WWDC attendees: welcome to the Heart of Silicon Valley!

We are excited to see that WWDC has returned to the place where it all began: San Jose.

Don't be fooled by our low-key rep. ... we are known as the Heart of Silicon Valley for a reason.

While you're here, disconnect from your devices and reconnect with nature: visit the Alviso Marina or go for a hike in the Almaden Quick Silver County Park, or take a drive up to the summit and take a look at the stars at the Lick Observatory.

Hit the local community hubs like Japantown - one of only two in the US - or visit downtown Willow Glen or enjoy a cold brew at Mission Creek Brewing Company, Whole Foods‚Äô first in-store microbrewery and taproom in California.

But if you rather stay downtown, don't worry. We've got you covered. Sal Pizzaro of The Mercury News put together this great list of happenings this week.

Just know this ... Food, drink, art and culture is all within walking distance from you.

Here’s our shortlist to get you started:

BREAKFAST

Arcadia

100 W. San Carlos St.

Café Frascati

315 S. 1st St.

Social Policy

200 S. 1st St.

Origins Juicery

150 S. 1st St., Ste. 103

Deluxe Eatery Drinkery

71 E. San Fernando St.

Whispers Café & Creperie

150 S. 2nd St.

 

COFFEE

Vero's Coffee Bar

387 S. 1st St.

The Proper Cup

1 S Market St. #10

Academic Coffee

169 W. Santa Clara St.

B2 Coffee

87 N. San Pedro St.

Crema Coffee Roasting Company

50 W San Fernando

Philz Coffee

118 Paseo De San Antonio

LUNCH

Tac-Oh!

399 S. 1st

Our House

185 Park Ave.

Back A Yard

80 N Market St.

Ludwigs German Table

261 N 2nd St.

HOM Korean Kitchen

76 E Santa Clara St.

Good Karma Artisan Ales & Cafe

31 S. 1st St.

DINNER

Café Stritch

374 S. 1st St.

Il Fornaio

302 S. Market St.

The Grill on the Alley

172 S. Market St.

Angelou's Mexican Grill

21 N. 2nd st.

The Farmers Union

151 W Santa Clara St.

Blush Raw Bar & Lounge

100 N. Almaden Ave.

DRINKS

The Fountainhead

367 S. 1st St.

Paper Plane

72 S. 1st St.

Original Gravity Public House

66 S. 1st St.

ISO Beers Beer Bar & Bottle Shop

75 E Santa Clara St.

Five Points

169 W Santa Clara St.

SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant

72 N Almaden Ave.

IN-BETWEEN SESSIONS

The Tech Museum

201 S. Market St.

Anno Domini

366 S. 1st St.

MACLA

510 S. 1st St.

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

560 S. 1st St.

San Jose Museum of Art

110 S. Market St.

Kalied Gallery

88 S. 4th St.

RESOURCES

Be sure to check back to this page as we will continue to add things for you to check out while visiting the third largest city in California, the 10th largest city in the country, the place we call home!

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