San Jose help

Nov 6th, 2004, 08:10 AM
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Oh no. He's baaaaack. I thought fodors got rid of the SF basher.
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Nov 6th, 2004, 11:13 AM
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You're right -- he's back. I noticed late last night on 3 different threads, but was hoping it was just a bad dream. But, nooooooooo!

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Nov 6th, 2004, 05:32 PM
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Thanks kim! I just can't help but be proud of my native city. My brother and husband have both lived in San Jose and we have enjoyed visiting there, but there is nothing like San Francisco "where the little cable cars climb halfway..."

Oh my I'm getting schmaltzy. Must be because I saw Tony Bennett at the recent Bridge Concert!
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Nov 6th, 2004, 05:42 PM
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Uh-oh.......
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Nov 6th, 2004, 06:30 PM
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The SJ natives who say that there's really no reason to leave SJ are being delusional.

San Jose is an EXCELLENT place to raise your family. Pretty safe as far as big cities go. Pretty decent school system. Great weather. But as a tourist spot? No way, Jose. Quick...name one "must see" or nationally-known tourist spot in SJ??? Puh-leeze--don't tell me the Winchester Mystery House!

I didn't think so.

Think of it this way: If you flew to Gatwick or Heathrow airport and decided to "only" stay in the surrounding area instead of venturing out to London, you'd be missing a HELLUVA lot!
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Nov 6th, 2004, 07:02 PM
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NYGirl: I would suggest that you download or print out this thread as soon as possible before it is deleted by Fodors.

There is a poster who posts under several different names - Treck and TKay are only two of them - who will give you very misleading information.

If it is cheaper for you to fly into San Jose, then by all means do so and then drive away ASAP to other points of interest. You can better spend your money and time seeing other sights in California.

San Jose has almost nothing to offer the tourist.

Have a great trip!
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Nov 6th, 2004, 10:39 PM
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Hann - You owe many people here several apologies. I may not agree with the opinions of others here, but I can say with 100% conviction that kimamom and easytraveler and myself are separate people. There is only one computer and one screen name I use : TripleSecDelay. I am no other poster on Fodors. Since I discovered Fodors, I have seen their postings on many threads. The other screen names I do not recognize and I have no relation to them.

If wrong was a hole, you'd be the Grand Canyon. That's just asinine of you to make false accusations. Having lived most of my life in San Jose and the surrounding areas of the valley floor including Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Morgan Hill, I know they have a lot to offer. So much to offer, we'd rather that people like you simply didn't show. Maybe not a tourist destination, but it never tried to nor needed to be. We're situated near so many great schools and world-leaders in employment and technology development. Didn't your mother ever teach you not to talk when you don't know what you're talking about?
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Nov 7th, 2004, 02:07 PM
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Kathryn T, Tony Bennet was just recently in our city on tour also, but I missed him. We opted to see David Copperfield instead. Isn't the Fairmont Hotel in SF the place where "I Left My Heart in SF" was first recorded?

My future DIL was just in SF yesterday on a shopping trip with our church, I'll have to ask her how she liked it! It's a beautiful city, I hope to spend more time there myself this coming year. ***kim***
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Nov 14th, 2004, 09:26 PM
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I have to say that I think that using San Jose as a starting point might be a good idea. San Jose has a pretty good central location to a lot of great tourist destinations. Let me just say quickly...I've lived in the San Jose area my whole life and I think it's definitely a great place to live and raise a family (i.e. low crime, great weather,etc). But, as much as I love living here, it is NOT a tourist destination. I would much prefer to LIVE in San Jose over San Francisco, but I would much prefer to VACATION in S.F. over S.J. For somebody who's visiting CA for the first time, don't make a vacation out of San Jose. However, I would possibly recommend staying for the day, just to get a feel for it.
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Nov 15th, 2004, 09:00 AM
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MSTNGHU - I completely agree with your statement:

"I would much prefer to LIVE in San Jose over San Francisco, but I would much prefer to VACATION in S.F. over S.J."

I live in San Jose, and I think it is a terrific place to live. Otherwise I wouldn't spend gobs of money every month to pay the mortgage on my house When I want some diversion, I head over to the coast or up to SF.
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