Welcome to LodgingGuide's hospitality industry listings for the San Jose, California - Silicon Valley area.
The relatively new computer industry funded originally by Stanford University in Palo Alto shortly after World War II, a short train ride south of San Francisco, has spread south and east into what used to be called the Valley of Heart's Delight, an area famous for its fruit orchards. Many of these orchards are gone now, replaced by computer manufacturers and auxiliary companies, and the area of bedroom suburb communities clustered around San Jose, the new commercial center of the computer industry, has been renamed Silicon Valley. Not only is the area unique in its heavy concentration of intellectual energy, which attracts some of the more stimulating cultural events in the country, but it has remained an excellent natural environment for growing some of the finest grapes in California. The proximity to the Bay Area with its excellent public transportation system makes San Jose and Silicon Valley a perfect home base from which to explore all that this area has to offer in cultural as well as gustatory
stimulation. Most recently, due in part to the burst dot com bubble, Silicon Valley has begun another shift of identity to a possible new Internet Valley. When this happens, perhaps the fruit orchards will be able to return.
You can begin researching lodging properties and on-site restaurants in the San Jose, California - Silicon Valley area by selecting one of the options shown below.
|Lodging in San Jose, the largest city in Northern California and self-proclaimed capital of Silicon Valley. Section includes the downtown and airport areas.||Lodging options in cities near the southwest corner of the Bay, along the Bayshore Freeway, including Palo Alto, Mountain View and others.|
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|Silicon Valley area lodging outside of San Jose, including Milpitas, Santa Clara, Cupertino and more.||Lodging options in Newark and Fremont, located just north of Santa Clara County on the southeastern edge of the Bay.|
|·||South Valley||·||San Francisco Metro|
|Lodging in areas to the south of San Jose, extending to the seaside community of Santa Cruz.||Lodging options in the greater San Francisco area, northwest of Silicon Valley, along the west side of San Francisco Bay.|
|Lodging north of Silicon Valley, in and around the communities of Oakland and Berkeley.|
Area Facts: The term "Silicon Valley" was coined in 1972 by electronics author Don Hoeffler. The local area code for San Jose is 408.
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