We’re from Southern California and have been to San Francisco, Monterey/Carmel, etc., many times. Our daughter is studying in Palo Alto and this is our 3rd visit to the area. We are here from Thurs-Sunday afternoon. Previously, we spent the time visiting the school, moving her in, etc. This time, we’re here to celebrate her birthday.
So, I’d like any recommendations on daytime activities in this area. I’ve never been to San Jose, other than the airport. I have dinner reservations for Friday and Saturday, closer to her place. I really wanted to have dinner in San Jose Thursday night, and maybe walk around.
Question: would downtown SJ or Santana Row be better?
We don’t need to eat at a fancy place, but like good healthy food, with wine and beer. We love to try foods from different countries, but American is also fine.
Also, any recommendations for hikes in the area?