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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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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Owner description: Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America, including objects from pre... more Owner description: Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America, including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era. less
Attraction type: History Museums; Specialty Museums
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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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All places to eat » Places to eat

CREAM of San Jose
CREAM of San Jose
Ranked #1 of 1,980 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Falafel Drive-In
Falafel Drive-In
Ranked #2 of 1,980 Restaurants in San Jose
Price:
Cuisines: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Ike's Love & Sandwiches
Ike's Love & Sandwiches
Ranked #3 of 1,980 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Dining options: Lunch
La Foret Restaurant
La Foret Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 1,980 Restaurants in San Jose
Price: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French, American
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, 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
Philz Coffee
Philz Coffee
Ranked #5 of 1,980 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: American

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport
3.0 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport
$119 - $332
Ranked #5 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, San Jose Airport
2.5 of 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, San Jose Airport
$111 - $361
Ranked #15 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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Residence Inn San Jose South
3.0 of 5
Residence Inn San Jose South
$114 - $273
Ranked #18 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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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
$177 - $453
Ranked #1 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport-Silicon Valley
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport-Silicon Valley
$191 - $373
Ranked #2 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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Courtyard San Jose North
3.0 of 5
Courtyard San Jose North
$136 - $397
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
$178 - $502
Ranked #6 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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Dolce Hayes Mansion
4.0 of 5
Dolce Hayes Mansion
$149 - $326
Ranked #8 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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San Jose Marriott
4.0 of 5
San Jose Marriott
$162 - $456
Ranked #10 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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