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We love San Diego, and hope you will too! Here are some tips to help you navigate the area.

Registration


Information and links for registration will be posted at a later time.

Accommodation


C&C 2019 will take place at:

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, California, USA, 92109

The Hyatt Regency is located right on the waterfront in Mission Bay, a beautiful area with lots to do and explore. The hotel features views of the Pacific Ocean, Mission Beach, and the downtown San Diego skyline.

Attendees will be guaranteed a rate of $249/night + tax for standard run of house. Attendees with valid student ID may book a room in the Bay Building at the discounted rate of $209/night + tax. Early booking is encouraged.

All rooms include free Wifi and access to the pools, games, and other activities. Attendees may add the Resort Services Program for $15 per day per room ($32 value). This includes amenities such as complimentary kayak and paddleboard rentals, beach equipment, and and outdoor recreation games.

There are two other hotels within walking distance from the Hyatt:

The Dana on Mission Bay
1710 W Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, California, USA, 92109

Bahia Resort Hotel
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, California, USA, 92109
998 West Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, California, USA, 92109

Attendees may also find accommodation through AirBnB or other vacation rental services.

Getting Around


The Hyatt Regency is most easily accessed by car, but can also be accessed by bus.

Car Rentals

The Hyatt Regency offers on-property car rentals; call the hotel concierge for details. The airport also hosts a number of car rental companies; see here for more information.

Taxi/Rideshare

Lyft and Uber are both prevalent in San Diego, and can be called from the airport as well as anywhere else. A Lyft from the airport to the Hyatt Regency is about $15-$20. There are also a number of taxi companies; taxis are generally available at the airport and other major transit centers. For taxis in other locations, you will likely need to call a cab company.

Public Transit

The MTS Bus 8 route runs from the central Old Town Transit Center to Mission Bay. Bus fair and pass details can be found here.

Near the Hotel


There are a number of restaurants and activities walking distance from the Hyatt Regency.

Restaurants:

Activities:

Before or After the Conference (srsly!)


Food

Being a coastal city near the Mexican border, San Diego is known for its seafood and Mexican food. San Diego is also a craft beer haven. Some local favorites are fish tacos, California burritos, and IPA beers.

Beaches

Besides Mission Beach, San Diego has a number of other gorgeous beaches. Just north is Pacific Beach and just south is Ocean Beach, both of which also have a plethora of food options. Further north is La Jolla Shores, where you can rent a surfboard, go kayaking or snorkeling in the Cove.

UCSD & Torrey Pines

Visit UC San Diego at its beautiful La Jolla campus. Just next to UCSD is the Torrey Pines Gliderport where you can watch the gliders fly or try it out yourself!

San Diego Zoo & Balboa Park

Balboa Park is home to the famous San Diego Zoo, as well as a number of great museums, theaters, and walking trails. It’s a great place to spend the day!

Gaslamp District

The Gaslamp District downtown is home to a number of fun bars and clubs, perfect for a night out on the town!

Little Italy

Little Italy is neighbourhood downtown famous for… you guessed it, Italian food! There are tons of delicious restaurants here as well as a great farmer’s market on Saturdays.

Old Town

Old Town is the “historic heart of San Diego”, and is a great place to wander around, visit the shops, and have some authentic Mexican food.

Coastal Highway

The Pacific Coast Highway is a beautiful way to see California. It runs along the coast and through a number of towns & neighbourhoods on its way north. Drive just a little ways up to Del Mar for a nice brunch or dinner, or keep going as far north as you wish!

Other Stuff


Weather

San Diego is generally moderate and sunny year-round. Temperatures usually sit around 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun is strong so be sure to bring sun protection! The coastal breeze can be chilly, so bring a jacket for shady areas and evenings.

Discounts on Local Activities

Check out this website for deals & offers on local activities to do in San Diego!

Travel Tips

The currency in San Diego is US Dollars. Most international ATM cards and credit cards can also be used. If you are traveling from outside the US you may need adapters for electrical appliances; the standard voltage in the US is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.

Visa Letter

If you need a support letter to attend ACM Creativity and Cognition, please send an email to the following email address: supportletters@acm.org. Please be sure to include all of the following information below in your email:

Visa Support Letters will only be provided to participants who have registered and paid for the Conference. Should participants withdraw from the conference after the issue of Visa Support Letter the consulate will be notified of the withdrawal accordingly.

Accessibility

Creativity and Cognition 2019 is committed to providing an inclusive environment and we will do our best to accommodate requests. Our modern venues should be fully accessible. If you have a concern or require a special request, have a personal care assistant, or just have a question, please contact the General Chairs and we'll answer questions and help where we can.

Child Care

We suggest attendees who need childcare contact care.com for drop-in daycare services.