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Tips & Tricks for Merchants During Comic Con

Successfully navigate the year's biggest event with our helpful insider tips.

Written by
Adam Della Rocca

Navigating the Gaslamp Quarter’s largest annual event can be difficult for newcomers. The Gaslamp Quarter Association is happy to share with you a few helpful tidbits that will make your experience less stressful.

Driving / Parking / Transit
Heavy downtown traffic is expected, and public transportation is strongly encouraged.
If you must drive, tune into radio station AM 1660 on event days, for traffic & parking updates.
Many parking garages will be bought out by the convention. Others will be charging as much as $60 to park.  Late morning or afternoon arrivals should consider parking at lots north of E Street. Use either F Street (westbound) or G Street (eastbound) for drop-offs, they have the best routes to the freeways.

SDMTS will be increasing their service to and from the Gaslamp Quarter. There will be parking available at SDCCU Stadium for park-and-ride into Downtown.

The Police Department will be setting up a command center near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and L Street.
Fifth Avenue between Harbor Drive and J Street will be closed to vehicular traffic.
Personal Education

Bring your camera / phone! You will see many unexpected and unbelievable things during the convention.
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