Social Events

Monday, Oct. 21: Board Dinner

Broadway Pier for Flag Ship Ferry Cruise

990 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619.234.4111

Distance from Hotel: .3 miles, 5-minute walk from Hotel.

Description: Nostalgic 15-minute ferry service across San Diego Bay to Coronado Ferry Landing, a waterfront marketplace full of over 25 unique shops and restaurants.

Notes: Be at the dock (990 N. Harbor Drive) by at least 5:40 p.m. for a prompt 6 p.m. departure. Sunset is 6:09 p.m. If you arrive at the dock early, grab a drink at the nearby Carnitas Snack Shack while you wait. The Ferry runs from downtown to Coronado every hour on the hour, and from Coronado to downtown every half hour. Return to Coronado Ferry Landing by 9:15 p.m. for the final 9:30 p.m. departure to downtown San Diego.

Il Fornaio

1333 1st St., Coronado, CA 92118
619.437.4911

Distance from Hotel: 6.6 miles.

Description: Situated directly across San Diego Bay, Il Fornaio offers authentic Italian cuisine on its private waterfront patio with stunning views of downtown San Diego.

Notes: Ferry departs promptly at 6 p.m. (next ferry departs at 7 p.m., so please be prompt). See adjacent ferry listing for details. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with a sit-down dinner at 7 p.m. on the La Baia Patio.

Tuesday, Oct. 22: Opening Night Reception/Dinner

Coasterra

880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619.814.1300

Distance from Hotel: 2.9 miles

Description: Often referred to as “the best view in San Diego,” Coasterra’s prime waterfront location will provide a warm welcome to San Diego for our partners from across the Americas. Our opening reception will take place on the property’s Harbor Float and will feature modern Mexican cuisine. Don’t miss the sunset at 6 p.m. to really soak in the San Diego experience.

Notes: Shuttle service to and from restaurant will be provided. Reception/Dinner will be located in a private area of restaurant known as the Harbor Float. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner shortly after.

Wednesday, Oct. 23: Dine-A-Rounds

Mister A’s

Price: $$$$

Availability: 10 people at 7:30 p.m.

Distance from Hotel: 2 miles

Address: 2550 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

Phone: 619.239.1377

Description: A San Diego landmark since 1965, Mister A’s provides French-hued American cooking with one of the most coveted views in the city, encompassing the Bay, skyline, and plane landings at the nearby airport.

Born & Raised

Price: $$$$

Availability: 9 people at 8 p.m.

Distance from Hotel: .9-mile drive, .7-mile walk

Address: 1909 India St., San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.202.4577

Description: This elaborate, world-class steakhouse cost $6.5 million to design and has been the talk of the town since it opened in 2018. The restaurant is known for its audacious décor, swanky rooftop patio and tableside service from martinis to appetizers.

Herb & Wood

Price: $$$

Availability: 10 people at 8 p.m.

Distance from Hotel: 1.6-mile drive, .9-mile walk

Address: 2210 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.955.8495

Description: Local chef Brian Malarkey, of Top Chef fame, offers a range of American and seafood cuisine with California coastal and Mediterranean influence, in a stunning indoor-outdoor space.

Juniper & Ivy

Price: $$$

Availability: 10 people at 8 p.m.

Distance from Hotel: 1.6-mile drive, .9-mile walk

Address: 2228 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.269.9036

Description: Celebrity chef Richard Blais brings a friendly, unpretentious neighborhood restaurant atmosphere to his adventurous seasonal menu that’s ideal for group grazing.

Kettner Exchange

Price: $$

Availability: 7 people at 8 p.m.

Distance from Hotel: 1.1-mile drive, .7-mile walk

Address: 2001 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.255.2001

Description: This architectural stunner provides a mix of new and traditional American cuisine with a global flare accompanied by a sun-kissed main dining room spilling into an open rooftop patio.

Cloak and Petal

Price: $$$

Availability: 10 people at 7:30 p.m.

Distance from Hotel: .9-mile drive, .7-mile walk

Address: 1953 India St., San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.501.5505

Description: This edgy Japanese fusion spot specializes in Japanese tapas, sushi and craft cocktails, while boasting a dramatic atmosphere anchored by two cherry blossom trees that command the bar.

Water Grill

Price: $$$

Availability: 10 people at 7:30 p.m.

Distance from Hotel: 1.2-mile drive, 1.2-mile walk

Address: 615 J St., San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.717.6992

Description: The SoCal Seafood icon invested $5 million into renovating its Gaslamp Quarter location, which offers an excellent raw bar and “hyper-fresh” seafood, along with a healthy dose of people watching through the light-filled dining areas.

Il Dandy

Price: $$$

Availability: 10 people at 7:30 p.m.

Distance from Hotel: 1.9-mile drive

Address: 2550 Fifth Ave., Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92103

Phone: 619.310.5669

Description: Michelin-starred Italian chefs recently opened this stunning restaurant in late Spring to rave reviews. Located on the bottom floor of the “Mister A’s building” in Bankers Hill, the restaurant features a modern interpretation of cuisine rooted in Calabria, Italy in an impeccably designed dining space.

Lionfish

Price: $$$

Availability: 10 people at 7:30 p.m.

Distance from Hotel: 1.2-mile drive, 1.1-mile walk

Address: 435 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.738.7200

Description: Located in the swanky Pendry Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter, Lionfish offers modern coastal cuisine that features fresh-catch cooking and seasonal ingredients, all prepared with innovative twists. The menu features both sustainable seafood and prime meats, as well as hand-crafted cocktails.

King and Queen Cantina

Price: $$

Availability: 10 people at 7:30 p.m.

Distance from Hotel: .6-mile drive, .4-mile walk

Address: 1490 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.756.7864

Description: King and Queen Cantina brings a Latin flavor to San Diego’s Little Italy. The colorful skull décor makes for a Dia de Los Muertos theme all year long. Enjoy tacos, steak, seafood and more with a view of San Diego’s skyline.

Thursday, Oct. 24: Closing Night Dinner

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens

Address: 2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Phone: 619.269.2100

Distance from Hotel: 4.2 miles

Description: With beers that are equally known for their bold flavor as well as their sharp brand personality, Stone Brewing has gone from humble homebrew beginnings in San Diego to claiming the title of the eighth largest craft brewery in the U.S. The brewery’s Point Loma location celebrates the venture’s prior history as a U.S. Navy mess hall, and includes gardens and water features perfect for a toast on a warm October evening.

Notes: Transportation will be provided. Departures will leave the hotel at 6:45 and 7:15 p.m., with returning trips leaving Stone Brewing at 9, 9:30, and 10 p.m. Reception/Dinner will be in private area of restaurant known as the Movie Courtyard. Activities such as cornhole and a beer specialist will be a part of the evening.


Price Per Person
$ = under $10
$$ = $11-30
$$$ = $31-60
$$$$ = Over $61