The O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference will be held in downtown San Diego at the Westin Horton Plaza. Adjacent to the Horton Plaza shopping center and located within walking distance of San Diego's bustling Gaslamp District, the Westin Horton Plaza is at the heart of countless things to see and do.
The centerpiece of San Diego's revitalized downtown is Horton Plaza, an 11.5-acre multi-level shopping and entertainment complex, with shops, restaurants, three major department stores, a 14-screen cinema, and a performing arts theatre.
If you've forgotten to bring something with you to BioCon, chances are you will be able to find it among the many stores at the Horton Plaza. Browse the Horton Plaza Directory to view all available merchants.
Known as the liveliest neighborhood in San Diego, the Gaslamp District has something for everyone, whether you're seeking casual restaurants, theatres, museums, art galleries, upscale shops, or fine dining. The Gaslamp District is also San Diego's hottest entertainment area, featuring more than 70 restaurants and nightclubs within a 16 1/2-block historic area. The Westin Horton Plaza Hotel is adjacent to the Gaslamp District, so the fun and excitement is all within walking (or bike cab) distance.
View a detailed map of the Gaslamp District for driving direction and parking information.
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Getting Out & About
For quick transportation to any restaurant or pub in the Gaslamp District, consider taking a ride in a bike cab.
Phone: 1 (888) BIKE-CAB
Price: Approx. $4-$5 (one-way) to any location in the Gaslamp District (originating at the Westin Horton Plaza).
Take a sightseeing ride over San Diego in a vintage Travel Air biplane. Participate in Top Dog Air Combat in a Varga VG-21 - you do most of the flying (no pilot's license required, but under the watchful eye of your accompanying pilot). Barnstorming Adventures also offers the extraordinary opportunity to fly in a genuine 1941 WWII warbird. However daring you are, Barnstorming Adventures is sure to have an aerial adventure that you won't soon forget. Special discounted rates are offered to BioCon attendees, so be sure to mention the conference when you call to make your reservation.
Phone: 760-438-7680 x 0
Located just 30 minutes north of Horton Plaza on I-5.
Wondering if you should take a jacket? For weather information, including local forecast, surf, and beach, call (619) 289-1212.
These Web sites can help you locate the restaurant that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Dining Section of the San Diego Convention & Visitor's Bureau
San Diego Online - Restaurants & Entertainment online
Old Town restaurants
Coronado Island restaurants
San Diego Attractions
Looking for things to do out on the town? View photos and descriptions of various San Diego attractions.
San Diego Maps
"Where's the nearest ...?" Looking for home-town convenience in the heart of San Diego? Let these maps and city information be of assistance.
532 C St., San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 645-3300
Whole Foods Market
711 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 294-2800
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