Further to our previous post about downtown San Jose’s walkability, we’ve posted a video slide show of restaurants, services, and attractions in the downtown San Jose area. The material for this video was shot by one of our committee members walking around downtown San Jose, and everything in it is no more than about 2500 feet (about 800 m) from the hotel, with many places being much closer, including right outside the hotel’s doors.
One challenge of many convention sites is that they are isolated from anything other than the hotel/convention center in which they are held. Restaurants, shops, and other services are inconveniently far away, often requiring one to drive. We’re happy to say that downtown San Jose is nothing like that. In fact, our convention hotel has earned a maximum rating from WalkScore.com, a service that rates locations based on the ease of accessing restaurants, shops, etc. within easy walking distance of a given site. Check our their map centered on our hotel and you’ll see how many places are located nearby within a short walk. Downtown San Jose is also nice and flat, making access simple.