San Jose, California - Tourism and travel information for San Jose
   
Vacation 2 USA

Travel & Tourism
 Calendars
 Camping
 Cookbooks
 Cycling
 Fishing
 Flights
 Golf
 Guide Books
 Hiking
 History
 Hotels
 Luggage
 Rental Cars
 Skiing
 Top Attractions
 US Flag
 Links

Cities
 Atlanta
 Baltimore
 Boston
 Chicago
 Dallas
 Detroit
 Denver
 Honolulu
 Houston
 Las Vegas
 Los Angeles
 Miami
 New Orleans
 New York
 Orlando
 Philadelphia
 Phoenix
 Pittsburgh
 San Antonio
 San Diego
 San Francisco
 Seattle
 Tampa
 Washington D.C.

Attractions & Resorts
 The Alamo
 Alcatraz
 Broadway Theatre
 Busch Gardens Africa
 Disneyland Resort
 Empire State Building
 Fisherman's Wharf
 Gateway Arch
 Golden Gate Bridge
 Grand Canyon
 Jefferson Memorial
 Kennedy Space Center
 Lincoln Memorial
 Mount Rushmore
 Napa Valley
 Niagara Falls
 Statue of Liberty
 Walt Disney World
 Washington Monument
 White House
 Yellowstone
 Yosemite
 More US Attractions

Destinations
 Alabama
 Alaska
 American Samoa
 Arizona
 Arkansas
 California
 Colorado
 Connecticut
 Delaware
 Florida
 Georgia
 Guam
 Hawaii
 Idaho
 Illinois
 Indiana
 Iowa
 Kansas
 Kentucky
 Louisiana
 Maine
 Maryland
 Massachusetts
 Michigan
 Minnesota
 Mississippi
 Missouri
 Montana
 Nebraska
 Nevada
 New Hampshire
 New Jersey
 New Mexico
 New York
 North Carolina
 North Dakota
 Northern Mariana Islands
 Ohio
 Oklahoma
 Oregon
 Pennsylvania
 Puerto Rico
 Rhode Island
 South Carolina
 South Dakota
 Tennessee
 Texas
 Utah
 Vermont
 Virgin Islands
 Virginia
 Washington
 Washington D.C.
 West Virginia
 Wisconsin
 Wyoming
 
   














































   
Vacation 2 USA   >   California   >   Towns and Cities   >   San Jose

   
 

San Jose


San Jose is the 3rd largest city in California, and 10th largest in the United States. As of 2006, the city's population was estimated at 929,936, with 1,810,560 living in the San Jose metropolitan area.

San Jose was the first city to be incorporated in the state of California, this having been done in 1850, just after the area had been annexed from Mexico (in 1846). San Jose then went on to become California's first state capital, as well hosting the first two sessions (1850 to 1851) of the California Legislature.

One interesting issue is whether the name should be spelled with or without the diacritical mark, that is to say, as "San Jose" or "San José". The City Charter, defines the official name as "The City of San Jose" (without the diacritical mark), and this is probably the most common way that the city's name is spelled. On the other hand, on April 3rd 1979, the City Council adopted "San José" (with the diacritical mark), as the official spelling, and this spelling is used on the city seal, official stationery, office titles and department names.

Attractions in San Jose include:

San Jose Facts


Here is some more information about San Jose:
  • Probably the most famous educational institution in San Jose is San José State University ("SJSU"), which is an urban university with a student enrollment of over 30,000, including more than 20,000 undergraduates.

  • Some of the leading companies that have based their headquarters in San Jose include Adobe Systems, Cisco Systems and eBay.

  • Professional sports franchises in San Jose include the baseball team, the San Jose Giants, and the ice hockey team, the San Jose Sharks.

  • San Jose is nicknamed "The Capital of Silicon Valley".

Weather in San Jose


Here is the seven day weather forecast for San Jose:

Click for Forecast for San Jose, California from weatherUSA.net


Related Links


Here are some other websites that may be of interest:

Related Pages


Here are some other pages on this website that may be of interest:

Books About San Jose


Here are some books about San Jose:

Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

Lonely Planet Coastal California (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Brett Atkinson, Sara Benson, Cristian Bonetto, John A Vlahides & Jade Bremner

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-03-20
Paperback (544 pages)

Lonely Planet Coastal California (Travel Guide)
List Price: $19.99*
Lowest New Price: $13.49*
Lowest Used Price: $14.36*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 04:40 Pacific 19 Apr 2018 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:

#1 best-selling guide to Coastal California*

Lonely Planet Coastal California is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get to know the rocky Big Sur coast like the locals do, hug the world’s tallest tree in Redwood National and State Parks, or take a tour of biodynamic vineyards and sample new vintages in the Napa and Sonoma wine country; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Coastal California and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Coastal California Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, customs, lifestyle, visual arts, literature, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, earthquakes, cuisine, wine
  • Covers San Francisco, Marin County, Bay Area, San Jose, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Coastal Highway 1, Redwood Coast, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Disneyland, Anaheim, San Diego and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Coastal California, our most comprehensive guide to coastal California, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

Looking for a guide focused on San Francisco or Los Angeles? Check out Lonely Planet’s San Francisco guide and Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all these cities have to offer; or Pocket San Francisco and Pocket Los Angeles, handy-sized guides focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Coastal California. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA.

San Jose

By GM Johnson

GM Johnson
Map (1 pages)

San Jose
List Price: $5.95*
Lowest New Price: $5.90*
Lowest Used Price: $5.69*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 04:40 Pacific 19 Apr 2018 More Info)


Click Here

Moon Los Cabos: Including La Paz & Todos Santos (Travel Guide)

By Jennifer Kramer

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-10-10
Paperback (300 pages)

Moon Los Cabos: Including La Paz & Todos Santos (Travel Guide)
List Price: $17.99*
Lowest New Price: $11.50*
Lowest Used Price: $11.83*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 04:40 Pacific 19 Apr 2018 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!

Los Cabos is synonymous with luxury and relaxation, but the best of Baja starts just beyond the resorts. Dive into the real Mexico with Moon Los Cabos.

  • Strategic itineraries in an easy-to-navigate format, from four days of ocean waves, tacos, and sunshine to an exciting road trip through Baja Sur, along with the best beaches for relaxing, diving, snorkeling, and surfing
  • Curated advice from local tour guide Jennifer Kramer, who's spent nearly 30 years sharing all that Baja has to offer
  • Activities and unique ideas for every traveler: Explore mountain ranges, secluded beaches, and gorgeous waterfalls, or snorkel through pristine coral reefs. Drink margaritas in a beach-front cabaña, or go whale watching to spot humpbacks, whale sharks, and even sea lions. Savor the crispiest fish tacos, dance until dawn, or take a spa day at an incredible resort
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps and directions for exploring on your own
  • Background information on the landscape, history, government, and culture, including a handy Spanish phrasebook
  • Essential insight for travelers on health and safety, recreation, transportation, and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your beach bag
  • In-depth coverage of Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, La Paz, Parque Nacional Cabo Pulmo, Los Barriles, Sierra de la Laguna, El Triunfo, Todos Santos, El Pescadero, The East Cape, and the West Cape
With Moon Los Cabos' practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.

Hoping for más Mexico? Check out Moon Baja, Moon San Miguel de Allende, or Moon Mexico City.

San Jose's Historic Downtown (CA) (Images of America)

By Lauren Miranda Gilbert & San Jose Public Library

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2004-09-22
Paperback (128 pages)

San Jose s Historic Downtown (CA) (Images of America)
List Price: $21.99*
Lowest New Price: $12.76*
Lowest Used Price: $1.62*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 04:40 Pacific 19 Apr 2018 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
San Jose is the "Capital of the Silicon Valley," the high-rise, economic engine of advanced technology. Yet it was once a verdant valley, inhabited by wildlife, waterfowl, and the native Ohlone people. The Spanish who founded California's first civilian settlement here in 1777 named it for Saint Joseph, the patron saint of the Spanish Expedition. Their farms fed the soldiers at the Monterey and San Francisco presidios, beginning an agricultural industry that thrived for nearly 200 years. Although serving briefly as California's first state capital, for many decades downtown was the somewhat sleepy commercial center of the Santa Clara Valley. A housing and population expansion that began in the 1950s exploded with San Jose's rebirth as a technological mecca.

San Jose (Postcard History)

By Bob Johnson

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2010-08-02
Paperback (128 pages)

San Jose (Postcard History)
List Price: $21.99*
Lowest New Price: $12.00*
Lowest Used Price: $7.76*
Usually ships in 1-2 business days*
*(As of 04:40 Pacific 19 Apr 2018 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Founded by the Spanish in 1777 to provide food for the military settlements in Monterey and San Francisco, San Jose is the oldest civilian settlement in California. After independence from Mexico, San Jose became the county seat of Santa Clara County and the first state capital. For many years, San Jose was the center of a rich farming community whose vistas of blooming orchards prompted the nickname "Valley of Heart's Delight." Following World War II, a massive transformation took place in the landscape and culture of San Jose and the surrounding area. Fields and orchards gave way to subdivisions, malls, freeways, and office buildings. The population grew from less than 100,000 to over a million as agriculture was supplanted by semiconductors and software development.

100 Things to Do in San Jose Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)

By Susannah Greenwood

Reedy Press, LLC
Paperback (160 pages)

100 Things to Do in San Jose Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)
List Price: $16.00*
Lowest New Price: $91.67*
Lowest Used Price: $15.87*
*(As of 04:40 Pacific 19 Apr 2018 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
100 Things to Do in San Jose Before You Die guides you through the weird, wild, wonderful sights of Silicon Valley's capitol. With a helpful and humorous voice (grown organically out of the dot com dynasty) this book will allow you to not only find, but fully embrace your inner geek as you pioneer your own Josean form of Manifest Destiny. Provided within are secret hacks to the culinary legacy represented by the diverse population of the region (as well as all the trendy, new go-to, foodie finds), tips on the tremendous art and cultural offerings around every corner, and scores of ways to get you off the grid and take unique advantage of the more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Whether a first time visitor, a regular traveler to the area or a local, new quests await you in the pages of this Manual-of-Awesome. Let 100 Things to Do in San Jose Before You Die help you find the way to the San Jose you never knew existed.

Newcomer's Handbook for Moving to and Living in the San Francisco Bay Area: Including San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, and Palo Alto (Newcomer's Handbooks)

By Scott van Velsor

Brand: First Books
Paperback (496 pages)

Newcomer s Handbook for Moving to and Living in the San Francisco Bay Area: Including San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, and Palo Alto (Newcomer s Handbooks)
List Price: $24.95*
Lowest New Price: $10.00*
Lowest Used Price: $0.46*
*(As of 04:40 Pacific 19 Apr 2018 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
The fourth edition is extensively updated and revised for 2010 and continues its strong focus on both San Francisco and the entire region, especially Silicon Valley. Of the 189 pages devoted exclusively to discussion of neighborhoods and communities, 50% describe San Francisco neighborhoods and North Bay communities, while 50% focus on the East Bay, Peninsula, and South Bay towns. From Santa Rosa to San Francisco to Vallejo, from Walnut Creek to Oakland to Newark, and from San Bruno to San Jose to Los Gatos, this Newcomer's Handbook, written by Scott van Velsor, provides its readers with the most up-to-date information on housing styles, costs, and trends; redevelopment; and all the other niceties of Bay Area life, including education and childcare, transportation, cultural life, and much more.

Best Easy Day Hikes San Jose (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

By Tracy Salcedo

Brand: FalconGuides
Paperback (112 pages)

Best Easy Day Hikes San Jose (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
List Price: $9.95*
Lowest New Price: $7.08*
Lowest Used Price: $1.52*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 04:40 Pacific 19 Apr 2018 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Best Easy Day Hikes San Jose features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps of seventeen easily manageable hikes.

San Jose Restaurant Guide 2017: Best Rated Restaurants in San Jose, California - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, (Guide 2017)

By Michael B. Haddock

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (48 pages)

San Jose Restaurant Guide 2017: Best Rated Restaurants in San Jose, California - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, (Guide 2017)
List Price: $9.95*
Lowest New Price: $9.88*
Lowest Used Price: $10.01*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 04:40 Pacific 19 Apr 2018 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
The restaurants found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (67 Cuisine Types). Afghan, African, American, Asian Fusion, Bagels, Basque, Brazilian, Buffets, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese, Caribbean, Chinese, Colombian, Creole, Crêperie, Cuban, Delis, Dim Sum, Diners, Ethiopian, European, Falafel, Filipino, Fondue, French, German, Gluten-Free, Greek, Halal, Hawaiian, Indian, Iranian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Malaysian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mongolian, Moroccan, Pakistani, Persian, Peruvian, Portuguese, Ramen, Salvadoran, Singaporean, Spanish, Steakhouses, Sushi, Szechuan, Taiwanese, Tea, Tex-Mex, Thai, Vegan, Vegetarian, Venezuelan, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

San Jose, California's First City (The American Portrait Series)

By Edwin A. Beilharz

Brand: Continental Heritage Pr
Hardcover (240 pages)

San Jose, California s First City (The American Portrait Series)
List Price: $24.95*
Lowest New Price: $69.74*
Lowest Used Price: $7.98*
*(As of 04:40 Pacific 19 Apr 2018 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
California's first city, San Jose, represents a microcosm of the development of the Golden State's urban centers. As narrated by the distinguished historian Edwin A. Beilharz, San Jose was founded as a planned civil settlement. In 1777, Governor Felipe de Neve established the pueblo in the lush Santa Clara Valley to provide a reliable food source for the growing yet isolated colony of Alta California. Donald O. DeMers takes up the story with the establishment of American rule in California. The discovery of gold on the American River changed the entire complexion of California and quickly led to admission as a state in 1850, This superb book by Beilharz and DeMers represents not only an important contribution to California local history but also to the understanding of the complex urban growth that has characterized the recent history of the western United Stated


Your Comments


Please share your comments about San Jose, California:

   
Click here
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with any particular destinations, resorts, attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with the facility/resort operator, their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2006-2018, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures


In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.

Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.