Things to see and do - San Jose
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Now California’s third largest city, the self-proclaimed “capital of Silicon Valley” bustles with high-tech prosperity. In San Jose’s revitalized downtown, stately old buildings mix with modern high-rises amid palm-lined plazas and avenues. Spread through the city are a number of unusual museums, from innovative new ones to “mysterious” older ones.
Tourist attractions San Jose : Things to see and do
1300 Senter Rd USA - San Jose CA 95112
The meticulously landscaped 6.5 acres, built in the early 1960s, are modeled after Korakuen Garden in Okayama, Japan, San Jose's sister city. Paths wind past stone lanterns, a small pagoda and a variety of flora, including flowering cherry trees and ..
1650 Senter Rd. at Phelan Ave. USA - San Jose CA 95112
This 14-acre complex, with paved streets and a running trolley, evokes life in San Jose around the turn of the century. The park comprises some two dozen historic homes and shops, a third of which are re-creations; the remainder were relocated from t..
USA - San Jose CA 95110
Housed in a whimsical purple structure (1991, Ricardo Legorreta) that resembles building blocks, this bilingual (English-Spanish) museum dominates Guadalupe River Park. Hands-on exhibits and programs are geared to families and school-age children. Hi..
Hotels San Jose
1215 South First Street USA - San Jose CA CA 95110
Located less than 5 minutes from the San Jose Convention Center and the HP Pavilion at San Jose, this hotel features a continental breakfast and rooms with free Wi-Fi. The accommodations at the Hotel Elan include cable TV with pay-per-view movies. ..
1415 Monterey Road USA - San Jose CA CA 95110
This hotel is located one block from Spartan Stadium and 1.8 miles from San Jose State University. It has spacious rooms equipped with a refrigerator and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at America’s Best Value Inn San Jose are furnished with a microwave and cabl..
455 South Second Street USA - San Jose CA CA 95113
Located in downtown, this California hotel is 2-blocks from the San Jose Convention Center. An outdoor pool is available and rooms provide free Wi-Fi. The rooms at Ramada San Jose Convention Center are furnished with a microwave and a refrigerator. ..
Restaurants San Jose
1712 Meridian Ave. USA - San Jose, CA 95125
Fratello in San Jose might not be fancy-schmancy, but this quaint, casual, and family-friendly spot definitely has its own charm. Its theme is echoed in the terra-cotta-colored walls with paintings of the Italian countryside. The warm-spirited Italia..
80 N. Market St. USA - San Jose, CA 95113
Though this Caribbean spot is located in the heart of downtown San Jose, dining here feels like a vacation, thanks to cheerful murals, a lively soundtrack, and hospitable servers. Unlike its Menlo Park predecessor, which mainly does to-go orders, thi..
154 E. Jackson St. USA - San Jose, CA 95112
SJ Omogari is a small, homespun, and unassuming Korean eatery in San Jose whose legit recipes can rival any and all of the cuisine's faithful go-to's in Santa Clara. Decked with just a few wooden tables and splashes of art, this family-owned jewel sh..
2060 Tully Rd. USA - San Jose, CA 95122
Take a hint from the local Vietnamese families and head into this second San Jose outpost, a slightly more contemporary version of the original. Inside, walls hang with flat screens showing Vietnamese TV, and wooden tables and chairs sit atop tiled f..
1805 Alum Rock Ave. USA - San Jose, CA 95116
Authenticity is king at this casual San Jose taqueria, which draws a working crowd seeking a quick lunch and Hispanic families enjoying a casual outdoor dinner. Though it's housed in a dated building offering only counter service and a handful of pat..
535 E. Santa Clara St. USA - San Jose, CA 95112
It's easy to see why Vung Tau is a longtime love and go-to favorite among South Bay locals: think elegant décor, hospitable service, massive menu, and tasty food. Inside, the large space combines several dining areas styled with soft beiges, wood acc..