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San Jose, CA, USA

Thrifty Car Rental –San Jose (SJC)

1659 Airport Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: 877-283-0898

 

As the third-largest city in California, San Jose boasts a similar layout to Los Angeles and is known for its charming neighborhoods. Even though this vibrant city is large, its downtown center is fairly small, making it ideal to have a San Jose rental car to get around. This culturally diverse community is home to an impressive array of museums, art galleries, restaurants, cafes and bars. Home to a variety of burgeoning tech companies, San Jose is truly becoming the next California hotspot. In the heart of Silicon Valley, the city's revitalization has made way for world-class dining, boutique shops and plenty of outdoor recreation.

Historic attractions
San Jose was California's first civilian settlement, so it's no surprise that the city features unique historic monuments that any traveler should visit. You may want to take your San Jose car rental to the Alviso Historic District, which spans about 9 acres and is home to many historic structures. The district is on the National Register of Historic Places, as it was once the boating and shipping port of the city, and was settled in the 18th century. Any history buff will want to drive their San Jose rental car to the Hayes Mansion, or visit any of the historic spots in downtown San Jose.

Visit a museum
San Jose's diverse museums have a little something to offer everyone. Music aficionados can head to the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, which is home to the largest Beethoven collection outside of Europe. Drive your San Jose car rental to the San Jose State University - where this museum is located - and take a look into the life and accomplishments of this great composer. Or you may want to head to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose Museum of Art or the Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

Grab a bite
San Jose may be overshadowed by its neighboring metropolis, but the cuisine here is rustic and modern. With locally and nationally renowned restaurants like California Cafe and Manresa, you'll find light unique fare to be common around town. Both of these spots incorporate local flavors into each dish. You can also find great Mexican, Korean and barbecue spots peppered throughout the city.