So far, I have covered some of the most popular cities in the Bay area, each one with its own unique appeal and geographic landmarks. But there is one city that stands out in my mind as one of the most beautiful and one of the most overlooked: San Jose. Home to a number of college campuses and vacation h0tspots, San Jose is a beautiful metropolitan city with all of the amenities of a small town.
Some say that the people in San Jose are nicer than in surrounding areas, and in some ways that is true. Perhaps it is the laid back nature of the city with its many beaches, boardwalks, amusement parks, and brick and mortar businesses, but the fact is that San Jose is a more than worthy vacation destination.
It really does have it all
Aside from all of the splendor of artistic culture and historical landmarks found in the Bay area, San Jose is home to some of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in the entire state. Mountains, desserts, oceans, forests, you name it, San Jose has an area that any explorer will love.
A sort of hybrid between northern and southern California, San Jose represents the divide in culture and geography that makes California such a unique state and vacation destination. Can’t decide which part of California is more your style, visit San Jose and find yourself while enjoying all that the Bay area has to offer. In some ways, San Jose remains an often overlooked diamond in a patch of other diamonds.