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  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
    It is the best place in San Jose for kids. The Happy Hollow Park and Zoo provides children fun and entertaining activities from playing through a small city made from cardboard boxes to patting animals in the zoo. The children of my friend [...]
    D: 3.7mi00
  • Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
    For golf-lovers the Cinnabar Hills Golf Club is like heaven on earth. Playing through a canyon, lake and mountain area, with lush green scenery and and up-to-standard staff, the experience is more than memorable. I've never played golf [...]
    D: 16.1mi00
  • South First Billiards
    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', [...]
    D: 2.8mi00
  • Bill's Cafe
    Located in various parts of San Jose, Bill's Cafe offers a wide variety of breakfast dishes from scrambled eggs to pancakes. The serve also lunch, but their breakfast menus are the ones you should definitely try out. We went to their [...]
    D: 4mi00
  • The Tech Museum of Innovation
    So many interesting exhibitions can be found here in the The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, that it is a must-see for everyone visiting the city. The whole place is designed in such a way that even people with disabilities have an [...]
    D: 2.6mi00
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
    The Ancient Egyptians have and still fascinate people, and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum tries to unveil some of the mysteries and secrets of this nation with its exhibits and lectures. Sculptures and objects from their everyday life [...]
    D: 2.3mi00
  • Winchester Mystery House
    Having the fame of one of the most amazing hunted houses, the Winchester Mystery House is a major tourist attraction in San Jose. Though I feel it a bit overpriced, the whole mansion is just amazing all in itself. Mrs. Manchester, the [...]
    D: 3.8mi00
  • Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant
    I've never tasted Ethiopian food before, so it was something different for me to eat at the Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant. And it was a unique experience. Their foods have such interesting flavors, so much aroma that I felt I really [...]
    D: 5.8mi00
  • Children's Discovery Museum
    There are so many interactive exhibitions in the Children's Discovery Museum that no matter what age your child has, he or she will definitely enjoy every minute of your visit. My kids were overjoyed by all the objects and hands-on [...]
    D: 3mi00
  • Kelley Park
    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 [...]
    D: 3.7mi00
  • J. Lohr Winery
    Located only 1.5 miles from downtown, the J. Lohr Winery offers a exquisite wines for tasting in their Tasting Room Center. There are no reservations in advance needed though you may want to contact them if you are going with a larger [...]
    D: 2.2mi00
  • San Jose Flea Market
    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 the [...]
    D: 1.8mi00
  • Alum Rock Park
    Full of picnic tables, BBQs and 2 playgrounds, the Alum Rock Park is the greatest getaway if you're with friends as we were. I doesn't matter if you live in San Jose or you're just in visit, you can go to the park for a [...]
    D: 5.6mi00
  • San Jose History Park
    Strolling through the paved streets of the San Jose History Park, you feel you've been transported back in time. Buildings of the past centuries were restored or relocated here, giving the park an old-times aspect. Several galleries, [...]
    D: 4.2mi00
  • Falafel Drive-in
    For a quicker lunch, especially if you middle-eastern food, the Falafel Drive-in is the perfect eatery. You can get a take-away and enjoy your meal on some other location, or if you have more time than you can sit down and eat at one of [...]
    D: 3.1mi00

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San Jose History

San Jose, California was established in 1777 as Pueblo de San Jose. Before its establishment, the city used to be inhabited by the Ohlones - a distinct collection of different Native American tribes. San Jose used to be a predominantly agricultural area as the Ohlones tilled the land and stayed in the seashore. San Jose was declared as a town through the efforts of José Joaquin Moraga and the town immediately became an important agricultural land because of its proximity to different forts in San Francisco and Monterey. San Jose became the source of food for different forts which has significantly boosted its economy.   [...]
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  • $192Southwest Airlines flight Southwest Airlines 
    Portland, OR (PDX)San Jose, CA (SJC)11/02/201610:30 am
    San Jose, CA (SJC)Portland, OR (PDX)11/09/201610:20 pm check price
  • $209Multiple Airlines flight Multiple Airlines 
    Boise, ID (BOI)San Jose, CA (SJC)03/14/201709:05 am
    San Jose, CA (SJC)Boise, ID (BOI)03/22/201701:40 pm check price
  • $295Westjet flight Westjet 
    Edmonton, AB (YEG)San Jose, CA (SJC)11/02/201610:35 am
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