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San Jose’s Best Outdoor Dining

San Jose’s Best Outdoor Dining

There’s approximately 300 days of sunshine per year in San Jose—that’s 300 days with the potential to enjoy one of the city’s many outdoor dining options As the weather gets balmy, there are few better ways to start the day than with with brunch underneath…

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420 Dispensary Guide

420 Dispensary Guide

April 20, also known as 420, is like Christmas for marijuana users, and local dispensaries do a booming business on the stoner holiday. In the wake of medical marijuana legislation in California and general acceptance of medicinal marijuana (and recreational marijuana in some states), San…

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South Bay Restaurants Open for Easter Brunch

South Bay Restaurants Open for Easter Brunch

Easter arrives on April 20, signally spring is well under way. Traditionally, this means meals full of seasonal items for that special Easter brunch. For those not inclined to cook for themselves, myriad restaurants around San Jose are offering special Easter brunch menu, which we’ve rounded…

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Epic Silicon Valley Bachelor Party Ideas

Epic Silicon Valley Bachelor Party Ideas

The bachelor party is every man’s rite of passage, and Silicon Valley is full of a variety of activities to make the day memorable—or forgettable, if preferred—for future grooms. From wild drinking and partying at San Jose night clubs and other adult entertainment to a…

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Silicon Valley’s Best Live Music Venues

Silicon Valley’s Best Live Music Venues

San Francisco often draws more headlines for its live music offerings, but San Jose and Silicon Valley is also full of live music venues that offer everything from world-famous headliners to up-and-coming musicians and mellow lounge acts. From tiny, off-the-radar venues that can barley squeeze…

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St. Patrick’s Day Events in San Jose

St. Patrick’s Day Events in San Jose

St. Patrick’s Day in San Jose is more than just green beer and Jameson at one handful of Irish pubs in Silicon Valley. Sure, there are plenty of parties where the drinks will flow from morning until last call, but there are also more restrained…

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Hotels Near McEnery Convention Center

Hotels Near McEnery Convention Center

Attendees at San Jose conventions looking for a place to stay have numerous options just outside the McEnery Convention Center’s doors. Not only are these hotels close to the convention center (some right on top), but given the center’s location in the heart of downtown, they’re…

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Restaurants in Willow Glen

Restaurants in Willow Glen

As one of the older neighborhoods in San Jose, Willow Glen has a rather lively downtown dining scene. From venerable restaurants that have stood the test of time to new restaurants up on the latest trends, a walk down Lincoln Avenue provides a wide variety…

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Restaurants Near the SAP Center

Restaurants Near the SAP Center

Sitting just outside the core of downtown San Jose, the SAP Center is surrounded by numerous options for dinner or a drink before Sharks games and events. From sushi to one of Silicon Valley’s best burritos, there’s no reason to go hungry before or after…

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Top Places for Prom Dresses

Top Places for Prom Dresses

For many, prom is one of the defining moments of high school and finding the perfect prom dress is just a few steps below finding the perfect wedding dress. Luckily, numerous businesses in San Jose and Silicon Valley carry a variety of prom dress styles….

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Haunted Places and Spooky Urban Legends

Haunted Places and Spooky Urban Legends

Silicon Valley is full of haunted places and spooky urban legends, some of which have been around since the area was a bustling agricultural epicenter and not the center for tech innovation it is today. From local attractions, such as the Winchester Mystery House and…

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Valentine’s Day Dinner in Silicon Valley

Valentine’s Day Dinner in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley restaurants are spreading the love with Valentine’s Day dinner specials, from modern Latin cuisine to offerings across the Asian spectrum and luxurious steak dinners. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Silicon Valley’s Best Hotel Bars

Silicon Valley’s Best Hotel Bars

Hotel bars offer an oasis for travelers looking for a break after a long day in transit, but several Silicon Valley hotels are also popular for locals looking for a break from their local watering holes or neutral ground for meetings. Below, we’ve rounded up some of…

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Silicon Valley’s Best Wedding Venues

Silicon Valley’s Best Wedding Venues

San Jose and the surrounding areas are home to numerous beautiful wedding venues, from stately wineries to golf clubs, mansions and hotels where the bride and groom can welcome any number of attendees.

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Historic Hotels in Silicon Valley

Historic Hotels in Silicon Valley

San Jose is home to several historic hotels, offering visitors unique alternatives away from standard cookie-cutter rooms at hotel chains. Most of San Jose’s historic hotels were saved from destruction in the 70s by the San Jose redevelopment agency and feature architectural nods to the…

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San Jose Festival Guide

San Jose Festival Guide

San Jose is famous for innovators and its contributions to the tech sector, but its also a region that knows how to unwind and celebrate its cultural heritage with a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. From mainstream music festivals (C2SV, Fountain Blues…

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San Jose Visitor Information

San Jose Visitor Information

San Jose is the largest city in the Bay Area and 10th largest in the United States, yet for many, it still has a small-town feel while offering family-friendly attractions, wold-class amenities and a thriving dining and nightlife scene. Located in the heart of Silicon…

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