Paseo de San Antonio (map). A four-block pedestrian-only space, running between SJSU and Plaza de Cesar Chavez, lined with shops, hotels, casual and fast-food restaurants, and the Camera 12 Cinemas, At the Market Street end, an oversized bronze table features memories and writings of Mexican immigrant, activist, and SJSU professor Ernesto Galarza.
Santana Row (map). A “European-style” village of shops, restaurants, and high-priced condos, with hotels and great nightlife. There’s a year-round farmer’s market on Sundays, and during the summer bands play free outdoor music every weekend.
Further Confusion. January. One of the world’s largest conventions for fans of furry (anthropomorphic animals or creatures) art, writing, comics, and costuming. If you like walking around in a dog costume, this 5-day event is for you.
SiliCon. October. A pop-culture and technology convention, formerly known as Silicon Valley Comic Con.
San Jose’s trail network of 60 mi (100 km) of recreational and active transportation trails throughout the city. The major trails in the network include:
Valley Fair (map). One of the largest shopping malls in Northern California, Valley Fair has over 250 stores and several restaurants. Valley fair has gone under tremendous renovations within the last few years making it bigger and more modern.