Named for the Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe in 1777, San Jose was the first civil settlement in California and the first state capital. It was also the first major city with a woman mayor and is home to a new convention and cultural center. San Jose is the nationís top high-tech growth center and ranks fifth in the nation in manufacturing. Shopping centers, museums, recreational areas and parks abound here in San Jose.
Since 1984 more than $1 billion has been invested in downtown San Jose's renaissance. Among the highlights are the $140 million San Jose McEnery Convention Center, a transit mall that is the focal point of the ultramodern 20 mile-long Light Rail system, the largest children's museum on the West Coast, and the HP Pavilion at San Jose, completed in September 1993. There are countless exciting attractions and colorful festivals, art exhibits, musical performances, and award winning restaurants.
Many outdoor recreational activities and opportunities are available in San Jose. With the areaís year-round mild and sunny weather, golf, tennis, and all manners of water sports are popular among residents and visitors alike. San Jose has 125 parks and two recreational lakes, and the Pacific Ocean and beaches are just over the mountain, less than one hour away. Truly, San Jose is a city to enlighten and delight in.
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