Amanda Arnold

Correspondent

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Amanda Arnold is a Forbes Travel Guide correspondent based in Atlanta. Arnold likes to give readers the inside scoop about some of the world’s most gorgeous hotels and tastiest eateries. She has worked at Discovery Communications, where she edited and composed pieces for its many websites, including TLC.com, Discovery.com and Howstuffworks.com. When it comes to her own travels, she’s game for either outdoorsy excursions (kayaking in Grand Teton) or luxury boutique stays (in the French Riviera, please!) — or better yet, one trip that includes a little of both.

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    What’s the best way to get a sense of the tech scene in Silicon Valley?

    If you’re visiting San Jose with kids, the best way to get a sense of the tech scene in Silicon Valley is to head over to the Computer History Museum or The Tech Museum, both of which feature a number of interactive exhibits that help explain the spirit of Silicon Valley. If you have a car, our Forbes Travel Guide editors say can easily drive by and snap pictures of various tech giants’ offices, too, with Adobe and PayPal both being based in San Jose, the headquarters for Google and LinkedIn in nearby Mountain View, Apple in Cupertino and Netflix located in Los Gatos.
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    What is the best thing to bring home from San Jose?

    A delicious bottle of your favorite zinfandel or pinot noir is hands down the best thing you can bring home from San Jose as a gift for friends and family, or to keep for yourself. You can of course always stop by a wine shop, but our Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest heading to Ridge Winery’s Monte Bello tasting room for gorgeous views of Silicon Valley and delicious zinfandels to boot, while Cinnabar Winery and David Bruce Winery are also both great spots to swing by for a tour and tasting. Check the Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers’ website for more information and to get a fairly comprehensive list of wineries in the San Jose area.
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    What are the best San Jose food experiences?

    If there were five things you had to eat or drink while you’re in San Jose, our Forbes Travel Guide editors say they’d have to be sushi, sake, wine, burritos and doughnuts.
     
    You can check the first two items off your checklist at either Blowfish Sushi in Santana Row or TGI’s Sushi in nearby Campbell. As for wine, you’ll want to head for the hills as the wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains rival those found in Napa and Sonoma. If you can’t make it to the wineries, Vintage in Santana Row has some lovely flights of wine well worth a swirl and a sip. El Jardin and La Victoria are both recommended spots for California-style burritos.
     
    While the state isn’t typically known for its doughnuts, Psycho Donuts is the exception to the rule. Try the “Canadian morning squeal meal,” which, in case you’re wondering, is a hearty buttermilk bar topped with maple icing, bacon bits and chocolate drizzle. With funky doughnut names like the doh-nilla — topped with Nilla wafers — and the raspberry road rash — covered with cheesecake icing and real raspberry dust — you’re sure to try at least one tasty treat you’ll never find anywhere else.