JNC Travel Information

Meeting Location

Town and Country Hotel
500 Hotel Cir N., San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-291-7131TownCountry

Find your fun at Town and Country Resort, a San Diego icon where mid-century cool and warm hospitality come to mingle. Throughout the resort, every moment brims with sunny possibilities—in modern guestrooms, chef-driven dining, and a sprawling pool complex.

Here, you'll get front-row access to all San Diego has to offer. With a central location in Mission Valley, you're adjacent to luxury shopping and golf, and within minutes of the airport, beautiful beaches, hiking, biking and world-class attractions.

A beloved landmark since 1953, the resort has recently completed a multimillion-dollar transformation, renovating everything from top-to-bottom and adding a host of new amenities.

Onsite Dining:

  • Arlo: ARLO is a celebration of San Diego lifestyle and culinary culture serving scratch-made dishes using fresh local ingredients and a mosaic of flavors from around the world
  • Lapper: Say cheers to good friends and good times. From street tacos, sandwiches and wings to sliders, nachos and hot dogs, Lapper deliciously hits the spot. Wash it all down with local craft beer on draft.
  • Monkey Bar: It's time to start some monkey business! Hang out around the centrally-located fire pits and enjoy craft cocktails, wood-fired pizzas, and small bites. 
  • Mrkt: Maybe you want to grab some goodies for an outdoor picnic or savor a quick treat in between meetings. MRKT offers gourmet on-the-go, including wood-fired pizza, salads, sandwiches and desserts.

Fun and Fitness:

  • Pool and Waterslide: Make a splash or two. Complete with fire pits, chaise lounges, daybeds, and private cabanas, the 22,000 sq. ft. pool deck is the sunniest spot to defy winter.
  • Fitness Center: Swim or sculpt, plank or pedal. Stay well and good at the Jabberwalky state-of-the-art fitness center offering free weights, exercise equipment, including Peloton Bikes, and beautiful views.
  • Riverfront Park: Set your soul to roam at Town and Country’s three-acre park, nestled on the shores of the San Diego River. Join in the resort’s daily health and wellness classes. Challenge your co-worker to fun lawn games.
  • Hotel evening event and excursion calendar

Campus Map:


Mission Bay is part of the recreational Mission Bay Park, the largest man-made aquatic park in the country, consisting of 4,235 acres with an equal split of land and water. The surrounding beaches include Pacific Beach to the North, Mission Beach to the West and Ocean Beach to the South.  Main access to the area is from the I-5 and I-8 freeways. Mission Bay is approximately 8 miles from the airport with an average drive time of less than 15 minutes.  The area is serviced by multiple bus routes and Old Town Trolley offers a option for this area with on and off privileges in Pacific Beach and Mission Beach.  Read more about Mission Bay.

Transportation Information

Flying to San Diego

  • San Diego International Airport (SAN) is situated 6.2 miles (10 minutes) from the Town and Country Hotel.
  • For International Travelers

Ground Transport from the Airport

  • Several Ride Share companies are authorized to operate at SAN. 
  • Taxi Service is available at baggage claim door 5. Average fare to Covington is about $34.
  • Rental Cars: Catch a shuttle from baggage claim to one of ten available rental car companies. Shuttles run every 5-10 minutes.
  • Shuttle Service: Shuttle vans and buses operated by off-airport companies are another transportation option.Shuttle service is available at the Transportation Plazas across from Terminals 1 and 2.

Local? Driving In?

  • Parking is available onsite.

Getting Around Once You're Here

San Diego TrolleyThe Trolley, San Diego's light rail system, services the Fashion Valley Transit Center (located behind the Town and Country Hotel) on its Green Line, and can take you to Old Town, Downtown, and the Gaslamp Quarter, among other destinations. For a map and schedules, visit the Trolley System page. 

  • Single Ride: $2.50
  • Adult 1-Day Pass: $6
  • Senior/Disabled/Medicare & Youth 1-Day Pass: $3 

San Diego CoasterThe North County Transit District's COASTER trains connect downtown San Diego and Old Town with coastal communities throughout the county including Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. These trains offer visitors car-free access to some of the most charming beach communities in the region, as well as a relaxing ride with breathtaking coastal scenery. There are more than 20 trains that run on weekdays with additional service on weekends. The entire COASTER route from Oceanside to the Santa Fe Depot downtown takes about an hour. An adult round-trip fare from downtown San Diego to Oceanside is inexpensive and children aged 5 and under ride for free. For COASTER schedules and information, visit COASTER.

Pronto CardThe PRONTO card and app lets you get a move on faster and easier anytime you want to ride the San Diego Trolley, a bus or the Coaster train. The cloud-based system allows users to add funds instantly, and then buy a ticket when needed with a simple tap of the card or phone at a station kiosk. One-way fares are valid for unlimited transfers within two hours of activation, Download the PRONTO app at the Apple or Google Play stores, or pick up a card at retail outlets, the MTS Transit Store (at 12th and Imperial avenues), NCTD customer service centers or ticket vending machines. Learn more about PRONTO right here!

For additional information on San Diego public transportation, visit the Getting Around page.

Local Area: Mission Valley, San Diego 


The average June high in San Diego is 72°F, and the average low is 62°F

For a current forcast, visit the San Diego Weather page.


Bringing Family? Extending Your Stay?

In San Diego, you can enjoy water sports activities of every kind. From sailing lessons, kite surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding, to jet skiing, wake boarding and everything in between, there’s something for every age and skill-level to enjoy in the water. You can also take a moonlit cruise on Bahia Belle, a sternwheeler fashioned after a Mississippi riverboat that often features live music. On land, families can rent bikes, picnic, and barbecue or celebrate with bonfires right next to the water.  Accommodations in the area are plentiful, from high-end luxury resorts to budget friendly hotels.  Mission Bay is also home to SeaWorld San Diego, the world-famous marine life adventure park. With awe-inspiring shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable face-to-face animal encounters, kids of all ages will enjoy exploring the wonders and adventures of the sea. If sport fishing is your passion, a number of operators depart from Mission Bay with options for half-day, full-day and multi-day trips. During the twice yearly seasons, many of these same boats also offer whale watching tours. Explore San Diego.

Attendee Safety Guidelines

As a general rule, please use common sense when traveling to and attending the event. If you need assistance at any time, please reach out to the ION at 703-366-2723 or registration@ion.org.

Before the Event: Travel Safety Considerations

  • Be sure to write down the name and contact information for all key venues: 

    • Town and Country Hotel
      500 Hotel Cir N., San Diego, CA 92108
      Phone: 619-291-7131

  • Share travel plans with a friend or family member, including dates, flight (or other transport) information, and your lodging information.
  • Research your destination and familiarize yourself with requirements for entry/exit, visas, local laws, customs, medical care etc. 
  • If traveling abroad, note the location of the embassy or consulate of your home country. 
  • Inform your financial institutions of your travels and familiarize yourself with the local currency.
  • Keep a sufficient supply of medications in your carry-on luggage
  • Make at least two photocopies of all your travel documents (passport, driver’s license, etc.). Leave one set with a trusted person at home and carry the other separately from your original documents.
  • Keep your passport separate from your wallet; do not carry your passport in your back pocket.

During the Event: Safety Considerations

  • Protect your identity. Wear your name badge only inside the meeting and convention facility
  • Plan for an emergency. Be aware of your surroundings. Know where the nearest exists are located. Use the buddy system. Exchange contact information with another meeting attendee. In the event of an emergency, agree where you will meet up. Call for help if your buddy doesn’t meet up at the agreed location within a reasonable amount of time.
  • See something, say something. If you see something that raises a safety or security concern, please say something
  • Keep a close eye on your belongings at all times.  Avoid leaving bags out of sight
  • Report any lost/stolen items immediately to local authorities. Promptly cancel any lost or stolen credit cards.
  • Do not leave beverages unattended; do not accept food or drinks from people you do not know
  • Lock your vehicle and secure any valuables 
  • Do not write your room number on your hotel key

To Report an Emergency (Medical or Other)

  • If an emergency occurs within the hotel, please pick up the nearest house phone and dial 0 so that hotel security may efficiently direct emergency services to your location. If you are not able to quickly locate a house phone, please notify the nearest hotel staff member that there is an emergency.
  • If an emergency occurs outside the conference venue, please call 9-1-1.

Emergency Evacuations

  • If you hear an alarm, please listen to the PA system for instructions. If evacuation is necessary, please evacuate the facility immediately in a calm and orderly fashion. Pay close attention to your surroundings.
  • Follow all directions from emergency personnel and event staff.

Local Medical Facilities

Below is a list of the closest hospital and urgent care centers to the conference venue.

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego (1.1 miles) - 4077 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 - 619-294-8111
  • AFC Urgent Care Mission Valley (1.9 miles) - 8590 Rio San Diego Dr #111, San Diego, CA 92108 - 619-736-4600