San Jose, The Capital of Silicon Valley
AIRLINE: Alaska Airlines
DEAL: Flight Deals
CABIN: Economy Class
FROM: Newark / New York – EWR
TO: San Jose, California – SJC
PRICE: from $159 each way*
PURCHASE: by August 20, 2018
TRAVEL: September 2018 – December 2018 (best fares midweek)
*Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Other restrictions may apply.
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About San Jose
San Jose is a city located in California. Positioned in the northern part of the state in the Bay Area, it is the largest city in the Bay Area and Northern California, the third largest city in the state, and the 10th largest city in America. El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe (literally, The Town of Saint Joseph of Guadalupe) was founded by José Joaquín Moraga in 1777 near the present day intersection of Guadalupe Parkway and West Taylor Street. In 1797, the pueblo was moved to the Plaza Pueblo (now Plaza de César Chávez), around which San Jose grew. And the rest is, as they say, history.
True to its location in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose is now home to the headquarters of many “tech” companies such as Cisco Systems, eBay, and Adobe Systems.
There are many different neighborhoods in the geographic area of San Jose that, depending on where you are, you might not know if you’re still in the same city. Like most Bay Area cities, San Jose is an expensive place to live -one of the city’s few negatives. Some of the hip areas to live these days are in San Jose’s downtown area, for those who prefer urban living, or Santana Row for a mixed living, shopping and dining community. You can find vintage California charm in the neighborhoods of Willow Glen and Rose Garden. The woodsy area of Almaden Valley is known for its excellent schools, and Silver Creek is known for its subdivisions of sprawling “McMansions.”
Less than an hour away over the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains, the small coastal city of Santa Cruz is a nice day trip out San Jose. Spend the day enjoying the beaches and Boardwalk, or make it the first stop on a longer coastal drive. From Santa Cruz, you can take Route 1 (also known as the Pacific Coast Highway) south to Capitola, Monterey, and the charming town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. (source)