January 12, 2022
By Featured Venues & Destinations

We’ve waited for the right time to meet and your patience can now really pay off in San Jose. Over the past two years we’ve found countless new opportunities amidst the adversity to make our vibrant city even more welcoming and appealing, while keeping everyone safe.

In fact, our McEnery Convention Center and local theaters were the first venues in northern California to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ facility accreditation, the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accolade.

We’ve always been a leader, whether through the technological innovation and cultural impact of Silicon Valley or through culinary and artistic creativity. It’s a mindset as well as our motivation to keep this city humming with energy and positivity for locals and visitors alike. That’s why we’re also making strong new efforts for greater diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our society and it’s reflected in the meetings experience.

You’ll find there’s always something new to experience and explore here. Start in one of our 18 unique neighborhoods. Downtown is a natural draw, close to most meeting facilities and a true hub for dining, nightlife, music and fun. Reflecting the rich diversity of our region, there are many area pockets full of incredible ethnic food, art and culture, such as Little Saigon, Little Italy and Little Portugal.

 Want to get back to nature but not have to go far? Head to South San Jose. Trails abound in Hellyer, Santa Theresa and Almaden Quicksilver County Parks. Golfers will find a variety of gorgeous greens. When you’re done biking, hiking or putting, grab a pint or two at the many breweries in the area.

Sometimes, though, you just want to relax and have the entertainment come to you. Turn to one of the city’s numerous music venues, artists, galleries and museums. Maybe it’s an acoustic coffeehouse set, a hot show from a major tourist artist in the historical California Theater or a Broadway musical at the Center for the Performing Arts. The San Jose Museum of Art features a notable collection of works from the West Coast and Pacific Rim, while the Museum of Quilts and Textiles turns what seems everyday into the extraordinary.

Whatever you’re into, you’ll find plenty of it and more in San Jose. There’s no better way to bring your people together and help them better connect than with a meeting here.

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