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Akoma Arts performing on the Paseo de San Antonio in Downtown San Jose

Neighborhoods

People mingling and dining on the front patio under the lit San Pedro Square Market sign

Downtown

You won’t want to miss out on exploring Downtown San Jose - the central hub for music, art, food and nightlife.

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Women dressed in kimonos lineup with their decorative fans shilding them from the sun during the Obon festival

Japantown

Experience Japantown’s rich history while exploring a mix of eclectic boutiques, traditional shops, art galleries, museums and authentic eateries

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A view of the renovated historic Willow Glen sign on Lincoln Avenue at The Table restaurant on Lincoln, the main drag.

Willow Glen

Stroll the tree-lined streets of charming Willow Glen while you enjoy boutique shops and a variety of outdoor restaurants, cafes, and plenty of choices to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Thousands of roses and hundreds of varietals blooming around the waterfountain in the Municipal Rose Garden

Rose Garden

If you appreciate architecture and the essence of historic design, then the Rose Garden neighborhood must be on your list of places to see while in San Jose.

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Friends enjoying coffee beverages at Bel Bacio in Little Italy

Little Italy

San Jose is steeped with a rich and diverse history. Nestled among its multi-faceted cultural pockets, you’ll find an example of this rich history in Little Italy.

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Friends enjoying beverages and a vietnamese meal in a decorative restaurant in Vietnam Town

Little Saigon

Authentic Vietnamese restaurants and shops are located throughout the city, but the heart of this culture beats in Little Saigon.

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Exterior image of the Five Wounds Portuguese National Parish in Little Portugal

Little Portugal

Located between 33rd Street and Highway 101, Little Portugal features a variety of delicious eateries, beautiful architecture, and rich history. Many of its businesses have been thriving in the area for generations.

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Shopping at Santana Row, the rodeo drive of Silicon Valley

Santana Row

Elegance and style shine at Santana Row, the Rodeo Drive of Silicon Valley. You’ll find an upbeat energy throughout this beautiful Mediterranean-style shopping and entertainment district every day of the week.

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A mural of kids riding bikes on the outside of the recycle bookstore

The Alameda

The Alameda is a historic residential corridor that’s gone through an urban revival - it’s a great place for visitors to stop, explore and enjoy food and drink.

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The Alviso doors overlooking the San Francisco Bay

Alviso

The historic bayside neighborhood transports visitors to the decades before San Jose earned its reputation as the Capital of Silicon Valley.

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Aerial shot overlooking North San Jose at dusk.

North San Jose

North San Jose is mainly known as home to majority of San Jose’s 6,600-plus tech companies including tech giants like Samsung, Cisco and PayPal, but this neighborhood offers entertainment with casinos, exotic car tours and scenic hiking.

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two kids overlooking San Jose from a lookout point on a trail in Alum Rock Park

Alum Rock

This neighborhood provides the best action for thrill seekers. Drop in at California’s largest skate park in Lake Cunningham Regional Park, shoot 200 feet down and enclosed capsule at Raging Waters and hike with stunning views of the Santa Clara Valley.

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Mayfair Community Center showcasing a Cesar Chavez memorial walkway sign in front of center.

Mayfair

The Mayfair neighborhood served an important role in California history as home to labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez from 1948 to 1962.

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Exterior of the Winchester Mystery House featuring the beautiful gardens and fountain in front.

West San Jose

West San Jose is arguably home to San Jose’s most famous landmark, the Winchester Mystery House. Guests can tour the 132-year-old mansion and learn the legend of Sarah Winchester.

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The exterior of the beautiful and historic Casa Grande building.

Almaden Valley

Almaden Valley is San Jose’s southernmost edge with rolling hills and beautiful open spaces – the perfect tranquil escape. This area highlights 4,000 acres of picturesque views overlooking San Jose and is rich with old California’s mining history.

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The exterior of the beautiful architecture of the Gurdwara Sahib of San Jose in the Evergreeen neighborhood

Evergreen

Evergreen is one of San Jose’s newer neighborhoods nestled between South San Jose and the rolling East Foothills. The area has experienced rapid development, which has led to multiple communities featuring shopping, golf and hiking trails.

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Coyote Creek Golf Couse - a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course

South San Jose

South San Jose is where tech goes to chill. Escape the Silicon Valley bustle and enjoy a cold one at one of the city’s newer breweries. This relaxed neighborhood is also a dream come true for the outdoor/nature enthusiast.

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