"California's Original Capital City: San Jose!" Top 5 Page for this destination San Jose by ATXtraveler

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During a little research of the city for my trip, I found out something that I had not known about San Jose. It was the original state capital of California prior to its statehood into the US.

"Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe" was the original name for San Jose given by Charles the Third of Spain.

In a little more modern day terms, San Jose is the 3rd largest CA city, and 11th largest in the nation. It is very well known as the gateway to the Silicon Valley... and all things high tech!

  • Last visit to San Jose: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • RinaNeo's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2005 at 11:21 PM

    ur external page is cool.... hope u and sarah have many wonderful times

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2005 at 7:16 PM

    great to find a page about the place where the chips in my computer come from :-)))

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2005 at 3:09 PM

    I was expecting to see a Golf Buggy under the Transport tips on this one! ;-)

  • EllenH's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2005 at 6:55 PM

    LOL my BIG brother lives here, you don't much like golfing do you?

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2004 at 2:29 PM

    45 min. to get a rental car? This is why I think business travel is a pain in the neck. Good tip on Shoreline. You should look up my brother-in-law - he's a pretty decent golfer.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2004 at 2:53 PM

    Nice additions Mark. Really nice page!:-)


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