About the area:
Just a few minutes from San Jose - but worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley – the picturesque foothill towns of South San Jose offer an eclectic mix of distinctive stores and fabulous dining spots. To get to South San Jose, one merely needs to hop on Highway's 85, 87 or the lightrail and in minutes you will find yourself on the doorstep of beautiful Almaden Lake and San Jose’s popular Oakridge mall. Just over the hill of South San Jose, lies the last of the real California beach towns. . . Santa Cruz.