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San Jose: Discover the Bunch of Attraction

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San Jose, the third largest city of California, it is popular for its technology industry and is called the capital of Silicon Valley. What attracted me to San Jose was its colorful city. This city has something for everyone. Here’s a list of the things that you can do here.

Winchester Mystery House

In case you are looking to explore something different, you can check out Sarah Winchester’s property. She inherited a significant amount of wealth from her husband William Winchester. According to legends, it took 38 years to construct this property. The work went on till she died. You can stroll around the garden and take a look at the maze rooms. I came to discover that these rooms have no real plans behind.

Tech Museum of Innovation

If you are visiting San Jose with your family, this is the best place to be. Initially, the museum had been set up in a garage. After eight years, it moved into a facility which covers an area of 132,000sq foot. Here, you will see a glimpse of Silicon Valley. I loved walking around. The place engages the youth to enhance the future world.

Heritage Rose Garden

Here, you will find a large collection of roses which were planted by 750 volunteers in the year 1995. Several volunteers maintain this garden. You will find more than 100s of different roses. This place stretches across 5 acres of land and if you love roses like me, it is worth a visit.

Alum Rock Park

Situated at the foothills of Diablo Mountain Range, this park is one of the oldest municipal parks in the city. What’s mesmerized me was the rugged beauty stretching over 740 acres of land. I hiked through the park but you can also go for cycling. Reach the top to have a picnic. I also came across many animals throughout the park such as deer, mountain lions, and bobcats.

Love Beaches! Then Head to Montañita

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Montañita is a very small town in Ecuador that is quite inviting and attractive for all the travelers who love to spend time with family on beaches. This beach town has everything that a beach lover is looking for from crystal clear waters and fine sands to surfing and water activities as well as nightclubs.

Things to do in Montañita

 

  • Surfing

 

This town is known for its surfing activities. It is the most frequent place by beginners as well as seasoned surfers. I was a novice surfer and enjoyed the time I spent here. The beginners can try out surfing here during the May to November period. You can easily get surfboards for rent along with surfing coaching classes.

 

  • Cruise Trip to Isla De La Plata

 

If you do not have the budget to take a trip to Galapagos, then why not take a cruise to Isla de la Plata, which is a look and feel alike place to the Galapagos. You can get a glimpse of dolphins, wide varieties of birds, turtles, and manta rays during the trip to this island.

 

  • Souvenir Shopping

 

My trip to Montañita felt incomplete until I visited the shops that are spread around the beaches. This is where you get to buy a lot of the souvenirs of this place that will help you remember this wonderful beach town for many years. Some of the mementos on sale include t-shirts, magnets, pottery, bracelets, etc.

 

  • Montañita Spanish School

 

If you would like to brush up your Spanish knowledge, then this school is worth visiting. There are Spanish classes held in this school amend the best part is that you can learn the language on the beach.

 

  • Night Out Bars

 

If you are a party person like me, then you will not be disappointed with what is on offer in this beach town. There are a lot of bars and cocktails bars that offer cheap drinks and an excellent party atmosphere.