Sunny San Diego welcomes American Academy of Dermatology 2018

By Liz Meszaros, MDLinx
Published February 15, 2018

Key Takeaways

From February 16-20, 2018, the American Academy of Dermatology will hold its annual meeting and conference, AAD 2018, at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. This year, AAD 2018 will offer attendees over 375 sessions across 10 tracks. Engaging hands-on sessions and simulated patient encounters headline the offerings, with the latest products and services on display from more than 400 exhibitors.

From February 16-20, 2018, the American Academy of Dermatology will hold its annual meeting and conference, AAD 2018, at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. This year, AAD 2018 will offer attendees over 375 sessions across 10 tracks. Engaging hands-on sessions and simulated patient encounters headline the offerings, with the latest products and services on display from more than 400 exhibitors.

Join MDLinx for complete coverage of the conference, with abstract and session summaries. Here, we offer you a preview of the places in San Diego that you may want to visit while you are there.

Situated on the Pacific coast of California, San Diego is known for its wonderful, warm climate, beaches, friendly people, and many attractions.

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park that boasts historic Exposition buildings, gardens, walking paths, and large open space areas. Balboa Park is also home to 17 museums, as well as numerous art galleries and artist studios. It was declared a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Landmark District in 1977.

And situated right in Balboa Park is the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, home to over 3,700 animals from over 640 species and subspecies. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, the San Diego Zoo covers 100 acres and is visited by more than 5 million people each year. Some featured activities include guided bus tours, mini train tours, a Skyfari, animal encounters, and 4-D theaters.

The iconic Hotel del Coronado is located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, just minutes from downtown San Diego. If you want to relax and enjoy the coast in the quintessential Southern California style, the Hotel del Coronado is a must during your stay. Enjoy surfing lessons or private bonfires on the beach. Dine at one of seven seaside restaurants that boast expert chefs, impeccable service, and locally sourced ingredients. From the Sunset Bar to the Crown Room Brunch, you don’t have to stay at the ‘del’ to enjoy its unique SoCal ambiance, elegance, and ocean splendor.

In the San Diego Bay, just minutes from the Convention Center, is a large, active naval fleet, featuring the USS Midway, an aircraft carrier turned into a museum. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the USS Midway features over 60 exhibits and 29 restored aircraft. Flight simulators, theaters, and a guided island tour are the top activities there.

San Diego also boasts its own SeaWorld, spread over 190 acres in Mission Bay Park. See all the amazing animals, interactive attractions, aquariums, rides, and educational programs that make SeaWorld one of San Diego’s top must-see attractions. Upon your arrival, walk right in through Explorer’s Reef, where you can touch a shark, interact with a ray, and feel tiny cleaner fish nibble at your fingers. Learn about SeaWorld’s famous orcas in the “Killer Whales Up-Close Tour,” where behaviorists share stories and facts about killer whales. Better yet, make reservations to “Dine With Orcas,” and enjoy the company of these magnificent creatures while you have a delicious, chef-crafted meal on a private poolside patio next to the Orca whales.

After a day of attending the informative and cutting-edge sessions AAD 2018 has to offer, step outside into the San Diego sunshine and warmth, soak in that SoCal feeling, and take in some of these famous landmarks and venues!

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