Sometimes it's hard to motivate and drive to San Jose but we discovered a spot worth driving to. Our weekend excursion included visiting the San Jose Tech Museum. It's brainy and stimulating. Kids will love the wet lab and moonwalk but everyone will enjoy taking supercool pics at the Thermocamera.
If you go from now until the end of December, you can visit Christmas in the Park right across the street from the museum. Photo-Ops galore. There are hundreds of holiday trees decorated by local schools and non-profits plus food vendors selling mexican hot chocolate and fresh tamales.