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Bay area city is rich in culture, attractions
Here's a quick question to find out if you're really a savvy Calfornia traveler: True or false, the three largest cities in California are Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco? No cheating, now - we all know it's awfully easy to look this stuff up on the internet.

Time's up. If you answered true, we're sorry to tell you that you just don't know your state as well as you thought you did. The third largest city in California is San Jose - which is, in fact, the 10th largest city in the country. According to the 2000 Census, San Jose has 894,000 residents compared to San Francisco's 876,000.

It should come as no surprise, then, that there is a lot to see and do a city that size. While most people don't automatically think of San Jose as a weekend getaway, it has the shopping, the culture, the hotels, the restaurants and the tourist attractions to make it worth anyone's time to visit.
San Jose Lodging
(For recommended restaurants and activities, please see below)
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Moorpark Hotel, A Joie De Vivre Hotel
4241 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA  95129
Ph: 408-864-0300   Fx: 408-864-0350
Work hard, play hard. That's the motto of this stylish Silicon Valley hotel that has everything you'd expect from a spectacular business hotel that doesn't forget about the rest of your life. The Moorpark features a large fitness room, a swimming pool and hot tub with cabanas, a billiards loft, a small restaurant and bar with constant sports on the tube, and a VIP club level of the hotel. The Moorpark feels like a small private club with the rich wood details in the lobby and the comfortable, friendly ambience. For business or pleasure, the Moorpark is right for you.
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Hotel Valencia Santana Row
355 Santana Row
San Jose, CA  95128
Ph: 866-842-0100   Fx: 408-551-0550
Email: santanarow@valenciagroup.com
Luxury and style have a new address at this 212 room chic contemporary hotel. Elegant old world European style meets sleek modern design to create the ultimate in cosmopolitan sophistication. Our focus on comfort and luxury is evident throughout, from the architectural craftsmanship to the exquisite plush finishes. Whether your stay in San Jose is for business or pleasure, we commit to making your experience the one you desire. "Go to www.hotelvalencia.com and enter Promotional code PROWEC when you make a reservation to receive an exclusive rate available only to californiaweekend.com readers."
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Silicon Valley Hotel - San Jose Airport
1355 North Fourth Street
San Jose, CA  95112
Ph: 800-453-5340   
Email: sales@clarionsj.com
The Clarion Hotel San Jose Airport is a resort-style property with business amenities located one mile east of the San Jose International Airport. We are perfect for vacationers and business travelers alike! Clarion Hotel San Jose Airport is not only located close to the airport but also right next to highways 101 and 880. You'll also enjoy being within walking distance of the San Jose Light Rail system, unique restaurants, and recreational facilities. The Clarion Hotel San Jose Airport offers contemporary guest rooms with all the modern conveniences of home.
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