San Jose is home to fascinating Silicon Valley and is also Callifornia's first capital city. In fact it's still the biggest conurbation in the area, as well as the largest city in northern California. Expect an affluent, gracious vibe and you won't be disappointed. If you love to wander through stunningly lovely landscapes, the city offers much more than excellent urban entertainment. There's a 56 mile trail network winding throughout the city.
San Jose is home to the Lick Observatory, once the site of the world's biggest telescope.
San Jose's walking and cycling trails are the most extensive of their kind in the USA and include the Guadalupe River, Los Gatos Creek, Los Alamitos Creek, Penitencia Creek, Silver Creek Valley and Coyote Creek Trails.
San Jose Improv, San Jose's oldest theatre and home to the city's famous San Jose Improv Comedy Club
Sikh Gurdwara, the biggest Sikh temple in the USA
Raging Waters, Northern California's biggest water park, a full 23 acres of water-inspired fun
There's also a feast of culture awaiting you, with a grand total of eleven museums and cultural collections.
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Explore miles of beautiful landscape, discover the mysteries of the desert and be enthralled by the urban entertainment of Cali’s most luxurious cities. If you want to experience both sides of the Golden State, this is the trip for you.
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Combining a glorious Mediterranean-style climate with a laid-back lifestyle, endless entertainment and an enormous number of local attractions, big city thrills await you! Arts and crafts, outdoor pursuits, shopping and eating out... San Jose is a huge city offering everything you could possibly need from a sophisticated, wealthy urban destination.
Zoos, skate parks and water parks - Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park is the biggest and best in California
Fantastic flea markets to pick up a bargain
Numerous museums and galleries to discover
Experience all three for the California holiday of a lifetime, then take yourself downtown for seriously good nightlife. Sample the area's vibrant arts community for yourself, plus excellent opera, ballet and theatre.
Visitors love the city's revitalised downtown area, a smart place packed with top class tourist accommodation, world class restaurants and brilliant shops. You could easily spend days there.
This city is absolutely theatre crazy, with numerous venues including the California Theater, the Center for the Performing Arts, Montgomery Theater, Parkside Hall, City National Civic and South Hall. And they're as high tech as it gets, with 'Wickedly Fast WiFi' accessible for everyone at no charge across a large area, as much as four times faster than conventional public Wi-Fi networks. Visit the Mexican Heritage Plaza. Enjoy the Museum of Quilts and Textiles, a number of really good shopping malls and the delightful Chinese Cultural Garden in Overfelt Park. Or while away an afternoon in the remarkable Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, home to the biggest collection of Egyptian artefacts on display in the Western USA.
San Jose offers much more than just a little bit of everything. It delivers a whole lot of everything, and there's enough to do to keep you entertained for months, never mind a couple of weeks. There are glorious natural landscapes, varied and easy to access. You'll find masses of historic buildings including the glorious Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, breathtakingly beautiful. And there's loads for the kids to do, including the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, complete with a cute community of real, live meercats. All this is topped off by lovely, hot sunny summer weather and mellow, warm nights. Perfect.
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