San Jose, California. With 257 sunny days a year, stunning scenery and some of the friendliest locals in America, San Jose was ranked one of the top 30 best cities in the world last year by BestCities.org. It was also once voted in the top 9 safest cities in America by SmartAsset.com. Luckily for you certified perfusionists out there, SpecialtyCare is currently hiring in San Jose right now. Let’s check out what makes this city so appealing to people far and wide.
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There are excellent neighborhoods all around that represent the culture and diversity of San Jose well. Ranked the #1 neighborhood in the city by StreetAdvisor.com is Willow Glen. A family-friendly community with small town charm, Willow Glen is close enough to downtown San Jose but without all the busy-ness. Most streets are-tree lined with lots of green, and the neighborhood is loaded with restaurants, boutiques and coffee shops. There are also plenty of free parking spots on the street and in lots around the area.
Other hopping residential neighborhoods include Campbell, Los Gatos, and Japantown, which features a popular scene of Japanese-American and Hawaiian diners, clothing and gift shops, karaoke bars and art galleries. Then there’s the downtown area which is loaded with beer and cocktail bars, upscale and casual restaurants, museums, and theaters featuring Broadway shows. There are also a ton of luxury condos and apartments with a more hip vibe.
Oh, So Many Day Trips
As far as day and weekend trips are concerned surrounding San Jose, the possibilities are endless. To kick things off, San Jose is less than 2 hours away from Napa Valley and wine country. Relax and stay overnight at one of the dozens of bed and breakfast locations after a chill day of wine tasting. Or if wine isn’t your thing, how about Yosemite National Park?
In less than three hours, you could be in the middle of the breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountains. Considered by many to be the best national park in the country, Yosemite is famous for the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome, the giant ancient sequoia trees, and Yosemite Village featuring lodging, shops, restaurants, and a museum that displays photography of the park.
Not much of an outdoor adventurer? There’s always San Francisco, which is even closer than the other locations mentioned. You are that close to being able to tour the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and many other hotspots. Or maybe you’d rather catch a 49ers or Giants game. And you hockey fans don’t forget, living in San Jose also gives you nearby access to the Sharks. They even have their own two-time champion professional soccer team, the Earthquakes.