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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Travel and Accommodations

    Travel and Accommodations

    Hotel Information

    AIAA has made arrangements for a block of rooms at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront is located directly across from the San Diego Convention Center. Room rates are $219, plus applicable taxes. To make a reservation, call +1.800.HILTONS (+1.800.445.8667) and identify yourself as an attendee of the AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference & Exposition, or book your hotel room online. Rooms at the AIAA rate has been extended while availability lasts. You are encouraged to book your hotel room early.

    Federal Government Employees: A limited number of room nights are available at the prevailing U.S. government per deim rate at the time of the conference for those who qualify. Federal government employees may click here to make online reservations. Federal I.D. required.

    Airport Information

    The San Diego International Airport is ideally located three miles from downtown San Diego and 10 minutes away from the San Diego Convention Center. All major airlines, and many other domestic and international carriers, provide daily service to the airport and bring more than 18 million visitors to America’s Finest City. For a complete list of all airlines that offer service to San Diego, please visit

    Car Rental

    AIAA members can save up to 15% off car rentals with Hertz. Wherever your travel takes you, close to home or around the world, your discount CDP#66135 is the key to special savings. Be sure to include it in all of your reservations. Visit Hertz at for the lowest rates, special offers and information about Hertz locations, vehicles and services. Or call Hertz at 1.800.654.2210.

    Notice on Visas

    If you plan to attend an AIAA conference or course held in the United States and you require a visa for travel, it is incumbent upon you to apply for a visa with the U.S. Embassy (consular division) or consulate with ample time for processing. To avoid bureaucratic problems, AIAA strongly suggests that you submit your formal application to U.S. authorities a minimum of 120 days in advance of the date of anticipated travel.


    To request a letter of invitation, please fill out and submit the online Invitation Letter Request Form. You can also request a letter of invitation by contacting:
     ATTN: Customer Service
     American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
     1801 Alexander Bell Drive Suite 500
     Reston, VA 20191-4344
     Phone: 703.264.7500

    AIAA cannot directly intervene with the U.S. Department of State, consular offices, or embassies on behalf of individuals applying for visas.


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