San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley, was built with an innovative spirit and is cradled by the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains and South Bay. You can feel the city's rich past by taking a walking tour through our charming downtown or meandering through our rich History Park. You'll also want to explore some of our stranger sights like the spooky Winchester Mystery House and the quirky New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum. But, there is much more to San Jose than technology and history; it's also a unique cultural hub. With the largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam and one of the three remaining Japantowns in the US, this City-of-Firsts is the perfect place to start your exploration of Silicon Valley and the South Bay.