Why isn't san Jose a tourist destination when it's the largest city in the bay area?

Is it because it's more like a giant suburb rather then a city in the way it's super spread out 

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  • DEBS
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    What in San Jose would attract tourists over San Francisco? It's no on the Bay. It has a non-vibrant downtown. You have to drive between pretty much every destination. There are some nice places to go in and around San Jose, but overall if I were a tourist I would much prefer SF, Santa Cruz, Monterrey.....

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  • John
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's pretty darn boring.  That might be one factor.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I'd attribute it to reputation which is largely a product of history and location.

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  • 2 months ago

    San Francisco has a much richer history, more tourist attractions, liveliness, liberalism, quirkiness, and is all around more interesting than SJ. It's also bounded on 3 sides by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay giving it a unique geographical setting.

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  • 2 months ago

    As you said it is very spread out.  It also doesn't have a central arts or cultural area like more established cities like NYC or SF.

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