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This year, the workshop will be held at the Catamaran Hotel and Resort in Mission Beach. The resort is ideally located on the narrow strand separating the San Diego Bay from the Pacific Ocean. It directly faces the bay and all our meeting rooms open right onto the beach, with the ocean just one block away. You can watch a short hotel video (sorry, massage not included with registration). Mission Beach is one of San Diego's most vibrant neighborhoods, and many restaurants, coffeshops, bars, and other shops are just steps away. Also starting from the resort are several scenic walks around the bay and along the ocean. Canoe, boats, and bikes, can be rented on-site. While January weather is unpredictable, beautiful warm and sunny days typically abound.



A limited number of rooms have been reserved till January 6 at the discounted rate of $135 plus tax. They can be booked online or by calling 1-800-422-8386 and asking for the 'ITA Workshop' rate. We highly recommend booking as early as possible. Please note that these are 'garden view' rooms, facing the resort's lush gardens, replete with ducks and tropical birds. However to see the ocean or bay you will need to step out, or else.. upgrade.


In case you drive, you can look for parking near the hotel, probably more likely to find something near Pacific Beach Dr. and Bayard than next to the hotel entrance, just make sure you obey the street signs. Alternatively you can park at the hotel. Hotel guests are charged $13 per day. Visitors pay $25, but you can go to our registration desk after you park, get a sticker, and pay $13 (per exit) upon leaving the lot.


Nearby restaurants

Narraya $$
4475 Mission Blvd Ste N-Q (between Hornblend St & Garnet Ave)
(858) 490-2245
Great affordable Thai food - just ask Krishna Narayanan (unrelated) and Lalitha Shankar

Bareback Grill $$
4640 Mission Boulevard(0.6 miles)
(619) 237-9990
Veggie certified by Aylin Yenner

The Fishery $$
5040 Cass Street North Pacific Beach, CA 92109
An old fish market, George Papen's favorite

Isabel's Cantina $$
66 Felspar Street (.7 mile walk)
(858) 272-8400

Fat Fish $$
4474 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109-3920
(858) 490-2877

Sushi Ota $$$
4529 Mission Bay Dr (a short drive)
(858) 270-5670
David Tse's favorite sushi in San Diego

Baleen $$$
1404 Vacation Road
(858) 490-6363
What is good for the BoG may be fine for you