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to San Jose by panda2
Quote: San José was once rich farmland growing produce, which is now forever gone. In its place is now Silicon Valley, where silicon chips are now farmed.
Driving is really bad in this area because of congestion, parking, and pollution.
Hotel | "Doubletree Hotel San José"
There are restaurants on the premises and a McDonald's and Denny's restaurant within walking distance, close to San Jose International Airport.They do something unique in marketing their hotel--you're given two chocolate chip cookies at check-in for each registered guest, which happen to be excellent. Fitness facility, swimming pool. Check-in at 3pm, check-out at noon. The rooms are spacious.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 26, 2004
Doubletree Hotel San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, California 95110
Hotel | "Travelodge"
We checked in late in the afternoon, and by the time we managed to get to the pool, it was overcast. Still, the pool was heated, so it was nice to spend some time there and just relax.The room itself was adequate -- nothing special. It's a nice little getaway from the city to relax after a long drive.The room was poorly insulated, as it was quite cold, but the powerful heaters in the place warmed up the room quickly.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 1, 2004
Travelodge Santa Cruz
525 OCEAN ST
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Open Mon-Fri, 11am-2:30pm; Weekends/Holidays 10am-2:30pm; Dinner daily 5pm-9:30pm
Mayflower Milpitas Square
428 Barber LN
San Jose, California 95035
Attraction | "The Watergarden"
This place has been around since the 1980s from what I remember. It's a nice enough a facility, and some of the guys are cute, but I never scored there that I can recall. Refer to their website on current memberships, rates, and rules. There's a weekday special.
Free anonymous HIV testing is provided from 5 to 8pm on the first Tuesday and third Friday of every month.
Phone: (408) 275-1215
Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 26, 2004
1010 The Alameda
San Jose, California 95126
Open Wednesday-Sunday sunrise to sunset. Parking Wednesday-Friday is $1; on it Saturday-Sunday costs $5.
San José Flea Market
1590 Berryessa Rd
San Jose, California 95133
Attraction | "Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF)"
Festival general information: (415) 865-1588Email email@example.com
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 27, 2005
International Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF)
San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose
San Jose, California
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 26, 2006
2200 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, California 95052
Public transportation is served by VTA (Valley Transportation Authority) Flyer Route 10 with frequent stops to the Metro Light Rail Station, the Santa Clara Caltrain Station, and the Airport Terminals every 10 to 15 minutes from 5am to midnight.I've gone to this airport using Caltrain departing from SFO (San Francisco) train terminal at 5am; also via the VTA no. 180 Express and BART to the East Bay. You can do it, but it's a stretch. Let's put it this way, once was enough, and I wouldn't want to do this again.The airport is open 24 hours; security checkpoint and ticket counters and airport operations start at 5am, and they recommend you arrive 2 hours early for domestic, 3 hours for international flights. Additional travelers tips are available.There are three terminals. Terminal A has American and Southwest while Terminal C has all other airlines. The International Terminal handles arriving international flights only.Phone: (408) 277-4SKY
Administrative Offices1732 N First Street #600San Jose, CA 95112Phone: (408) 501-7600, fax (408) 573-1675Email
3331 N. First StreetSan Jose, CA, 95134
Mon-Fri 5:30am-8:00pm, Sat, Sun, holidays 7:30am-4pm; Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day
Phone (408) 321-2300 or call 511
There is an indoor waiting area, restrooms, and payphones available when the station is open. Station hours 5:30am-11pm, ticketing 6am-10:30pm, checked baggage 6am-10am, 4:30pm-6:50pm
Phone: (800) USA-RAIL ((800) 872-7245)
Purchase your ticket before boarding. The leg room is lacking, as it is too short for comfort. I had to turn so that my knees are in the isles, not up against the back seat. The conductor comes by to punch your ticket.Service to SJC (San Jose International Airport) is available from Caltrain Santa Clara station via http://www.vta.org/schedules/SC_10.html>VTA SJC Airport Flyer (Route 10) with bus service every 10 to 15 minutes from 5:30am to midnight.There is a connecting service at Caltrain Millbrae station to use BART, which has service to SFO (San Francisco International Airport) or OAK (Oakland International Airport) at BART Oakland Coliseum via either AC Transit 50 or AirBART.511.org for your travel needs.1250 San Carlos Ave., PO Box 3006, San Carlos, CA 94070-1306Phone: (800) 660-4287 or (510) 817-1717.Phone for the hearing impaired: (650) 508-6448.Administration: (650) 508-6200.