Embarcadero Marina Park North, 400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Ruocco Park, 585 Harbor Ln, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Sea Port Village, 849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Santa Fe Depot, 1050 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
San Diego International Airport (SAN), 3225 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Hilton Bayfront Park
GETTING AROUND IS EASY
One of the beautiful things about the Wonderfront festival is that you won’t be spending hours in your car trying to get in and out of crowded parking lots. Even better, we highly recommend you get a hotel room downtown for the weekend so you can have the full experience and party late into the night at the many after-parties and downtown clubs. if you are visiting from out of town, downtown San Diego is easy to get around. The airport is right downtown, you literally land in the city. The train comes right to Santa Fe Train Depot just a mere three blocks from the festival entrance gates. The Trolley lines make multiple stops within blocks of the festival gates. There are rental scooters and bikes all around downtown and the waterfront. There are water ferries to move you along the Wonderfront and over to Coronado Island. With the festival happening right downtown everything is within an easy walking distance.
To get to the venue locations coming from North of San Diego:
Take I-5 Frwy south and get off on Front Street heading south, turn right on W Ash Street heading west, turn left on Pacific Highway and follow to Seaport Village. OR Take I-5 Frwy south and get off on Front Street heading south and stay on Front Street to Harbor Drive, turn right on Harbor Drive to go towards Seaport Village and Embarcadero Marina Park North, or left on Harbor Drive to go towards Embarcadero Marina Park South.
To get to the venue locations coming from South of San Diego:
Take I-5 Frwy north to exit 14B, Cesar Chavez Pkwy, and go south, turn right on E Harbor Drive and take this to Embarcadero Marina Park South or continue on a bit further to Seaport Village and Embarcadero Marina Park North.
To get to the venue from the San Diego International Airport:
You will leave the airport on N Harbor Drive heading south, follow Harbor Drive until you reach Broadway Port Pier entrance, or continue a few blocks further to the Seaport Village and Embarcadero Marina Park North entrances, or even a bit further on Harbor Drive to Embarcadero Marina Park South entrance.
To get to the venue from the Santa Fe Train Depot:
Leaving the train depot main doors head south on Kettner for ½ a block, turn right on Broadway and go two blocks into the Broadway Port Pier gates entrance.
An important difference with the Wonderfront Festival experience from other festivals is that your hotel room can literally be steps from the festival grounds. And with our re-entry policy you can come and go to your hotel room quickly and easily. When the festival winds down each night you can keep your party going at the Gaslamp Quarter after-parties knowing your room is just steps away. No need to drive anywhere, no long waits in parking lots, no long trips back to your home to go to bed. Instead your hotel room is right there when you want it. It’s your experience, your way.
HOTEL & TICKET DEALS
The Wonderfront Festival has partnered up with exclusive hotels to bring you these grereat package deals! These Hotel & Ticket Packages allow you the convenience to book your hotel and buy your festival tickets both at the same time. Hotel Package options are for two (2), three (3), or four (4) people and can be chosen for either Embassy Suites Hotel or the Hard Rock Hotel with your choice of General Admission (GA) or (VIP). Check out these special offers by selecting the “Special Packages” below.
WATER SHUTTLES & TAXIS
CRUISE IN STYLE
As Wonderfront Festival’s exclusive ship partner Flagship Cruises & Events has yacht parties and water taxi systems consisting of a 400 person booze cruise “party shuttle” and other faster transit water shuttles to get you around the festival between the parks and pier venues. And for those who seek further water adventures we have created some additional cruises at discount prices.
Getting around the Wonderfront Festival Flagship Party Shuttles & Water Taxis
During the Wonderfront Festival (11/22 – 11/24), Flagship Cruises will provide continuous shuttle service by and between North, Central and South Stages – FREE TO FESTIVAL ATTENDEES!
Flagship Party Shuttle
Free • Capacity 400+ • Live music and cocktails
To get between the North and South stages in style, hop aboard our largest shuttle, Marietta. Passengers can enjoy local bands, a full-service bar, sundeck, multiple restrooms and free WiFi during the 15-minute cruise between Broadway Pier and Fifth Avenue Landing stops.
Flagship Water Taxis
Free • Fast • Three Stops
Flagship water taxis will transport guests between stops at Broadway Pier, Marriott Marina and Fifth Avenue Landing (near Joe’s Crab Shack), offering a convenient and unique solution to navigating crowded festival grounds.
Flagship Water Taxi service starts 30 minutes before gates open until 30 minutes after the final show times. Three ships will loop continuously throughout the festival.
If you are driving to the festival we strongly encourage you to buy your parking pass in advance. We have reserved spots at some of the close-in parking garages and lots for your convenience. Please click here to see our parking options available. This will save you time on event days as you will have a reserved spot and know right where you are going.
If you do not purchase advance parking there are other paid parking lots and garages around the downtown area.
ADA accessible parking is available at the nearest parking garages to our entrance gates; the Grand Hyatt garage, the Convention Center garage, and the Hilton Bayfront garage.
SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
If you are flying into San Diego International Airport, you are approximately one mile from the festival gates. Therefor we suggest a quick taxi or ride share to the festival grounds.
AMTRAK OR COASTER
If you are coming into San Diego via Amtrak train or Coaster, you will want to get off at the Santa Fe Train Depot stop right in downtown San Diego. The train depot is within three blocks of our Broadway Port Pier entrance gates, so if you come in by train you can walk right to the gates from the depot.
METROPOLITAN TRANSIT SYSTEM
If you are coming into downtown on the San Diego Metro Trolley here are the stops we recommend getting off at and the nearest festival entrance gates to each:
Green Line: Santa Fe Depot (Broadway Port Pier entrance gates).
- Seaport Village (Seaport Village/Embarcadero Marina Park North/Ruocco Park entrance gates).
- Gaslamp Quarter (Embarcadero Marina Park South entrance gates).
Blue Line: America Plaza Station (Broadway Port Pier entrance gates).
Orange Line: Courthouse Station (Broadway Port Pier entrance gates).
Please remember to check all Trolley schedules for station times for each day of the week.
OLD TOWN TROLLEY SHUTTLE
On 11.22, 11.23 and 11.24 we will have three Trolleys each day providing an attendee shuttle service to and from three music stage venues for the Wonderfront Festival. There are three pick-up/drop-off points: Broadway Port Pier, The Headquarters cut-in off Harbor Drive and then on Convention Center Way behind Convention Center right in front of the Staff Pro security trailer just before the entrance to Embarcadero South Park.
Friday, 11.22: (3) Trolleys from 3:30 pm-10:30 pm (7 hours)
Saturday, 11.23: (3) Trolleys from 11:30 am-10:30 pm (11 hours)
Sunday, 11.24: (3) Trolleys from 11:30 am-10:30 pm (11 hours)
PICKS UP EVERY 15 MIN.
Wonderfront has designated Wonderfred Shuttle Service that loops between Broadway Port Pier, The Headquarters at Seaport Village, Hilton Bayfront Park and back again.
PICKS UP EVERY 3 MIN.
There are no designated ridesharing locations located on festival grounds. We suggest moving away from the festival grounds where the city streets are less busy (toward the Gaslamp District). We anticipate heavier traffic during the festival which may delay access to immediate ridesharing services.
VISIT SAN DIEGO
San Diego is one of the best cities in the world for a vacation. There are many amazing attractions to see and do, incredible restaurants and nightlife, beautiful beaches, tons of shopping, water activities, awesome surf breaks along 70 miles of coastline, and just a laid back casual lifestyle that is hard to replicate anywhere else. San Diego is more than a city, it’s truly a way of life. We highly recommend if you are coming to town for the Festival that you add on a day or two on either side of the weekend to explore some of San Diego’s must see’s.
Funded in part with City of San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment Funds.