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Sunset in the San Jose Countryside

San Jose At-A-Glance


  • Easy access to three major airports
  • Compact, walkable Downtown
  • One of the safest, cleanest big cities in America
  • Diverse dining, recreation, nightlife and attractions


San Jose is known as a business mecca, but it’s not all about work. Visitors will discover that Silicon Valley takes play seriously, making the most of its 300 days of great weather. California’s 3rd largest city is one of the safest, boasting a variety of family activities and plenty to do for the culture vultures too.

It’s easy to find your way to San Jose with three international airports within the Bay Area to choose from. 3.9 miles from downtown San Jose, the San Jose International Airport is the best kept secret for traveling to San Jose. The airport includes such high-tech perks as free high-speed wireless Internet throughout, power outlets and USB ports in arm rests, and concierge robots.


VISIT over 250 downtown dining and entertainment options and free downtown high-speed wireless Internet.

PLAY at 193 regional and city parks and gardens, including 60 miles of trails for the best hiking, walking and biking under the sun.

EXPERIENCE an abundance of cultural offerings and attractions including The Tech Interactive, the Winchester Mystery House, San Pedro Square Market, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art and Santana Row, San Jose’s premier shopping destination.

MEET San Jose’s 60 plus hotels which give planners a choice of meeting spaces and hotels to accommodate events of every size and budget.


Team San Jose’s partnership saves event planners valuable time, energy and resources by finding the right meeting location for any event, from big city-wide conferences using the Convention Center and nearby cultural facilities to in-house meetings at hotel properties throughout San Jose.

The San Jose Convention Center is bigger, better and smarter with more breakout rooms and flexible space to meet the evolving needs of meeting planners. The San Jose Convention Center underwent a $130 million expansion and renovation in 2013. The expansion added an additional 63,028 sq. ft. of flexible ballroom and meeting space, and 169,957 sq. ft. of total new space increasing San Jose’s total Convention Center space to 367,526 sq. ft. This brings the total meeting and event space in Team San Jose managed venues to 520,000 sq. ft.

San Jose at a Glance

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