San Jose, Calif. By Sarah Lovelace

Originally a farming community, this city was overtaken by a booming technology industry from 1960-1990 and has since been dubbed “The Capital of Silicon Valley.” The city’s population originally skyrocketed when WWII vets came home and needed a roof over their heads, then expanded during the technological explosion. 
Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine per year, this city will be great to walk around in. We may want to go check out the Circle of Palms Plaza, or walk around in Kelley Park and Overfelt Gardens Park. But since we’ll be at the center of the Silicon Valley area we will definitely have to check out The Tech Museum of Innovation and the Computer History Museum
Beyond that, look for us to pop up in places like these.

-San Jose Museum of Art (at right)

-Winchester Mystery House

-Lake Cunningham Park

-Japanese Friendship Garden

-Almaden Quicksilver County Park.

(From top) Photo by terraplanner courtesy; photo by Thomas Hawk courtesy