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Planning a Company Event in San Diego

Planning a Company Event in San Diego

With its 92 golf courses, 70 miles of beaches, more than 100 neighborhoods that are culturally diverse, 120 meeting hotels, and a vast array of event venues for crowds of up to 30,000 people, anyone in charge of planning a corporate event in San Diego has a lot of options to choose from. Traveling into and out of this city is easy and convenient due to there being an international airport just about 3 miles from downtown.

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When it comes to event space rental, the options are nearly limitless. You might prefer to get one close to attractions such as the Maritime Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Museum of Man, Balboa Park, Legoland California, Sea World, or even the San Diego Zoo. This city is about a 20-minute drive from La Jolla, which has often been called the Jewel of San Diego because of its charming, down-to-earth atmosphere. It combines the look and feel of a resort town in southern Europe with the excitement of sunny southern California.


When it comes to incorporating food into event planning in this area, this is something that couldn’t be easier. You can find things like some of the best Mexican food in San Diego, coupled with magnificent meeting spaces right on the waterfront, all sorts of cuisine in country style settings, mountain vistas, and the dynamic downtown area.

The ideal climate of the area allows for quite a few different outdoor dining options, regardless of the time of year, which means you can even have your corporate Christmas party here and not freeze to death in the process. Year-round al fresco dining opportunities include things like wine and cheese tastings on the beach, picnics in the parks, exclusive dinners aboard private yachts, and much, much more. The regional cuisine that is popular in the area includes things like Southwestern and Mexican, contemporary French, continental, Pacific Rim, and more.

If you are looking for a dining experience that is sophisticated with an aesthetic type appeal, you might think about trying George’s California Modern, which is conveniently located right in San Diego on Prospect Street. The executive chef there, Trey Foshee, has worked hard to create a menu that is diverse and that celebrates all of the seasonal, local, and fresh ingredients that truly give character to the restaurant scene in the area.


When it comes to culture, the arts positively thrive in this area. You can regularly find the San Diego Opera performing at Civic Center Plaza. Each year there are about 15 different plays and musicals performed in Balboa Park at the Old Globe Theatre. Then you have Little Italy, which is the home of the Art and Design District. There are also annual events, such as the Street Scene Music Festival, the Del Mar Fair, and Comic-Con.

In short, when it comes to event planning in this stylish and sunny city, there is truly something for everyone and every business. Plan your events early though to ensure that you can get all of the reservations and tickets you will need for a successful event.

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by Brian Perry // Brian Perry is a contributor to Businessing Magazine.

Opinions expressed by contributors are their own.