Weekend in San Jose, California – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , April 14th, 2017

San Jose, California

San Jose is a great place for a weekend getaway. As the center of Silicon Valley, the city is packed with surprises you’d never experience in other California cities. San Jose offers more than the prestige of Silicon Valley, though. It’s a cultural hub, too. If you go around the city, you’ll find interesting historical gems that make the city culturally unique. Here’s how you can spend your perfect weekend escape in vibrant San Jose, California’s first state capital.

A great way to start your weekend is a visit to the Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley, the most innovative place on earth. Whether you’re a geek, a nerd, or somewhere in between, this museum is for both children and adults. It’s educational, informative, interactive, and entertaining. You’ll have so much fun here that you won’t notice how fast time flies. For lunch, fill your tummy with glorious seafood at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant and enjoy the spectacular view of the city and surrounding hills from the sixth floor.

After lunch, visit the Winchester Mystery for its bizarre architecture. It’s said that the house is haunted, and to understand the house’s history and intriguing fame, you should join the Mansion Tour. From there, take a lift to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph which has been rebuilt five times. Even if you aren’t religious, you’ll be amazed looking up at the stained glass windows and antique pipe organs.

Before sunset, take a stroll through Willow Glen, with tree-lined streets, cafés, and bars. Take notice of the charming architecture here, too. In the evening, check out the Original Gravity Public House if you like beer. There’s a rotating menu of both local and international craft beer. This place also serves high-quality gourmet sausages.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Featured Gay Travel Agent: Colours Destinations International, San Jose, Costa Rica

Author: , February 22nd, 2015

Colours Destinations International - San Jose, Costa RicaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

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San Jose, California is So Gay

Author: , January 26th, 2014

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It’s a boy’s playground in San Jose. There isn’t a shortage of gay nightclubs in the South Bay, even with one that closed recently, only to be reimagined and rise up into the nightlife scene fresh and new again.

Finding the gays is somewhat challenging. It’s not the Castro, Halsted, West Hollywood, the Village or any other city that has a thriving gayborhood. San Jose is a sprawling metropolis without a gay heart until you hit the clubs.

The nightlife is where the heart is, heard pulsating and packing in all the flavor of the South Bay that has been heating up within the past few years. This is part of the reason why Brix Nightclub shut down at the beginning of December. Like Madonna, it needed to enter a cocoon and re-emerge stronger in a whole new form and image.

Authored By Heather Cassell – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Quick Escapes for Business Travelers in San Jose, California

Author: , May 6th, 2013

If you’re the type who finds San Francisco to be too chilly pretty much every day of the year, you’ll be the type who rejoices at the chance to visit San Jose. While it’s just a few dozen miles south of North California’s most well-known city, San Jose has a vibe all its own – not to mention a temperature that’s routinely warmer. In an effort to get you outside the boardroom and into the heart of Silicon Valley, we’re offering up two restaurants, two attractions, and one bar that you can hit with just a few extra hours between meetings.

EAT: If you’re in a hurry, or just looking to harken back to the good ol’ days, it’s worth it to stop by Peggy Sue’s. It’s widely known for having one of the best burgers in the area, and milkshake aficionados should find themselves satisfied as well. It’s reasonably close to the McEnery Convention Center, but not too close; after all, you’ll need to walk off whatever you indulge in.

Authored By Darren Murph – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Casa 69, San Jose, Costa Rica

Author: , August 11th, 2011

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Casa 69, San JoseOur house was built by one of San Jose’s most prominent families in 1938. In renovating the house to a B&B we kept the character of this beautiful old single family home.

Located just four blocks east of the National Museum, no more than 10 minutes walking distance to the center of town. You can walk to all museums and places of interest like National Theater, Jade Museum, Plaza de la Cultura, Simon Bolivar Zoo as well as many very good restaurants, bars of all kinds and casinos in minutes.

While you’re here relax on our rooftop deck or get caught up on email on your laptop with our high-speed wireless internet.

Living room, dining room, sundeck and courtyard are used by our guests to relax, meet friends or have an afternoon coffee.

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Costa Rica: Hundreds March in Gay Pride Parade in San Jose

Author: , July 3rd, 2011

San Jose Costa Rica Gay prideHundreds of gay rights supporters marched through the streets of San Jose on Sunday to celebrate Gay Pride Festival 2011, one of a host of worldwide celebrations during gay pride month in June.

Marchers took part in a parade featuring musical acts and dances performed on a traveling stage mounted on the back of a truck. They waved signs and chanted slogans demanding tolerance and respect for sexual diversity, as pedestrians on the sidewalks and in shops looked on.

The parade started on Paseo Colon, passed San Juan de Dios Hospital to Avenida 2 and ended across from the Central Park with a flamboyant grand finale of transvestites performing dances, lip-synching and other shows on the traveling stage.

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