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Downtown San Jose

From the rich agricultural community of the 20's, to its present day reputation as the Capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose is a destination that is sure to create an unforgettable experience. As the third largest city in California and the 11th largest city in the nation, San Jose has remained one of the country's best-kept secrets...a city revitalized and bustling with creativity and culture yet still embodies unique charm.

San Jose / Bay Area Attractions

Tech Museum of Innovation

Tech Museum of Innovation

201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113-2008
Phone: (408) 294-8324
Fax: (408) 279-7167

Technology from Silicon Valley and beyond comes alive in this unique museum featuring interactive exhibits for all ages. The Tech is a place about real technology...changing the way people work and play, create, harness and share information, how we innovate, how we do things differently. Featuring over 250 interactive exhibits, the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, a cafe and gift store packed with "only in Silicon Valley" items. For more information, contact The Tech at (408) 294-TECH (8324) or visit thetech.org

Intel Museum

2200 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95052-8119
Phone: (408) 765-0503
Fax: (408) 765-1217

Self-guided, hands-on museum shows how computer chips are made and used. Guided group tours available by reservation, Intel Museum Store carries unique "high tech" clothing and souvenirs. Open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free Admission. For more information please go to: intel.com/go/museum.

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1342 Naglee Ave.
San Jose, CA 95191
Phone: (408) 947-3635

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in the western United States -- including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era.
Website: egyptianmuseum.org

San Jose Museum of Art

110 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 271-6880
Fax: (408) 294-2977

The San Jose Museum of Art presents a full range of exhibitions with a focus on works created during the 20th Century, including painting, sculpture, installations, photography, works on paper, and video. Museum Store, Cafe, and group event facilities. Public tours daily, group tours by appointment.
Website: sanjosemuseumofart.org

Children's Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110-2780
Phone: (408) 298-5437
Fax: (408) 298-6826

Children's Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum featuring over 150 interactive exhibits. Children of all ages are invited to test, prod, taste, crank and tinker in their striking purple building in Discovery Meadow.
Website: cdm.org

Plaza de Cesar Chavez

Plaza de Cesar Chavez

Market Street/San Carlos Street (across the street from the Fairmont San Jose)
San Jose, CA
Phone: (408) 277-3900

Plaza de Cesar Chavez is home to year-round cultural celebrations, parades and exciting outdoor festivals. There's everything from concerts in the park, theater performed in the open air and spectacular traveling entertainment to street fairs, cook offs, arts and crafts and tempting foods -- all reflecting San Jose's rich diversity. Plaza de Cesar Chavez is located in downtown San Jose on Market Street between San Fernando and San Carlos streets across from the Fairmont Hotel. It is easily accessible by the Light Rail with nearby stops at the Convention Center and along Transit Mall.

Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House

525 South Winchester Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: (408) 247-2000
Fax: (408) 985-7913

The Winchester Mystery House, on of the world's most famous mansions, is the true legacy of Sarah Winchester who it is believed thought she would never die as long as construction continued on her elegant Victorian home. The famed mansion is a California State Historic Landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a San Jose City Landmark.

Tickets for tours of the historic 160 room Victorian mansion are $19.95 for adults 13-64, $16.95 for seniors, and $13.95 for children 6-12.
Website: winchestermysteryhouse.com

Santana Row

Santana Row

355 Santana Row
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: (408) 551-4600

Every city relies on vibrant neighborhoods. For most, this means a place to relax, shop, or meet a friend for coffee and a stroll along a sunny, tree-lined street. A real urban neighborhood has developed at Santa Row that provides a vibrant and diverse mix of shopping, dining, entertainment and living designed to enhance the individual experience.

The name is borrowed from Santana Park, a nearby half-acre park that has been incorporated into Santana Row.
Website: santanarow.com

Restaurants

San Jose Restaurant

Fairmont Express Cafe

Stop by our Lobby Espresso Cart for a quick breakfast to go. Conveniently located in the lobby, you will find a great selection of muffins, breakfast pastries and fresh fruit in addition to their various coffee offerings. Hours of Operation : Open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. daily

Fountain Restaurant

The Fountain Restaurant is the perfect place to start your day. Open for breakfast and lunch daily this inviting restaurant offers an extensive a la carte menu selection in addition to their breakfast buffet. The Fountain is proud to present a lunch menu that reflects everyone's dining preferences. From old Favorites, with a new flare, to mouth-watering innovative creations by Chef Tung Nguyen.

Pagoda Restaurant - Bamboo Lounge

Experience the Bay Areas Asian Heritage and visit our Bamboo Lounge at The Pagoda Restaurant. Whether it is classical Chinese Hong Kong Style Black Pepper Beef or a more trendy Coriander Dusted Ahi Tuna with Crispy Noodle Cake, Snow Pea Ginger Broth and Pineapple Mango Relish, the Pagoda Restaurant and Bamboo Lounge has it all. Come and choose from an enticing selection of Tropical Drinks during happy hour or in our private dining room for a business meeting or a family event.

The Grill on the Alley

Reflecting the spirit of a New York grill, The Grill on the Alley serves large portions of steaks, chops, fresh seafood and pasta along with an extensive wine list. For more information, go to visit The Grill on the Alley website.

McCormick & Schmick's

Bringing the freshest seafood to Silicon Valley, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located directly inside The Fairmont San Jose's South Tower. Renowned as The Fresh Seafood Authority, the menu is printed twice daily and features more than 30 species of fresh fish and seafood caught daily from the Pacific Ocean as well as other regions around the world. Combining the bounty of fresh ingredients from California's Central Valley and wine country, McCormick & Schmick's prepares and serves seafood in a timeless and traditional presentation.

The Lobby Lounge

Grand elegance surrounds you in the Lobby Lounge at The Fairmont San Jose. In addition to featuring an extensive selection of Californian wines by the glass, the Lobby Lounge is also renowned for their creative martini offerings and wide array of single malts scotches. Appetizers and Light Fare are being served daily from 12:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. In addition, two plasma screen television sets make sure you do not miss your favorite sport while enjoying yourself at The Fairmont San Jose. Wireless connectivity is available in all areas on the Lobby Lounge in addition to nightly live entertainment.

For further restaurant information, please visit the San Jose Convention and Visitors' Bureau website.

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