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San Jose California, the capital of Silicon Valley
Marvel at the contrast of San Jose’s Spanish history met with the technological frontier of Silicon Valley. This cosmopolitan city in California is steeped in architectural landmarks from the 19th century as well as decorated with modern five-star hotels, fine restaurants and tons of site-seeing opportunities. Set aside some time to take in the fast-paced lifestyle of Silicon Valley and admire fascinating museums, such as the Tech Museum of Innovation. Otherwise, enjoy some time at a quiet downtown café or on the fairways playing a round of golf at one of the city’s renowned courses.
In with the new, but also in with the old
One of the most notable observations of San Jose Ca is the transition made from old Spanish town to the bustling hi-tech area in Silicon Valley. Famous sites, such as the History Museum of San Jose, still capture the heritage of this city while the downtown area boasts modern attractions that rival any business district anywhere else in the world. This city is riddled with historical landmarks such as the Winchester Mystery House as well as a host of museums including the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose and the San Jose Museum of Art. Nature lovers also have their share of attractions and can visit the stunning Municipal Rose Garden, the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo and the Japanese Friendship Garden. Lastly, a visit to San Jose wouldn’t be complete without taking in the attractions of Silicon Valley such as the Google headquarters, Facebook headquarters, YouTube headquarters and even Steve Jobs’ garage, where the Apple brand was created.
District and neighbourhood guide
San Jose California boasts a range of different neighbourhoods and districts to suit guests’ preferences, most of which include restaurants, cafés and a multitude of hotels. The hotels can meet the needs of guests travelling on a budget and those of guests looking for a luxurious five-star hotel experience. For those wanting to stay close to the city centre, several very affordable two and three star hotels can be found within just a few kilometres. On the other hand, scattered all around San Jose are classy four and five star hotels that are intended to suit guests looking to enjoy a classier stay at a higher price in more opulent neighbourhoods. There are also many dining options in San Jose and guests can enjoy a range of different dining styles ranging from fine dining to a quick takeaway meal. Different foods from all over the world can also be enjoyed, including Chinese food, Japanese food, Indian food and Mexican food. With all the options, San Jose will satisfy your pallet one way or another.
Never a dull moment in San Jose
Not only is San Jose full of exciting places to visit, but it is also host to several huge events that see visitors from all over America come to watch and take part. On the sporting front, the San Jose Sharks offer exhilarating entertainment as they take on other hockey teams on the ice of their own indoor sports centre. This city also hosts several famous musical artists from across the globe to perform at the SAP Center or at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. Famous celebrations include the Lunar New Year at the at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Another popular event to take part in is the South First Fridays which is a self-guided art tour through galleries, museums and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances. More popular sporting events can be enjoyed from the San Jose State University where college teams take on other universities in a range of sports namely basketball, gymnastics and football.
San Jose’s traveller types
Due to the wide variety of interesting and exciting activities to take part in daily, San Jose is a city that does not exclude any particular visitor from enjoying their stay on the basis of age. However, zooming in on factors that may contribute to San Jose being geared more towards some age groups over others, one may see why this city does have a strong presence of young adults. San Jose has over ten universities offering exceptional facilities and grounds and also finds itself situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, an area that has been pushing the technological boundaries further than most other places in the world for decades. Therefore, it is no surprise that this city does cater well for the so-called ‘digital age’, which are generally those between the ages of 18 and 35. Cosmopolitan hotels and up-market restaurants line the streets in downtown San Jose and a buzzing nightlife of rooftop bars and lounges ensure that there is always a cocktail to enjoy and a place to dance.
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