05 Sep Relocating? What Mystery and History Await You in San Jose, CA
If you’re a global mobility specialist looking for good top-notch accommodation for your relocating talent, the last thing you want is for it be a mystery. You would prefer your corporate housing provider (read: us) to be as straightforward as possible. If we say we have a rental, you’ll get it plus our quality customer service.
The mystery we mean here is about the places you will enjoy exploring in San Jose in Northern California, a former farming community and now the cradle of booming tech hubs like eBay, Adobe and now Apple. There’s a lot of history in this bustling city.
Here are some of the top spots you must visit in San Jose, especially if you just moved here:
Horror and thriller buffs would love to spend a couple of hours in this eccentric, eerie Victorian home. Carefully preserved to reflect the architecture of an era, this is supposed to be the house that “good spirits” built, pun intended.
The owner, Mrs. Winchester, has this huge sanctuary built to protect her from misfortune and other malevolent creatures. How else would you explain spiralling staircases that went nowhere or secret corridors that descend into darkness?
This beats the creepiness factor of the haunted houses we watch in the movies. Just make sure you stick with the guide during the tour. Don’t wander off; you don’t know which part of the house you’ll end up.
This 14-acre park does not just allow you to visit San Jose’s past, it also contains in one area a sample of the exciting activities you can enjoy in the city. There is something for everyone: golf tournaments and sports competition, art galleries and wine-tasting festivals, spa and wellness centers, and street parties that light up the night.
Bargain-basement bazaar shopping has lasted as a 55-year-old tradition for good reason: whatever you’re looking for, chances are you would find it here, at prices you can afford. It could be something as rare as out-of-print books or 1950s baseball memorabilia, or organic produce and other healthy foods at drop-down prices.
Tour the stalls and you’d spot jewelry, fashion items, toys, and furniture. If you feel hungry during the haggling, there are makeshift diners that serve easy-to-eat food like hotdogs and corn on the cob.
This place will attract your stylish side with its brand-name boutiques and fine-dining restaurants. Prices are at a premium, whether you’re looking for fashionista bags or brand-new cars, but the quality in the items at Santana Row does guarantee you a lot of bang for your buck. The restos offer you a variety of culinary choices like smoking steakhouses, authentic Italian pizza houses, wine bars with their exquisite liquor, and vegetarian eateries.