If you’re looking to avoid the crowds and
hassles at the usual summer destinations, San Jose is offering great
deals that give you access to the best of the city as well as Monterey
and Bay area attractions for less money.
“San Jose is a best
kept secret, and worth a look this summer if you’re tired of the usual
places and crowds,” said Bill Sherry, CEO of Team San Jose, which runs
the San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau. “As the 10th largest city
in the U.S., we offer the sophisticated hotels, attractions and
amenities you would expect from a big city, but with the charm of a
smaller town. As the Capital of Silicon Valley, we’re a major meetings
destination, so on weekends, leisure travelers get lower hotel rates
than higher traffic destinations nearby. We’ve got top-notch family and
cultural attractions, wineries, shopping and so much more right here,
but you can also use as a jumping point to Monterey and San Francisco
From discount and free events, to hotel offers, wine
and dinning events and shopping destinations, San Jose’s got a lot of
fun to offer this summer without damaging your wallet.
Suites Airport is offering special discounts for San Jose’s leading
festivals this summer, including 15 percent of already low rates, plus
free buffet breakfast, free airport transfers and free indoor parking.
Call 408-392-9009 and use the following booking codes to get the
discounts for: Japantown Obon Festival, July 9-10, 2011 (Booking code
LJTCA); 22nd Annual AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival , August 12-14, 2011
(Booking code LSJSU); and San Jose Gay Pride Festival 2011, August
20-21, 2011 (Booking code LSJSU). www.comfortsuites.com
Plaza is offering several packages: “Tech Museum Package” includes
breakfast for two and two tickets to the Tech Museum for only $20 above
regular daily rate; “Park, Stay and Go Package” includes up to 7 nights
complimentary parking for only $35 above regular daily rate; “Romantic
Escape Package,” valid Fridays and Saturdays includes a bottle of wine,
bouquet of flowers and a box of gourmet chocolates for only $20 above
regular daily rate; and “Winchester Mystery House Package” which
includes breakfast for two and two tickets to the world-famous haunted
Winchester Mystery House for only $60 above the regular daily rate.
Mention package name when booking at www.crowneplaza.com/sjcpdowntown.
by Hilton San Jose is offering a “Winchester House Package” starting at
only $129 per night. Package includes a one night stay in a deluxe
guest room with two tickets to the world-famous Winchester Mystery
House, former home to rifle heiress Sarah Winchester. Frequently
featured on television, this mansion includes many architectural
oddities that many believe Sarah built to confuse the spirits of rifle
victims that were haunting her. Available all summer, but subject to
availability and restrictions. Use booking code L-WIN. www.hilton.com.
Points by Sheraton Downtown, a hip boutique hotel, is offering
fantastic weekend rates as part of the “California Starpicks Promotion,”
now through July 13 at just $85 per night. Arrival days are
Thursday-Saturday and stat days are Thursday through Sunday. Black out
date: May 27-28. www.fourpoints.com/sanjosedowntown
Jose is participating in DineDowntown restaurant promotion, so foodies
can enjoy a gourmet $30 prix fixe meal at Affinity Restaurant featuring
entree Crepes from June 22nd to July 3rd. Enjoy fun drink and dinner
specials all summer every day at Happy Hour (5-7 pm) and on Jazz Night
every second and fifth Wednesday. www.hilton.com
Hotel de Anza
is offering special hotel rates this summer – starting at $195 – in
association with their Steak & Chop Dinner promotion. Enjoy a
three-course dinner in La Pastaia paired with specially selected wines
from their cellar for just $95 for two ($160 value). Afterward, slip
into the romantic Hedley Club Lounge for an after dinner drink and live
Hotel Valencia on fabulous Santana
Row is offering several great packages this summer: “Stay 2 Nights,
Receive 3rd FREE” starts at $189 per room, is good July 1-4 and Sept.
2-5 and includes: Stylish accommodations for two; Deluxe buffet
breakfast at CITRUS; Cocktails for two at the ultra-hip Vbar; Offer is
also available during Labor Day, September 2 – September 5. Based on
double occupancy, exclusive of tax and subject to availability.
Complimentary night can be applied to current stay or used for a future
reservation (gift certificate to be provided by hotel at check-out). For
reservations, visit www.hotelvalencia-santanarow.com or call toll free
866.842.0100 and mention the Stay 2 Nights, Get 3rd Free promotion.
Other promotions include the “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” package,
starting at $239 per night, is available Fridays and Saturdays only and
includes: Stylish accommodations for two, cocktails for two at Vbar, two
Valencia tote bags filled with goodies to make the slumber party
complete and deluxe buffet breakfast for two at CITRUS (Use Promo ID
“PKGGG” and mention the package name). The “Shop, Stay and Be Pampered”
package starts at $335 per night and includes: stylish accommodations
for two, $100 gift certificate to Burke Williams Day Spa, cheese tray
and bottle of Santana Row Wine (Use promo”PKGGG” and mention the package
Staybridge Suites San Jose is offering a discounted
summer rate of $119 for a one-bedroom suite and $149 for a two-bedroom
suite now through July 31, 2011. Hot Buffet breakfast is included.
Mention Team San Jose Convention when booking. www.ichotelsgroup.com.