Transportation and Maps
Parking and Directions
The Admiral Kidd Conference Center is located onboard Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Center San Diego (NMAWC, Naval Base Point Loma). The Lodging for the conference will be held at the Navy Gateway Inn, Building 82, at 32444 Echo Lane, San Diego, Ca 92147.
NOTICE: All attendees must be able to get on base, or accompany someone with access.
The Airport Shuttle is available from the USO. It will take you on base to the front door of the Gateway Inn. The name of the company is Seabreeze. Flat rate of $15. Picks up in front of the USO and drop in front of Gateway Inn.
Telephone number: 619 244-9749.
Parking is limited to designated areas centered around Building 82. Building 82 is the main building for the Navy Gateway Inn and BOQ. There is a large parking lot in front of the building and another one in back.
Additional parking is available along the seawall behind the Admiral Kidd Conference Center and in the overflow parking lot outside the gate, across Harbor Drive.
Handicapped Parking: Drivers with handicapped plates/placards will find several handicapped parking spaces in the main parking lot in front of Building 82 next to the entrance.
Getting to NMAWC, Naval Base Point Loma
From San Diego International Airport
Exit the airport and turn right (South) onto Harbor Drive. Stay on Harbor Drive for one (1) mile. The gate to NMAWC is on the left across from Laning Road. See “Once on Base” section below for further directions.
From Points South using I-5 N
Travel north on I-5 N to exit 18A to merge onto Pacific Highway. Take a slight left onto Barnett Avenue (.8 mi). Stay in the left two lanes to veer left to stay on Barnett Avenue (.3 mi). Continue as the road veers right and becomes Lytton Street (.7 mi). Turn left onto Rosecrans Street (.2 mi). Turn left onto Laning Road (1.0 mi). Continue on Laning to the gate for NMAWC (.5 mi). See the “Once on Base” section below for further directions.
From Points East Using I-8 W
Proceed west on I-8 W. Stay left to remain on I-8 W until the highway ends, and turn left at the light onto Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. Stay to the left and continue straight through the next light onto Nimitz Boulevard (.1 mi). Continue on Nimitz Boulevard, staying in the left lane as the road veers left (1.9 mi). Turn left onto North Harbor Drive (.5 mi). Turn right onto Laning Road for the NMAWC gate (.2 mi). See “Once on Base” section below for further directions.
From Points North Using I-15 S
If you are North of I-8 W, take I-15 S and use exit 6B to merge onto I-8 W. Follow the remaining directions for using I-8 W.
If you are South of I-8 W, take I-15 S and take exit 2B to merge onto CA-94 W (Martin Luther King Junior Freeway). Use the right two lanes to take exit 1A and merge onto I-5 N (1.6 mi). Follow the remaining directions for using I-5 N.
From Points North Using I-5 S
Proceed on I-5 S to exit 20 and take a slight right onto Rosecrans Street (CA-209). Turn left onto Laning Road (2.0 mi). Continue on Laning to the gate for NMAWC (.5 mi). See the “Once on Base” section below for further directions.
Trolley Passes, Taxi Transportation
Five Day Trolley Pass: $5.00 per person
One Day Trolley Pass: $9.00 per person
There are many Taxis with access to Military installations, but here are two prevalent cab services:
- Yellow Cab (619) 444-4444
- Orange Cab (619) 223-5555
Note: You are still required to show proper military identification to gain access to the base. Each company has an assigned driver with base access. When you call the company you must request a driver with base access. Before entering the cab ask to see the driver’s base access pass.