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, Santa Clara Valley Brewing Company, Strike Brewing Company, and Hermitage Brewing – or try all of them on a self-guided brew trail. This relaxed neighborhood is also a dream come true for the outdoor/nature enthusiast. Mountain bikers, hikers and birders have trail upon trail to explore. Among the natural highlights of this part of San Jose are Hellyer County Park and Santa Teresa County Park.
Golfers have a variety of gorgeous greens to play, too. Try Santa Teresa Golf Club and Coyote Creek Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, which are among the most picturesque. While visiting South San Jose, don’t miss a California classic, the drive-in movies. San Jose’s only drive-in, the West Wind Capital, shows first-run movies on huge screens and even hosts special midnight screenings.