Parkside Hall function space: 30,000 square feet of column-free space
Concourse: 56,000 square feet
Arcade: 60,000 square feet
VIP lounge: 870 square feet
Maximum number of meeting rooms: 31
Banquet capacity: 5,000 guests
Trade-show booth capacity: 1,000 10' x 10' booths
Hotel rooms citywide: 8,500
Hotel rooms within a light-rail ride ofthe convention center: 2,900
BIG, BOLD SKYLINE: With 300 days of sunshine, San Jose offers visitors an ideal climate to explore its tree-lined streets, diverse restaurants, parks, and cultural activities at almost any time of the year.
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San Pedro Square’s new public market, which sells everything from farm-fresh vegetables to beautiful imported kitchen- ware inside the historic Peralta Adobe, the city’s oldest build- ing. Other attractions within a walk or a short drive from downtown include the San Jose Museum of Art, the Rosicru- cian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium, and the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Attendees seeking a little nightlife can choose from the
CONVENTION CENTER HIGHLIGHTS Operated by Team San Jose, the San Jose Convention Center, Center for the Performing Arts, California The- atre,Montgomery Theater, South Hall, San Jose Civic, and Parkside Hall offer a collective 271,000 square feet of column-free exhibit and meeting space.
SoFA(South of First Area), a cluster of art galleries and local restaurants; trendy Santana Row; or Campbell’s lounges, all within 10 minutes of the city’s downtown. For daytime fun, the Santa Cruz Mountains’ wine country is a short drive away, while the Monterey and San Francisco Bay areas are just a day trip away.
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Team San Jose provides planners with a one-stop shop for all their meetings and events needs, includ- ing civic-liaison services, housing assistance, site visits, customized entertainment, complimentary concierge assistants (for meetings of3,000 and up), registration per- sonnel, and more.
San Jose was ranked No. 6 in the nation for best transportation by U.S. News &World Report.
The San Jose Convention Center expansion project will add a new ballroom,more flexible breakout space, better wayfinding, outdoor event space, and upgraded technology to the center.