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Aerial view of downtown San Jose

Welcome CLEO 2019

As the CEO of Team San Jose, it’s my pleasure to welcome you to San Jose, the Capital of Silicon Valley!

San Jose is the heart of Silicon Valley and spurs innovation in those who live, work and visit here.  A unique blend of creativity, energy and diversity has made San Jose the vibrant, technology, science and business center it is today.

San Jose offers all the sophisticated entertainment options you’d ever need for staying and playing. Our walkable downtown – just five minutes from Mineta San Jose International Airport -- offers easy access to a wide variety of hotels, museums, nightlife, performing arts and more. We offer central and easy access to great attractions in the city, as well as the best Northern California has to offer including world-class golf courses, wineries, Santa Cruz beaches, Monterey and San Francisco.

I have full confidence that you will receive top notch customer service from every member of our team and I look forward to welcoming you again to San Jose soon.

I hope you enjoy your stay and take time to explore our city while you are here with us. Again, welcome and thank you for being with us!

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Karolyn Kirchgesler, CEO, Team San Jose   

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Meeting Links


Find hotel booking reservations at the following link:



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Calendar of Events

The San Jose Event Calendar includes the latest dates for events at Broadway San Jose, City Lights Theater Company, Opera San Jose and Symphony Silicon Valley, among other local venues.



Dancers at the Municipal Rose Garden

Visitor Map & Guide

View or request a San Jose Visitor Map & Guide.


Overlooking San Jose from a hiking trail on the hillside.


San Jose enjoys over 300 days of sunshine each year. In May you should expect highs in the mid to high 70’s and nighttime lows in the 60’s. Pack a light jacket for your evening outings, but be prepared for nice, sunny days.



San Jose International Airport


San Jose International Airport is located only 4 miles from Downtown. With 15 domestic and international carriers, 170 daily flights and 41 non-stops, SJC is the perfect airport to fly into. Taxis can be picked up outside of each baggage claim and costs approximately $25 each way. Shared Super Shuttles are also available for $15.



A person riding a bike and light rail moving through downtown San Jose


Whether it is getting from the airport to Downtown via Light Rail or taking the bus to amazing shopping destinations, San Jose has it all. San Jose is served by most major car rental companies at the airport as well as in house at several downtown hotels…AND, ZipCars live here too!





San Jose - Like a Local

San Jose is known as a business destination and the heart of Silicon Valley. However, visitors will discover that we take play seriously too, making the most of 300 days of sunshine. 



  • VISIT over 250 downtown dining and entertainment options with free downtown high-speed wireless Internet (WickedlyFastWiFi). Click here to view the downtown Dining Map.
Bar inside of Nemea Greek Tavern
  • EXPERIENCE an abundance of cultural offerings and attractions including the Tech Museum, the Winchester Mystery House, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art and Santana Row, San Jose’s premier shopping destination.



Aristotle San Jose meeting map




  • PLAY at 193 regional and city parks and gardens, including 54 miles of trails for the best hiking, walking and biking under the sun. The neighboring Santa Cruz Mountains is a short-drive away providing access to wine tasting, hiking through the magnificent redwood groves and dozens of mountain towns to explore the outdoors.
Mom and son looking through a telescope during a hike at Alum Rock Park.


  • CUSTOMIZE your trip! We offer several itineraries to get you started and excited about coming to our destination. View our itineraries and start planning your trip.
The canopy tree-top tour at Mount Hermon Adventures.



Feedback, Questions, or Comments?

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