People often overlook San Jose in favor of San Francisco and other Bay Area cities like Oakland or Napa. However, San Jose has more people than any other Northern California city.
It’s the third biggest city in California, after Los Angeles and San Diego and comparatively old. San Jose is one of the best places for educational tours, which the mainstream tourist guides won’t tell you about.
Even though this city doesn’t have the same underground art scene or trendy vibe as other cities in the Bay Area, there are still many fun and exciting things to do if you know where to look.
Visit the Famous Cannabis Dispensaries
Recreational cannabis sales in California will officially begin on January 1, so the clock is ticking. The cannabis sector is poised for massive success in one of the state’s most populated regions: Silicon Valley. If you’re looking for the best dispensary in San Jose for cannabis, then read on.
Airfield Supply Corp.
Every San Jose resident will tell you that Airfield Supply Co. is one of the city’s most aesthetically pleasing dispensaries. In addition to selling premium cannabis grown in their greenhouse, they offer a wide range of wellness-focused goods and services.
Volunteering is essential to Airfield Supply Co., and so is providing opportunities for their customers to save money on daily activities. To top it all off, the best part is, when you first step inside, your jaw will hit the floor because the design is flawless.
Coachella Valley Church
The Coachella Valley Church in San Jose offers a unique take on the concept of a cannabis retail store by including a spiritual note in their work. This establishment, which features a sanctuary and a shop selling Rastafarian goods, aims to introduce non-Rastafarians to the religion. New customers receive a complimentary pre-roll as a welcome gift. Coachella Valley Church’s staff works hard to make its historic building feel like a home away from home for visitors.
Visit the Winchester Mystery House
The Winchester Mystery House is a strange mansion next to Santana Row that you can visit if you want to do something different on your trip. Sarah Winchester, who was married to William Winchester and came from the same family as the Winchester Rifle Company, built the house.
After Sarah lost her child and her husband, she was sure that the ghosts of everyone killed by Winchester rifles were coming back to haunt her and punish her. She started building the Winchester House to trick the ghosts and kept building and remodeling it until she died.
She put the carpenters on a rotating schedule so that the house remained under construction while she lived there. It’s a strange and exciting place to visit in San Jose. If you’re in the area, you should go at least once, as long as you’re not easily scared.
Craft Beer Self-Tour in San Jose
Craft beer is becoming more popular in San Jose than in the rest of the Bay Area. In the San Jose area, there are now a few craft breweries and pubs where you can try a variety of craft beers. One of the favorite-rated places to drink beer is Original Gravity, which has so many good beers that you could drink there for days.
With 15 rotating taps, you can find almost any style and a wide range of breweries from all over the West Coast. People are delighted to see that Ballast Point Sculpin was being poured on nitro. A dream come true for craft beer lovers. Hermitage Brewing, Strike Brewing, Clandestine Brewing, and Faultline Brewing in Sunnyvale are great breweries to visit in the San Jose area.
Hop on the San Jose Brew Bike if you want a fun way to check out the craft beer scene in San Jose. They have private and group tours that take you to two bars or restaurants in town so you can try the beer. The catch is that you have to pedal the “brew bike” to get to each stop. And if you like craft beer, ISOBeers, and Good Karma are two other bars in San Jose where you can get a good one.
I hope the three off-beat suggestions will add fun to your San Jose trip!