My wife and I will be flying into San Jose, CA at the end of July for a two week trip exploring the California coast. We’ve already got the bulk of our itinerary figured out, but our in-coming flight arrives in San Jose at around noon on a Sunday after about 5 hours of flying time, and we’ll have the rest of the afternoon to kill while recuperating from the flight and dealing with several hours of time-change. We’re staying overnight in San Jose, and planning to visit the Winchester House the next morning before heading to San Francisco for several days. The rest of the trip will be spent exploring the PCH & the wine country within about a 200 mile radius of the bay area.
So, I turn to the Teeming Millions looking for suggestions (other than the Winchester House) for ways for a couple of old fogeys in their mid-60s to kill a few hours in town between lunch and crashing for the night. We’re not real big nightlife types, but the San Pedro Square Market looks like a possibility for some interesting supper options. Are there any nice parks, old residential neighborhoods, sites of historical interest, etc. or other must see/do things anyone would care to recommend? Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.
Thank you both. Those all do sound interesting and worth checking out. Is the downtown area fairly pedestrian friendly? From the suggestions so far we might just find a good parking spot and wander around on foot to see what we can see. And if anyone else would like to chime in, any and all suggestions would continue to be greatly appreciated.
I agree with the suggestion of the Rosicrucian Museum. I’ve been to the Tech several times, but I’m not a big fan of it. I’d add the Computer History Museum in Mountain View (not far away) since you’re old enough to remember a lot of the machines in there. They have the PDP-1 used to develop Spacewar, and one of the guides there was one of the Spacewar programmers.