May 22nd, 2022

Five Reasons To Host Your Meeting or Incentive in San Diego, California

From an evening at a beachside estate, to a celebration in the stylish Gaslamp Quarter, there is scarcely an experience that San Diego doesn't have to offer! 

While never failing to live up to its long-touted reputation as the incarnation of the Southern Californian ideal, San Diego is constantly seeing new venues and amenities spring up that do nothing but highlight its near perfect coastal backdrop. 

1. The Coast with the Most 

San Diego has 70 miles of shoreline that offer a wealth of beaches, bays, and harbors for daytime excursions or private events. Getting on or celebrating near the water is a must when visiting this destination. 

Ideal hotels are located from the beach community of Oceanside which debuted new resorts in 2021 to the sands of Coronado Island, home to the famous Hotel Del Coronado, there is a perfect fit for every level of incentive meeting. Activities include sailing, kayaking, hiking, and everything under the sun. 

An abundance of unique waterfront venues accommodates a variety of group sizes. Choose from Downtown’s newest venue The Shell, which is a stunning outdoor music venue along the San Diego Bay,  the Beach House, a casual outdoor beach club set in historic Belmont Park, and more. 


2. World Famous Attractions 

The city of San Diego is synonymous with world-famous attractions that are a big draw for incentives and meetings. Nothing says exclusive like a private experience at a public attraction that sees millions of visitors annually. 

Get up close and personal during a VIP tour at the San Diego Zoo where attendees can meet the wild residents of this legendary site. Visit the San Diego Safari Park to see the world’s only pair of platypuses on display outside of Australia followed by an evening event overlooking the expansive area where giraffes, rhinos, and gazelles roam. These attractions are also ideal for teambuilding where your attendees come together to build toys for animal enrichment. 


3. Award-Winning Resorts Fit for Winners 

The destination is home to four AAA Five-Diamond awarded resorts located across the city. These resorts offer everything a high-end incentive needs from accommodations to dining to exclusivity. 

The Lodge at Torrey Pines, located on the coast of La Jolla, is most known for its bucket-list golf and luxurious California Craftsman style design. Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a stunning European style escape featured on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. 

Tucked away in one of the most affluent cities in the world, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is ideal for smaller exclusive groups. North County’s Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa is a sprawling resort set on the cliffs overlook a lagoon nature preserve. 

Each resort offers a dynamic experience for the most well-seasoned traveler. 


4. Culinary Scene with Celebrity Chef Cachet 

Foodies everywhere will find what they crave in San Diego during a meeting or conference.  The destination is ripe with culinary creativity inspired by its over 7,000 farms, legendary craft beer scene, and nearby Temecula wine country.  

The destination has Top Chef level street cred thanks to chefs Richard Blaise and Brian Malarkey, both who helm multiple restaurants across San Diego. Their restaurants are the perfect options to elevate a dine around or book for a private event. 

Attendees can experience San Diego’s abundance first-hand with several daytime excursions including trips to local farms, artisan chocolate making, taste-of city tours, and guided behind-the-beverage experiences at breweries, wineries, distilleries, and more. 


5. Weather, weather, weather!

The best part about planning an incentive in San Diego is the range of dates the destination can accommodate. Year-round idyllic weather is a major draw for visitors.  The near perfect climate means more daytime excursions, more days in the sun, and more options for evening events. 

San Diego is a dream location for those looking to escape their local weather during every season. Say goodbye to humidity, freezing temperatures, and cloudy skies as you depart home for San Diego. 


Ready to give your attendees an unforgettable experience in San Diego? Please contact your Global DMC Partners Sales Advisor or