Travel & Accommodations


The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa, opening June 2018, is the host hotel for the 2018 GIA Symposium.

Guests taking advantage of the GIA Symposium discounted rate will enjoy the ease that comes with staying at the event site. Panoramic coastal views make the Westin a paradise, featuring four pools and five jacuzzis. When you're ready to dry off, hit the links with ocean views at The Crossings at Carlsbad, discover shopping nearby at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, or visit the coast to experience miles of pristine beaches.

The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa
5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760 827 2400 or +1 800 444 3515 (for general inquiries)


By Air



By Land

  • Amtrak – Service from San Diego to San Luis Obispo - Stations in Oceanside & Carlsbad Village - 4-7 miles from GIA.
  • Coaster commuter rail service – Service from San Diego to Oceanside. - Two Carlsbad Stations 4 miles from GIA.
  • Driving Directions

Getting to and around Carlsbad

  • Airport Shuttle Services:
  • Car Rentals Companies:
  • North County Transit – Local bus service connecting Carlsbad with other cities in San Diego.
  • Taxi Services – Follow on-site signage for pick up detail.
  • Ride Share Services – Refer to individual airports for Ride Share availability and practices.
  • Tesloop – Chauffeured City to City travel in a Tesla fleet. Provides major airport service.

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