Harbor Drive Closing to Traffic During Comic-Con Special Edition 2021

If you’re looking forward to being back in the “con bubble”, Comic-Con International , the city of San Diego, and the Port of San Diego have an exciting announcement for you.

Just like with San Diego Comic-Con for the last few (physical) years, Harbor Drive will be closing to all traffic and anyone except a valid Comic-Con Special Edition badge.

Harbor Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic (including bikes, scooters, and skateboards) between First Avenue and Park Boulevard during Special Edition during the following hours:

  • Friday, November 26 7AM-10PM
  • Saturday, November 27 7AM-10PM
  • Sunday, November 28 7AM-8PM

The main exceptions to this rule are again emergency vehicles, ADA drop-off and pick-up for badged attendees — and interestingly, the announcement mentions Comic-Con Special Edition shuttles, though everything we have heard indicates that there won’t be free shuttles running during the convention. So, perhaps, the shuttles are back on! Or perhaps these are guest shuttles for certain panelists and guests.

Additionally, those who purchased parking for the convention center will also be allowed to drive through.

Here’s a look at the planned road closures (click for larger):

Only badged members of Comic-Con Special Edition 2021 may access the area surrounding the convention center, which will be marked off. If you arrive at the convention center and need to pick up your badge, presumably you will still be allowed access to Hall H for badge pick-up.

For those looking for parking — if you’re either very early or very lucky, the city of San Diego mentions that there will be 31 “clearly marked parking spaces” at the Embarcadero Marina Park South available for public use on a first-come, first served basis, including dedicated spaces for public fishing pier users.

You can read the full announcement here.

What do you think of these changes? Let us know in the comments.

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