Visiting San Jose

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Photos of San Jose, California 

 Welcome to San Jose and our College!

We invite you to visit and enjoy our beautiful city and its many activities. Stop by San Jose City College and feel the excitement as our students, faculty, and staff work hard to meet their goals and shape their futures in one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

The City of San Jose is the heart of Silicon Valley and is located in beautiful Northern California. San Jose is the third largest city in California and the tenth largest city in the United States. Within reach of San Jose are San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Santa Cruz, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite.

To help make your visit comfortable and fun, we’ve provided some information for you below. Your best bet for the most up-to-date information about visiting San Jose can be found at the San José Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

If you are planning to visit San Jose, you can travel using the Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Centrally located, the SJC airport provides domestic and international flights. For more information about Mineta San Jose International Airport, please visit their website


Once you’re here, San Jose offers a robust public transportation system for you to get to where you need to be. The BART System and the VTALight Rail & Bus System allow for quick and convenient transportation around San Jose and its neighboring cities. For more information about San Jose’s transportation options, please visit the City of San Jose website Things to Do

San Jose is full of activities to relax, explore, and have some fun! Here are some popular must-see destinations while you’re in town.  

San José Convention & Visitors Bureau

This comprehensive destination website for San José is maintained by Team San Jose, the organization that manages the City of San José’s Convention Center and entertainment venues including the Center for the Performing Arts, California Theatre, Montgomery Theater, San José Civic, Parkside Hall and South Hall. It includes information on hotels, dining and nightlife, arts and entertainment, sports, and events.


The Arts Council Silicon Valley manages this event calendar. Theatre, dance, music, comedy, family-friendly activities and free events -- if you’re looking for something to do in San José, you’ll find it here.

Downtown Event Calendar

The San José Downtown Association provides information on events and attractions downtown. There’s always something happening downtown, and with this calendar, it’s all at your fingertips.

Event Center at San José State University

Search for concerts, lectures, and events coming up at the SJSU’s event center.  

Walking History Tour through San Jose

This mobile website, designed for your cell phone or tablet, allows you to experience San José's history like you never have before. Using Scan Jose, you can view historic images from the collections of the San José Public Library and the Sourisseau Academy while visiting the locations where those pictures were initially taken.

​Our Community's History

San Jose City College has 91 years of history in San Jose. For almost 60 years the college has been located at its current location working with our neighbors and tied into the community to meet their needs. Our diverse community has changed many times since the college was built and we continue to change with it to address the workforce and educational needs of our community. San Jose City College strives daily to make sure that we “Inspire Success...One Student at a Time”.

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