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June 20, 2023

Transform Your BeyondTheBlack Experience into a San Diego Vacation

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Hilary O'Brien

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You’ve registered for BeyondTheBlack already, right? We know you don’t want to miss this curated experience for F&A professionals with amazing speakers, a wide variety of educational topics and tracks that will show you what’s possible with BlackLine, and opportunities to network with peers, partners, transformation experts, and world-class solution providers.

Still need inspiration for why to attend? Make sure to read 3 Benefits of Attending BeyondTheBlack According to Your F&A Peers.

BeyondTheBlack + San Diego = A Dream Trip!

Since you’re already planning a trip to San Diego for BlackLine’s BeyondTheBlack, why not consider making a vacation out of it? Our lovely conference hotel, the Manchester Grand Hyatt, will extend our special group rate 3 days before and 3 days after the posted conference dates (on a space availability basis), so take advantage and lengthen your stay! Plus, you can purchase guest passes that include entry to 2 of our exclusive parties—the ‘Stay Classy, San Diego’ poolside party and the epic evening on the flight deck of the USS Midway.

*A guest pass can be added to any BeyondTheBlack package and must be purchased by a BeyondTheBlack registrant. Guests must be at least 21 years of age. A guest pass includes: entry to the Tuesday evening ‘Stay Classy, San Diego’ Poolside Party as a guest of an eligible BeyondTheBlack attendee; entry to the Wednesday night BlackLine Bash at the USS Midway as a guest of an eligible BeyondTheBlack attendee.

7 Fantastic Things to Do in San Diego

San Diego is a dream destination for travelers, and the weather in September should be fantastic, with average highs in the mid-70s and plenty of sun. Whether you're a beach lover, a food enthusiast, or an adventure seeker, this coastal city has something for everyone.

Here are 7 exciting things to do in San Diego to enhance your BeyondTheBlack experience.

1) Embrace the Beach Culture

San Diego boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in California. Take a leisurely stroll along the iconic Pacific Beach or enjoy a picnic at La Jolla Cove. Not to be missed, the sunsets along the coastline are nothing short of breathtaking.

2) Explore Balboa Park

Balboa Park is a must-visit destination for culture and nature lovers. Spanning over 1,200 acres, this urban park is home to numerous museums, gardens, and recreational spaces. Discover the fascinating exhibits at the San Diego Natural History Museum or appreciate art at the San Diego Museum of Art. Take a peaceful walk through the Japanese Friendship Garden or enjoy a picnic surrounded by lush greenery.

3) Visit the World-Famous San Diego Zoo

No trip to San Diego is complete without a visit to the renowned San Diego Zoo. Located in Balboa Park, this world-class zoo is home to over 3,500 animals, representing more than 650 species. Get up close and personal with giant pandas, polar bears, and giraffes. Plus, take a ride on the Skyfari Aerial Tram for a bird's-eye view of the zoo and its surroundings.

4) Discover the Historic Gaslamp Quarter

Immerse yourself in San Diego's vibrant nightlife by exploring the Gaslamp Quarter. This historic district is filled with Victorian-era buildings that now house trendy restaurants, bars, and shops. Indulge in delectable cuisine, sip craft cocktails, and dance the night away in this lively neighborhood. Keep an eye out for live performances and events that bring the streets of Gaslamp Quarter to life.

5) Soak in the History at Old Town San Diego

Step back in time as you wander through Old Town San Diego, often referred to as the "birthplace" of California. This historic neighborhood offers a glimpse into the city's rich past, with its preserved adobe buildings and charming shops. Visit the Junípero Serra Museum to learn about the region's Spanish colonial history or enjoy traditional Mexican fare at one of the many authentic restaurants.

6) Play a Round of Golf at a World-Class Course

San Diego is a golfer's paradise, offering a wide range of world-class golf courses for players of all skill levels. The region's mild climate and stunning landscapes make it an ideal destination for a memorable golfing experience. The San Diego areas boasts gorgeous public courses including Torrey Pines, Singing Hills, Coronado, Admiral Baker, and Riverwalk—just to mention a few!

7) Take a Trip to Coronado Island

Escape to the idyllic Coronado Island, located just across the San Diego Bay. This charming island offers pristine beaches, upscale resorts, and a relaxed atmosphere. Explore the iconic Hotel del Coronado, a historic landmark known for its stunning Victorian architecture. Rent a bike and ride along the scenic paths or indulge in water sports like paddleboarding and kayaking.

San Diego has it all—sun, sand, culture, and adventure. From its stunning beaches to its vibrant city life, this Southern California gem offers endless opportunities for an unforgettable vacation.

We can’t wait to see you (and your guests!) at BeyondTheBlack this September 11-13 in San Diego.

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Hilary O'Brien