Visit San Jose California
Visit San Jose California
San Jose ( meaning St. Joseph in Spanish) is the third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the US, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. It is located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay. The San
Jose / Silicon Valley area is a major component of the greater San Francisco Bay Area Combined Statistical Area (CSA), a region of nearly 7.5 million
San Jose lies between the San Andreas Fault, the source of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, and the Calaveras Fault. San Jose is shaken by moderate earthquakes, above four on the Richter Scale, on average of one to two times a year. These quakes originate just east of the
San Jose city on the creeping section of the Calaveras Fault, which is a major source of earthquake activity in Northern California.
San Jose Once a small farming city, San Jose experienced rapid growth from the 1950s to the present. San Jose is now the largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area in terms of population, land area, and industrial development. The US Census Bureau estimated the population at 964,695 as of 2009.
San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, the first town in the Spanish colony of Nueva California, which later became Alta
California. San Jose city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose served as its first capital.
After more than 150 years as an agricultural center, San Jose experienced increased demand for housing from soldiers and veterans returning from World War II. San Jose continued its aggressive expansion during the 1950s and 1960s by annexing more land area. The rapid growth of the high-technology and electronics industries further accelerated the transition from an agricultural center, to an urbanized metropolitan area.
The Santa Clara Valley was the last (and largest) contiguous area of undeveloped land surrounding the San Francisco Bay. By the 1990s, San Jose's location within the booming local technology industry earned
San Jose city its nickname, Capital of Silicon Valley.
Visit San Jose By plane
San José is 乐福彩票app下载安装 to one of the Bay Area's three international airports. The Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (IATA: SJC)  is located about 2 miles northwest of the downtown area. There are direct flights from many US destinations into SJC.
The two other options are San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO), located 35 miles northwest of San Jose off US Route 101 on the peninsula, or Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK), which is 35 miles north off I-880 in the East Bay.
Visit San Jose By train
San José has three commuter rail lines:
* Caltrain runs up the Peninsula to San Francisco.
* Amtrak California's Capitol Corridor line runs through the East Bay and then inland to Sacramento and Auburn.
Amtrak's Coast Starlight line runs daily from Seattle, through the Bay Area and down the coast to Los Angeles.
* The Altamont Commuter Express runs from Stockton, Livermore, and Pleasanton into San José and the Santa Clara Valley in the morning and then returns in the late afternoon and evening.
All the above rail lines stop at Diridon Station, San José's central train station. It is located downtown, at 65 Cahill Street, just across West Santa Clara Street from the H.P. Pavilion.
Capitol and Tamien stations serve the southern part of the city.
Visit San Jose By bus
* Greyhound has a bus station downtown at Almaden Avenue (not Almaden Boulevard) and Post Street.
Visit San Jose By car
San José is connected to San Francisco by two major freeways, US-101 and Interstate 280. From Los Angeles, take I-5 North to CA-152 West to US-101 North. From the East Bay, use either I-880 or I-680 South.