Best of San Jose

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With BlogHer 2014 just around the corner, I put together a little gift for those I interact with who might not be familiar with all San Jose and the surrounding area has to offer. All of the information in this post is printed on postcards and attached to my business cards. I know that non-California locals will probably want to go places like In-N-Out or Five Guys, but I chose to share places unique toΒ San Jose that are well known and loved by locals.

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EAT

Falafel’s Drive In
A local institution.
2301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128

Freshly Baked Eatery
Fresh-baked sourdough.
152 North 3rd Street, Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95113

Happy Dog
5-Star hot dogs.
284 South 11th Street, Suite B, San Jose, CA 95112

Angelou’s Mexican Grill
Order online!
21 North 2nd Street, San Jose, Ca 95113

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SHOP

Valley Fair Mall
Super Duper Burgers, Indoor Mall.
2855 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Santana Row
Kara’s Cupcakes, Cocola, Outdoor Mall.
356 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128

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LEARN

Computer History Museum
1401 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043

San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 SouthΒ Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

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DAY TRIP
If you have a day to spare…

San Francisco, CaliforniaΒ / Approximately 1Β Hour
Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, Ocean Beach, Alcatraz

Santa Cruz, California / Approximately 1 Hour
Beach Boardwalk, Wharf, Downtown, Beaches.

Monterey, California / Approximately 1.5 Hours
Cannery Row, Aquarium, Carmel, 17 Mile Drive

Sacramento, California / Approximately 3 Hours
State Capitol Building, Old Town, Sutter’s Fort

I hope this gives you a little insight into this area. If you are coming to BlogHer, come find me and I’ll give you a card with all of the info on it, you already know what I plan to wear. In case you’d really like to attend but can’t, BlogHer has set up an online system for those of you at home! Check it out here.

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55 thoughts on “Best of San Jose

  1. so excited to hear about the conference!! πŸ™‚ i debated whether or not i wanted to go.. all i remember hearing from friends who went to a previous blogher conference was that there’s tons of swag.

  2. I am in Sacramento! I wish I could attend this year’s event -_- have super fun though! Your list looks super well organized and the photos are so lovely!

  3. Awesome – we are hoping to go to San Jose next year when we go to California, bookmarked for reference πŸ˜€ Wish I was going to BlogHer!

  4. This is such a cute idea, I love San Jose haven’t been there years but it was great last time I was, this list would have defiantly been handy πŸ™‚

  5. Just stumbled upon your blog. This is a great guide! I am also a south bay blogger so it is fun to hear what others recommend. I have not tried any of the eateries you mentioned so I will have to put them on my list. Cheers!

  6. I grew up in Los Gatos and this list is fab…although you did miss a few of my favorite Mexican joints :P…and I still love In-N-Out!

    1. This is California, there are wayyyy too many favorite Mexican places to name only one but I didn’t want to complicate it. πŸ™ I went by reviews on Yelp, too.

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