About San Jose | Airline Travel | Driving Directions | Transportation & Services
The city of San Jose is the “Capital of Silicon Valley” and has been ranked numerous times in magazines such as Fortune and Money as one of the top 10 places to live and locate a business. A city of rich cultural and ethnic diversity, it is consistently named the "Safest Big City in America.” It has a vibrant downtown scene, impressive dining and friendly accommodations while attracting visitors from all over the world. The downtown area has over 125 restaurants within walking distance of the San Jose Convention Center. Dining in San Jose is a delight!
San Jose McEnery Convention Center:
Address: 150 W San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: +1 408.792.4194
San Jose Travel & Transporation Information: www.sanjose.org/content/downtown-san-jose-parking-and-maps
San Jose Area Airport Options
The San Jose McEnery Convention Center is conveniently located three miles from the San Jose Mineta International Airport, 36 miles from the Oakland International Airport and 36 miles from the San Francisco International Airport. Below are websites:
CLEO Management has arranged discounted air travel with American Airlines. You may visit the American Airlines website at www.aa.com to search for available flights and use the authorization code 8163BU to receive your discount. You may also call the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk directly at +1.800.433.1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchases.
Discounted flights are available from Delta Airlines. Visit www.delta.com, select Book a Trip, and click on Meeting Event Code near the bottom of the window that pops up. On the next window, enter the Meeting Event Code NMEEF to receive your discount.
Driving Directions to Downtown San Jose and the McEnery Convention Center
From Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC): Exit the airport onto Guadalupe Parkway (HWY 87 South). Continue down Guadalupe Parkway (HWY 87 South) to the Park Avenue Exit. Make a left on Park Avenue and continue to San Carlos Make a right turn on San Carlos. From San Francisco (From northbound Highway 101): Take Interstate 280 north to Highway 87 north and exit at Santa Clara Street.
From San Francisco (From northbound Highway 280): Take Vine Street/Almaden Boulevard exit. Turn left at the first signal (Almaden Boulevard). Take a right at the fourth signal (San Carlos Street).
From Oakland/Fremont/Hayward (From northbound Highway 880): Turn left on Coleman Avenue and continue on Coleman Avenue. Coleman Avenue becomes Market Street (toward downtown San Jose). Turn right on San Carlos Street. Turn left on Almaden Boulevard. Convention Center parking entrance will be on the left.
From Monterey (From southbound Highway 17): Take Highway 17 north to Interstate 280 south. From 280, take Vine Street/Almaden Boulevard exit. Turn left at the first signal (Almaden Boulevard). Take a right at the fourth signal (San Carlos Street)
San Jose McEnery Convention Center Address:
150 W San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Transportation and Services
San Jose travel is quick and efficient with many options:
VTA—Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
The VTA is your connection to the convention center and San Jose. The VTA can connect commuters traveling by Amtrak, Caltrain or the Altamont Commuter Express. It is also a very efficient method of local travel in and around San Jose. Visit: www.vta.org for more information.
Amtrak, the Caltrain and the Altamont Commuter Express all run directly into San Jose. From there it is just a short ride on the VTA to the convention center. Visit the following links for more information:
SuperShuttle is pleased to offer a 10% roundtrip discount to participants attending CLEO: 2013. Please refer to the Discount #CQAFL. Discounted reservations may be made on the Super Shuttle website or by phone at +1.800.258.3826.
Please call or visit the shuttle information desk to make advanced arrangements for your airport shuttle.
Transportation from Airports
Light Rail From San Jose Airport: The Free VTA Airport Flyer (Route 10 Metro/Light Rail) can be taken from the Airport to the Metro/Light Rail Station. From there, the Light Rail can be taken to downtown San Jose. Schedules and prices can be obtained at the Airport Information Booths, Light Rail Customer Service +1 408.321.2300 (6 am to 7 pm PST or by visiting www.vta.org.
Light Rail From San Francisco Airport: BART links the San Francisco Airport to CalTrain which will take you to downtown San Jose for approximately $8.75 one-way and then an approximately $10 cab ride to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.
Taxis - Taxis are a quick and convenient way to get from the Airport to your hotel or to travel around downtown San Jose. Estimated taxi rates are a $3.50 Flag Drop and $3.00 per mile thereafter. All trips to and from SJC add $1.50 airport tax fee.
The estimated fare from SJC to the San Jose Convention Center is approximately $18.00–$22.00. A regular cab from San Francisco Airport will cost about $116 to $120 one way.
Avis Rent-a-Car is pleased to offer low rates with unlimited mileage to participants attending CLEO: 2013. For reservations call +1.800.331.1600 and refer to Avis Worldwide Discount #D004076. Reservations may also be made on the Avis website.
Downtown San Jose Useful Parking Information
Downtown shares the streets with pedestrians, buses and trolleys, so please be alert to the signs.
Many streets have pedestrian traffic, so please drive at a safe speed.
Many streets are one-way
Turns at intersections traversed by the VTA Light Rail may be restricted
In many garages, you drive on the left hand side of the ramps instead of the right
All lots and garages are well marked with entry and exit signs. Pay close attention for the best way to enter and exit a garage.
Most metered spaces are free Mon. to Sat. after 6 pm and all day Sundays and holidays
Read signs carefully for several residential permit parking areas.
San Jose Parking Garage Information
Convention Center, South Hall
$1/20 min, $20 max, Monday - Sunday
Contact Central Parking for more info at 408-277-3529
Convention Center Additional Parking (South Hall)
South Market and Viola streets
$7 daily flat fee; $4 evening flat fee; no overnight parking
Use Convention Center Parking Lots for Plenary Sessions at Civic Auditorium.
San Fernando & South Second Street Lot
30 East San Fernando
$5 flat rate
Open 24 hours
150 South Second Street (Corner of Second Street & San Carlos Street)
$1/20 min., $15 max; 6:00 – 18:00 Monday -Friday
$4 after 18:00 Monday - Friday
Second & San Carlos Street Garage
$1/20 min., $20 max; 6:00-18:00 Monday-Friday
$5 on weekends
401 Almaden Boulevard
$7 daily flat fee
Woz Way under Hwy. 87, south of Auzerais
$5 flat fee; no overnight parking
Market & San Carlos streets, northeast corner
$1.25/15 min., $20 max
$5 after 17:00
The Downtown San Jose Parking Validation program offers patrons up to two hours of free parking. Please look for a (PV symbol) sign in the windows of retailers who offer parking validations.
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