Doug and I checked into the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (401 K Street) Tuesday, July 7th around 5 p.m. The 12-story hotel is a prime location within the Gaslamp District across the street from the convention center.
Photos - taken from our corner room with a French balcony - show, surprisingly, "light" traffic at the convention center the day before North America's largest comics-cartoon/pop culture convention officially opens to the public with Preview Night from 6-9 p.m.
There's no foot traffic or people sitting outside the entrance to the hotel. This will also change drastically within 24 hours as Assassin's Creed Experience 2015 will be set up in the small park across from the hotel entrance.
Fleming's at 380 K Street at 4th also looks deserted. The popular steakhouse, even with a reservation, can be packed during SDCC.
(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)