When we arrive in San Jose, we will have been flying for about 6 hours. We'll be tired and hungry and would like to eat someplace before driving to Monterey. I asked on the San Jose forum if there were restaurants nearby and the consensus was that we should eat either at the airport or one of hotels close by. Those would be great options if we were eating before a flight, but I think after landing we'd prefer getting our car and at least putting a little distance between us and the airport. We've never been to San Jose, only driven through.
Do you think we should eat in the airport or a hotel nearby? Or is there someplace else that might have a little less than an airport vibe?