Posted on December 21, 2017
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Living day to day life in a foreign city can be challenging when you do not know where to go and how to get work done, find below a gist of everything you need to have knowledge about to lead a comfortable and eventful life! Now that you are all settled in your new apartment, here's something to make your life easier:


Need to unwind after a long week?

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Treat yourself to some art and history every once in a while!

  • Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CDM) is located on Woz Way in downtown San Jose. It was established in 1990.\ The museum's signature programs such as BioSITE and Discovery Youth encompass the broad themes of community, connections and creativity. These programs are intended to provide facilitated, focused, and sustained learning.
  • The Tech Museum of Innovation, or simply The Tech, is a museum located in the heart of Silicon Valley, in downtown San Jose. The Tech Museum reflects its social context, capturing Silicon Valley's celebration of technology with a fascination with what the museum's literature refers to as the "gizmos and gadgets" produced by Valley companies.
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum (REM) is devoted to Ancient Egypt, located at Rosicrucian Park in the Rose Garden neighbourhood of San Jose. It has the largest exhibition of Ancient Egyptian antiquities in the Western US and is also the only such museum in the world with buildings constructed in Ancient Egyptian architectural style.
  • San Jose Museum of Art is an art museum in Downtown San Jose, California, USA. Founded in 1969, the museum hosts a large permanent collection of West Coast artists of the 20th and 21st century.
  • Japanese American Museum of San Jose established in 1987 and is located at 535 N. Fifth Street in San Jose, in the heart of Japantown. The museum's mission is to collect, preserve, and share Japanese American art, history, and culture with an emphasis on the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
  • New Almaden quicksilver mine in the Capitancillas range in Santa Clara County, California, United States, is the oldest and most productive mercury mine in the U.S. Built in 1854, the mining area can now be visited as part of the Santa Clara County Almaden Quicksilver County Park. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.

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Attend a concert or alternate between old movies and live events, there's a plethora of choices.

  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts is located in downtown San Jose, California. It was designed in 1972. It is home to Ballet San Jose and Broadway San Jose. The center's auditorium has 2,677 seats. It also has two smaller rooms, the Private Ridder Lounge with capacity for 150 and the Private President's Club with capacity for 50.
  • California Theatre is known for its lavish splendour. Built in 1927 and renovated from 2001--2004, this venue is one of the best-preserved movie palaces in the nation. It now hosts concerts, plays, films, comedians, literary speakers and more. It is home to Opera San Jose and Symphony Silicon Valley.
  • The City National Civic, built in 1934 in the California mission style of architecture, has been venue to legendary acts like Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand to name a few. It continues to host performers that have achieved international or national acclaim.
  • Montgomery, built in 1936, retains its historic charm and offers audiences an intimate experience for every performance. This 468 seat theater is home to CMT San Jose and Lyric Theatre.
  • Historic Hoover Theatre, located in the heart of San Jose's beautiful Rose Garden district, is newly renovated serves as the artistic jewel in the crown of this strong community. The original building was built in 1931.

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Catch a game and vibe with the spirit of San Jose.

  • SAP Center at San Jose is an indoor arena located in San Jose, California. Its primary tenant is the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League, for which the arena has earned the nickname "The Shark Tank". It is also the home to the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League.
  • Avaya Stadium is a soccer stadium in San Jose, California opened in 2015. It is the home of Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes. The stadium is located on the Airport West site that is located to the west of San Jose International Airport.
  • San Jose Municipal Stadium, or Muni Stadium in common usage, is the home of the minor league baseball San Jose Giants. San Jose Municipal Stadium was built in 1941--1942.
  • CEFCU Stadium built in 1933 is an outdoor athletic stadium in the western United States, located in San Jose. Owned by San José State University, the venue is the longtime home of Spartan football. The stadium also hosts occasional high school football games, and the university commencement ceremony every year on Memorial Day weekend.
  • Solar4America Ice at San Jose is an indoor ice rink in San Jose, California. The largest ice rink facility in the Western United States. . The facility opened in 1994 and was expanded in 2000 and 2005.
  • Police Athletic League Stadium (PAL Stadium) is a stadium located in San Jose, California owned by the SJ division of the Police Athletic League, the stadium seats 5,000. It is home to Real San Jose of the National Premier Soccer League.

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Lights, Street Performers and Art.. LA has it all!

  • Capitola Begonia Festival held from Sept. 1--4 at Capitola Village, Labor Day weekend tradition, in its 65th --- and final --- year, features nautical parade of begonia-laden boats, sand sculpture contest, fishing derby, concerts and family activities.
  • Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival has been a tradition since 1976 the festival features a large selection of local artisans, entertainment by popular bands throughout the day on the main stage, boutique wines, a variety of food offerings to taste including gourmet food trucks, carnival games, and rides, souvenir wine and beer glasses, a silent auction, and much more.
  • Mountain View a tradition since 46 years is an Annual Art & Wine Festival, September 9--10Widely considered one of America's top art festivals, an enormous throng of art lovers is expected to pour onto Castro Street in Silicon Valley's epicenter for this "Cultural Community Celebration" presented by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce.
  • Harvest Festival is an annual fundraiser. You can shop, hear music, browse thebook sale, and eat lunch at the festival tradition that is 51 years old. The specialized boutiques include an international bazaar, treasured collectibles, jewelry and plants.

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Places to Visit

For the tourist in you!

  • Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, which was once the personal residence. Located at 525 South Winchester Blvd. in San Jose, the Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion is renowned for its size, its architectural curiosities, and its lack of any master building plan. It is a designated California historical landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is privately owned and serves as a tourist attraction.
  • Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph is a large Roman Catholic church located in Downtown San Jose. The original St. Joseph's Church was called San Jose de Guadalupe built on the site of the current basilica in 1803.
  • Alum Rock Park, founded in 1872, was the first municipal park in the U.S. state of California. Located in a valley in the Diablo Range foothills on the east side of San Jose, the 720 acre park offers 13 miles of trails.
  • San Jose McEnery Convention Center is a convention center in San Jose, California, United States. It is a 550,000-square-foot facility. The San Jose Convention Center opened in 1989, replacing a convention hall of the same name at City National Civic.

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Everyday Eating

All restaurants mentioned under this category offer take out, and are affordable for consistent eating!

  • Chavelas Restaurant is a mexican restaurant at 1st street. Its closed on Mondays and for the rest of the week remains open from 10:00 am --- 9:00 pm. The price range of this restaurant is under $10 for one person.
  • Freshly Baked Eatery is an inexpensive deli that serves from 10:30 am --- 2:30 pm and remains closed on Saturday an Sunday. Its located at 3rd St\ Ste 101.
  • Bibo's Ny Pizza is a pizza joint at Bird Ave. It serves from 11:00 am --- 8:00 pm, and is open through the week. You'll be served big portions for less that $10 dollars per head.
  • The City Fish serves seafood and brunch on E Santa Clara Street. Open everyday from 10:00 am --- 10:00 pm it is an inexpensive everyday eating option.


These coffee houses will make you forget Starbucks.

  • Crema Coffee Roasting Co at Downtown San Jose
  • B2 Coffee at Downtown San Jose
  • Philz Coffee at Downtown San Jose


Fresh and trending!


These drugstores have several branches in and around San Jose, visit their websites to know which one you're closest to.

  • Walgreens
  • CVS

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Convenience Stores (Grocery/Supermarket)

Popular amongst students and locals alike, there are a lot of branches around LA for these stores.

  • 7-Eleven
  • Quik Stop
  • ampm

Clothing (women & men)

  • Factory 2-U at Evergreen
  • dd's DISCOUNTS at Berryessa
  • House of Fashion at Rose Garden
  • Styles For Less at Homestead Road


We're sure you miss the comfort of home.


Most of the time, you'll find this basic amenity at home or in your apartment building, incase you don't ..

  • EZ Coin-Op Laundromat at McKee Road
  • Xpressway Laundromat at Almaden Road
  • Lee Laundromat at Union Avenue
  • Mohit Laundry at Blossom Hill Road
  • Cropley Laundromat at Cropley Avenue

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