San Jose

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The Capital of Silicon Valley

San Jose is a diverse, multicultural city - with a rich history; a wealth of cultural events at theaters, art galleries, and museums; and good choice of fine restaurants. You cannot make a San Jose travel guide without its award-winning main Library, and don’t forget the San Pedro Square Farmer’s Market on Fridays for local and organic produce. San Jose also boasts many fantastic amusement parks and a variety of theater, concert and comedy venues to entertain you. Great nightlife in San Jose spells SOFA (South of First Area).

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Top Highlights in San Jose

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Chinese Cultural Garden
A garden sanctuary for wildlife and visitors
Great Mall
The largest outlet mall in Northern California
HP Pavilion
San Jose's premier entertainment venue
Japanese Friendship Garden: koi fish.
Japanese garden modeled after Korakuen Park in Okayama
Los Gatos - Auto showroom
History, art, and music
Municipal Rose Garden
Simply breathtaking
Mining ruins at New Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Historic town South of San Jose
Overfelt Gardens
An oasis of peace and relaxation
Phantom Galleries
Art Gallery
Community art
San Pedro Square Farmer's Market
Fresh produce, locally grown in California
Santana Row
San Jose's premier shopping district
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