More Information, Activities & Miscellaneous

San Diego is an urban California destination renowned for its pleasant weather and beautiful coastal views.


Dress Code

Business casual attire is appropriate for all events at ASTA’s Annual Meeting.


Weather Information

The average temperature in San Diego during April typically falls between 65 and 70°F (19 to 21 °C). The minimum temperature usually falls between 54 and 58 °F (12 to 14 °C).  For evenings a light jacket or sweater may be needed if you are venturing outdoors.

Member-Organized ASTA Golf Outing (MOASTA)

An ASTA member-organized golf outing will take place the morning of Wednesday, April 22 following the 2020 ASTA Annual Meeting & Exhibits. Proceeds from the golf event are donated to the Susan L. Abbott Memorial Scholarship fund. For golf registration and sponsorship information, please click here.



The Hilton San Diego Bayfront’s eforea spa offers treatments that have been specially designed for eforea and introduces guests to special, commonly unexperienced techniques from the most fabled spa cultures around the world. Enjoy the vast array of treatments. The full-service nail salon offers manicures, pedicures and waxing services.  For hours of service or to book an appointment in advance, phone (619) 321-4290 or book online at


Dining on the property 

The San Diego Bayfront Hilton has six on-site dining locations, ranging from casual to fine dining.


This is a waterfront location featuring distinctive flights of both popular and one-of-a-kind drinks. Odysea includes an outdoor terrace, which is a main gathering place for hotel visitors. Odysea is the first lobby bar to include iPad stations where guests can unwind while surfing the Internet.

Saturday 2:00 pm – 1:30 am
Sunday 2:00 pm – 1:30 am
Monday 2:00 pm – 1:30 am
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 1:30 am


Seattle-based coffeehouse serving a wide variety of coffee/tea beverages, small bites including breakfast sandwiches, pastries, baked goods and on the go prepared foods and snacks. This location also features a specialty gift shop.


Saturday 5:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 5:30 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 5:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am – 6:00 pm

Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt

Self-serve style yogurt bar with a wide selection of flavors and toppings. In addition to frozen yogurt, the menu features creative shakes and breakfast items including fruit and yogurt parfaits and fresh smoothies.

Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 7:00 am – Midnight

The Pool Club – Lounge

Enjoy the view or catch a sporting event while indulging in local California coastal-inspired cuisine and your choice from a large selection of hand-crafted cocktails, stellar California wines or local micro-brews.

Friday – Saturday:  11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 am
Monday – Wednesday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Vela Restaurant

Latin for ‘sail’, Vela is the signature restaurant for the hotel and the centerpiece for our creative vision. The restaurant offers breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and a menu designed by Executive Chef David Scalise to be an experiential journey through Baja and the Mediterranean. It is open daily and accepts reservations.

Daily: 6:30 am – 2:00 pm,  5:30 pm – 10:00 pm 


Dining off property – check out the historic Gaslamp Quarter   

San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is located a short 4 minutes walking distance, adjacent to the Convention Center, Petco Park and San Diego Bay.  The Hilton SanDiego Bayfront has a walkway that will take you right into the Gaslamp Quarter. This is a great location for, world-class diningnightlife and entertainment, souvenir stores, chic boutiques, and taco shops.


Other things to do

ASTA Beach Cleanup – Volunteer Event
ASTA’s Membership and Outreach Committee has organized a beach cleanup. Volunteer with ASTA for a beach cleanup at Ocean Beach on Sunday, April 19 from 8:00am – 11:00am. Beach cleanups have an immediate positive impact on our environment by removing trash before it infiltrates our inland and coastal waters. The cleanup is being organized through San Diego Coastkeeper, a non-profit organization committed to protecting and restoring fishable, swimmable, and drinkable waters in San Diego County. There is no cost to participate, but you must register in advance and spots are limited. Transportation and cleanup supplies will be provided. More details will be provided to volunteers at a later date. To participate, sign up here.

ASTA Young & New Professionals Meetup
Are you a young or new professional in the spice industry? If so, we invite you to join us for an after-dinner young professionals meetup on Monday, April 20 at 9:30pm in Odysea, the hotel’s lobby bar. This is a perfect opportunity to network with fellow young professionals and representatives from the Membership Committee.

This Hilton hotel is conveniently located central to many activities and attractions in and around San Diego. Not sure where to go or what to do?  Check with the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Concierge.