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San Jose
Welcome to bustling San Jose, where Silicon Valley meets Spanish history and modern edifices sit alongside meticulously restored 19th-century buildings. Such is the contrast of this city rich in tradition and, thanks to the tech industry, just plain rich. Five star-hotels and fine restaurants line the streets of the restored downtown area, and the cultural scene is thriving with museums, theater and art to rival any world-class hub. Don't miss the Tech Museum of Innovation, an exploration of Silicon Valley and its impact on the area. History buffs will relish the old mansions and can delve into the city's past at the History Museum of San Jose. Save time for a round of golf or the locals' other favorite pastime... more Welcome to bustling San Jose, where Silicon Valley meets Spanish history and modern edifices sit alongside meticulously restored 19th-century buildings. Such is the contrast of this city rich in tradition and, thanks to the tech industry, just plain rich. Five star-hotels and fine restaurants line the streets of the restored downtown area, and the cultural scene is thriving with museums, theater and art to rival any world-class hub. Don't miss the Tech Museum of Innovation, an exploration of Silicon Valley and its impact on the area. History buffs will relish the old mansions and can delve into the city's past at the History Museum of San Jose. Save time for a round of golf or the locals' other favorite pastime, sipping coffee and people-watching at a crowded cafe. less

All things to do » Things to do

Municipal Rose Garden
Municipal Rose Garden
Attraction type: Gardens
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Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Children's Discovery Museum
Children's Discovery Museum
Interactive adventure for children in science, technology and cultural diversity.
Attraction type: Children's Museums; Science Museums
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Japanese American Resource Center/Museum
Japanese American Resource Center/Museum
The Japanese American Museum of San Jose's (JAMsj)mission is to collect, preserve, and share Japanese American art, history, and culture with an emphasis on the Greater Bay Area.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.
Attraction type: Parks; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

CREAM of San Jose
CREAM of San Jose
Ranked #1 of 1,974 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Falafel Drive-In
Falafel Drive-In
Ranked #2 of 1,974 Restaurants in San Jose
Price:
Cuisines: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
La Foret Restaurant
La Foret Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 1,974 Restaurants in San Jose
Price: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French, American
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ike's Love & Sandwiches
Ike's Love & Sandwiches
Ranked #4 of 1,974 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Dining options: Lunch
Veggie Grill
Veggie Grill
Ranked #5 of 1,974 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Residence Inn San Jose South
3.0 of 5
Residence Inn San Jose South
$116 - $285
Ranked #14 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown
3.0 of 5
Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown
$127 - $456
Ranked #18 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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Garden Inn Hotel
Garden Inn Hotel
$99 - $135
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Los Gatos
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

HYATT House San Jose/Silicon Valley
3.0 of 5
HYATT House San Jose/Silicon Valley
$141 - $461
Ranked #1 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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Courtyard San Jose North
3.0 of 5
Courtyard San Jose North
$134 - $397
Ranked #2 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport
3.0 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport
$128 - $349
Ranked #3 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Fairmont San Jose
4.5 of 5
The Fairmont San Jose
$200 - $554
Ranked #6 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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Dolce Hayes Mansion
4.0 of 5
Dolce Hayes Mansion
$139 - $366
Ranked #8 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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San Jose Marriott
4.0 of 5
San Jose Marriott
$192 - $534
Ranked #9 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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