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01-19-2013, 05:46 PM
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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:

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

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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!)

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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).

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Vietnamese food.

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

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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?

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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
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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


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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.

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

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Vietnamese food.

Aw yeah.
Pho Kim Long

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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

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

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