San Jose

Nestled in Santa Clara County, San Jose is the largest city in Silicon Valley. Whereas San Jose’s neighbor to the north, San Francisco, is known for its notorious fog and a dress code that largely consists of layering, San Jose is a city that celebrates the sun, receiving an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. That abundance of sunshine is the biggest reason why the city has roots as a farming community, though over the past few decades orchards and crops have been replaced by some of the world’s largest technology corporations as well as budding start-ups, with companies such as Adobe and PayPal just a few of the businesses that call San Jose home.