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Postcard from San Jose. Do You Know The Way?

Postcard from San Jose.   Do You Know The Way?

Finding a New San Jose   

We fondly recall Dionne Warwick’s 1968 chart-topping hit, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?”, but even back then we thought the lyrics reflected more of a nostalgia for an earlier time than an up-to-date picture of the city. The real narrative of San Jose in 1968, and subsequently we thought, was of rapid growth and suburban sprawl consuming productive orchards and fertile fields–ironically, kind of a Bay Area version of L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. Consequently, ever since, we’ve regarded San Jose as a place we drive through on our way somewhere else.

But we have changed our minds. Recently immersed in this city for a weekend, we discovered plenty of reasons to go to San Jose on purpose–and stay awhile. Our commodious accommodations at the Fairmont, San Jose–the kind of upscale, chain hotel we rarely indulge in–put us smack-dab in the center of downtown.


 Museum of Art and Tech Museum's thermal image of Janet and Stu

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