Venue & Logistics

Introducing San Diego!

Our Venue: Town and Country Resort

Offering great transportation options, fantastic year-round weather, 70 miles of beaches, and world-class entertainment and cuisine, San Diego was selected by past attendees, simmers, and developers as their preferred location for FlightSimExpo 2021. The area boasts a variety of aviation-specific attractions including the USS Midway aircraft carrier museum at Navy Pier/Embarcadero and the San Diego Air and Space Museum, located in the largest urban cultural park in America.

The in-person component of FlightSimExpo 2021 will be held at the Town and Country Resort, a San Diego icon since 1953. After a $90 million renovation that finished this summer, the resort offers a four-story waterslide, penthouse fitness facility, a three-acre park, five on-site dining and beverage options, and a short walk to nearby shopping at Fashion Valley Mall. The hotel is located on the San Diego Trolley line, 6 miles from the airport, and minutes from historic Old Town, Gaslamp Quarter, and Little Italy.

The event has negotiated special perks for attendees including waived hotel services charges, unlimited in-room WiFi devices, and shuttle service to nearby attractions (based on availability).

You can book rooms now, which are fully refundable up to 48 hours before check-in. Click below to book online with the hotel.

Town and Country

Room Rate: $135/Night

With all taxes and fees included, attendees will pay $151.87/night. Booking through FlightSimExpo guarantees the lowest-available rate during our event dates.

Travel Discounts

Delta Airlines

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for FlightSimExpo 2021. Please book flights directly through this link! You may also call the Delta Meeting Network at +1 800-328-1111 (Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 7:30pm Central Time) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMUJQ.

Southwest Airlines

FlightSimExpo attendees will receive a 2-8% discount on airfare and 50% Bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines. To book, go to www.swabiz.com and click "Flight" in the top right then click "Book a Flight" to book your travel. When prompted, enter Corporate ID 99119436.

Southwest offers two free checked bags, no change or cancellation fees, and is consistently ranked the "Best in Customer Service" by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

WestJet

WestJet is offering 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex, and 10% off Premium base fares for transborder travel. To take advantage of this offer, use discount code C26QO78 and book via the WestJet website. The code is valid for travel between September 17, 2021 and October 3, 2021

Rental Car Discounts

Attendees can save up to 30% with Enterprise, National, and Alamo through our dedicated booking portal, or by using the code XZ072KX.

Discounted Attractions

San Diego's tourism bureau publishes a list of discounts and special offers ideal for tourists looking to take advantage of local attractions. If you are planning to explore the local area, review these deals first!

Additionally, check out the Go San Diego Pass, which offers access to over 55 of San Diego's top rated theme parks, attractions, tours, and experiences. Admissions include LEGOLAND California, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and more! Pass benefits include contactless entry, no need for tickets, and everything on one digital pass.

Aviation history is truly a remarkable story, and it all unfolds at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Your journey through the history of flight begins as you stand beneath a model of the Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon of 1783—the first manned vehicle in recorded history to break the bonds of gravity and lift humans above the Earth.

Simply show your FlightSimExpo 2021 badge at the San Diego Air & Space Museum and receive $3 off one general admission! Offer valid from September 23-27, 2021. View the museum's website for more opening hours and more information.

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. Our mission is to realize a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity.

Show your FlightSimExpo 2021 badge at the Fleet Science Center and receive 20% discount on admission! Offer valid from September 24-30, 2021. View the Center's website for more opening hours and more information.

The USS Midway Museum opened to the public in June 2004 and today is one of San Diego’s most popular visitor attractions with more than 1 million guests coming aboard each year. The naval aircraft carrier was commissioned in 1945 and served for 47 years supporting U.S. military and humanitarian efforts around the world. Nearly 250,000 sailors and officers served their country aboard the USS Midway before it was decommissioned in 1992.

An adult ticket to visit Midway is already priced at a tremendous value—only $26. Additionally, a discounted price of $18 is available for veterans. View the Museum's website for more opening hours and more information.

Logistics and FAQs

As the event approaches, we will continue to work with local attractions and transportation companies to offer discounts for attendees. Please check back regularly for updates to this section.

Online Attendees

The online component of the event will be accessible for registered “online-only” attendees. The registration will include exclusive seminar/livestream access and the chance to interact directly with participating developers via video.

In-Person Attendees: The Hotel

As the beating heart of Mission Valley, one of the most popular areas of San Diego, it’s hard to miss the Town and Country. The resort is located steps from Fashion Valley Mall and the San Diego Trolley line, making it easy to use public transportation to explore the area.

The in-person component of the event will be held entirely at Town and Country Resort. See the other sections of this page for more information on getting to and from the hotel.

Food

During the event, attendees will have cash beverage and lunch options ranging from $10 – 20, including tax. In addition, an event social will take place on Saturday evening, which includes free light appetizers and drinks.

There are numerous of bars and restaurants located in and around our venue, including several at the nearby Fashion Valley Mall. We encourage attendees to explore the local area for dinners outside of event hours.

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is a quick 10 minute (6 mile) drive or taxi/rideshare from our venue. Attendees can also use the San Diego Trolley to get from the airport to the hotel.

SAN is served by a large variety of domestic and international carriers. We’re pleased to offer FlightSimExpo attendee discounts on travel to San Diego via Delta, Southwest, and WestJet, and discounted rental cars through Enterprise and related companies.

Rideshare

Both Lyft and Uber are available at the airport; a one-way ride is approximately $15-25. Designated Ride Share passenger pickup locations are:

Terminal 1: Exit baggage claim via the escalators, walk across the Sky Bridge toward Ground Transportation and the parking lot, exit down the escalators toward the parking lot, and turn right to the Transportation Plaza. Use crosswalk to the third lane for pick-up area. See signage for assistance.

Terminal 2: Upon exiting baggage claim, use main crosswalk to Transportation Plaza. Ridesharing pick-up is located in the second lane on the right. See signage for assistance.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available at the airport. A one-way taxi will be approximately $25, not including tip.

Rental Cars

All car rental pick-ups and drop-offs for rental car companies serving SAN occur at the Consolidated Rental Car Center, accessible from the terminal via free dedicated shuttle busses.

Attendees can save up to 30% with Enterprise, National, and Alamo through our dedicated booking portal, or by using the code XZ072KX.

Public Transportation

MTS' San Diego Trolley is San Diego's light rail transit network. Its three lines serve many popular areas and attractions, including Town and Country Resort. Access the Sycuan Green Trolley Line by taking the Rental Car Shuttles at the transit islands at Terminals 1 and 2. When the driver is notified, the shuttle drops passengers off on the north end of the airport, just one block from the Middletown Station. Passengers proceed by crossing Pacific Highway and walking one block northeast on W. Palm Street to the station on the left.

From there, ride the Sycuan Green Line for 11 minutes (4 stops) to Fashion Valley Transit Center and walk across the street to Town and Country Resort.

A one-way adult fare for the MTS Trolley is $2.50. For the month of September, MTS trolley and fixed-bus service is free with a PRONTO card. For more information, visit the MTS website.

Walking and Biking

Shared-use paths for bicyclists and pedestrians allow for scenic access to the airport separated from vehicular traffic. The path runs between the San Diego Bay waterfront and North Harbor Drive, connecting the airport to Little Italy and downtown San Diego.

Address

Town and Country Resort is located at:

500 Hotel Cir N
San Diego, CA 92108, USA

Click this link for driving directions.

Parking

A reduced parking charge of $5 per day is available for FlightSimExpo attendees and hotel guests. For overnight guests, charges are added automatically to your room, with in and out privileges granted by your room key. For day guests, please see FlightSimExpo staff while on-site to obtain a QR code that can be scanned at parking pay stations to reduce the charge to $5.

Will I be able to change or cancel my registration?

Yes: we will be offering free changes and cancellations, including full refunds, for all FlightSimExpo registrations until September 22, 2021. Our hotel is also offering a full refund on hotel room deposits up to 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival.

Will you consider changing the dates or moving the event?

No. If, for any reason, we are unable to hold an in-person event on September 24-26 in California, we will proceed with an online-only event during that weekend.

To help attendees make informed decisions, we’ll be publishing regular updates to the exhibitor and sponsor list as the event approaches, including breakdowns of in-person and online-only exhibitors.

Additional FAQs

For more information, including COVID-19 and health and safety questions, please see our Expanded FAQs.

September 24-26, 2021

Town and Country Resort
San Diego, CA