DECEMBER 27-30 SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER

Location & Parking

Location

The San Diego International Auto Show takes place at the San Diego Convention Center, which is located downtown along majestic San Diego Bay with the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter at our doorstep.

Address: 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Parking

At the San Diego Convention Center

  • On-site private vehicle parking is available at the San Diego Convention Center’s underground garage located beneath the exhibit halls. Enter the parking garage on Harbor Drive between 1st Ave. and 5th Ave.
  • The daily rate is $20, as set by the Port of San Diego.
  • Payment is due upon entry or you may pre-purchase parking online from ACE Parking. There are no in-and-out privileges.
  • There are 31 ADA compliant parking stalls with elevator access to the convention center.
  • No overnight or RV parking is permitted.
  • Electric vehicle charging is available. Ask an attendant to direct you.
  • Parking questions? Call ACE Parking at 619-237-0399.
In Downtown San Diego

  • Just south of the convention center, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel will have parking for $20. Mention the auto show to the cashier upon exiting if you did not prepay when entering the garage for the $20 rate. There are three first come, first serve charging stations for electric vehicles that are on the Blink network.
  • Off-site parking is available at numerous nearby parking lots and garages in downtown San Diego. Many are within walking distance to the convention center. Lots and garages are individually owned and operated, and prices vary by location.
  • Directly across the street from the convention center, on the corner of K Street and 8th Avenue, is a 2,000 space parking structure.
  • The Lexus Lot which is located across the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge next to PetCo Park for $10.
  • The Tailgate Lot which is located on Imperial Avenue and 12th Street for $8.
  • 6th & K Parkade which is located on 6th Avenue across from the Omni and Hard Rock Hotels — $1 per hour to a maximum of $15; evening flat rate starts at 6:00 p.m. which is $5 plus $1 per hour.
  • Metered street parking is available in some areas. Parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., unless otherwise posted. Metered spots are normally free on Sunday and designated holidays, but be sure to check all applicable signage. Meters accept nickels, dimes, quarters, and prepaid electronic debit cards.
  • For more information: Gaslamp Quarter Parking Information.

 

Another option is Free Ride San Diego – www.TheFreeRide.com. This service provides free rides in the downtown area including the convention center. Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, 8 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Getting Here

If you are arriving by train we are conveniently located less than one mile from the Amtrak Station. The San Diego Trolley has two stops directly in front of the convention center at Harbor Drive/First Avenue and Harbor Drive/Fifth Avenue.

Driving Directions

Driving South on Interstate 5

  • Take Front St. exit.
  • Continue on Front St. until you reach Harbor Drive, turn left.
  • Follow signage to parking entrance.
Driving North on Interstate 5

  • Take Cesar Chavez Pky. exit, turn left.
  • Follow Cesar Chavez Pky. to Harbor Drive, turn right.
  • Follow signage to parking entrance.
Driving West on Interstate 8

  • Take Highway 8 (West) to 163 South.
  • Follow into city (will turn into 10th.)
  • Follow 10th Ave. to Market St., turn right.
  • Take Market St. to Front St., turn left.
  • Take Front St. to Harbor Drive, turn left.
  • Follow signage to parking entrance.

Driving West on 94

  • Take 94 West into the city.
  • 94 West will turn into “F” St.
  • Follow “F” St. to 8th Ave.
  • Take 8th Ave. to Market St., turn right.
  • Take Market St. to Front St., turn left.
  • Take Front St. to Harbor Drive, turn left.
  • Follow signage to parking entrance.
From Coronado

  • Cross Bay Bridge staying in the right lane.
  • Take the National Ave. exit.
  • Turn left on Cesar Chavez Pky.
  • Follow Cesar Chavez Pky. to Harbor Drive, turn right
  • Follow signage to parking entrance.