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Mission San Jose in Fremont, California

Bay Area Trip Ideas

With so many things to do and see in San Jose and the Bay Area, the options are infinite. We made it easy to plan your trip with suggested itineraries and trip ideas for you to explore and uncover the best of San Jose and the Monterey Bay.

A hiker standing on top of a mountain peak overlooking the gorgeous redwood draped Big Basin Redwoods State Park

15 Places to See in Northern California

Northern California is the perfect destination for travelers looking for beautiful scenery, incredible food and not-so-typical attractions. If you’re planning a trip to Northern California, make the most of your visit and add these popular destinations to your itinerary.

Santa Cruz surfers headed towards the beach

Santa Cruz Day Trip

The gorgeous and towering redwoods are the only thing separating San Jose from the beach, so this day trip provides an unforgettable journey over the hill to surf city, Santa Cruz.

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    In Silicon Valley, dropping in at the GooglePlex, Tech Museums, and the Jobs Garage.

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