Welcome to San Jose
Though culturally diverse and historic, San Jose has always been in San Francisco’s shadow, awash in Silicon Valley’s suburbia. Founded in 1777 as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, San Jose is California’s oldest Spanish civilian settlement. Its downtown is small and scarcely used for a city of its size, though it does bustle with 20-something clubgoers on weekends. Industrial parks, high-tech computer firms and... Read More
Top experiences in San Jose
San Jose activities
San Jose Scavenger Hunt Adventure
The adventure begins outside the Children's Discovery Museum and take you through some of the best sights of the downtown area. Explore the history, see great outdoor art, experience the culture and other great sights as you find areas and things you never knew existed. Your Quest will challenge your team's brains as you find clues and solve puzzles based on the great city monuments, art and other interesting elements that you will find on your way. The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard for those with a competitive edge. Using a smart phone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play, leaving time to stop for a bite to eat or simply to enjoy the best of this great historic city. Great for families, friends and those ready to have fun on a scavenger hunt adventure! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.
Yosemite National Park and Overnight Tour at Chuckchansi Casino from San Jose
You will depart San Jose at 10am. We stop on the way for Buffet Indian Lunch included in your price. We reach in the evening and you will be staying in the Casino Hotel and or nearby and we will arrange for you to visit the Casino. Next morning we leave early in the morning you check out with your luggage and we depart at 9 am.First we visit Giant Sequoias and you get to see some of the largest living things on the planet. (winter time these are not avaliable ) We drive through historical Coarsegold and town of talking bear Oakhurst to enter at the Southgate entrance of the park. We will stop at Chinquapin and Glacier Point (where most tour companies do not and cannot visit due to commercial vehicle size restrictions). Glacier Point is an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite’s high country, is accessible by smaller vehicles from approximately late May through October or November. A short walk to the Glacier Point you can look at the valley, Yosemite falls, Nevada falls, Vernal falls, Curry Village, Ahwahnee Lodge, Merced River and breathtaking views of the mountain tops. At Glacier Point, guests who are looking for time hiking time have the option to hike down 4 Mile trail, which will end on Southside Dr where they can take a shuttle or cross the Swinging Bridge and follow the trail to meet us at Yosemite Lodge in the Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Valley - We continue to drive back to Chinquapin and down to the Yosemite Valley where we start from the Tunnel View to see Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, The Chapel, Sentinel Bridge, Half Dome, and Yosemite Falls. We take a break here for lunch and walk to base of Yosemite Falls. Guests can find all types of food and beverages at Yosemite Café for a reasonable price and visit the souvenir gift shops. Upon resuming we visit the meadows in front of El Capitan to see if anyone is rock climbing. We drive along side Merced River and travel back to San Jose.
Beginner Outdoor Rock Climbing
Never tried climbing before? Curious? Perhaps you’ve climbed a few times in a gym and want to try the real thing? Discover what outdoor rock climbing is all about in this 4-hour clinic designed for the beginning rock climber. No climbing experience is necessary. In our level 1 class, getting you up your first few rock climbs is the goal. Additionally, we’ll share the sense of adventure that drives our guides’ passion for the sport, and provide you with the most enjoyable first day of climbing possible. We’ll begin with a short introduction to climbing gear and safety that includes teaching basic commands and climber tie-in knots. Then we’ll spend the remainder of our time climbing!This is a great opportunity to get exposure to outdoor climbing in a safe, supportive, fun and nurturing environment. We’ll take care of setting up the ropes and providing a safe, supportive environment for the beginning rock climber. You get to explore what it’s all about!The combination of Introduction to Climbing 1 & Climbing 2 is the ultimate introduction to outdoor rock climbing. Depending on your previous experience and your level of interest in pursuing climbing as a new hobby, you may consider taking both classes on the same day. Alternatively, take Climbing 1 to try it out, and return soon if you’ve gotten hooked on climbing.
Outdoor Rock Climbing - Level 2
The second part of our introduction to climbing series is for many people. If you’ve taken our first class or are already familiar with basic climbing safety (figure eight knot, harness set up, and climbing on top rope), this is a great next step. This 4-hour clinic starts with a quick review of these skills. Then we’ll teach you how to belay in a traditional ground school. Perhaps you’ve belayed a bit in a climbing gym, but only with a grigri? This is a great starting point to round out your knowledge of belaying techniques and skills, so that you may better understand the dynamics at work in a belay system.Next, we’ll start you out on some easy climbing terrain so you can comfortably belay for the first time on real rock. While on these climbs, we’ll also introduce you to some fundamental climbing techniques. As time allows, we’ll progress to some slightly harder terrain where we’ll give you some exposure to intermediate climbing techniques while you continue to practice strong safety skills.The combination of Introduction to Climbing 1 & Climbing 2 is the ultimate introduction to outdoor rock climbing. Depending on your previous experience and your level of interest in pursuing climbing as a new hobby, you may consider taking both classes on the same day. Alternatively, take Climbing 1 to try it out, and return soon if you’ve gotten hooked on climbing. Or, for the novice to “advanced beginner” gym climber with little or no belaying experience, jump straight to Climbing 2.
Taste of Italy On Santa Clara Wine Trail
Discover three spectacular Italian wineries in South Valley Wine Country with a long history of making Italian-style wines. Travel a few miles away, yet feel worlds apart. Few know that Santa Clara Valley — the 'Valley of the Heart’s Delight,' is one of the oldest wine-growing places in California. In less than 40 minutes from downtown San Jose, arrive at a perfect destination for a local wine getaway. Step back in time and enjoy unique, award-wining wines in stunning scenery.At 11:30am, depart from Morgan Hill downtown.From 11:45am until 12:45pm, stop at Guglielmo Winery, the only continuously operated winery for 90 years. Enjoy award-winning Barbera and learn about three generations of family stories. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch, too. From 1:15 to 2:15pm, visit Solis Winery, home of estate Fiano, Sangiovese, and Zinfandel. Then from 2:30 until 3:30pm, the third stop is at Fortino Winery, well known for its estate Charbono wines and Almond Champagne. Finally, at 4:30pm, return to Morgan Hill Downtown.
Guided Nature Walk and Wine Tasting
Depart from Downtown Morgan Hill on a leisurely, one-hour stroll to discover the Harvey Bear Trail, steps from Coyote Lake Reservoir. Small group size allows personalized interaction with your host and guide. Learn about the history of the area, and enjoy wide open great views of the Diablo Range. In October, Henry Coe Park is the home of a unique Tarantula Festival, celebrating tarantula's matting season - a fun experience in itself. After building a good appetite hiking, we will stop at a local winery to enjoy a private wine tasting and a delicious lunch. Mingle with other locals or simply relax sipping your wine.