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Where to go and where to stay in San Jose.

San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County.

San Jose

As the hub of Silicon Valley, San Jose has become a popular destination for tourists and business travellers.

A short drive from San Jose will take you to some thirty wineries and the famous Monterey Peninsula golf courses.

San Francisco is just sixty minutes north of San Jose, while the coastal cities of Monterey and Carmel are ninety minutes to the south.

City of San Jose:
Visitors find many amenities in the City's revitalised downtown area including fine accommodations, world class restaurants and shops.

Visiting San Jose:
Let the San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau point you in the right direction.

Accommodation in San Jose

Hotels in San Jose, California.

Best Western Airport Plaza: 2118 the Alameda.
The Best Western San Jose Airport Plaza is conveniently located hotel on The Alameda, just a few miles from downtown San Jose. Whether you're on a whirlwind business tour of San Jose or a much-needed vacation in Northern California, you'll discover spacious, well-appointed guestrooms with stylish d�cor, comfortable furnishings and modern amenities.

Once you've checked-in, you can enjoy a few laps in the outdoor heated swimming pool or relax and rejuvenate in the luxuriating Spa. There's also high-speed Internet access, if you'd rather get online.

Comfort Suites San Jose Airport: 1510 North 1st Street.
Comfort Suites San Jose Airport is conveniently located close to San Jose International Airport (free 24-hour airport shuttle service) and just two miles from downtown San Jose.

Relax in spacious, well-appointed suites and guestrooms - some with hot tubs and kitchens - adorned with contemporary d�cor, comfortable furnishings and upscale amenities. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the morning and feel free to workout in the exercise room; if you've eaten too much.

Fairmont Hotel: 170 South Market Street.
With 805 rooms on twenty floors, the Fairmont San Jose blends historic grandeur with all the high-tech excitement of Silicon Valley; in a combination of technological innovation with timeless elegance.

When the day is through, guests can relax and recharge at the fourth floor rooftop pool and fully equipped health club with dry sauna, steam room, massage rooms, and personal trainers.

Whether it's a poolside snack, authentic Mandarin, Cantonese and Szechwan cuisine, or a thick steak grilled to perfection, some of the west coast's finest cuisine is found at The Fairmont San Jose.

Hilton San Jose: 300 Alamaden Boulevard.
The Hilton San Jose and Towers is connected to the McEnery Convention Center, via an enclosed concourse. A light rail station is just outside the hotel and connects to many of the area's top attractions.

The hotel provides a full service business centre as well as recreational amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness centre with Stairmaster, weight training facilities, lifecycle and rowing machine.

Towers level guests have access to the private towers lounge offering separate registration, complimentary breakfast and evening refreshments. While the hotel's dining room, The City Bar and Grill, is reminiscent of the great American grillrooms of the 1920s.

San Jose Attractions

Great America Theme Park:
The best choice for family fun and adventure is Northern California’s ultimate family theme park and entertainment bonanza; just 3 miles from San Jose - take the US 101 north to Great America Parkway exit.

HP Pavilion - San Jose Arena:
Home to NHL’s San Jose Sharks, the state-of-the art arena also hosts various events and concerts throughout the year.

Mission Santa Clara de Asis:
The eigth mission to be built in  California is located at Santa Clara University.

Raging Waters:
Northern California's largest water park is located inside Lake Cunningham Regional Park; off Tully Road.

The Tech Museum of Innovation:
Hands-on technology and science museum; located at 201 South Market Street, in San Jose.

Winchester Mystery House:
Located at 525 South Winchester Boulevard, the Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress took a lifetime to complete and is filled with many oddities. From rambling roofs and exquisite hand inlaid parquet floors to the gold and silver chandeliers and Tiffany art glass windows, visitors will be impressed by the staggering amount of creativity, energy, and expense poured into each and every detail.

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