Must go places in San Jose, California?

I will be making a trip to San Jose, California from 17 to 22 December. Where are the must go places and must do things in order to fully experience San Jose ?

Update:

I'll be alone most of the day while my husband is at work. Is it safe for me to be walking around alone ? Any "out of bounds" places for an obvious tourist ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    There are quite a lot of things you can do while you are in San Jose.

    During the day Activities

    Drive down to 17-mile scenic drive, Monterey Bay

    Drive to San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Pier-39

    Goto Mysterspot (http://www.mysteryspot.com/)

    Visit Winchester Mystery House

    Goto Santa Cruz - Boardwalk if you like the rides (http://www.beachboardwalk.com/)

    Goto Beaches like Half Moon Bay

    Evening Activities

    Visit Christmas In the Park - (http://www.christmasinthepark.com)/

    Check out the Fantasy Of Lights in Vasona Park

    (http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/fol/agencychp?pa...

    Drive thru some residential areas and you will see few of the best Christmas lightings

    Shopping

    You can visit Westfield Valley Fair Mall

    You can visit Great Mall - in Milpitas

    Gilroy Factory Premium Outlets in Gilroy

    Many other shopping in and around San Jose

    Safety:

    I think San Jose is pretty much safe in general and you should be fine in all the areas where you would normally want to go as visitor.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, one of the safest big cities in America !

    Santana Row

    Little Saigon

    Japantown

    Downtown

    Willow Glen

    Mt Hamilton

    San Jose Museum of Art

    Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

    San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

    Scott's Seafood Restaurant

    Guadalupe River Park

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    The VTA light rail will take you to the Great Mall in Milpitas. You can see most of San Jose and see the people in a public setting.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you like Japanese Gardens there is a beautiful one in San Jose - http://www.sjparks.org/parks/regional%20parks/jfg....

    It is part of Kelly Park - which has Happy Hollow and the History Park - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_Park_at_Kelle...

    Someone already mentioned the Tech Museum - I hear the BodyWorlds exhibit there is awesome - I plan to go soon.

    http://www.thetech.org/bodyworld/

  • 1 decade ago

    Winchester House tour is a lot of fun. There's also a huge Chuck E Cheese that is hunted... it's good to just see how big it is. There is the flea market one of the biggest and they also have the Great Mall if you like shopping. That's all I can think of for now...my family lives up there so it's like a second home to me...but I do like the drive down to San Diego comment you should come visit us down here!!

    Have fun....

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You have got to go to Fry's Electronics Store. Then get on the freeway and go to San Francisco.

    I used to fly into San Jose weekly for business. I was never able to find any really interesting tourist hot spots there.

    There are some good restaurants around the San Jose but as for must see places...spend your time in The City up north.

  • 1 decade ago

    Jump on highway 101 and head north. Drive for about 45 minutes until you get to San Francisco. That's the best part about San Jose...its proximity to San Francisco.

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