San Jose

Technical Briefing Center

What you need to know about your upcoming visit

We’re located in the heart of Silicon Valley, surrounded by tech companies, just an hour or so drive south of San Francisco. If you’re flying in, San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport are both around 30 miles away.

The Briefing Center staff is here to make your visit to San Jose both informative and enjoyable. Let us know if there’s anything we do to help out with your planning or while you’re with us. Contact your F5 Account Executive or Business Development Manager with any questions, special requests or advice on local attractions.

Where to stay

There are several hotels nearby our campus offering discounts to F5 guests (Remember to inquire about F5 corporate rates):

Courtyard Marriott San Jose North/Silicon Valley
(408) 383-3700
A 5-minute drive from F5.

Hyatt House (San Jose/Silicon Valley)
(408) 324-1155
A 5-minute drive from F5.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Milpitas Silicon Valley
(408) 942-0400
About 15 minutes by car from F5.

When you arrive at F5

Arrive at 3545 N. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95134 (the corner of Rio Robles and N. 1st Street); there’s plenty of free parking available. Check in at the main reception area at the front of the building. The Briefing Center is to your left, directly adjacent to the reception area.

Where to eat

There are plenty of dining options just a short drive from F5. Here are some a few of our favorite destinations:

Rok Steakhouse & Grill
(669) 900-1829
Close by to F5. 

Birk’s Restaurant
(408) 980-6400
Fine dining that’s about a 10-minute drive from F5.

Santana Row
Offers numerous dining options—from Mexican and Italian to steak, poke, and more—about a 20-minute drive from F5.

What to do

While you’re in the Bay Area, we hope you can take in some of the area’s great attractions, including The Mountain Winery and California’s Great America amusement park. F5 is near the stadiums for the NFL’s 49-ers and MLS’s Earthquakes, so check their schedules to see if there’s a game during your visit. And, of course, San Francisco boasts Fisherman’s WharfAlcatraz, and many other sites worth visiting.

How to get around

We can assist if you need a car service during your stay. You can call San Jose Airport Taxi at (408) 600-6352 or use on-demand car apps UberLyft or FlyWheel.

Haven’t scheduled a visit yet or need more info?

Contact your F5 Account Executive or Business Development Manager with questions about the Briefing Center and San Jose—we’ll get right back to you.