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Taunted 01-19-2013 04:46 PM

Sights in San Jose?
 
Hey there Sharks fans!

Me and my girlfriend are going to San Francisco for a graduation trip at the end of March, and we're going to stop in San Jose to watch the Canucks v. Sharks match-up.



Anything special about the city we should see while we're there?

Thanks in advance! c:

TheUndertow40Six2 01-19-2013 04:56 PM

Skip SJ and proceed immediately to the coast of either Monterey, San Mateo, or Mendocino counties.

Nighthock 01-19-2013 05:12 PM

no ... there isn't

MDsjs22 01-19-2013 05:14 PM

Not a whole lot, see the sites in SF and if you have the time/ability get down to Monterey/Capitola/Santa Cruz. The coast is pretty (and romantic!) ;)

WTFetus 01-19-2013 05:20 PM

Not a whole lot. Most of the sightseeing stuff are in SF. A few good shopping places not too far away that might interest your girlfriend: Stanford Shopping Center (Palo Alto), Santana Row (San Jose), Westfield Valley Fair (Santa Clara), Great Mall (Milpitas).

LadyStanley 01-19-2013 06:00 PM

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...d.php?t=525731

Stickied thread has some ideas.

drunksage 01-19-2013 06:15 PM

Vietnamese food.

Aw yeah.

68 Z-28 01-19-2013 08:10 PM

The only thing that I would recommend is the Tech Museum of Innovation.
http://www.thetech.org/

SonomaShark 01-20-2013 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 68 Z-28 (Post 57891875)
The only thing that I would recommend is the Tech Museum of Innovation.
http://www.thetech.org/

You wouldn't send them to Happy Hollow? :sarcasm:

MechaMarleau 01-20-2013 04:16 PM

Singlebarrel is the one and only high-class bar in the city, I highly recommend it. Well, also Hotel De Anza.

If you're a dork the Computer History Museum in Mountain View has the most impressive collection of technology in the world.

The best stuff is a ways away. Monterey Bay Aquarium is 1 1/2 hours away and is mind-blowing, plus the local food is bomb. Also the Monarchs are in season in nearby Pacific Grove.

The nearby wetlands are pretty nice, and there's world-class walking/hiking in the hills to the west.

MechaMarleau 01-20-2013 04:25 PM

Actually, there is something awesome to see. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in SJ is the best Egyptian museum west of the Mississippi.

http://www.egyptianmuseum.org/egyptianmuseum

SoftDumpInTheCorner 01-22-2013 12:11 AM

San Jose really sucks, just come for the game and leave immediately to do any extra curricular activities. SF is the place to be.

Eighth Fret 01-22-2013 02:41 AM

I'll reiterate what most have said in this thread. Catch the game in SJ, and then either head to SF (maybe hit Half Moon Bay on the way up), or head down to Santa Cruz/Monterrey/Carmel.

YouJustGotPavelskied 01-22-2013 03:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheUndertow40Six2 (Post 57865019)
Skip SJ and proceed immediately to the coast of either Monterey, San Mateo, or Mendocino counties.

This. But I'll add Sonoma county if you stay along the coast is pretty awesome too. I frequent a place called The Sea Ranch.. It's awesome.

krudmonk 01-22-2013 10:13 AM

Man, so many Sharks fans are too cool for this place....

HOOCH2173 01-22-2013 10:25 AM

Just go to Great America or Bay 101 and play some cards!

RammsteinGT 01-22-2013 10:29 AM

I stayed at the Fairmont during the week I spent in San Jose and I loved how it was "central" to most of the downtown action (or at least that's how it felt to me). The De Anza also looked like a nice place each time I walked past en route to HP.

Essentially, I highly recommend seeing the Winchester Mystery House, eating/drinking at the the Los Gatos Brewery and stopping by the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. The CalTrain and the "trolley" are easy to navigate and cheap to use to get out to the far-away attractions. Oh, and depending on how deep your wallet is, Santana Row is a must-see.

Finally, find the time to visit Stanford. They have free tours and great shopping all around Campus. It'll blow you away if you're used to Canadian Universities.

hateseed 01-22-2013 11:33 AM

Drive down highway 1 between SF and Santa Cruz before the game (during daylight). Make a day of it. Make multiple pit stops along the way to see beaches or take hikes inland to bluffs (PM for details, if needed). If you like natural stuff you can spend the day like this. If you like man-made things you can check out the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, or stop at a winery in Bonny Doon or on the SJ side of the mountains.

Once it's getting late, head over highway 17 (fun times ahead!) and eat phenomenal food in/around SJ (PM for details, if needed) either before or after the game. See game. Great day complete.

/thread

SonomaShark 01-22-2013 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mechamarleau (Post 57956017)
actually, there is something awesome to see. The rosicrucian egyptian museum in sj is the best egyptian museum west of the mississippi.

http://www.egyptianmuseum.org/egyptianmuseum

this!

Wedontneedroads 01-22-2013 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MechaMarleau (Post 57956017)
Actually, there is something awesome to see. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in SJ is the best Egyptian museum west of the Mississippi.

http://www.egyptianmuseum.org/egyptianmuseum

Can't count how many field trips I took there as a kid. Went back recently after enjoying some California medicine and it was even better than I remember!

Regarding the OP, I would say try to see some unique Bay Area stuff, specifically SF.

San Francisco: Alcatraz is a cool experience I would recommend it if you haven't been there. All of Pier 39 in SF is very cool and a great place to just walk around. If you are going to be here on a weekend I HIGHLY advise going to the Saturday farmers market at the Ferry Building in SF. It is one of the best farmers markets I have ever been to.

Here is a wiki list of way too much stuff, but it's categorized nicely.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...Silicon_Valley

CrazedZooChimp 01-22-2013 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MechaMarleau (Post 57956017)
Actually, there is something awesome to see. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in SJ is the best Egyptian museum west of the Mississippi.

http://www.egyptianmuseum.org/egyptianmuseum

One of my favorite museums in the Bay Area, I love it. But yeah, I'd join in with most and say spend most of your time in SF. SJ has a nice downtown, but I don't know that there's a lot to do (eat at Henry's Hi-Life).

Stanford is a gorgeous campus, but I'm a little biased.

TheSandman 01-22-2013 08:08 PM

Let's see...there's a snake statue downtown that looks like a pile of poop, that's something.

WantonAbandon 01-22-2013 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drunksage (Post 57871921)
Vietnamese food.

Aw yeah.

Pho Kim Long

WantonAbandon 01-22-2013 09:15 PM

Wait nobody mentioned Santa Cruz? Really? Anyway I sort of concur with the other posters San Jose is mainly just near everything you would want to see in Northern California. Thats the advantage. But seriously if try Pho in San Jose. I'd recommend Pho Kim Long and have lunch at La Villa you'll love it

krudmonk 01-22-2013 10:24 PM

Some of you act ashamed to live in a place that caters more to residents than it does to tourists.


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