Festival Site Updates
September 25, 2019
Oct. 12 Sabbath services
For those who will be arriving for the Feast of Tabernacles early, we will have Sabbath services on Oct. 12 in San Diego. Services will be held at the Handlery in the ballroom, and will begin at 2:30 p.m.
August 9, 2019
The Feast is coming up quickly and there is still plenty of housing available at the Handlery San Diego, if you have not already made housing reservations. The Church rate will be honored until Sept. 11.
Please use the following methods to register if you have not booked your housing yet. Thanks in advance!
- Reservations must be made before the cut-off date of Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Reservation requests received after the cutoff date will be accepted on a hotel and rate availability basis.
- Guests can make reservations through the reservations office at 619-298-0511 or 800-676-6567. Callers must refer to the group name of Feast of Tabernacles to book the group rates and be included in the group room block.
- Guests can also make reservations online with the following link: https://reservations.travelclick.com/98118?groupID=2461294.
May 8, 2019
According to the initial housing guide, the Handlery Hotel was listed as having an elevator. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Although there are several units on the first floor that are equipped for handicapped, an elevator is not part of these amenities. Please refer to the updated housing guide for more information. And as a reminder, general housing reservations begin on Monday, May 13. Happy booking!
San Diego is the jewel of Southern California! Sitting at the southern end of the California coastline, with temperate weather most of the year, it will provide a tropical setting for the Feast of Tabernacles in 2019.
This year we are meeting at a new location. The Handlery Hotel is located on Hotel Circle just a quarter mile from the Fashion Valley Mall. Because of its location north of downtown, it is just a short distance from Old Town San Diego, Mission Bay, Sea World, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, and other attractions.
Those who stay at the Handlery will not only enjoy walking to services and having other members close by, but will also help the Church by reducing the cost of meeting space. Guest rooms have all been upgraded in the last 18 months and are very modern. The Handlery offers complimentary Wi-Fi, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and mini fridge. It offers shuttles to local attractions within 5 miles and provides airport transportation for a per-person fee. Parking at the hotel is $5 per day, and those staying off-site will pay $2 for access to the hotel each time. There is a restaurant on the premises for dining.
Church-organized activities will include Family Day, seniors’ luncheon, teen and young adult hospitalities, a teen beach party, our traditional dinner cruise and more.
Local activities are plentiful, with snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, paddleboards, deep-sea fishing, whale watching, local wine tasting, mountain biking, golfing, scuba diving, tide pools, and famous La Jolla.
San Diego offers a wide variety of restaurants, many of which have views of the Pacific Coast or San Diego Harbor.
We look forward to seeing you in sunny San Diego!
Fragrance-controlled room available: No.
Tax rate for accommodations: 12.7 percent.
Closest airports: San Diego (SAN), 6 miles; Orange County (SNA), 86 miles.