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Best Things to Do in San Jose

by Jane Sophia
Best Things to Do in San Jose

What best things to do in San Jose?

Affluence, sunny, pleasant climate, and the capital of Silicon Valley, It is one of the most coveted cities in the United States.

It is in Northern California is one of the cities in the beautiful Bay Area of San Francisco.

A unique fact of San Jose is its Vietnamese population that accounts for more than 40% of the total population.

Similarly, a handful of Japanese and Portuguese people are also permanently residing in it.

Relatives and friends of the residents have quite a lot of places to show when they visit this city. I think you may spend a maximum of of a week in it to do so many fun things to do in San Jose.

How to reach San Jose?

As a very important city in the United States, It is well connected with flights from all over the U.S. as well as from Asia, Europe, Australia, and Africa.

Best Things to Do in San Jose

Places to see and things to do in San Jose:

  1. Japan Town

Similar to the China Towns in various cities in America, it has an exclusive cultural and shopping district of Japan and China. It is interesting to note that Japan Town comprising Japanese Americans are located only in three cities in the U.S. that include, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose.

For authentic Japanese food, the Americans of this city throng various restaurants in japan Town.

There are shops that proudly sell Japanese electronic items and porcelain crockeries. There is also a large Buddhist temple.

Visiting the Japanese American museum inside the Japan Town is quite engaging.

The liberal Americans changed the attitude of the Japanese and Chinese Americans and they welcomed the Koreans, Mexicans, and even Hawaiians to set up their own shops and restaurants inside Japan Town.

The local overseas communities celebrate their cultural festivals throughout the year. Obon is the most participated festival in Japan Town.Obon Festival

  1. Little Portugal

One of the top laces to see in it is the ‘Little Portugal’, an overseas community of Portuguese. I like this idea of various overseas communities in every major city. A sense of camaraderie prevails. It is a true global set up.

Little Portugal is a historic neighbourhood.

  1. Beautiful neighbourhoods in San Jose

The cityscape is full of quaint neighbourhoods, picturesque avenues and lovely valleys. When you visit your friend’s or relative in San Jose, they will proudly devise an itinerary covering all of the city’s rich streets, valets, and avenues.

Here are the names of a few places to see in San Jose.

  • Santa Clara Valley
  • Santana Row
  • Willow Glen
  • Rincon South
  • Midtown
  • Alum Rock
  • Spartan Keyes
  • Rose Garden
  • Santa Teresa
  • Alviso
  • Mayfair
  • Berryessa
  • Evergreen Valley
  • Blossom Valley
  • Silver Creek Valley
  • Little Saigon

Don’t already start deleting some of these neighbourhoods. Visit every one of them to appreciate the natural beauty of it.

  1. Go Corporate

When you are visiting this place, one of the important things to do in San Jose is having a look at all of its world-famous corporate giants that include:

  • PayPal
  • Cisco
  • Zoom
  • Acer
  • eBay
  • Apple
  • Microsoft
  • Intel

It will give you goosebumps when you stand before all of these world corporate giants.

Do you know?

Do you know San Jose was a Spanish colonial town initially?

  1. Rosicrucian Museum

One of the things to do in San Jose is visiting myriad museums. Among them is an Egyptian museum that somehow pulls people from all walks of life.

We still marvel at the enigmatic Egyptian history, culture and religion. Our curiosity to spot a mummy can never be suppressed.

On display include over 4000 objects such as ancient Egyptian jewellery, religious objects, dress materials and even writing tools.

Rosicrusian museum is one of the truly fascinating places to see in.

  1. Downtown San Jose

Like any big city, the Downtown is the happening place in it. There are attractive shopping malls, sprawling restobars, beautiful parks, and several nightclubs.

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