Explore San Jose - Silicon Valley
San Jose - Silicon Valley HotelsLeading the digital charge, Silicon Valley is a breeding ground for technological innovation - and this sense of ambition has rubbed off on San Jose, giving the place a unique, dynamic atmosphere. While the valley’s cities are all thriving business hubs, they’re also perfect for a vacation, and absolutely packed with things to do and culture to taste. San Jose is particularly alluring, and a great place to while away relaxed evenings sipping fruity Californian wines in crowded bars and restaurants. Things to seeTechnology’s increasingly important in our lives, and you can learn about the genius behind the buttons and bleeps we now take for granted at San Jose’s Tech Museum. Find out about the next generation of robots – which are being devised in San Jose’s labs – and the roles tech can play in creating a greener world – all explained by enthusiastic staff members and interactive exhibits. There’s more to San Jose than just technology, however. Smooth marble and gold statues decorate the interior of the city’s Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. Lit by stain glass windows, and a glass umbrella that invites the light inside, the sun illuminates wooden carvings of apostles, and brooding paintings of sacrifice and redemption. If the cathedral leaves you craving a little more art, head across the road to the San Jose Museum of Art, where aggressively brushed modern works, and jagged glass sculptures, sit alongside more traditional paintings. Young children will love Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, where they can touch the soft wool of sheep in the petting zoo, and see vibrant flashes of red shooting between trees, as large parrots take flight.Hotels in
San Jose - Silicon ValleyThe digital age has propelled this city to the forefront of the world’s technological innovation, so San Jose has some of the very best hotels, designed to cater to the needs of the modern businessperson. Sample 5 star luxury at hotels where you can swim under the warm glow of the Californian sun, or share sparkling champagne on extravagant queen-sized beds. Choose a cheaper option, and you’ll get a large room with TV, WiFi and toiletries included. Most San Jose hotels give you the chance to enjoy a relaxing glass of wine before bed at their attached bars. Where to stayIf you’re wanting to visit both San Jose and San Francisco during your trip, Palo Alto is perfectly located. Known as the ‘birthplace of Silicon Valley’, and the first city in the US to get internet access, it’s fair to say you won’t have any trouble logging onto the hotel WiFi here. Mountain View is another Silicon Valley option, where the quirky headquarters of global businesses sit below a craggy backdrop provided by the Santa Cruz Mountains. California’s known for its great wine, and you can sit under the stars, sipping a glass of oaky Chardonnay at a traditional wine bar in San Jose, or stay in the Napa Valley - where you’ll be surrounded by green vineyards laden with juicy grapes. How to get to San Jose - Silicon ValleySilicon Valley is incredibly accessible thanks to 3 major airports, which serve the Bay Area. The most convenient for San Jose is Mineta San Jose International, where high rise buildings will usher you in to land from cities across the US. If you’re coming from abroad, San Francisco International takes direct flights from various countries, and is around 40 minutes’ drive from San Jose. The city is also connected to locations like Sacramento, Auburn, San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles by train.