ACCOMMODATIONS & LOCATION


  • HOTEL INFORMATION

    Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
    1380 Harbor Island Drive
    San Diego, California 92101 USA

     

     
     

    "The Society has negotiated a special discounted room rate (room-block) with the hotel. Your patronage of this meeting hotel makes it possible for the Society/Chapter to secure the space necessary for this event at a greatly reduced cost. The hotel not only offers a discounted rate and the best networking opportunities, but staying in the group block helps the Society/Chapter meet its obligation to the hotel, avoid penalties, and keep meeting registration prices down. Any attendee who does not book under the UHMS room block will not receive the special discounted amenities."

    ROOM RATE: $209
    Reservation Cutoff date: May 29, 2020
    Call in reservations: 
    Online reservations: CLICK HERE  or paste the following link in your web browser address bar: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/UHMS2020

    Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 12.695%, or the following automatic or mandatory charges (e.g., resort charges): $19.00 (waived, see concessions).  No automatic or mandatory charges are tips, gratuities, or services charges for employees, unless otherwise expressly stated.

    Rates will be available (3) days prior and (3) days after the Event Dates indicated in the Room Block, subject to the last room availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation.

    *Resort Charge

    • The mandatory daily Resort Charge will be waived for all Group Attendees with reservations in the Group block. All amenities offered in the daily Resort Charge will be available for purchase (includes phone, tennis and non-motorized water sports)

    Other amenities: 

    • Complimentary airport shuttle transportation via the Hotel’s existing courtesy shuttle schedule.
    • Complimentary internet in the Link@Sheraton Café located in the lobby.
    • Complimentary access to our Sheraton Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment and programs designed for the active lifestyle.

    Early Departure Fee: An early departure fee of $100.00 will apply if a Customer attendee checks out prior to the confirmed checkout date. Hotel accepts responsibility for communicating potential charge at time of individual attendee reservation and/or at time of guest check-in.  Any such monies collected for same shall be credited to group and used in the computation of any penalties or damages. 

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  • LOCATION INFORMATION

    Beachside attitude, Big city excitement

    With near perfect weather year-round, 70 miles of spectacular coastline, world-class attractions and a thriving urban core, complete with a sophisticated art, dining and nightlife scene, San Diego has earned the name California’s beach city. Average temperatures of 72 degrees, San Diego is a year-round outdoor playground.  Check the weather now: https://www.sandiego.org/plan/weather.aspx

    Explore San Diego’s diverse coastal, urban and inland neighborhoods, each with its own flavor. Don’t miss sampling the areas signature Cali Baja cuisine or tasting one of the hundreds of craft beers and wines bottled in the region.  

    After a day at the beach or other outdoor adventure, head to the party downtown at one of the sizzling nightclubs or rooftop bars. If art and culture is your passion, you’ll find an exciting hub of creativity in San Diego. Often referred to as the “Smithsonian of the West,” Balboa Park features 17 museums, numerous galleries and performing arts venues as well as the San Diego Zoo.   

    It’s hard to find a better destination for families. Whether you love engaging with animals or thrill rides, building sandcastles or beach bonfires, there’s plenty to entertain the entire family from sun up to sun down.  

    Happiness is calling from San Diego, it’s time to answer the call and start planning your vacation now.  

    VIDEO ABOUT SAN DIEGOhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16BMvxUK74M&feature=youtu.be


     

    MUST-SEE CALIFORNIA THEME PARKS & ATTRACTIONS

    NOT TO BE MISSED!

    San Diego is packed with great things to see and do including these top theme parks and attractions.

    ROB MACHADO

    SURF-SCENE SPECIALIST

    Australian-born, California-raised, pro surfer Rob Machado has spent most of his life atop a surfboard. Still one of surfing’s most iconic and beloved figures, he never strays too far from his favorite San Diego swells.

    SUMMER IN BALBOA PARK

    THE CULTURAL HEART OF SAN DIEGO

    Summer is a time to relax, explore and enjoy – and there’s no better place to perfect the art of summer than in Balboa Park. From evening concerts to extended museum hours to food truck feasts to gardens and picnics and more, Balboa Park is the destination for summer fun – all day and into the night.

    MEDITATION & SELF-REALIZATION

    A QUEST FOR THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF LIFE

    San Diego's natural beauty always seems to spark a quest for the spiritual side of life in people.

    DOWNTOWN AFTER SUNDOWN

    SAN DIEGO NIGHTLIFE - THE HOTTEST PARTY ON THE WEST COAST

    Follow the music to San Diego, where the nightlife is one of the most buzzing scenes on the West Coast. The nightclubs are bumping with world-class DJs, the craft cocktails are true works of art and dance floors are filled with people soaking up the bright vibes of San Diego after sundown. It all starts in the Gaslamp Quarter - 16 blocks with 180 restaurants, 50 bars and 10 nightclubs - but the good times are rolling throughout the city, from sunset to sunrise and back again. Party on, San Diego.
     

    LAKE JENNINGS IN SAN DIEGO'S EAST COUNTY

    FISHING, BOATING, CAMPING, PICNICKING, HIKING & MORE!

    Lake Jennings is an East County recreation gem with family activities to keep your whole crew entertained.

    MAKE A SPLASH ON SAN DIEGO BAY

    SAN DIEGO OFFERS PLENTY OF HARBOR ADVENTURES

    May 11, 2012
    From harbor excursions, America’s Cup yacht tours and thrilling jet boat rides to soaring seaplane rides and more, unique and entertaining adventures on the bay await. Get information about cruises sailing out of San Diego's Big Bay.

    EXPERIENCE SAN DIEGO ART WITH A SELF-GUIDED TOUR

    EIGHT WALKABLE ITINERARIES RICH IN COLORS, FLAVORS AND SOUNDS

    San Diego has an energetic art scene with a diverse range of influences — from our Spanish and Mexican roots, to our long tradition of seafaring, through current strengths in science and technology. You can fill an afternoon or an entire day touring the creativity in these artistic zones.
     

    FAVORITE MEXICAN RESTAURANTS IN SAN DIEGO

    FIESTA FLAVORS!

    Given our proximity to the border, it's only natural that San Diego's the place for fantastic Mexican cooking. Find a list of local favorites here!

    CYCLING ALONG SAN DIEGO BAY

    FROM THE GASLAMP TO HISTORIC LIBERTY STATION

    The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition's recommended route incorporates almost six miles one way of flat, scenic bike paths along the northeast corner of San Diego Bay. With the exception of one short section and the easy going roads of Liberty Station, this bike route is vehicle free.

    AWESOME EAST COUNTY

    TWO SENSATIONAL DAY TRIP ITINERARIES

    Mar 28, 2012
    We've planned two fun-filled days for you and your family to discover San Diego's East County, whether you want to shop, eat apple pie, hike a mountain or play the slots.

    10 KILLER TACO JOINTS

    THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF SAN DIEGO'S CALI-BAJA CUISINE

    New Orleans has po'boys, Chicago loves its pizza, Philly takes pride in its cheese steaks, and San Diego, well here, it's all about tacos—a nod to the city's beach lifestyle and Baja neighbors.
     

    SAN DIEGO'S GOLF RECOGNITIONS

    RATINGS ON SAN DIEGO COURSES, RESORTS AND INSTRUCTORS

    Here is a list of media recognitions from across the country rating San Diego’s golf courses, resorts and instructors as “tops” in the industry.

    MOUNTAIN BIKING IN SAN DIEGO

    FROM THE COASTLINE TO THE INLAND MOUNTAINS

    Sep 23, 2011
    Mountain biking in San Diego is a celebration of the senses: the sharp tang of sea air, the warm gust of an afternoon breeze, the jitter and bump of a rocky single track, the nurturing patter of a mountain waterfall, the refreshing splash of mud after tearing through a puddle.

    SAN DIEGO'S GOLF LEGENDS

    CASPER, LITTLER, MICKELSON, RODGERS AND SIMPSON

    The San Diego region has cultivated many world-famous, award-winning athletes in a variety of different sports including baseball and golf is no exception
     
     

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  • TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

    INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Conveniently located just ten minutes from downtown San Diego and serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines including non-stop flights from Mexico, Canada, Japan and the UK, San Diego International Airport is managed by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and receives more than 16 million passengers a year.  Airport Code: SAN

    Flying into San Diego, passengers get a bird's eye view of Balboa Park, downtown and the San Diego Bay on their descent to San Diego International Airport, aka Lindbergh Field. The airport terminals are easy to navigate and offer gourmet food and drink from local restaurants. 

    AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION & PARKING
    A taxi or shuttle is a quick and easy way to get to your destination and they can be found at the island outposts outside of each terminal. The free Airport Shuttles runs between the Sycuan Green Line Middletown Trolley Station and the airport every 10 to 15 minutes. For car rentals, the airport is served by all major car rental agencies. Courtesy phones are located near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2.

    Airport parking is located outside of all three airport terminals, with valet parking service at Terminals 1 and 2. To save time when you leave, take your parking ticket with you and pre-pay at automated express parking pay stations. With these pre-paid tickets, you can then use the express pay exit lane when leaving the terminal. Otherwise, there are staffed payment booths at the exit gates of each parking lot where you can pay.

    Operating seven days a week, early morning to late night, Bus Route 992 offers curbside drop-off/pick-up service right outside baggage claims in both terminals 1 and 2. Equipped with luggage racks, Bus Route 992 runs every 15 minutes on weekdays for most of the day and every 30 minutes on weekends. Purchase a day pass from any ticket machine found near the information booths in both terminals and at any trolley station for unlimited rides on Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Buses and Trolleys during your entire journey. Alternatively, you can download Compass Cloud, the free mobile ticketing app to buy 1-Day and 30-day passes from your smartphone for immediate use anytime, anywhere.

    CELL PHONE WAITING LOT
    When picking up arriving travelers, curbside parking in front of the terminals is not permitted. If you don't need to meet your group inside and want to avoid circling and wasting gas, the best option is to wait in the airport's convenient cell phone wait lot. Parking in this lot is free for up to 60 minutes, 24 hours a day. Vehicles must be turned off and attended at all times. Once contact is made with the incoming passenger, proceed to the terminals. The lot features food and drink vending machines, flight information displays and portable restrooms. Enter the wait lot west-bound on North Harbor Drive at Rent-a-Car Access Road, just east of the Commuter Terminal.

    VALET PARKING
    Created to aid travelers in situations when time, convenience and parking availability are a concern, the valet parking service is available at curbside drop-off locations at Terminals 1 and 2, as well as designated locations within the Terminal 1 parking lot. Look for the SAN Park Valet signs.

    Transportation: Taxis, Limos, Trains, Bikes and More: Find fun options for getting around town

    Traveling around San Diego can be fun and entertaining all on its own. If you're planning to explore a wide range of the region, a rental car might be your best option. But, if you opt to stay in the city center, or want to just relax along the coast, public transportation might be the call. Here are a few things to consider:

    PARKING

    Parking laws are strictly enforced in San Diego including meters, no parking hours/days and permit required. There are numerous pay-to-park lots around the city. This handy apps will show you what's available by neighborhood or nearby.
    > Downtown San Diego Parking Map

    RENTAL CARS, TOWN CARS AND LIMOUSINES

    Exploring San Diego by car is the most convenient way of getting around to all corners of the region. The freeway system is easy to navigate and the traffic is manageable other than typical work-day morning and evening rush hours.

    The Rental Car Center at San Diego International Airport provides visitors with an easy, reliable, and comfortable experience for renting a vehicle. The Center is home to most of the rental car companies including national brands, local companies, and independent businesses in one central location.

    Many of the car rental companies also provide convenient pick-up services at many of the San Diego hotels. Just be sure to make reservations and arrangements ahead of time. Many hotel concierge services can also offer these services, so check with your hotel on what they can provide for you.

    TOWN CARS & LIMOUSINES
    Looking to explore San Diego in style? There are plenty of limousine or town car services that can take you around town like a VIP. Be it a special occasion like a wedding, bachelor/bachelorette party, anniversary or just because, there are plenty of luxury transport companies available so you can ride in style. There are also party bus tours that can take you to local wineries and breweries, so you can enjoy the spirits of the region without getting behind the wheel.

    TRAINS & TROLLEYS

    Travelers from along the West Coast and beyond can book a seat or berth on an Amtrak train and relax while they enjoy great views of the Pacific Ocean. While in San Diego, visitors can also use the region's Trolley, SPRINTER and COASTER trains to explore the region by rail.

    RIDE THE RED TROLLEY
    If you're staying in and around Southern San Diego, Downtown, Mission Valley or just east of the city, the iconic Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) bright red trolley is a fun, easy and convenient way to get around. The Trolley provides convenient services from key locations including the Santa Fe Depot and the San Diego Convention Center, crisscrossing through downtown and out to Old Town, Mission Valley, El Cajon and Santee.

    There are four trolley lines (UC San Diego Blue, Orange, Sycuan Green and SDG&E Silver) that service the Downtown San Diego communities and beyond, covering 53 miles of double-track railway, and 53 stations total. Trolleys run an average of every 15 minutes, 7 minutes during peak and 30 minutes during off-peak hours. For maps and trip planning, visit sdmts.com or call (619) 233-3004.

    OLD TOWN TROLLEY
    Another fun way to travel to the main tourist areas of San Diego is on anOld Town Trolley Tour. The Trolley stops at 11 places including Old Town, Seaport Village, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado, Little Italy and Balboa Park. They also offer a La Jolla and Mission Bay route. You can either ride on the full two-hour narrated historic tour, or hop on and off at different stops throughout the day. They also offer two-day passes and combination options with their land-and-water SEAL Tours.
    > Find out more about Old Town Trolley Tours

    COASTAL TRAIN RIDES
    The Santa Fe Depot, located in downtown San Diego on Kettner Blvd and Broadway, is the main hub for Amtrak, providing various coastal train services from downtown San Diego to Oceanside and beyond.

    There are plenty of connecting services from the Oceanside station, including the Sprinter inland rail that t ravels east to Escondido. You may also ride the Pacific Surfliner train from San Diego to Solana Beach and Oceanside plus Anaheim, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and many places in between.
    > Find out more about Amtrak

    HOP ON THE COASTER
    The North County Transit District's Coaster trains connect downtown San Diego and Old Town with coastal communities throughout the county including Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. These trains offer visitors car-free access to some of the most charming beach communities in the region, as well as a relaxing ride with breathtaking coastal scenery. There are more than 20 trains that run on weekdays with additional service on weekends. The entire coaster route from Oceanside to the Santa Fe Depot downtown takes about an hour. An adult round-trip fare from downtown San Diego to Oceanside is inexpensive, and children aged 5 and under ride free.
    > Find out more about the Coaster

    TAKE THE SPRINTER
    The newest option is the east-west SPRINTER light rail train system that connects Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido. The 22-mile long rail system runs along the Highway 78 corridor, serving 15 stations, and running every 30 minutes. Adult one-way fares are inexpensive, and children aged 5 and under ride free. A regional day pass, valid on the Sprinter, Trolley and buses throughout the county, is also available.
    > Find out more about the Sprinter

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

    San Diego offers many modes of public transportation providing travelers with economical and eco-friendly options to explore the region. Get your transit pass loaded onto your Compass Card at any trolley station ticket machine, or download Compass Cloud, the free mobile ticketing app where you can purchase 1-day and 30-day passes from your smartphone for immediate use anytime, anywhere.

    BUSES
    There are plenty of routes that offer service throughout San Diego including MTS Bus, Rapid, Rapid Express and NCTD BREEZE. Be sure to check schedules and plan your routes in advance. For maps and trip planning for San Diego's South County, visit sdmts.com or call (619) 233-3004. For bus schedules and information for San Diego's North County, visit GoNCTD.com.

    BIG BAY SHUTTLE
    Between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, for only $3, visitors can hop aboard the Big Bay Shuttle for an eight-stop ride along San Diego's Bayfront from Harbor Island to the South Embarcadero, near the San Diego Convention Center. The $3 ticket price allows riders on and off privileges for the entire day. Shuttles arrive at each stop every 15 to 20 minutes from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Sunday - Thursday and 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.
    > Find out more about the Big Bay Shuttle

    TAXIS & SHUTTLES

    SHUTTLES
    San Diego shuttle services are a convenient way to navigate the city and are ideal for airport pick-ups and drop-offs, as well as going to and from the convention center and cruise ship terminal. There are also local shuttle companies that offer sightseeing tours, daily excursions, and transportation for weddings and private parties.

    Shuttle service from the airport is available at the transportation plazas across from the San Diego Airport Terminals 1 and 2, and curbside from the Commuter Terminal.

    TAXI SERVICES
    Taxicab stands are located at the airport, most hotels, attractions and shopping centers. Base fare and rates are displayed on the meter and include a flag drop charge plus a per-mile and/or a per-hour charge. If you are traveling from the airport, they will also add $1.50 to your final total. Lyft and Uber are also well established in San Diego and now have access to service San Diego's airport.

    PEDICABS & CARRIAGES
    Pedicabs and horse-drawn carriages are popular ways to travel along downtown's waterfront and in the Gaslamp Quarter. Tours are readily available as well, providing a unique way to explore San Diego's downtown communities.

    ON THE WATER

    CORONADO FERRY
    This passenger ferry, owned and operated by Flagship Cruises & Events, runs regularly across San Diego Bay, between the Broadway Pier and the Convention Center in downtown San Diego and the Coronado Ferry Landing. Fifteen minutes each way, the ferry ride provides gorgeous views of the downtown skyline and the Coronado Bridge.
    > Find out more about the Coronado Ferry

    WATER TAXI
    San Diego Water Taxi offers on-call transportation services in San Diego Bay Friday through Sunday. Service runs between Downtown and Coronado, where you can relax and enjoy the scenery and beautiful downtown skylines from the water.
    > Find out more about the San Diego Water Taxi

    JUST FOR FUN
    Other options for exploring San Diego include renting a bike, Segway or GoCar (GPS-guided storytelling car).

    PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES
    Centrally located along the bay, Pedego San Diego provides sales, rentals, bike service and more. Pedego Electric Bikes are perfect for the San Diego terrain. Hills, headwinds, and long distances are no match for these powerful bikes. Discover San Diego in a whole new way with Pedego electric bikes.
    > Find out more about Pedego San Diego

    However you choose to explore San Diego, we invite you to relax and enjoy the ride!

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