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Founded in 1777, San Jose was California's first civilian settlement. The city styles itself the Capital of Silicon Valley, and is known as one of the most progressive and innovative cities in America. The 11th largest city in America, San Jose is an area that offers a wide variety of cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities. In September, the average high temperature is 80 degrees, and the average low is 56 degrees.
For those who want to spend some time on the green, San Jose offers a variety of venues for all your golfing needs. Popular courses both near and far from San Jose include Cinnbar Hills, Coyote Creek, the Bayonet & Black Horse golf clubs, and many more.

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

San Jose Wineries
Wine connoisseurs may enjoy a visit to one of the numerous vineyards near San Jose in the Santa Clara Valley. Local wineries include J. Lohr Winery, Mirassou Vineyards, Sarah's Vineyard, Solis Winery, Sycamore Creek Vineyards, Thomas Kruse Winery and Troquato Vineyards. Many of the wineries offer tours, free tasting, picnic grounds and on-site purchases.
Municipal Rose Garden
Naglee and Dana Avenue, San Jose
(408) 277-5561

The five and a half acre Municipal Rose Garden in San Jose annually draws thousands of people to its world famous grounds. The park is exclusively dedicated to the cultivation of roses and is home to more then 4000 rose shrubs representing 189 varieties. Peak blooming season lasts from May to November.

Winchester Mystery House
525 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose
(408) 247-2000
Open 9am to 5pm Sunday ~ Thursday, 9am ~ 7pm Friday & Saturday

Tour through 110 of the 160 rooms and look for the bizarre phenomena that gave the mansion its name; a window built into the floor, staircases leading to nowhere, a chimney that rises four floors, doors that open onto blank walls, and upside down posts. The Winchester Mystery House is the result of three decades of constant building, and is a historic landmark. Tour the garden or spend time in the museums.

Peralta Adobe & Fallon House Historic Site
San Pedro Square, Downtown San Jose

Walk through history and visit the beautifully restored Peralta Adobe and Fallon House in downtown San Jose, located at the end of the restaurant district in historic San Pedro Square. The Peralta Adobe is San Jose's oldest address. Built in 1797, the Peralta Adobe is the last remaining structure from El Pueblo de San Josť de Guadalupe. This oasis in the urban heart of San Jose illustrates the area's Spanish and Mexican periods. The exquisite Fallon House, built in 1855, showcases the Victorian influence on San Jose.

Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street, San Jose
(408) 294-TECH
Open Daily, 10am ~ 5pm

Only in Silicon Valley can you find The Tech Museum of Innovation. Fun and engaging for all ages, the Tech puts you in touch with technology as you have never experienced it. Solve a crime using DNA and new forensic tools, "Float" like an astronaut in a jet pack simulator, immerse yourself in the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater. The museum features 250 high-technology exhibits, divided into four theme galleries.

To learn more about San Jose and the city's many attractions, visit the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau.