You may know San Jose as Silicon Valley's largest city, but this San Francisco Bay Area town has a rich history dating back to the Ohlone peoples of California. The Spanish invaded in the 18th century, and it became part of Mexico in the 19th century. California later achieved U.S. statehood in 1850 and San Jose became its first state capital. Since the economic boom after World War II, San Jose has maintained its place as a center for technology and innovation.
A Southwest flight from San Diego to San Jose, CA, will bring you to a bustling metropolitan area that is great for business trips, as well as vacations. Stop by the SAP Center, also known as the Shark Tank, home of the local hockey team. Explore Santana Row, a premier shopping district in the city where you can shop 'til you drop or simply enjoy a seat outside while people watching. San Pedro Square Market is a one-stop shop for food, music, history, and coffee, providing a variety of eatery options and more to explore.
California is home to a wide array of beautiful state and national parks, and San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area are no exception. Drive approximately half an hour to Castle Rock State Park, which offers 34 miles of trails. Turn your trip into one of adventure, hiking, and camping when you fly into the San Francisco Bay Area via Mineta San Jose International Airport!