Carter Center Weekend: Trip Information

Carter Center Weekend: Trip Information
Dates: June 26-30, 2024
Location: Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, California

About San Diego

A city with many faces, San Diego boasts sprawling green spaces, fine sand beaches tickled with turquoise Pacific waters and a rich history hidden within the skyline. Known as the Birthplace of California and America’s Finest City (among a plethora of other names), San Diego as we know it began in the Native American period. Over the years, the city was shaped by Spanish and Mexican influences before growing into the modern cityscape we know today.

About Rancho Bernado Inn (RBI)

Located in a quiet suburb 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, the Rancho Bernardo Inn (RBI) offers guests an experience that is both peaceful and rejuvenating. San Diego International Airport is 22 miles from the inn.

RBI is a destination resort known for its 18-hole championship golf course that has hosted PGA and LPGA events. It also boasts an award-winning spa that offers special outdoor treatment casitas (rooms) in a garden setting with water features and a saltwater pool with cabanas. The 265-acre retreat includes expansive grounds with three swimming pools, a full fitness center, extensive meeting facilities, and exceptional cuisine.

RBI’s Spanish Colonial-style buildings feature rooms that are set discreetly among winding paths surrounded by lush vegetation, offering ample privacy and ultimate comfort with either wide verandas or sun-dappled balconies.

Guests will feel as if they are staying in a botanical garden—secluded from the outside world and transported to a place where airplane noise and traffic sounds are replaced with tranquility and fresh air.

Guest Amenities

Guests will enjoy round-trip airfare (originating within the continental United States), ground transportation, four nights at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, all meals throughout the long weekend, a resort gift card, a souvenir event bag, a group photograph, access to two auctions with one-of-a-kind collectors’ items, and an unforgettable experience.

Delta Air Lines Inc. is donating a round-trip charter flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to San Diego International Airport. Guests may choose to connect with the Atlanta charter or travel another route to the resort.

An excursion is planned to San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where you will encounter iconic wildlife species from around the globe. Another evening, you’ll visit Old Town San Diego’s State Historic Park, where you can walk through historic San Diego sites and enjoy an authentic Mexican dining experience at Barra Barra Saloon.


The event package cost of $3,750 per person includes all the above, which will be centered at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, where all presentations and most meals will take place. Suites are available for an additional cost.

For children 5-12 years of age, the cost is $2,500 per child if they stay in the room with a full-price guest. There is no cost for younger children to attend, but they must be registered. There will be air transportation costs for children ages 2 and up, as airlines require a seat for them.

The Carter Center will coordinate flights; Delta will be given priority. The package cost covers economy-fare tickets on the most direct route available. Some flights with special routing or upgrades will incur added costs.

A rate of $1,100 per person per day is available for stays of one or two days. This rate includes an overnight stay but not airfare. Saturday-only attendance is limited and available at a cost of $1,600 (airfare not included).

Deposit and Timetable

A deposit of $1,000 per person will hold your place. Deposits arriving by Feb. 16, 2024, qualify for a $100 discount off the package price. An invoice for the balance due will be sent six weeks prior to the event.

Please register early, as space is limited. We will accept reservations on a first-come, first-served basis with a paid deposit until the event is full. Registration will close when capacity is reached, regardless of date, and a waiting list will be created. Those on the list will be notified as space becomes available.


$1,000 of each full-price ($3,750) package is considered a tax-deductible donation to The Carter Center. For the day rate, $250 per day is tax deductible. Appropriate documentation will be provided.


You may register one of two ways:

Register online here »
Note: You will need your Carter Center Weekend ID number (included on your printed invitation) to register online. If you cannot locate this number, did not receive a printed invitation, or have questions, please contact Dianne Bryant at (404) 420-5102 or

Mail your completed Guest Response Form in the envelope enclosed with your invitation, along with your payment, to:

Story Evans
Carter Center Weekend
The Carter Center
453 John Lewis Freedom Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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