5 New Reasons to Meet in San Diego

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San Diego’s sunshine always attracts groups looking for a beachy vibe, but its growing food and beverage scene also add to the appeal. Here are five of the latest reasons to meet in San Diego.

A Backyard Event Space

The city’s new Quartyard event space hosts everything from concerts to pop-up markets to movie nights, alongside private events. The outdoor space has a casual, backyard feel and is set up to bring in food trucks and other local cultural elements—music and beer tastings—for attendees to experience.

The City’s Newest Rooftop Bar

An event at a rooftop bar is quintessential San Diego. Last fall, The Nolen became the city’s newest rooftop bar. Located on the 14th floor of the new Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Gaslamp/Convention Center, the venue offers panoramic views. Its craft cocktail program and comfort-food-inspired treats—chili-glazed meatballs and crispy tots—adds to the trendy vibe.

A New, Event-Friendly Italian Eatery

Salvucci’s, a new Italian restaurant located in San Diego’s East Village, offers a new authentic dining option, with a menu of Neapolitan-style pizza and pasta dishes for attendees to explore. The restaurant has enough space to host up to 125 attendees.

Beer & Wine Tastings in Del Mar

In San Diego’s North County, The Tasting Room Del Mar offers groups an option to taste craft beer and wine. Dinners with the winemaker will give attendees the opportunity to learn even more about the state’s best wines.

A Maritime-History First

This Labor Day weekend, San Diego will celebrate its maritime history with a maiden voyage of the first, full-scale, historically accurate working replica of the San Salvador, known as the Mayflower of the West. The $6.2 million vessel took the Maritime Museum of San Diego five years to construct.

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