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Weekend Breaks to San Jose

Planning a short break to San Jose? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in San Jose. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to San Jose. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.

Peralta Adobe

175 W St John St, Tel (408) 993-8182. This building is the oldest surviving building in San Jose. Built in 1797 it is the ony remnant of the Spanish pueblo. Upscale bars and cafes now surround the area.

Mission Santa Clara de Asis

500 El Camino Real. Tel (408) 554-4023. This mission church is a modern replica of the original that was first built in 1777. Relics on display include bells given to the missionaries by the Spanish monarchy. The gardens next to the church are carefully maintained in their original splendor.

Rosicrucian Egyptial Museum and Planetarium

Naglee & Park Aves. Tel (408) 947-3600. You will find a large collection of artifacts from Egyptian mummies, burial tombs and other items dating back to 1500BC.

Tech Museum of Innovation

201 S Market Str, Tel (408)279-7150. This museum has hands-on exhibits which encourage visitors of all ages to discover how various technological inventions work. The Imax Dome Theater is also worth a visit.

San Jose Museum of Art

110 S Market Street, Tel (408) 271-6840. A daring and popular collection of art that focuses on well-known comtemporary Californian artists.

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

180 Woz Way, Tel (408) 298-5427. A large purple building that houses interactive exhibits and programmes for children and their families.

The Garbage Museum

1601 Dixon Landing Road, Milpitas, Telephone (408) 432 1234. 5 miles north of San Jose, take the Dixon Landing exit off I-880, the recyclery is visable from the freeway. As California generates more garbage per capita than any other area in the world, this museum with its 100-foot "Wall Of Garbage" that represents one second of what the country is throwing out. The Recycling Hall holds a huge magnet that separates steel and iron from masses of tin cans.

Paramount's Great American Amusement Park

2401 Agnew Road, Tel (408) 988-1776. The best amusement park in Northern California includes a high-speed roller coasters and the Tidal Wave!

Winchester Mystery House

525 S Winchester Blvd, Tel (408) 247-2000. Sarah Winchester (heiress of the Winchester Rifle fortune) was convinced by a medium that the small farmhouse in which she lived would have to be expanded in order to exorcise the spirits of all those killed by the rifle. She therefore kept builders laboring on the house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 38 years, until her death in 1922. The result is a bizarre complex of 160 rooms, with stairs the lead nowwhere and windows set in the floor!

Tied House Café and Brewery

65 N San Pedro, Tel (408) 295-2739. Best known for its beers, which are made on the premises, this is a lively and airy restaurant that serves excellent seafood dishes.

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