Plenty to Do on a Quick Trip to San Jose

I was fortunate to visit San Jose – the “Capital of Silicon Valley”- for a business convention recently. Travel planners note that the area receives over 300 days of sunshine a year and San Jose didn’t disappoint. The weather was mid-70s and perfect. One day I was able to walk around the convention center for a break from the conference to enjoy a little sun. Here are a few highlights of what I found that should be visited if you have a quick trip to San Jose.


San_Jose_Cathedral_Basilica_St_JosephCathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

Just a couple of blocks from the convention center, it is a beautiful building nestled in modern downtown.





San_Jose_Museum_of_ArtSan Jose Museum of Art

If you’re in the mood for a little culture, visit Silicon’s Valley premier art museum including notable collections and events.




San_Jose_City_National_CivicCity National Civic

A great auditorium to attend events, concerts, and productions.





San_Jose_monopoly-in-the-parkMonopoly in the Park

Located in Discovery Park, become a game piece in this life-sized version of the popular board game.





San_Jose_Il_FornaioIl Fornaio

Located in The Sainte Claire hotel, enjoy great Italian food, friendly service, and nice atmosphere.





San_Jose_Bay_Area_Bike_ShareBay Area Bike Share

Along with light rail, bus routes, and taxis, take advantage of the Bay Area Bike Share to get around Downtown San Jose.​




What are your favorite places to visit while in San Jose? What restaurant is a must for dinner while you’re there? Add your thoughts below on San Jose living.


Chelsea Hoffman

has worked in online marketing for over ten years and in the multi-family industry for over five years. She lives just outside the Denver area but loves traveling to luxury apartment communities and the unique neighborhoods in which they reside across the US. Chelsea has a passion for her family, shopping, and NFL football. Follow for her favorite apartment views and posts about making it through this crazy world.

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