3 Reasons to Have Your Summer Vacation in San Jose

Deciding where to make a Summer getaway? Beautiful San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and a popular vacation destination throughout the year, but Summers in San Jose are a sight to behold. Be sure to visit our Blog for inside information on festivals and other fun adventures in and around the area, but here are 3 fantastic reasons to plan your Summer vacation in San Jose.

Island Reggae Fest starts at 11am on July 14th at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. The Island Reggae Festival is an area tradition that is celebrating its 7th anniversary this year. There will be lots of live music, a Polynesian Dance Showcase, plenty of food & merchandise vendors, arts & crafts, a tattoo showcase, & unlimited carnival rides for kids 12 & under. This is a full day of fun in San Jose that you won’t want to miss so be sure to take along your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy some time in the sun.

The Paper Plane in downtown San Jose is the perfect spot for a taste of signature crafted cocktails and delicious food while enjoying a late night happy hour that even includes discounts on food. They rotate out their menu every 6 months to match the seasons and feature 16 signature cocktails with 6 on tap, 5 ‘new school’ cocktails from around the world, and 5 classic cocktails. It is a fun, easy-going atmosphere that will make you wish you lived closer to San Jose.

Looking for something special for you and your significant other? Le Papillon is an upscale French restaurant and steakhouse that is the perfect choice for special occasions. Featuring more than 500 wines along with 3 & 4 course dining options, you’ll have your choice of elegant selections suited to any taste. Their menu changes seasonally with a focus on the freshest, local organic ingredients possible and is a great spot for a taste of San Jose.

Got friends and/or relatives coming to visit you in San Jose? Handheld Catering is available for private events and we will customize the perfect menu for your get together, no matter how large or small. At Handheld Catering, we follow the Farm-to-Fork approach, using fresh locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible, and serve gourmet meals that are unforgettable for private/special gatherings, weddings, and even corporate settings. Give your guests a taste of San Jose with catering you can be proud of.

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