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San Jose is the capital city of the South Bay Region and the most populous city in Northern California. It is one of the largest cities in the San Francisco Bay Area and the second-most populous in Santa Clara County, with an estimated population of 942,589 as of 2017. Its proximity to Silicon Valley has made San Jose a center for technology in the 20th century. It was a terminal point of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Today, San Jose is home to an international population of immigrants and a diverse mix of industries and commercial centers that testament to its economic strength. The top three sectors of the city’s economy are financial services, education, and technology. Our experts have compiled a list of 10 reasons why you should visit this beautiful city.
San Jose Museum of Art
The San Jose Museum of Art is one of the most visited art museums in the United States. The museum is located on the grounds of the California State University, San Jose and was established in 1978. The museum houses collections of modern and contemporary art and has a sculpture garden. The museum has a permanent collection of more than 7,000 works and another 1,000-plus works are on long-term loan. It also has a large program of exhibitions, including many international artists and artists from California. The museum is a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors. It is also accessible for visitors with special needs. The museum is situated in a beautiful park with a fountain and a large lawn. The park also has a playground, benches and a picnic area.
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is a beloved public park and zoo in San Jose, California, and is the most visited public park in the United States. The park is situated in an oak wooded area with an elevation of 900 feet. It is the oldest public park in California and the fourth oldest in the United States. It is also the home of the San Jose Zoo. The zoo is situated in a natural valley and a man-made lake with a circumference of about 3 miles. There are different types of animals in the zoo and there are guided tours and programs to learn more about them. The zoo is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday to Sunday and it also has special programs during school holidays. There are two ways to enter the park. You can enter through the southern gate or the northern gate. The southern gate is preferred as it has parking space, a play area and picnic tables. The northern gate has a playground, benches and an open space.
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum San Jose
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose is located in the city of San Jose. The museum is dedicated to the Rosicrucian Order, which has its origins in the early seventeenth century in Germany. The order’s interest in Egypt led to the collection of a large number of artefacts, which were later collected in the museum. The museum is a repository of research materials, which form the basis of a diverse program of exhibitions and public programs. The museum’s collection is a source of inspiration for artists and architects. The museum has a unique collection of Egyptian artefacts, sculptures, photographs, documents and manuscripts, which are examined and interpreted through a multimedia presentation. Some of the highlights of the museum are a collection of funerary art, a mummy of an eight-year-old child, and a collection of artefacts, which were used by ancient Egyptians.
California’s Great America: Amusement Park
California’s Great America is an amusement park in Santa Clara, California. The park was opened in 1973 by the owners of SeaWorld to continue the theme park’s success after the success of SeaWorld San Diego. California’s Great America is situated in a residential area and has many attractions like the World’s Largest Indoor Roller Coaster, the largest indoor Adventure Golf Course, a medieval castle, a world-class water park with a large wave pool, and a large camping area.
There are many rides for children and for adults as well. The park also features many live shows and concerts. California’s Great America has won many awards for the quality of its attractions and for the cleanliness of its facilities. It is visited by more than five million people every year and it is one of the most profitable amusement parks in the world.