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Top Expo spaces in San Diego, CA

SuperHost
Taproom & DIY Brewery in San Diego
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • San Diego, CA
SuperHost
Minimalist Event Space in Mission Hills With Views
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (23)
  • 23
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • San Diego, CA
SuperHost
Refined Conference Room in East Village
  • $35/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • San Diego, CA
SuperHost
Cultural Dance Studio in in the Midway District of San Diego.
  • $55/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • San Diego, CA
SuperHost
Best of the West Industrial Setting Brewery in San Diego
  • $600/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • San Diego, CA
SuperHost
Deluxe Theater Room in East Village
  • $55/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • San Diego, CA

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What people are saying about Expo on Giggster

Natalia K.
$ 800
4 hours
30 people
3 months ago
Great space for a birthday party! We had a Nerf Gun Battle birthday party for a 12 y.o. boy and the open space gave kids plenty of space to run and have fun without restrictions.
Tamar B.
$ 200
4 hours
5 people
a year ago
Fantastic, open and light space. Clean and perfect for an event. Noe was a fantastic communicator and I would DEFINITELY rent again if I were to need a space with amazing natural light!
Nicole N.
$ 150
3 hours
5 people
a year ago
This was the perfect spot for our video production. We had a lot of different spaces to work with. The sound and lighting was perfect and easy to find and access. Thanks so much!
Iara F.
$ 99
1 hours
30 people
2 years ago
GREAT space. Huge, super clean and cute . In love with this place 😻 Also, they are friendly and helpful on booking process as well customer service. Very organized process .

Frequently Asked Questions about Expo venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in San Diego?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in San Diego on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in San Diego?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in San Diego at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Expo spaces are available in San Diego?
Right now, there are 128 Expo spaces available in San Diego.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for San Diego bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for San Diego guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for San Diego locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near San Diego?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in San Diego. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my San Diego booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in San Diego?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in San Diego is $149 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in San Diego?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Expo spaces in San Diego, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $35 to $600.
Which Expo spaces are most popular in San Diego, CA in 2024?
How do I book a San Diego location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a San Diego reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About San Diego

Known as the "birthplace of California", San Diego is one of the most vibrant cities in America. With mile after mile of stunning coastline, dozens of world-famous beaches, and a thriving cultural scene, this city has something for everybody. From outdoor adventurers who want to experience the beauty and adventure of the Pacific Ocean coastline to those looking for a new career opportunity at a major expo show, San Diego offers an incredible array of activities suited for everyone.

San Diego's many impressive venues are worth exploring, too. Sports fans can take in an exciting game at one of the city's stadiums or catch a live concert at one of its numerous popular music venues. For those seeking out unique and traditional experiences, San Diego has plenty to offer with art galleries, theaters, and other cultural attractions that showcase some of the best talents in California. Additionally, there are also several large convention centers located around the city that provide ample space for businesses to host corporate events, expos, or conferences. Whatever your needs are, San Diego will be able to fulfill them.

Expo Event Options in San Diego

  • AV Equipment
    When it comes to planning an expo, you may need to rent audiovisual (AV) equipment, such as LED walls or screens, to ensure that your exhibitors can showcase their products properly to potential customers and other businesses.

  • Lounge Furniture
    If you want to level up your expo space, you may want to rent a few lounge furniture pieces from a prop rental company. A lounge area not only provides seating for exhibitors and visitors alike but also contributes to the overall design of the expo space. It also shows that you care about the comfort of the people at the expo.

  • Catering
    Finally, when hosting an expo or similar gathering, it is essential to think about how you will feed all of those who attend. One option for this is to hire a professional catering company that can handle everything from the food prep and delivery to garbage removal once everyone has finished eating.

Expo Event Vendors in San Diego

  • Voice & Video Rentals
    Voice & Video provides unparalleled customer care. Unlike other rental companies, they never leave customers in the dark—literally! When you call Voice & Video, you can always expect to be connected with a qualified technician right away who will take the time to help you find exactly what you need. They also go above and beyond behind the scenes at live events to ensure everything goes off without a hitch. Whether it's ensuring that your lighting effects are just right or making sure your video projection setup is flawless, the dedicated team of backstage professionals will work tirelessly to make sure your event is one that everyone remembers.

  • designer8*
    Samantha Sackler founded designer8* in 2006 to fulfill the furniture needs of the events industry. With her innovative ideas and creativity, she has expanded her inventory of furniture items to cater to any event type and custom furniture requests. Whether you need seating, tables, lounge furniture, pillows, rugs, and other accessories for your expo event, you’ll get them from designer8*!

  • Gringas Catering
    Gringas Tacos & Catering delivers high-quality taco catering to events of all kinds, whether corporate, private, or social. The experienced caterers are experts at serving large crowds and creating upscale culinary experiences in a variety of settings. With them, you won't have to waste time running around town trying to coordinate all of the different components of your event; the team will take care of everything for you, including food and beverage service, music, and much more.

Pros and Cons of Expo Spaces in San Diego

There are many advantages and disadvantages of expo locations in San Diego. Some advantages include the city's great weather, diverse population, and variety of expo event options. However, some disadvantages include the high cost of living and lack of public transportation options. Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to help you decide if an expo in San Diego is right for you.

Advantages

  • Event spaces in San Diego are relatively inexpensive compared to other cities across the country.

  • San Diego offers a wide variety of venues for hosting events such as expos, conferences, conventions, trade shows, exhibitions, etc. From industrial warehouses to multifunctional event spaces, the options are endless.

  • Public transportation is easy to access and convenient for visitors coming from out of town.

  • In most venues, you’ll get professional staff who can provide assistance and advice to ensure that your event runs smoothly.

Disadvantages

  • Parking can be limited at certain locations, so plan ahead if you are expecting large numbers of visitors at your event.

  • Security measures must be taken into account when planning events due to the high population density in this area.

  • Some locations may require special permits or licenses depending on the type of event being hosted there.

  • Certain venues may have restrictions on noise levels which could hinder some types of activities or performances occurring at your event.

Tips on How to Organize Expos in San Diego

Some many different tips and tricks can help you effectively organize the various expo locations in San Diego:

  • Find your venue: The first step is to determine which locations you want to focus on. A good rule of thumb is to choose a venue that is large enough to accommodate your target number of exhibitors and customers, but not too large that it will risk looking empty. If your goal is to attract a large number of people, your venue must also be generally accessible to everyone.

  • Determine a schedule: Once you've selected your primary expo sites, you will need to plan an effective schedule for hosting events at each location. This may involve working with key partners like local community groups or business associations to promote your events or renting out venues or equipment.

  • Gather your team: Let’s be honest; you’ll find it difficult to organize an expo alone. It’s a good idea to create your own team and delegate tasks to those who are most skilled in those areas. Depending on your needs, you may find that event planners, salespersons, and marketing people are necessary.

  • Find sponsors: Sponsors are crucial as they can fund your event and help in getting the word out about your expo. In turn, they may get free exposure during your event and attract more customers to their business. It’s a win-win situation!

  • Create a detailed marketing plan: Promoting your expo is something that must be done months in advance to give ample time for many people to know about your event. A marketing plan for an expo may involve putting up billboards or tarpaulins, creating radio or TV advertisements, and posting updates on social media.

  • Don’t forget about the logistics: Finally, it's important not to overlook logistics like signage, parking lot layout, and security arrangements to ensure that guests have a safe and enjoyable experience at each spot.

With these tips in mind, you should be able to successfully organize impressive expo events in San Diego!

Famous Locations in San Diego

  • Museum of Photographic Arts
    Located in San Diego's picturesque Balboa Park, the Museum of Photographic Arts (or MOPA) is one of the country's premier photography museums. Founded in 1974 and officially opening its doors to the public in 1983, this venerable institution has a mission to celebrate and preserve the art of photography, film, and video for audiences of all backgrounds and ages. With a world-class collection of over 16,000 artifacts that spans centuries and genres alike, MOPA truly is a must-visit destination for any fan of the moving image. Whether you're an amateur photographer or an avid cinephile, MOPA inspires and engages you in your appreciation for all things visual.

  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum
    If you're a rail enthusiast or just have a soft spot for model trains, then the San Diego Model Railroad Museum is the perfect destination for you. Located in sunny southern California, this stunning museum is home to one of North America's largest indoor model railroad exhibits, with over 27,000 square feet of space to explore. With multiple train tracks and meticulously crafted landscapes to admire, there's no shortage of things to see and do at this amazing attraction. Whether you're a lifelong train fanatic or just looking for a unique way to spend a few hours with friends or family, be sure to put the San Diego Model Railroad Museum at the top of your list. It's truly an exciting experience that you won't want to miss!

  • Centro Cultural de la Raza
    The Centro Cultural de la Raza is committed to promoting and celebrating the diversity of art and culture of Chicanos, Mexicanos, Native Americans, and Latinos. The mission is to create a space where the myriad cultural traditions of the community can be celebrated and passed down to future generations. Whether you're a fan of music, visual arts, dance, or performance art, you'll find something to suit your tastes at the Centro. At the same time, by supporting this dynamic organization, you're helping to preserve an important part of Aztlán's cultural identity—a rich heritage that has deep roots in this spiritual homeland. So if you're looking for a place where creativity flows freely and exciting new experiences await around every corner, come on down to the Centro!