Things To Do in San Jose





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Outback Adventures - Outback Adventures is a comprehensive outdoor guide service, rental shop, and specialty outdoor retailer. We offer adventure trips for Kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, and mountaineering throughout California. If it is adventure you want then come and let us help you.

Hiller Aviation Museum - Dedicated to the dreams of flight the museum exhibits chronicle a century of aviation history and provide a glimpse into air transportationís future. Through unique artifact collections, exhibits and programs, the museum provides a stimulating environment with multiple ways for visitors to experience the adventure and innovation of flight.

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo - San Jose's premier family destination, offers amusement rides, puppet shows, interactive play areas, educational programs, unique events, and exciting adventures the whole family will enjoy. Generations have experienced the wonder of the Zoo's diverse collection of animals, many of which are endangered in the wild.

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Gilroy Garlic Festival - The herb is chopped, minced and pressed into pesto, scampi, french bread, mushrooms, french fries, ice cream--all available for chowing down. A highly coveted cooking contest, arts and crafts booths, demos, daredevil skateboarders and BMXers join live music and general food-coma laziness in an afternoon saluting the mighty bulb. A generous portion from the gate and food sales benefits local charities.

Santa Clara County Fair - The Santa Clara County Fair is a traditional fair, with rides, games, food, animals, shows and much more. With dozens of categories in Stills, Livestock and Small Animal entries, there truly is something for everyone to participate.

San Jose Obon Festival - Japantown's largest festival with two days of game booths, food booths, cultural exhibits and demonstrations, the Chidori Band, San Jose Taiko and over 1,000 dancers in full costume each evening.

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Paolo's Restaurant - Owner Carolyn Allen maintains the Allen family's longstanding commitment to their Italian heritage by weaving the unique traditions and techniques of regional Italian cuisine through a modern interpretive menu and by acquiring the finest local and imported ingredients. This commitment makes Paolo's style as fashionable and contemporary today as it was forty years ago.

Sam's BBQ - Hungry for real Kansas City style baby back ribs? How about Carolina pulled pork, seasoned to perfection? From tangy Southwestern chicken to hand-cut rib-eye steak, we've got what you're hungry for, and it's all slow-cooked, smoked for hours over oak wood, with those savory juices and flavors locked in.

Emile's Restaurant - Highly rated for our contemporary menu of French, Swiss and Italian Old World Classics. Our restaurant features daily specials and a daily Prix Fixe Menu. Our award winning menu reflects our meticulous attention to detail and the use of the freshest seasonal ingredients and products of the finest quality.

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