Parking & Dining

Our venues are at close proximity from each other, making for a convenient location in the heart of downtown San Jose. The surrounding area is filled with bustling attractions and dining destinations to fill your night with adventure.

Covered Parking

  • Convention Center
    There are two separate entrances to the parking garage from Almaden Boulevard or Market Street. This is a paid garage open 24 hours.

150 W San Carlos Street

(408) 794-1090

  • Second and San Carlos Street Garage
    There are two entrances located on Second and Third Streets. Entry charge is significantly reduced after 6 p.m. and on weekends.

280 S Second St, San Jose, CA 95113

(408) 298-8852

  • Almaden Blvd
    This garage is open Monday through Sunday, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. with overnight parking available.

303 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95110

(800) 925-7275

Open Air Parking

  • Second Street
    This large surface lot is one street over from the California Theatre’s historic South First Street entrance and Ticket Office. Enter from Second Street. It is a privately-owned, paid lot.

300 S First St, San Jose, CA 95113

(408) 292-8684

  • Market Street Paid Lot
    Limited parking is available in the paid lot at the corner of Market Street north of San Carlos.

285 S Market St, Downtown San Jose, CA 95113

(415) 227-0114

  • South Hall Paid Lot
    Paid parking has recently been added around South Hall (the big blue tent) on Market Street, immediately south of the Convention Center.

470 S Almaden Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

(408) 794-1090

Refer to San Jose Downtown Parking for more locations and details of parking in the area.


VTA (Valley Transportation Authority) offers Light Rail and Bus routes with stops near both the California Theatre and San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, please refer to the VTA website for information on routes, arrival, and departure times.

Original Joe’s | Italian Cuisine
Dine-in | Curbside pickup | Delivery

$$ | Sun-Thurs 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
301 S First St, San Jose, CA 95113 (inside the Westin San Jose)

Enjoy burgers, pasta, signature entrees, and more in a lively, relaxed bar just around the corner from Symphony San Jose. Original Joe’s has been in San Jose since 1956, offering traditional homestyle Italian American cuisine.

Il Fornaio | Italian Cuisine
Dine-in | Curbside pickup

$$ | Daily 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., 5pm – 10 p.m.
302 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113 (inside the Westin San Jose)

Located an easy five-minute walk away from Symphony San Jose, Il Fornaio is a fantastic option for anyone craving upscale Italian cuisine. Don’t miss out on the freshly made pasta, or the bread from the in-house bakery.

Elyse | French Vietnamese Fusion
Dine-in l Takeout
$$ | Wed-Sat 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

151 S Second St, San Jose, CA 95113

If you’re in the mood for unique craft cocktails and delicious French-Vietnamese cuisine, look no further than Elyse. This fun, chic restaurant is located only a 10-minute walk away from the Symphony.

Morton’s The Steakhouse | Steakhouse Fare
$$$$ | Sun-Sat 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Dine-in l Curbside pickup l Delivery
170 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

When you’re looking for a restaurant to make your night at the Symphony truly special, Morton’s The Steakhouse has you covered. Their aged prime beef, seafood, and traditional steakhouse fare are sure to delight your companions in this upscale club environment. Morton’s is just a 10-minute walk from the Symphony.

Scott’s Seafood | Seafood Restaurant

$$$ |  Tues-Sat 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Dine-in l Takeout | Delivery

200 S First St #10, San Jose, CA 95113

If you’re craving seafood, Scott’s Seafood is one of the highest rated restaurants in the area. If you’re a fan of clam chowder, their Boston Style Clam Chowder has won the People’s Choice Award for several years. The restaurant is a short 5-10 minute walk from our venues, be sure to check them out on your next visit.

Silicon Valley Capital Club | Membership Social Club
$$$ | Tues-Fri 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.


50 W San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95113

This members-only club provides a unique experience featuring rooftop dining and innovative cuisine with locally sourced ingredients and bold flavors. Capital Club is only a 7-minute walk from the Symphony.

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