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San Jose Travel Guide, California

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San Jose, the largest city of Silicon Valley is about a 50 miles south of the South Francisco is linked with cutting-edge technology and innovation. The city of San José has faced quite a hit even after the slump in the IT sector and economy. The city of San José and its surrounding communities such as Fremont, Milpitas and Santa Clara have a lot to provide for the visiting tourists.

Perhaps the most striking feature of San José and the surrounding region is its cultural diversity. The city is popular for retaining its Mexican heritage along with a huge Latino population. The cultural mix of the city means a profusion of ethnic festivals, neighborhoods, community centers, ethnic restaurants, houses of worship and movie theatres.

San José is also famous for being a home to numerous museums that surely warrant a holiday. The San Jose Museum of Art is perfectly constructed in a structure that creatively combine the old sandstone building with the modern architecture and a large range of traveling exhibits from both the widely popular artists and the local ones. There are various nice hotels for the travelers as well in the downtown San Jose along with a wide range of pubs, clubs and ethnic restaurants.

Public art is a developing attraction in this city of San Jose. The city was among the first to have the public art ordinance at about 2 percent of the capital improvement building plan budgets and the outcome of this commitment are  starting to have an influence on the city’s visual landscape. There are also a huge number of public art developments throughout the city’s downtown area and a great collection of latest civic locations in the neighborhoods such as parks and libraries.

San José is also a home to numerous universities and colleges. The most popular and largest is the San Jose State University that was founded by the well-known California Legislature in the year 1862 and is the main campus of California State University system. Ideally situated in the downtown city since the year 1870, the university is highly admired for its excellent education and other facilities. Other famous and renowned colleges and universities in the city include the National Hispanic University, Lincoln Law School of San Jose, Evergreen Valley College, Palmer College of Chiropractic, San Jose City College and Golden Gate University.

Apart from the great education facilities and sights offered by the city, the nightlife of San José is another striking quality that this beautiful city boasts offers to its visitors.

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    review by britt_enis posted more then 30 days ago
    When you’re going to San Jose you should try hiring Elite Limousine as you transportation service. I've used San Jose Limo Service, on several occasions for rides to the San Jose Airport. The drivers are on time, and sometimes even a few minutes early, and they are always courteous and...
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  • SandroSouth First Billiards
    travel tip by Sandro posted more then 30 days ago
    Equipped with at least 30 pool tables, South First Billiards in San Jose is a fun place with live music and a great crowd. The Happy Hour last from 4pm to 7pm every day, and they have a new addition to their 'playground',...
  • BelindaKelley Park
    travel tip by Belinda posted more then 30 days ago
    Owned by a former mayor of the city, Kelley Park is home to various museums, the Japanese Garden and features picnic areas and BBQs. Though not one of the most popular parks in San Jose, Kelley is a nice get-away to both visitors and...
  • IvanSan Jose Flea Market
    travel tip by Ivan posted more then 30 days ago
    Fun and inviting with activities for all ages, the San Jose Flea Market is not just a market where you can sell your stuff or buy, it a place that provides entertainment for everyone. There are annual events, festival that are held in...
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