Often called “the Capital of Silicon Valley“, San Jose is the largest city in the *Bay Area, 3rd largest in California. True to its location in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose is now home to the headquarters of many tech companies.
San Jose is one of the wealthiest major cities in the United States and the world, and has the third-highest GDP per capita in the world (after Zürich, Switzerland and Oslo, Norway).
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Downtown San Jose is a mix of offices, shopping, hotels, numerous restaurants as well as a convention center and the SoFA (map) nightclub district. Check out the San Pedro Square Farmer’s Market (map) on Fridays for local and organic produce.
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: Coyote Creek Trail / Guadalupe River Trail / Los Gatos Creek Trail / Los Alamitos Creek Trail / Penitencia Creek Trail / Silver Creek Valley Trail.
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.