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Things to Do in San Jose

Things to Do in San Jose

San Jose is home to many unique things to do and attractions, from the Tech Museum’s interactive exhibits that explore innovation in Silicon Valley to numerous cultural activities that highlight San Jose’s diverse population. With several professional teams calling San Jose (and nearby Santa Clara)…

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Tech Industry Landmarks in Silicon Valley

Tech Industry Landmarks in Silicon Valley

The myth of Silicon Valley has reached Hollywood-size proportions. After all, it’s a place where its not unusual to see a driver-less car on a local freeway or seriously contemplate populating Mars. But, much like Hollywood, the physical reality is much more down to earth,…

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Top 10 Picks for Silicon Valley Beer Week

Top 10 Picks for Silicon Valley Beer Week

Silicon Valley Beer Week returns July 25 through August 2 for its second year with more than 100 options to enjoy regional craft beer favorites with specialty food options (beer-infused doughnut, anyone?) and live entertainment. Here are 10 highlights to look for throughout the week….

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Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

The Gilroy Garlic Festival returns for its 36th year with music, entertainment, and of course, that wonderful stinking rose—garlic. The festival takes place over three days, July 25 through July 27 Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy. There’s plenty to do, from grabbing a free cone…

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Top South Bay Farmers Markets

Top South Bay Farmers Markets

Shopping for groceries at farmers markets around the South Bay not only supports local growers and businesses, but it’s also a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people in the community. The produce at these markets are often up to two…

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Best Public Swimming Pools in the South Bay

Best Public Swimming Pools in the South Bay

Summer is officially here and many are looking for a good place to cool off. A day at the pool is a great way to beat the heat, whether it’s with family, friends, or just a good workout. Here are a few suggestions for local…

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Best Places in the South Bay to Watch the World Cup

Best Places in the South Bay to Watch the World Cup

With the 2014 World Cup beginning June 12 and last until July 13, there are lots of fans ready to get together to support their favorite teams. Here are some of the places around the South Bay ideal for watching the World Cup.

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4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations

4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations

4th of July is upon us, and that means BBQ, fireworks and live music to entertain the whole family. Here’s a selection of some of the best events in the South Bay and beyond.

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Father’s Day in the South Bay

Father’s Day in the South Bay

Father’s Day just might be Dad’s favorite holiday, since it comes with all the fun of a birthday and without the whole aging another year thing. From zipping around in a go-kart to a good old fishing trip, we’ve put together a list of great…

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Great Engagement Photo Locations in San Jose

Great Engagement Photo Locations in San Jose

Engagement photo shoots are more or less a must-have these days, whether the photos are sent out with save-the-dates or just posted to social media for friends and family to see. We’ve cultivated a list of gardens, open spaces and urban places perfect for a…

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New Restaurants in Silicon Valley Restaurant Week

New Restaurants in Silicon Valley Restaurant Week

The list of restaurants participating in this year’s Silicon Valley Restaurant Week looks long…and delicious. Many of these eateries have been offering special prix fixe menus for SVRW for years. But what about those new comers on the South Bay restaurant scene? We’ve put together…

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Free Things to Do in Silicon Valley

Free Things to Do in Silicon Valley

A common complaint in Silicon Valley and Bay Area is the high cost of living. However, Silicon Valley is full of free things to do indoors and outdoors every month of the year. Here’s a guide to some of the best ways to spend the…

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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 unwind than with brunch underneath a cloudless sky…

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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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