San Diego Travel Information

About San Diego:  As the nation’s eighth largest city, San Diego boasts a vibrant economy and an easy going lifestyle that is the perfect place to conduct business or relax all in one trip.  Most people think of San Diego for its near perfect climate and beautiful beaches, but the region is blessed with more than just sunshine. San Diego offers a wealth of riches not bestowed on many places, including a relaxed and friendly spirit that characterizes the best of Southern California. The San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, the U.S.S. Midway Museum, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, PETCO Park and world-renowned family attractions are special treasures that both visitors and locals enjoy year round.

Getting to San Diego: If you are arriving by plane or train we are conveniently located 3 miles from San Diego International Airport and less than one mile from the Amtrak Station.

Airline Reservations: US 50 States and Canada Customers book online via or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122 and provide the Z Code ZWN8 and Agreement Code 982721.

For all tickets issued through United Meetings Reservations Desk, there will be a booking service fee per ticket collected. This fee is subject to change without notice. Such service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round-trip.

Getting to Downtown San Diego:  There are several ways to get to downtown San Diego from the airport. See below for ground transportation services.

Those traveling from San Diego International Airport (SAN) please click here to book your transportation to and from your hotel with SuperShuttle. Or call 1-800-blue-van and use code JW8N2 to receive a discount.

For those of arriving in Terminal 1 follow signs to ground transportation sky bridge. Proceed to “Shuttle for Hire Island” and ask Transportation Coordinator for a SuperShuttle van.

For those arriving in Terminal 2 exit terminal doors and follow signs to “Shuttle for Hire Island”. Ask Transportation Coordinator for a SuperShuttle van.

ExecuCar Meet and Greet Service
Those traveling from San Diego International Airport (SAN) please click here to book your transportation to and from your hotel with ExecuCar. The 24 hour dispatch number is 619-564-7998.

Upon arrival go to baggage claim to meet your driver. The driver will be holding a sign that has your name on it.

Other Transportation Options

  • Shuttle/Taxi – services are available at the airport, fares range from $13-$25.
  • Car Rentals – Many car rental companies have facilities at the San Diego International Airport.
  • Public Transportation – The San Diego Trolley has two stops directly in front of the Center at Harbor Drive/First Avenue and Harbor Drive/Fifth Avenue.

onPeak is the official housing company for IACP 2016 and will be assisting you with all of your housing needs. Click here to be directed to the housing page.

Getting Around:  If you are staying at one of the official conference hotels transportation will be provided.  Shuttle bus service will take you daily between your official conference hotel and the San Diego Convention Center.  Shuttle service will also be available to transport attendees to Chief’s Night and the Annual Banquet.
Hotel Shuttle Map

San Diego Convention Center: The San Diego Convention Center is located on sparkling San Diego Bay in the heart of a vibrant downtown. Abundant, flexible space and five-star service make the San Diego Convention Center a top choice for hosting major conventions, trade shows, meetings and special events. For more information about San Diego Convention Center, Click Here