Whether coming to California’s San Jose on a visit to one of the top Silicon Valley tech start-ups or choosing to visit on vacation, you’ll want to have a car at the ready. Once you’ve arrived, pick up a rental car and get ready to discover this vibrant city.
Even though San Jose is known for its business and tech connections, there are plenty of cool activities to be enjoyed. Something that should be near the top of your list is a visit to the Winchester Mystery House. Imagine an old Victorian mansion chock full of mazes, dead end doors, and back entrances. Add to it the purported haunted happenings and you’ll have one wild experience. This house was once owned by the Winchester “gun” family. From 1884 to until 1922, construction work was performed around the clock. However, there was no master plan and all work was done at the whim and caprice of the family. It is claimed the home is haunted by those who were killed by Winchester rifles. Today it’s open for the public to visit.
Inside the Rose Garden of Rosicrucian Park, you can find the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. It was founded by the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis and came into being in the 1920s. By the 1960s, it held the largest exhibition of Egyptian artifacts in the western US, and owned one of only five planetariums in the entire United States. Today, it still boasts an impressive holding of Egyptian artifacts that have been well preserved.
When it is time to wind down, head to the J. Lohr Vineyards and Winery. This is one of the best wine producing companies in the US and is headquartered in San Jose. Visit them for complimentary wine tastings, but don’t forget your designated driver.
Experience the tech prowess of Silicon Valley at The Tech Museum of Innovation, also known affectionately as “The Tech”. The museum is a hands-on experience for all ages that includes the chance to create your own robot, a public workshop space, an IMAX Dome, and regular rotating temporary exhibits. Spend a few hours or the entire day.
When you are looking for the perfect vehicle for your stay in San Jose look no further. With a range of difference models as well as various budget options, renting with Orbitz is easy and comfortable. Reserve your car ahead to save time.