Warm Up This Winter with Hot Travel Deals in San Jose
SAN JOSE, CA (Nov.18, 2011) – If you’re tired of the usual warm weather destinations this winter, check out San Jose’s great family and cultural attractions for a fraction of the cost. San Jose, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is Northern California’s best kept secret for fun, no-hassle getaways, and is now on sale through March. Check out these savings from leading hotels and attractions:
Downtown San Jose for the Holidays Hotel Packages are a great way to take the holidays up a notch for less. Enjoy an overnight stay at The Sainte Claire, Hilton or Fairmont hotels plus holiday entertainment Nov. 25, 2011 through Jan. 1, 2012.Based on availability, packages include: concessions voucher at Christmas in the Park (regular $10 value); two Downtown Ice anytime admission and skate rentals (regular $30 value); and two Winter Wonderland wristbands good for one day of unlimited rides (regular $26 value). Hilton package starts at $149 and includes breakfast for two and parking (blackout dates (Nov. 24-26, Dec. 5-7, 9-10); Fairmont package is $149; and The Sainte Claire package is $122 for a king room Thursday through Sunday. All prices exclude tax and are subject to availability. www.sjdowntown.com/holiday_package
Hotel DeAnza, San Jose’s award-winning and stylish Art Deco boutique hotel, is offering a Suite Deal where guests can upgrade to a suite for 50 percent of the usual upgrade cost – now through Dec. 30, 2011. The hotel, which is known for their evening “Raid the Pantry” program and top jazz artists performing at their jazz at Hedley Club Lounge, recently installed 32” flat screen TV’s in all guestrooms and brought in DirecTV for high definition programming. www.hoteldeanza.com
Hotel Valencia, located on Santana Row -- featuring trendy eateries, boutiques, day spas and lounges in a Mediterranean setting -- is offering many deals this winter. The Book Two Nights, Receive 3rd Free package starts at $169 per night and includes contemporary guest room for two, deluxe buffet breakfast for two at Citrus, cocktails for two at the ultra-hip Vbar (Good Dec. 18 – 30).
The Extraordinary Offer gives holiday revelers a heavily discounted rate of $119 per night in a contemporary guest room plus deluxe breakfast for two at Citrus and cocktails for two at the ultra-hip Vbar (Good December 23 – 30).
The Ultimate Celebration Package lets you celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a contemporary guest room for two, Charles Heidsieck Champagne upon arrival, admission to the New Year’s Eve Valencia Gala featuring a live band and DJ, and a “Sweet Endings” midnight dessert presentation. On New Year’s Day, enjoy a grand deluxe breakfast with cook-to-order omelet stations, champagne mimosas and 2 pm check out. Rates from $350 per room, per night, double occupancy, exclusive of tax; additional guests are $75 per person.
This Valentine’s Day enjoy A Romantic Escape Package, starting at $259 per night and including accommodations for two, bottle of sparkling wine, delectable chocolates and deluxe continental breakfast at Citrus. (Good February 17 -18; use Promo ID: PKGVAL). For more information on these packages and other holiday event offers go to
Historic landmark The Sainte Claire Hotel is offering several great deals to warm up your winter. Save up to 30 percent now on a holiday rate through January 8, 2012 if you stay three nights or more. The Opera package, starting at $199, includes one night guestroom accommodations and two orchestra-level tickets (Section 4) to Pagliacci and La voix humaine. Offer is good now through December 2011.
Celebrate the hotel’s 85th anniversary with the Anniversary Special Package, where you stay two nights and get the second night at just $85 (first night starts at $199) through December 2011.
The All Wrapped Up Package, starting at $199, includes one night deluxe accommodations, breakfast in Il Fornaoi, overnight parking and a bottle of wine. All offers subject to availability.
San Jose Marriott is offering a relaxing weekend family getaway in Downtown, close to family friendly museums and cultural attractions. Book the “Stay for Breakfast” package and get a discounted rate starting at just $164 per night, free valet parking and breakfast for two adults and two children (ages 12 and under). Offer valid now through July 2012. Offer details as well as any restrictions are noted in the offer link: http://www.marriott.com/specials/mesOffer.mi?marrOfferId=712961&displayLink=true
Arts and Culture
Ballet San Jose is offering 20 percent off Nutcracker tickets Dec. 10-23 at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Hailed by The San Francisco Chronicle as “one of the most entertaining versions of Nutcracker anywhere in the country”, this triumphant tale of Maria and her beloved nutcracker will delight audiences, young and old alike. The theater itself is a wonderland of surprises, replete with lavish lobby decorations, a boutique of holiday treasures, choirs singing carols, the “Pocket Lady” passing out free toys, and characters from the show posing for photos with patrons. Call 408.288.2800 or visit www.balletSJ.org and use the word NUTTY for the discount (Not valid for Family Matinees.)
Holiday Hat Trick passes features three outstanding Downtown attractions -- Downtown Ice, San Jose Museum of Art and The Tech – for one low price of $23 ($12 or 33 percent savings). Enjoy art, science, and ice skating under the palms this holiday with your family. Passes available at any of the three locations. Valid November 18, 2011-January 29, 2012. For more information go to www.SanJoseMuseumofArt.org, www.thetech.org, or www.sjdowntown.com.
Shopping and Dining
Black Friday Shopping on The Row (Santana Row) features special deals, rolling racks, rock ‘n roll, free gifts and more on Nov. 25, 2011, including: A $10 gift certificate with every gift set purchase at Atelier AVEDA full service day and holiday cocktails and treats at Anne Fontaine.
Check out a free Celebrity Meet & Greet and performance with American Idol finalist and Santa Cruz native James Durbin, who will be signing copies of his new album “Memories of a Beautiful Disaster” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will perform a special acoustic set at 12 p.m. in Santana Row Park in front of the spectacular 40-foot holiday tree.
Spend $400 or more on Nov. 25, 2011 and get a free pair of tickets to Broadway San Jose’s exciting performance of Cats (Customers must present same day receipts to the Concierge Center to receive tickets; while supplies last).
The Dinner on The Row & A Show package lets you enjoy a three-course dinner on Monday evenings (now through Dec. 19, 2011) at one of Santana Row's participating acclaimed restaurants for just $30 per person plus two tickets to ‘A Christmas Carol’ (while supplies last) at the San Jose Repertory Theatre, playing November 23 to December 24, 2011.Participating restaurants include Amber India, Consuelo’s, El Jardin, LB Steak, Sino, Straits, Thea Mediterranean, Village California Bistro, Yankee Pier and more.
The ‘12 Days till Christmas’ on The Row offer features daily specials Dec. 13-24, 2011 with 25 to 50 percent savings announced on their Facebook page and www.SantanaRow.com. Guests can simply print the online coupon or present the offer on their phone to redeem.
Team San Jose (TSJ)
Team San Jose, Inc. is an innovative partnership unifying the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau, hotels, arts, labor and venues to deliver an exceptional visitor experience and serve as the gateway to San Jose as a destination. Our company manages the San Jose Convention Center and Arts and Entertainment venues including the California Theatre, the Center for the Performing Arts, Montgomery Theater, Parkside Hall, San Jose Civic and South Hall. For more information about San Jose and Team San Jose, please visit the new www.sanjose.org.