SAN JOSE COURSE SITE DETAILS
In the heart of Northern California’s largest city
The Fairmont San Jose luxury hotel blends historic grandeur with all the high-tech excitement of Silicon Valley. While it is true that many Silicon Valley visitors discover San Jose through business, a large number return to the area for leisurely getaways. More than 30 wineries in the valley attest to the year-round Mediterranean climate.
The Monterey Peninsula’s legendary golf courses, beaches and sightseeing venues are a short drive from The Fairmont San Jose. Attractions within walking distance include the San Jose Convention Center, Museum of Art, The Tech Museum of Innovation, live theater, symphony, opera and ballet. The Fairmont San Jose opened its doors as the first luxury hotel in the Silicon Valley in October 1987 and it remains the jewel of the city’s thriving downtown today.
Transportation from the Norman Y Mineta International Airport (SJC):
VTA (Valley Transportation Authority): VTA Airport Flyer makes frequent stops between San Jose International Airport and the Metro Station Light Rail Stop (North 1st Street and Metro Drive). For more information call the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) at (408) 321- 2300 or visit their website.
Taxi cab: Approximately $25.00 each way
Driving Directions from Norman Y Mineta International Airport (SJC):
When exiting the airport make a right 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 down 3 blocks.
Make a right turn on S. Market Street.
Make a U-Turn around Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park.
The Hotel will be on the right side between San Carlos Street and San Fernando Street.
Special Group Rate
Reserve rooms online or telephone the Fairmont San Jose reservations at (800) 441.1414 by July 17 and be sure to mention TMA’s Event to obtain your discounted Group Rate of $121/night + tax. Complimentary high-speed Internet access is available in all guest rooms.
Instruction will begin promptly at 9:00am, with a mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshment break. A one-hour lunch break will commence at noon. Numerous dining options are available in the immediate area. The course concludes each day at 5:00 pm.
The Fairmont San Jose Concierge Desk is located off the Main Lobby and is available from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Concierge team can help you with anything from dinner, theater and transportation arrangements or give you directions to major attractions. Visit these sites to view virtually limitless choices of top scale activities, restaurants and attractions:
Intel Corporation’s Robert Noyce Building
2200 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara 95052
At the Intel Museum in Santa Clara, you can experience the power of computer chips first hand, and the evolution of their development. Explore the pages of the site and interact with their Web movies to learn more about the museum and computer chips. 408-765-0503. 5.51 miles from downtown San Jose.
See the world-famous sights and tourist attractions of San Francisco: Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Union Square and Chinatown. One hour drive from downtown San Jose.
Enjoy seasonal wine and food events in the Santa Cruz Mountains. A 45 minute drive from downtown San Jose.
- Cooper-Garrod Vineyards: Tel: (408) 867-7116
- Bargetto Winery: Tel: (408) 475-2258
- Byington Winery and Vineyard: Tel: (408) 354-1111
- Obester Winery: Tel: (650) 726-9463
- Savannah Chanel Vineyards: Tel: (408) 741-2930
Take a drive down the Pacific Coast to enjoy the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. It brings visitors up close with the rich marine life found along California’s coast. A 1.5 hour drive from downtown San Jose. Tel: (831) 648-4888
Napa Valley Wine Train
Take a drive up to the Napa Valley, famous for its vineyards, and enjoy beautiful scenery and great wine. A two hour drive time from downtown San Jose. Tel: (707) 253-2111
This is the west coast’s only remaining seaside amusement park. The area is known for its warm, sunny beaches and magnificent views. 45 minutes to one hour from downtown. Tel: (831) 426-7433
Winchester Mystery House is a mansion with a remarkable history. Sarah Winchester, heiress of the Winchester Rifle fortune, moved from Connecticut to San Jose in 1884 and bought a small farmhouse. Convinced by a medium that its expansion would exorcise the spirits of those killed by the rifle, she kept builders laboring on the house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 38 years, until her death in 1922. The result is a bizarre complex of 160 rooms, including stairs that lead nowhere and windows set into floors. 3.49 miles from downtown San Jose. Tel: (408) 247-2000
2401 Agnew Rd., Santa Clara 95052
The best amusement park in Northern California packs a wide variety of attractions into its 100-acre site. The park is divided into several different areas, each one designed to evoke various regions of the United States. Along with high-speed roller coasters many rides incorporate themes from films and television shows produced by Paramount Studios. Open-air pop concerts are often held on summer evenings in the large amphitheater. 408-998-1776. 5.89 miles from downtown San Jose