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California Wing Conference 2024 Travel

DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose

2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, California 95110

By Air

San Jose International Airport (SJC)

San Jose International Airport (SJC) is the closest commercial airport to California Wing Conference 2024 and serves as a hub for Southwest Airlines making SJC an inexpensive, non-stop flight for many. SJC and DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose are connected by a complementary shuttle running every 20 minutes. The shuttle stops are located in SJC's Ground Transportation Center and outside the hotel lobby.

Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV)

2500 Cunningham Ave
San Jose, CA 95148

Reid-Hillview Aiport (RHV) is the closest general aviation aiport to California Wing Conference 2024. There are no direct transport links between RHV and DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, but there is an extensive public transit network in San Jose and rideshare services available. The only avgas available at RHV is UL94 (unleaded), and only aircraft with the appropriate supplemental type certificate (STC) can legally use UL94. There is limited transient parking at RHV next to the terminal building. Short-term transient parking (4 hours max) is free, but long-term transient parking requires registering your aircraft.

Palo Alto Airport (PAO)

1925 Embarcadero Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Palo Alto Airport (PAO) is the closes general aviation airport to California Wing Conference 2024 offering 100LL (leaded) avgas. While public transit is an option, the easiest and quickest means to reach the conference is via a rideshare service. There is limited transient parking at PAO next to the terminal building.

By Rail

Santa Clara Transit Center

1001 Railroad Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Santa Clara Transit Center is the closest rail station to California Wing Conference 2024. Full service is provided by Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) and Caltrain. A limited services is provided by Amtrack. VTA Route 60 (Airport Flyer) provides a bus link to SJC's Ground Transportation Center.

San Jose Diridon Station

65 Cahill St
San Jose, CA 95110

San Jose Diridon Station receives full service from ACE, Amtrack, and Caltrain. VTA Green Line provides a light rail link to either the Metro/Airport or Karina light rail stations which are closest to California Wing Conference 2024. Both are a short walk from DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, but Metro/Airport is a stop for VTA Route 60 (Airport Flyer) for those who would prefer connecting to the hotel shuttle at SJC's Ground Transportation Center.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

BART is the San Francisco Bay Area's (in)famous rapid transit system. Milpitas BART Station is the closest to California Wing Conference 2024. VTA Route 60 (Airport Flyer) is the most direct route to the conference.

Valley Transit Authority (VTA) Light Rail

VTA Light Rail serves the greater San Jose metropolitan area. Both VTA Green Line and VTA Blue Line provide a light rail link to either the Metro/Airport or Karina light rail stations. VTA also provides free park-and-ride lots at several stations on the outskirts of the light rail system.

By Car

Corporate Vehicles

At this time, there are no plans to offer shuttle services in Civil Air Patrol vehicles.

Personal Vehicle

See Parking Options below (because you know how to use a GPS).

Rideshare Services

California Wing Conference has not partnered with any rideshare services, but here are two common choices with a large driver network within San Jose.

Parking Options

DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose offers self-parking for $15/day. Attendees who reserve a room through our dedicated portal receive in/out privileges, and parking is billed to the room per night. Attendees visiting the hotel do not receive in/out privileges and are requried to get their daily parking ticket validated for the $15/day rate ($30/day otherwise). Parking will be validated at the conference check-in desk while open. Paying for parking is done through a self-service machine right inside the Convention Entrance and cannot be done greather than fifteen (15) minutes prior to exiting the parking lot.

There is no valet parking or EV charging available at DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, and all parking is uncovered, surface parking.

Free parking is available at VTA Light Rail stations with park-and-ride lots especially at VTA Blue Line stations from Tamien south to Santa Teresa.

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