Downtown San Jose is the prime business area of San Jose of California State, US. The ZIP code of the area is 95113 while other areas of San Jose are marked by 95110, 95112 and 95113 ZIP codes. These areas are mainly residential areas. Downtown San Jose is dotted with a host of restaurants, amusement parks, gardens, historical mansions, cafes, bar and pubs.
History of Downtown San Jose
El Pueblo de San Josť de Guadalupe or San Jose was built in 1777 as a town. The downtown area of San Jose was set up after 20 years. In 1850, San Jose became the first city of California State. It became the state capital as well. Since then the city has undergone sea changes. Rapid urbanization of faraway areas led to a turn down of the Downtown area. During 80s of the last century, a rejuvenation procedure started as an initiative from Mayor Tom McEnery to bring back the city to its glory.
Downtown San Jose Business Area
The Downtown area of San Jose is a home for many renowned companies of America and outside. Adobe Systems and BEA Systems have their headquarters here in San Jose Downtown. Aside from the offices of renowned companies, the place also houses a good number of tourist spots that have become the landmarks of the area. San Jose museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose Repertory Theater are all located in this Downtown area San Jose. A host of hotels serve to the business and leisure travelers coming to the area.
Downtown San Jose Residential Area
The residential blocks of Downtown San Jose area are all clustered in and around the city center. The neighborhoods are South University, Naglee park, Reed Historic District, Hensley Historic District and Vendome. Many small Victorian style buildings are sited here.
Accessibility of Downtown San Jose
Getting to the San Jose downtown area is pretty easy as major access points to the city are situated here. The main airport of the city, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is just 2 miles from the downtown area of San Jose. San Francisco International Airport and Oakwood Airport are the two other airports near Downtown San Jose. Diridon Station which is the central railway station of San Jose is situated here in downtown. Greyhound Bus Station is another access point to the area.
Places to See in Downtown San Jose
- San Jose Museum of Art: San Jose Museum of Art is well-known for its contemporary artwork collection. It was set up in o1969. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.
- San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles was the first of its kind in whole America. It displays a wide range of textiles and garments represented in form of artwork.
- Winchester Mystery House: this is one of the most amazing tourist spots in downtown San Jose area. The mansion is oddly built and that has become a unique feature of the same.
- Japantown: Japantown is one of the three remaining Japanese residential areas of USA. There are a good number of restaurants and retail shops in Japantown.