sat at the bar next to the oyster case, which displayed five kinds—Kumamoto, Kusshi, Miyagi, Fanny Bay and Chesapeake Bay—harvested from different regions all over the world.
Come on down to History | San Jose to dig into San Jose's unique past. Led by students from the Stanford Archaeology Center, guests of all ages will be able to participate in a mock excavation, screening, artifact identification and artifact reconstruction to get a taste of what real life archaeologists do. At the end of the excavation, participating children will leave with their own passport as
San Jose's lodging options range from budget hotels and motels to luxurious retreats. As the epicenter of technology, national and international conferences are held in the downtown San Jose area. As a result, most hotels offer comprehensive business services and conference resources. With several airport hotels only minutes from Downtown San Jose, business travel is easy. For more information about traveling to San Jose and around Silicon Valley, visit the Travel Directory.
Dining options in San Jose and in neighboring towns like Campbell, Los Gatos and Saratoga, are vast and varied. The San Jose restaurant scene offers a mix of cuisines, including Vietnamese, Indian-fusion, classic steakhouse, innovative Italian and contemporary Californian. The ever-growing list of South Bay restaurants offer options for every budget and style, from casual eateries to stunning bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants run by celebrity chefs.
San Jose's arts community and entertainment scene has come of age in recent years. An array of options can now be found every day of the week, including music, theater, fine arts and nightlife. Live music is constantly going in San Jose with music festivals from spring into fall and local shows nightly. Local art galleries thrive with constant shows. While the San Jose nightclubs scene includes martini bars, ultra lounges, wine bars, pubs and comfortable neighborhood hangouts.
The full spectrum of attractions can be found in San Jose. Youngsters and families can find amusement parks such as Great America and Raging Waters along with scores of city parks, museums and galleries. San Jose festivals bring music, arts and crafts and cultural celebrations to every neighborhood throughout the year. There are also world-class golf courses, well-known and boutique wineries, and shopping destinations ranging from vintage and casual to high-end.
The real estate market is once again moving throughout the entire San Jose area. Certain pockets such as the Rose Garden, Los Gatos, Saratoga and Almaden Valley feature multi-million dollar properties, but homebuyers can also find more affordable options in San Jose neighborhoods like Willow Glen, Blossom Valley, Cambrian, Santa Teresa and Evergreen. Use our Real Estate Search to find your next home. Or, search for urban living at new San Jose Highrises.
Find breaking local news and in-depth coverage of the local political scene, as well as news about Silicon Valley business, San Jose sports, and the environment. Also find the day's news aggregated from local news sources, including the San Jose Mercury News, NBC Bay Area, the San Jose-Silicon Valley Business Journal, KCBS and ABC7. We also scour the regional and national media for San Jose news—so you don't have to. Get the inside scoop on San Jose politics & opinion at San Jose Inside.