a no brainer, be prepared to fight the crowds, both at the convention center and in the downtown district. The convention center offers a few discounts to restaurants and shops outside of the venue, however, keep in mind that these will be most crowded. Restaurants further from the convention center will likely be better options if you may be a bit impatient after a long day of visiting exhibits.
If you haven’t already, reserve a room at the Marina Inn, a San Diego Convention Center hotel located in downtown San Diego. Offering competitive pricing for Comic Con weekend and a variety of free amenities, a stay with us is sure to be comfortable and relaxing. For rates and availability, contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933.