Okay, so, I'm the person who had another thread that got deleted for going too off topic what with talks of moving and stuff. I get that, but thing is, there went all of my suggestions about eating places and stuff to do, too D:
So, pertinent details only in this one! I'm leaving the east coast on early Monday May 5th. I'll be driving through and hitting the Grand Canyon the next day. We'll drive from the Grand Canyon to Palmdale, then from Palmdale up the coastal road to Santa Clara, where we've booked our hotel at (on the El Camino Real strip). That's right in the San Jose area.
Since we won't be in Milpitas, I'd like some more specific advice on where that aforementioned Asian market is. Remember, we're looking for cheap and adventurous food places, not fine dining experiences.
We've got 7 days total. One of them I will spend with friends. 2 of them we will spend in San Francisco. 1 of them will be spent in Monterrey finishing off the CityPASS at the aquarium. That leaves us 3 days to hike and add other things to our itinerary. Where's the best hiking close to Santa Clara? Or even a little further away is fine. I'm looking for easy or moderate level trails, something my travel partner could do in her tennis shoes and nothing that's too difficult. I don't need specific trail names -- if you guys can just point me in a good direction, that'd be great!
It doesn't look like any shows are coming to San Jose while I'm going to be there. Well, other than Tim McGraw. I could very easily see country music here, so I'll pass xP. Any hidden gems I should be aware of?
Thanks again all!