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NAMIC Annual Convention - Where The Industry Comes Together, A NAMIC Event | September 27-30, 2015 | San Diego, Calif.

The Location

San Diego, Calif

The heart of every city lives in its downtown, and San Diego is no exception. Located only minutes from the airport, San Diego's thriving downtown districts offer a plethora of options for accommodations, activities, dining and cultural attractions, all accessible by foot or by trolley. Modern and historic buildings stand side-by-side, in the downtown historic Gaslamp District, housing shops and boutiques, trendy nightclubs, rooftop bars and fine dining restaurants.

During the day, families can enjoy various cultural attractions, like The New Children's Museum, or take in a baseball game at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, or catch a ride on the trolley to Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. With plenty of choices to eat, shop and explore, you can enjoy a true California urban safari in San Diego's downtown district.

After dark, the area transforms into a sophisticated playground for adults. With an endless variety of night clubs, sizzling music venues and sky-high rooftop bars, you are bound for an adventurous and memorable night on the town.

Convention Hotels

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Embassy Suites San Diego Bay -  Downtown

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
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Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown
601 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
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Making a room reservation: You will receive a unique hotel reservation link to make your room reservation once you register for the convention. It will be included in your confirmation email.


Occasionally, groups claiming to be a “Convention Housing Bureau” (or a similar name) have contacted registered and/or regular attendees of the NAMIC Annual Convention claiming the ability to secure room reservations at the official NAMIC hotel in September at a discounted rate. Please be aware that these companies are not authorized to represent NAMIC, and cannot secure rooms within the group room block. Unfortunately, this problem is becoming more prevalent among convention groups. If you are considering alternative housing arrangements for the Annual Convention, please keep in mind that there are benefits to booking your reservation through NAMIC including discounted rates, protected reservations, and the ability for NAMIC staff to assist you with a reservation should you experience a problem. Please alert NAMIC should you be contacted directly by a company in regards to making room reservations for the convention. Read More >>

Travel Information

Recommended Airport and Transportation Options:

San Diego International - SAN
18 commercial airlines service San Diego International Airport. It is located approximately 3 miles (10 minutes) from the Manchester Grand Hyatt. The Super Shuttle is available for $8 each way. Visit Visit to make reservations. San Diego taxi service is available from the lower level curb of all terminals at San Diego International Airport. Approximate taxi fare from SAN International to Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is $10 - $13.

Driving Directions to the Manchester Grand Hyatt

See below for directions, and be sure to print an Area Map for your journey.

From San Diego International Airport
When exiting the terminals, follow the signs to Downtown San Diego and Interstate 5. Stay in the right lane and this will deposit you onto North Harbor Drive. Continue south on North Harbor Drive approximately 3 miles along the waterfront. Go one block past the Seaport Village entrance (Kettner Boulevard). Turn right at Market Place into the Hotel's main entrance.

From the North
Take I-5 South toward San Diego. Exit at Front Street (exit 17) toward the Civic Center. Continue straight to Front Street, and then turn right onto W. Market Street and into the hotel’s main entrance.

From the South
Take I-5 North to Cesar E. Chavez Parkway (exit 14B). Turn left onto Cesar E. Chavez Parkway. Take a right onto East Harbor Drive, and then a left onto Market Street and into the hotel’s main entrance.

From the East
Take I-8 West to CA 125 toward CA 94. Keep left to take CA 94W. Turn left on 17th Street, and then right onto Market Street and into the hotel’s main entrance.

From the West
Follow Harbor Drive east along San Diego Bay to downtown. Harbor Drive intersects with Market Street.

Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Friday, September 25, 2015 9:09:23 AM.

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