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The City of San Jose is situated in the state of California, U.S.A. It lies
in the center of the Santa Clara Valley along the banks of San Francisco
Bay. It is an economic, cultural, and political center and the largest city
in the northern part of California. The city is full of history,
entertainment, beautiful landscapes, and diverse food options. While here,
go for a walking tour in the city's downtown to explore the rich past. The
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, Bayside Cannery, Cesar Chavez Memorial
Walkway, Chavez Family Home are some of the recommended places for the
history buffs. There are various museums in San Jose where one can learn
about the cultural heritage. These include Japanese American Museum of San
Jose, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, Computer History Museum, Intel Museum
& Headquarters, and more. This is not all, the city is packed with
several green spaces and is home to various parks and gardens such as Happy
Hollow Park and Zoo, Alum Rock Park, Japanese Friendship Garden, Almaden
Lake Park, and more.
Things to Do in San Jose
The national theater in San Jose is one of the most beautiful buildings in
Costa Rica. It has a great cultural & historical importance in the
country. Opened in the year 1897, it represents high degree of fine art
& a grand display of Neo-Classical architecture. The interior of the
theater is filled with lavish decorations & intricate details. The
interiors also feature statues and paintings depicting Costa Rica’s
lifestyle in the 19th century.
Barrio Amon is the historical neighborhood of the city, featuring the North
& west of Plaza Espana. The plaza is home to a cluster of cafetalero
(coffee grower) mansions constructed during the late 19th and early 20th
centuries. In recent years, many of the area’s historic buildings have been
converted into hotels, restaurants and offices, making this a popular
district for an architectural stroll. You’ll find here everything from
art-deco concrete manses to brightly painted tropical Victorian structures
in various states of upkeep.
Museo de Jade (Museum)
Museo de Jade was reopened during the mid-2014. It is home to the world’s
largest collection of American jade (pronounced ‘ha-day’ in Spanish). There
are nearly 7000 finely crafted, well-conserved pieces, from translucent
jade carvings depicting fertility goddesses, shamans, frogs and snakes to
incredible ceramics (some reflecting Maya influences), including a highly
unusual ceramic head displaying a row of serrated teeth.
Best Time to Fly to San Jose
The best time to book cheap flights from Newark to San Jose in between
mid-December to April. It is best to avoid the months from May-August. It
is extremely hot in May-June and in July-August, the city receives maximum
rainfall. It is advisable to book EWR to SJO flights in advance to avoid
paying more at the last minute.