GETTING AROUND IS EASY
The main entrances to the festival venues are located at these locations:
The most central location point is:
839 W. Harbor Drive,
San Diego, CA 92101.
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.
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.
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.
If you are coming into downtown on the 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.
We are working with the various Ride Share companies to have designated drop off and pick up locations near the festival entrance gates. Please check back closer to the festival and we will have a map listed here showing those locations.
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.