Why San Jose for Your Next Meeting or Event?
Located in the heart of Northern California’s Silicon Valley, San Jose offers groups more than half a million square feet of meeting and event space and 4,000 hotel rooms. In addition to the GBAC STAR-certified convention center, the city’s walkable downtown has a wealth of museums, cultural centers and historic landmarks that accommodate events.
Only in San Jose
Surrounded by more than 2,500 high-tech companies (including Adobe, Google, Facebook and Apple), San Jose offers groups the latest in technological know-how and a local braintrust that planners can tap to boost their meetings and event agendas. The city also features easy access to the scenic redwoods and wineries nestled in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains.
Transportation In & Around the Area
The newly upgraded Mineta San Jose International Airport is located less than four miles from downtown San Jose. A free shuttle takes passengers to light rail and train stations. Transfer cost by taxi, about $22; Uber/Lyft, from $20
Taxes: Room tax 14.195%; sales tax, 9.38%; total tax on hotel rooms, 14.195, plus up to $2.50 per night for San Jose hotel business improvement district tax, based on hotel's proximity to the convention center and airport
Convention Center: San Jose McEnery Convention Center; total space, 520,000 square feet; exhibit space, 165,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 43; (800) SAN-JOSE
CVB: Visit San Jose, (800) SAN-JOSE