Hotel & Travel Information


The 2020 Safety and Operations Conference will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott, San Diego Old Town, 2435 Jefferson Street, San Diego, CA 92110.

Courtyard San Diego Downtown is conveniently located just a few blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter, the local entertainment and nightlife district. Baseball games and concerts at Petco Park are just 1 mile away, and the San Diego Convention Center is within walking distance for easy access to conferences and events. Our historic hotel is in the former San Diego Trust and Savings Bank building. Registration deadline December 23, 2019.

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About San Diego

California’s second largest city and the United States’ eighth largest, San Diego boasts a citywide population of nearly 1.3 million residents and more than 3 million residents countywide. Within its borders of 4,200 sq. miles, San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous other charming neighborhoods and communities, including downtown’s historic Gaslamp QuarterLittle ItalyCoronadoLa Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido, La Mesa, Hillcrest, Barrio Logan and Chula Vista just to name a few.

San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Popular attractions include the world-famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari ParkSeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California. San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world.

In San Diego’s East County, the terrain varies from gentle foothills to mile-high mountains and the historic mining town, In San Diego’s North County, the agricultural community produces quantities of flowers and magnificent produce. Wine growers are also making a mark by growing and harvesting quality grapes that become excellent wines, which are served at some of the most elegant restaurants and resorts in the region. Along the west, 70 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline not only supports year-round outdoor recreation, such as surfing, boating, sailing and swimming, but also important scientific research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. To the south, it’s a whole different country, Mexico, featuring its own cultural offerings in various towns along the border and coastline, including Tijuana, Rosarito and Ensenada.

What to Pack

Business casual dress is encouraged for all meetings. We also suggest that you dress in layers as many meeting rooms tend to run either Sahara hot or Artic cold. The temperature range in San Diego, CA, during late January is in the mid-60s (daytime) to the low 50s (nighttime).

Getting Around/Parking

San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Hotel direction: 4 miles SE.

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Super Shuttle; fee: $8 USD (one way) on request
  • Estimated taxi fare: $11 USD (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: $2.5 USD (one way)

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United Airlines Discount
United Airlines is the official carrier for AMSA’s Safety & Operations Conference. United offers discounted fares for any United Airlines flights, including first class. To take advantage of these discounted fares, make your reservations by calling United Reservations Meetings Desk at (800) 426-1122 or by booking your reservations online via and enter ZHPE553769 in the offer code box to receive your discount. Booking fees are waived for meeting reservations. You or your travel agent should make your airline reservations today as seats may be limited. MileagePlus members receive full credit for all miles flown when attending this conference.

Cheap Airport Parking
Save up to 20% on airport parking reservations with at over 30 major airports across the U.S. To book, enter promo code AMSA and select your dates and home airport. Complimentary shuttle to and from your selected airport is included with all reservations.