San Jose is California's third largest city and is widely considered the Capital of Silicon Valley. Situated at the southern end of San Francisco Bay, San Jose makes up the South Bay region of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. San Jose was founded in 1777 and was a small farming community for some 150 years until it began to boom after the end of WWII.
As the hub of Silicon Valley, San Jose is a popular destination for tourists and business travelers alike. Cosmopolitan in nature, San Jose has alot of the cultural amenities you would come to expect from a modern urban city with a thriving art and crafts community with a professional opera, ballet, and several museums. San Jose is home the world famous Tech Museum of Innovation and hosts many conventions throughout the year. The City is also home to the NHL San Jose Sharks professional hockey team.
San Jose is serviced by Mineta International Airport and is home to several of the world's leading high technology companies.