Travel Blog Posts About San Jose & Silicon Valley

Things to do in Santa Clara, California
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I'm a travel blogger. I was invited to launch this site about Silicon Valley because of my personal travel blog. I love how bloggers share big, beautiful photos, tested travel tips, and inspiring experiences from around the world. I really love when bloggers write about my home.

Here's a round-up of travel blog posts highlighting the quirky beauty of Silicon Valley and their picks for the best things to do in the Peninsula and South Bay. I'll update this post as I find more stories to share.

San Jose Love

Jamie from the blog Minnesota Girl in the World, shared several posts about San Jose: 8 Ways To Enjoy Downtown San Jose4 Historic Theaters in Downtown San Jose, and Spend a Day Exploring the Museums of San Jose. Mary, from Along Comes Mary, shared these posts: Weekend Getaway: San Jose, and Gluten Free in San Jose, a two-part series highlighting gluten-free dining in San Jose. I've shared these posts on my site, Ever In Transit, five reasons I love San Jose, and how I would spend one perfect day in San Jose.

Where to Stop on Highway 1 from San Francisco to Santa Cruz

Josh, from the blog, California Through My Lens, shared several posts highlighting favorite stops from Pacifica to Pescadero: Downtown Half Moon Bay, Devil's Slide TrailHarley FarmsHalf Moon Bay Art GlassIt's ItaliaSam's Chowder House, and La Nebbia Winery.

Shari, from Pack the Passports, shared a day trip itinerary from San Francisco including stops in Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, and Pescadero. Meaghan from Traveling Nine to Fiver shared an itinerary from San Francisco to Monterey including stops in Half Moon Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Laurence and Jessica from the Independent Travel Cats shared tips for planning a California road trip with some suggestions for Half Moon Bay.

Favorite Hiking Trails in Silicon Valley

Domonique, from the blog The Simple Proof, shared stories and photos from hiking in Wunderlich County Park in Woodside, The Dish Trail in Palo Alto, Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, and Fitzgerald Marine Reservoir in Half Moon Bay. Angel, from the blog Anywhere at Home, shared photos from his favorite hikes in Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Castle Rock State Park.

Mystery, History, and CurioOddyssey - Traveling With Sweeney

Interesting things to do in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

Glimpses of a Golden Age at Filoli - Traveling With Sweeney

Photos from a visit to Filoli House & Gardens.

Ask a Local: Travis Katz -

An interview with Menlo Park-based travel startup Gogobot's CEO, Travis Katz on his favorite things to see and do in Silicon Valley.

Five ways to spend a day in Palo Alto, California.

The story of San Jose's most curious local attraction.

The spookiest way to see San Jose's spookiest house.

A story about my visit to the world famous Gilroy Garlic Festival--and the aftermath.

A lovely story about breaking away from your expat routine on a business trip to Silicon Valley. 

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