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Sightseeing in San Jose - what to see. Complete travel guide

San Jose is a very important city for the US. Although for a long time this city has been behind its famous neighbor, San Francisco, nowadays the city stands at the forefront of innovative technologies, as well as of the development and introduction of new technology projects. Thanks to its location in the famous Silicon Valley, this city started developing rapidly in the middle of the 90s. This has led to a significant increase of businesses, and then of population and infrastructure. Today San Jose is a large technological and business center. Here are located the offices of large international corporations including Google Inc, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Ebay, IBM and many others.
This city doesn’t look like any other city; here simply everything is soaked in technology and commerce. However, there are still the unresolved issues connected with the high cost of housing and lack of territory. The landscapes of San Jose look like the techno city of future. You will find here big houses made of glass and concrete and numerous constructions. However, the experience shows that not everything is so smooth here. For example, let’s remember the fall of the Internet market in the early 2000s. At that time many companies went bankrupt, and people became unemployed. So even though this small town has managed to become a big business center, we should not forget that there is not only profit and success, but also the other side of the coin.
Beautiful parks of San Jose are a particular feature of the city. Kelly Park is one of the most dimensional and interesting. It is a real cultural and entertainment center in the open air. Here, branchy trees and landscapes hide several unique objects. Visitors can stroll through a beautiful Japanese garden, designed in best traditions, visit a miniature zoo and botanical garden, that has a collection of rare plants. There is also a small historical museum on its territory, which will be of interest to both adults and children. You can feed dots in an artificial pond, as well. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The most mystical landmark of San Jose is the Mysterious House of Winchester. It was built by the widow of the famous inventor, who presented the world his unique rifle. According to legends, after her husband's death, the souls of the dead killed with a rifle began to appear before her. To give peace to the souls, the woman ordered to build a luxurious house. If you believe the stories of local residents, the ancient mansion is associated with many incredible legends. Some townspeople are afraid to go by even in the afternoon.
There a lot of interesting museums in the city including the Children's Museum of Discoveries. It is focused on children of different ages and presents exciting interactive exhibits. Even adults will be delighted with certain exhibitions of the museum. The museum introduces the basic physical and chemical laws and surprising features of the world around to visitors. Many of its exhibits can and should be touched. Visitors can carry out interesting experiments themselves during the tour.
The Textile Museum is a special cultural institution for the city. There are very few similar museums in the United States. It presents one of the most important national crafts. In the 18th century, the first textile factories were opened in the city. They became one of the main means of livelihood for local residents. The exposition of the modern museum includes samples of old factory equipment and textile products that were produced at local factories over a hundred years ago.

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in San Jose
♥   Shopping area ' Santana Row' San Jose, 5.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around San Jose
♥   Local Park 'Sleepy H' , 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Vista' , 9.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Creekside' , 11.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Canoe Launch' , 12.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Old Mission' , 20.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around San Jose from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Lombard Street

From the series “Top 13 most fantastic and colorful streets and quarters”
Drivers should remember that the speed on the curved street should not exceed 8 km/h. Many traffic signs remind about that. The street length is 400 meters, and the inclination angle is about 27 degrees. You won’t find the more unique road structure in the world. Modern designers have turned an unremarkable and sloping street, which was not the most pleasant for walking, into a real masterpiece of landscape art. The space is supplemented by beautiful ornamental plants, sculpted shrubs and flower beds. Motorists from the local community have less positive experience than tourists, because there are traffic jams every day due to speed limits. … Read further

San Francisco

From the series “The most magical and picturesque cities in the world”
The history of the construction of Victorian mansions is very interesting and coincides with the era of the Gold Rush. In a few years the population of the city has increased several times. At the turn of the 19th century, more than 48000 beautifully coloured villas were built in less than 50 years in San Francisco. A significant part of them were destroyed during the earthquake in 1906, but some houses remained unscathed and today they continue to please citizens and visitors of the city with their fabulous appearance. The founder of the tradition of painting the facades of houses in bright colors is an artist Butch Kardum. In 1963, he painted one of the houses. The artist liked the work of the local residents so that soon the block of Alamo Square shone with all the colours of the rainbow. … Read further
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