Location & Directions

CMIL is located right next to Terminal 2 of San Diego International Airport, at 4165 Spruance Rd, San Diego, CA 92101. See below for specific directions:

From SDSU main campus (East):

  • Take I-8 W from Montezuma Rd.
  • Continue on I-8 W. Take CA-163 S to W Hawthorne St. Merge onto I-5 N and take exit 17A towards the airport.
  • Take N Harbor Dr past the airport to McCain Rd. Turn right onto McCain Rd.
  • Turn left at Spruance Rd.
  • Follow Spruance to the end. CMIL is the rounded glass building on the left.

From the Beach (West):

  • Take Nimitz Blvd south, all the way to the end.
  • Turn left on N Harbor Dr.
  • Turn left on McCain Rd.
  • Turn left at Spruance Rd.
  • Follow Spruance to the end. CMIL is the rounded glass building on the left.

From the North:

  • Take I-5 S to Sassafras St/San Diego Airport exit.
  • Merge onto Ketner Blvd.
  • Turn right onto W Laurel St.
  • Make a slight right onto N Harbor Dr.
  • Continue to McCain Rd. Turn right on McCain Rd.
  • Turn left at Spruance Rd.
  • Follow Spruance to the end. CMIL is the rounded glass building on the left.

From the South:

  • Take I-5 N to W Hawthorne St, exit 17A.
  • Take N Harbor Dr past the airport to McCain Rd. Turn right onto McCain Rd.
  • Turn left at Spruance Rd.
  • Follow Spruance to the end. CMIL is the rounded glass building on the left.

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