Located an hour from San Francisco and Monterey, San Jose is the heart of Silicon Valley and the gateway to the greater Bay Area.
With a history of embracing diverse experiences, San Jose has a new vibe and way of doing business—capturing the imagination of meeting planners and attendees alike. Just think: you could forge new ideas in the same setting as many of Silicon Valley’s greatest minds by hosting your next meeting in San Jose, where out-of-the-box thinking is never the exception but the norm.
If you want those ideas to take shape, first, you need to get here. Meeting planners know convenience and accessibility are key—downtown San Jose is only 10 minutes (3.9 miles) from San Jose Mineta International Airport, which averages 150 flights daily from 42 nonstop destinations. Once you land, getting around couldn’t be easier. Get going with public transportation, rideshares, and scooters. There’s even free shuttle transport from the airport to Light Rail and train stations.
When meeting in San Jose, planners enjoy a tailored and user-friendly approach to booking and managing events, with the ability to fully customize the details so each experience is more than memorable. Choose from a combined 550,000 square feet of meeting space within a convenient two-block radius at the heart of downtown. Visit San Jose–managed venues include the updated San Jose McEnery Convention Center, four historic theaters and a multipurpose property.
Attendees won’t have to walk very far to their hotels. Nearby accommodation options are abundant, with 2,200 committable downtown rooms and another 8,000 citywide. Choose from well-known hotel brands, upscale boutiques and historic properties brimming with charm. There’s plenty of room for your group. And when the meeting adjourns for the day, attendees will love exploring the walkable hub that is downtown San Jose, where they’ll find intimate music venues, craft cocktail bars, lounges, museums and eclectic spaces for networking and after-hours mixers.
And there’s never a shortage of things to do in San Jose. Tour famous tech landmarks and campuses. Shop the latest trends at Santana Row and Valley Fair. Indulge in cuisine from more than 20 unique vendors at San Pedro Square Market or a burrito from La Victoria Taqueria, served with their famous “orange sauce.” Play with tomorrow’s technology at The Tech Museum, or go offline with picturesque landscapes as your backdrop. No matter where you turn, you’ll find inspiration in every form—leading you to your next big idea.