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San Jose, CA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 58
Total Sleeping Rooms 14,166
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 6,200
Committable Meeting Rooms* 43
Convention Center Space 550,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 165,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 143,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $218
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $174
*Maximum for a single hotel

San Jose, CA Things to Do and Attractions

Downtown San Jose

San Jose's urban center is home to over 250 restaurants, 9 theater venues, numerous art galleries, museums, and many special events. San Jose is known as one of the most walkable and bike-friendly cities in California. From the artsy SoFA District to

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Willow Glen Neighborhood

This picturesque, family-friendly neighborhood features charming residential streets and a lively main street with a variety of al-fresco restaurants, day spas, and boutiques. Grab brunch full of local, fresh ingredients at The Table, or attend the

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Santana Row Neighborhood

Santana Row features a myriad of upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment. Stop at the Row's top shops including Gucci, Burberry, and Kate Spade. Refuel from shopping with your pick of dining options, from classic Californian food at Village

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Tech Museum of Innovation

San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation celebrates the Silicon Valley's stellar technological reputation. Focused on inspiring the innovator in everyone, the interactive museum features 240 hands-on exhibits and themed galleries, as well as the

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Winchester Mystery House

One of San Jose's most well-known and most bizarre attractions is the reputedly haunted Winchester Mystery House. A sprawling marvel of bizarre architecture, this Victorian Mansion offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in a haunted,

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Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

The 52,000 sq. ft., bright purple Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose focuses on the themes of community, connections, and creativity throughout its more than 100 interactive exhibits. Spanning the arts, science, technology, and humanities,

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Lick Observatory

As one of the prominent astronomical research centers, Lick Observatory is home to telescopes that have discovered planets and stars since 1888 (before there was even a road up to the top of Mount Hamilton). With sweeping views that can see out to

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Guadalupe River Park and Gardens

San Jose's lush Guadalupe River Park and Gardens is a three-mile ribbon of park land that runs along the banks of the Guadalupe River downtown. The Guadalupe River Park is renowned for its many features and activities, including the world's largest

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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

In operation since 1961, the hands-on Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is designed for children ages 2 to 10. The 12-acre zoo is home to 150 domestic and exotic animals, including wallabies, lemurs, meerkats, and jaguars. Children also delight in the zoo's

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History Park

History Park, in Kelley Park, is a 14 acre town-like assembly of 32 original and reconstructed homes, businesses, and landmarks highlighting the culture and history of San José. It is home to the Electric Light Tower, a Southern Pacific Railroad

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Japanese Friendship Garden

Kelley Park's walled Japanese Friendship Garden is a tranquil, serene space patterned after Japan's famous Korakuen Garden in Okayama. The garden features three ponds stocked with koi sent from Okayama in 1966, as well as lush cherry trees,

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Historic Japantown is 126 years old and one of three remaining Japantowns in the country. It features a spread of traditional Japanese restaurants, modern Japanese fusion clothing shops, and a Japanese American Museum. Guests can indulge in

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Kelley Park

San Jose's Kelley Park is one of the city's most popular and beautiful attractions. Totaling 156 acres, Kelley Park is located near the northern end of San Jose's Coyote River Park chain. The park is home to the Japanese Friendship Garden, Happy

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Mexican Heritage Plaza

The largest Latino cultural center in the state, San Jose's Mexican Heritage Plaza is located downtown at the corner of Alum Rock and King, the heart of the first Mexican Americans' settlement in San Jose. The plaza's 500-seat theater, classroom

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Peralta Adobe and Fallon House

As San Jose's oldest address, the Peralta Adobe was built in 1797 and is the last remaining structure from the original El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe settlement. The adobe is made up of two rooms furnished with Spanish period items, including a

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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium

Hosting thousands of visitors every year, the Egyptian Museum is home to the largest collection of Egyptian, Assyrian, and Babylonian artifacts on display in western North America. The museum's more than 4,000 authentic artifacts include jewelry,

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Rosicrucian Park and Peace Garden

San Jose's Rosicrucian Park covers an entire downtown city block. In addition to enjoying its combination of European and Moorish architecture, peaceful lawns, rose gardens, statues and fountains, guests stop by the park to see two major attractions:

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San Jose Flea Market

The San Jose Flea Market is touted as the largest open-air market in the United States. First opened in 1960 on 35 acres with 20 sellers, the now 120-acre market hosts more than 80,000 visitors each week among more than eight miles of alleys and


San Jose Museum of Art

Established in 1969, the widely-acclaimed San Jose Museum of Art is known for its contemporary collection that focuses on West Coast and California art and technology. The museum's permanent collection of 1,400 works includes 20th and 21st century

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San Pedro Square

Discover something for every taste bud and budget on one of downtown San Jose's most happening streets. From burgers to bolognese and hundreds of craft brew taps to the best wines from around the globe, San Pedro Square has something for everyone.

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71 Saint Peter

The popular 71 Saint Peter specializes in French and Mediterranean fare made from Old World recipes, fresh herbs, and custom spices. Located in the historic San Pedro Square, the cozy bistro is accented with ceramic tile floors, skylights, rough wood

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Adega Restraunt

As the first ever Michelin Starred restaurant in San Jose, Adega, wine cellar in Portuguese, represents authentic cuisine at its very best. Simple but elegant food is perfectly complemented by the restaurant’s smart casual environment. They serve

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Picasso's Tapas & Restaurant

The relaxed Picasso's serves traditional Spanish favorites, with a specialty in traditional tapas. The vibrant, color-splashed restaurant comes alive with bright yellow and green walls, countless Picasso prints and stained glass pendant lighting.

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