Traveling to SAN DIEGO, CA
Access will be held in San Diego, California, also known as “America’s Finest City.” Already known for its amazing weather and miles of white-sand beaches, San Diego offers visitors of all ages an abundance of popular attractions which includes Sea World, Lego Land, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and many historic parks and museums. At the heart of downtown San Diego is the historic Gaslamp Quarter which houses many of the city’s finest restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and retail shops. While San Diego is known for its top-notch food and craft beer scene, the coffee scene has also seen tremendous growth in the last few years that it now rivals that of many other metropolitan areas across the US with shops abundant throughout the city and the rest of San Diego county!
Developed in 1926 by one of the wealthiest men in San Diego, John D. Spreckels, he was considered to be one of the most influential developers, building the San Diego Hotel, Spreckles Theater and the Union building; he was also owner of the Coronado Ferry System, San Diego Electric Railroad, and Union-Tribune Publishing Co. The Union building was designated as historic in 1983 and previously occupied by the Bank of Italy, Bank of America and Home Federal Savings. The building was then renovated into the space that was named On Broadway in 2000, and quickly became San Diego’s number one hot spot for A-list celebrities and voted best dance club in 2008, 2009, 2010. In 2012 On Broadway closed its doors and Carlos Becerra began the intricate transformation of what is now PARQ Restaurant and Nightclub. PARQ has maintained much of the original detailing from the 1920’s architecture such as the detailed crown molding and the former bank’s original vault doors. This historic building is located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. (from the Parq Event Center website)
Parq Event Center
San Diego, CA 92101
As an Access attendee, you will have the opportunity to select your own housing to match your budget and style. We have a group rate at a local hotel and will have a blog connection for those wishing to get a group and airbnb it. Details coming soon!
The Bristol San Diego
1055 First Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Link: ACCESS 2019
Group Rate: $159.00 per night (must book by August 27)