Hotel and travel for San Diego

Providing information to make your travel and onsite logistics the best possible experience
View of Coronado bridge near SPIE Medical Imaging event

Welcome to beautiful San Diego

Access information for one of the West Coast's favorite oceanside cities, San Diego. With 70 miles of beautiful beaches, near-perfect weather year round, and a variety of magnificent settings countywide. San Diego offers a fun and inexpensive getaway for kids and adults, any time of year.

You will find tips for traveling to and around the city, as well as information about the conference hotel, the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center. See the beautifully refurbished hotel and grounds through photos. View the gallery.

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center

The perfect setting for business or pleasure, the conference hotel has been a landmark destination in Mission Valley, San Diego for close to 60 years and offers a premier location near many popular attractions and activities. The newly remodeled Town and Country is a modern expression of the 1960s Southern California vibe— relaxed, playful—where everyone feels welcome.

Housing opens in the fall.

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego

Travel to San Diego

Check out the information below for:

  • airport
  • shuttle services
  • public transit services
  • driving directions and parking

Explore San Diego

Visa information

Suitcase packed for SPIE Medical Imaging event

Transportation information


Airport information

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is conveniently located three miles northwest of downtown San Diego.

Transportation from the airport 

  • Taxi service from the San Diego Airport to the downtown hotels is approximately $15 - 25 depending on traffic.
  • Uber or Lyft from the San Diego Airport to the downtown hotels is approximately $6 - 8 (shared ride) or $12 - 17.

Shuttles and public transportation

Bayfront Shuttle 
Hop on the Big Bay Shuttle — $3 to ride all day — to visit the numerous hotels, attractions, shops and restaurants along the scenic San Diego bay. Shuttle route includes Hilton Bayfront, Marriott Marquis & Marina, Seaport Village, Broadway/Navy Pier, Maritime Museum, Sheraton Hotel & Marina.

Trolley cars are red and travel above ground on light rail lines every 15 minutes. If guests purchase Day Tripper Passes from the Transit e-store (on-line), before their arrival date, they can then use Bus 992 from the airport to the America Plaza Trolley Station to your hotel and to and from the convention center for unlimited rides at that one flat rate. Or you can purchase a day pass for $5 (subject to change) when you board the 992 bus at the airport from any terminal. Get off at Broadway & Kettner Blvd. and walk to the America Plaza Trolley Station. From there, take the Orange Line with signage 'Downtown/Convention Center' to your hotel or to the convention center.

Things to do  

No stay in San Diego is complete without a trip to the waterfront. San Diego Bay is bustling with activity and a long maritime and military history. The city is also home to the largest urban cultural park in the United States, Balboa Park is often referred to as the “Smithsonian of the West.” Its 1,200 lush acres are home to 85 cultural attractions, including 15 museums, eight gardens and the San Diego Zoo. There is always somewhere worth exploring in this seaside city and surrounding area — whether driving, biking, boating, or walking.

  • Explore Coronado Island
  • Visit the many beaches
  • Cruise the harbor
  • Visit the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, or Sea World
  • Visit the many museums
  • Ride the trolley to Old Town
  • Find fun at Belmont Park

It's even easier with a digital pass; combine favorite attractions and save money.
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