Location and Lodging

Here are some hotel suggestions for those without cars, just one trolley stop from the main venue. There are several hotels in Old Town. You are likely to get lower rates from booking services than booking direct.

Festivalito classes and milongas on Thursday-Sunday take place at La Vie Dance and Culture at 1255 WEST Morena Blvd, San Diego. Sunday events take place in Balboa Park.

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1255 WEST MORENA BLVD, San Diego, CA 92110

Located across the street from the Tecolote stop on the Blue Line of the Trolley line, it is perhaps the only milonga location in San Diego that is easily accessible by mass transit. The Blue Line runs from the Mexican Border through downtown to UCSD.  The last trolley runs around midnight, so you can arrive by trolley, but may have to Uber or Lyft home for late night.

Take special note that we are located on WEST Morena Blvd about 3 blocks north of where it splits from Morena Blvd. There is a Park and Ride lot at the trolley stop as well as lots of street parking out front and across the street.  

If you are coming from LA without a car, some Amtrak lines stop at the Old Town station (which is one mile south of the studio or one trolley stop away from the Tecolote station), but check the schedule carefully, some trains skip the Old Town. There are numerous choices for hotels along the Blue Line of the Trolley or in Hotel Circle (which is a good nearby choice if you have a car).

Old Town is very close between 1 and 1.5 mile away, one trolley stop to the south of the studio, and has a couple reliable hotels, good food and some pleasant tourist locations to visit, plus a shuttle that runs to the Old Town transit station from the airport. One stop to the north of the studio is The Best Western Mission Bay.

Downtown is about 5 miles away, and is convenient if you get a hotel near a Blue Line Trolley stop (The Wyndham is one short block from a stop as well a a Hampton Inn and several others)

Hotel Circle is very near if you have a car, but it is on the wrong trolley line so you would need to transfer at Old town or walk from the Morena/Linda Vista Station (about 1/2 mile) if you don’t.

UCSD area has several nice hotels. It is a little farther, but on the end of the trolley line, so still a reasonably convenient choice.