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The early Spanish settlers who once farmed these lush and fertile coastal lands might be surprised at what the region has now become: a cutting-edge, fast-paced playground for innovation. Home to the biggest tech companies and the most promising start-ups in the world, Silicon Valley revolves around its largest city: San Jose. Take in its cosmopolitan culinary and cultural scene before delving into an area buzzing with America's greatest ideas.

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There are things to do in San Jose for all ages and travellers! Go hiking in Mission Peak Regional Preserve or Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, sample Californian wines at the Mountain Winery, soak in history at the oldest American public square, Plaza de César Chávez, or geek out at The Tech Interactive and Computer History Museum. Book Flight & Hotel packages to get started!

SAN JOSE TRAVEL GUIDE

San Jose California
DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGE

English

WHAT TO EAT

Californian classics from fresh seafood to tacos and cuisine from all over the globe and a great variety of culinary delights from the year-round farmers’ markets, like the Downtown San Jose Farmers’ Market, Campbell Farmers’ Market, and more.

WHAT TO BRING BACK

San Jose Sharks sports merch, local craft beers from Uproar Brewing Company or other local brewers or geeky finds from the gift shops of The Tech Interactive or the Computer History Museum.

FUN FACT

Before it became the largest city of the high-tech haven known as Silicon Valley, San Jose was an important hub for agriculture, especially the canning and packing of dried fruit. In fact, its fragrant fruit trees once inspired quite a different nickname for the area than its current one: the Valley of Heart’s Delight.

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.