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San Jose 

San Jose, founded in 1771 by Spanish explorers, lies 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of San Francisco at the southern end of San Francisco Bay. It is in the heart of the computer industry's "Silicon Valley", the fastest growing city in California and one of the three safest cities in the United States. There are more than 50 wineries in the vicinity, three of which are inside the city limits; many offer free tours and tastings. Other sights in San Jose are the Winchester Mystery House, the erie mansion of the eccentric heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune; a number of amusement parks: Overfelt Botanical Gardens which include a natural wildlife sanctuary. Annual events include the Santa Clara County Fair, the Great American Arts Festival, and the Fire Fighters Rodeo.

San Jose's Visitor Center

333 W San Carlos St, Suite 1000
Phone:408/295-9600 or 1-800/SAN-JOSE
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5.30pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm


Main attractions:

Winchester Mystery House (Building)

($12.95-22.95; daily 9am-5pm, until 7pm June-Sept)
525 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, California 95128
Tel: +1 408 247 2101

Tech Museum of Innovation (Museum)

(daily 10am-5pm; $9)
201 South Market Street, San Jose, California 95113
Tel: +1 408 795 6100

Egyptian Museum and Planetarium (Museum)

Ave (Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm; $9)
1600 Park Avenue, Naglee Avenue, San Jose, California 95126

San Jose Museum of Art (Museum)
110 South Market Street, San Jose, California 95113
Tel: +1 408 294 2787

 San Jose Repertory Theater (Theater)
101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, California 95113
Tel: +1 408 291 2266

Overfelt Gardens Park (Leisure)
1300 Senter Road, San Jose, California 95112
Tel: +1 408 277 2757

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (Museum)
180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA
Phone: 408/298-5437

COST: $7. Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5

Paramount's Great America park (Amusement & theme park)

4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA
Phone (408) 988-1776. (408) 988-1776.
Price: Adults $45.99; seniors $39.99; children (3-6) $33.99

San Francisco 

San Francisco's neighborhoods comprise its inner beauty, enhancing daydreams, opening doors to new and exciting visions. The City is a cultural wonderland, an ethnic treasure chest where custom, tradition and history are preserved, celebrated, shared. You'll find that the Gold Rush days have never really ended here; there's still plenty of gold to be found. The restless spirit of The City's Barbary Coast past lives on, fueled by a desire to be different, nurtured by infinite viewpoints, personalities, styles.

For a virtual tour of the city:

Visitor Information Center:
900 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-2804
Phone: 415-391-2000
TDD: 415-392-0328
Fax: 415-362-7323
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday-Sunday 9 am-3 pm




Main Attractions

Museum Of Modern Art
151 3rd Street at Mission, San Francisco 94103, California
Tel: +1 415 357 4170
Stunning new building near the Convention Center offering wonderful exhibits of twentieth-century art, a museum store and the vibrant Caffé Musco. One of San Francisco's foremost attractions.

Alcatraz Island
Pier 41, San Francisco, California
Tel: +1 415 705 5555
Former prison island offering a museum and guided history tours. The excursions take about three hours.

The Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, California
A walk across the Golden Gate Bridge on a clear day offers one of the most spectacular views of San Francisco and the bay.

San Francisco, California

One of the four largest Chinese communities outside China; Authentic Cantonese cooking, markets selling everything from rugs to rice and the most colourful array of Eastern Asian clothing imaginable. Early morning visits offer a truly pleasurable glimpse at a real working community.

The Exploratorium
3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, California 94123
Tel: +1 415 563 7337
A hands-on science museum at The Palace of Fine Arts. Constantly updated and improved, this multi-interest attraction offers visitors of all ages a journey through the world's most innovative creations.

California Academy Of Science
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California 94118
Tel: +1 415 750 7145

Three of San Francisco's premier attractions gather under one roof. The Steinhart Aquarium takes visitors to the depths of the ocean with a spectacular display of enormous tanks, filled with a colorful array of beautiful sea life. The Morrison Planetarium offers a delightfully relaxing experience taking visitors beyond the stars with the latest in astronomical technology. The National History Museum has a large number of artefacts, pictures and natural exhibits.

M. H. De Young Museum
75, Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California 94118

22 galleries displaying various schools of largely American art. Paintings, sculpture, tapestry and handmade models are all included. Authentic Japanese tea garden nearby. Open daily.


San Francisco Tours

There are a many tours you can take to explore San Francisco, some examples below:



1.  City Tour by bus (approx 3 hours - $37):   

Most tours will cover all major San Francisco landmarks including:  Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Cliff House, Ocean Beach, City Hall.  Marina District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, Financial District, Presidio, Golden Gate Park, Civic Center and Little Italy - North Beach.


2.      Bay Cruise (approx 1 hour - $25):    

On the one hour San Francisco bay cruise will pass the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Mason, the Marina District, St. Francis Yacht Club, Presidio National Park, cruise close to the Marin Headlands then past Angel Island and around Alcatraz, Embarcadero,  Ferry Building.


3.      Cable Car tour (approx 2.5 hour $27):   

Narated tour aboard an authentic motorized cable car.  See Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Street, Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Point, Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio, Japantown, Union Square, Chinatown, and North Beach with  frequent photo stops along the way.


If you have more time, there are 1-day tours to other areas outside the cities including:

Napa Valley Wine Country

Yosemite National Park
Muir Woods and Sausalito
Monterey & Carmel

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