Things to Do

Things to Do While in San Diego

There’s lots to do while you’re in San Diego for the CEIA Annual Conference.  Our friends at the San Diego Tourism Authority prepared a web page for our conference attendees.

There’s a lot going on before, during and after the conference.  Check out the following links:

When you explore the neighborhoods around the conference hotel, scroll down the webpages to view attractions in the area and possible deals.

Planned Activities

The Conference Planning Committee and the Local Arrangements Committee have the following activities planned for conference attendees.

Sunday, April 2

Experience History at the USS Midway Museum!

Explore the legendary USS Midway Museum – a naval aircraft carrier docked on Navy Pier in downtown San Diego. The Museum offers over 60 exhibits and houses 29 restored aircraft. This historic marvel is easy to get to by following the boardwalk from the CEIA hotel – The Westin San Diego Bayview.

USS Midway Museum

Take in the sights, delights and tastes of San Diego’s Old Town

San Diego’s Old Town is chock full of boutiques, restaurants, museums and historic sites. With the Old Town Trolley tours you can go at your own pace and hop on and off to explore all of the attractions of this fascinating district.

Old Town Trolley Tours

Monday, April 3

Foodies unite!

San Diego is a hot destination for foodies from across North America. Whether you want to experience authentic Mexican cuisine, check out the craft beer and gastro-pubs or take in the vast array of seafood restaurants, San Diego has so much to offer. For your convenience, group dinners will have sign-up at the registration desk at three San Diego restaurants. Join one of these group dinners to meet new colleagues while enjoying a delicious meal together. Each dinner group will meet in the lobby of the Westin at 6:30 PM to walk to their 7:00 PM reservation.

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Baseball is life!  San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Game

Monday, April 3, 2023
6:40 Game start
Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd

Cost: $50
Advance sign up and payment required.

NOTE:  Be sure to dress appropriately. Groups who want to walk together should meet in hotel lobby at 5:30 pm. The Westin Bayview hotel is about a 20-minute walk to Petco Park.

The San Diego Padres will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 6:40 pm at Petco Park, at what many consider to be the most beautiful stadium and best all-around experiences of any park in the MLB.

CEIA has booked The Point View – a very unique section of the ballpark. The Point View is a semi-private drink-rail seating option located in left field with stunning views of the field, in-seat service from nearby concessions through the Ballpark App and easy access to Gallagher Square!

Please note:

  • First come, first serve.
  • Cost: $50/ticket (to be delivered upon check-in at the conference).  Payment must accompany registration.  No tickets will be held without payment in full.
  • Transportation is not provided for this event.