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9 THINGS TO DO IN SAN JOSE, CA (MARCH 02 - MARCH 11)

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies

mid-November–mid-March • nature

Tens of thousands of North American monarchs head to California for their honeymoon, and wedding night falls on Valentine's Day

Calla Lily Valley & Garrapata Beach

Calla Lily Valley & Garrapata Beach

late January–late April (best in mid-February–early April) • nature

One of the most picturesque coastal areas in Big Sur

Scenic Road Trips

Scenic Road Trips

all year round • activity

Driving along a large number of picturesque roads with stops near the highlights and most unique spots can be a perfect vacation plan

Almond Bloom

Almond Bloom

mid-February–early March • nature

The first sign of spring on the Pacific Coast

Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

January–May • nature

If you are looking for a stunning coastal scenery, you are on the right path

Big Sur Road Trip

Big Sur Road Trip

March–May | September–March • activity

Beautiful coastline, amazing forests, and gorgeous mountains—Big Sur has it all

Oyster Season

Oyster Season

September–April • food

Oysters are consumed in San Francisco and other cities on the California's coast in accordance with “R” myth that determines the oyster season

South Yuba River Swimming Holes

South Yuba River Swimming Holes

March–October • activity

A great way to relax during hot summer days

Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals

December–March • nature

These seals with elephant noses roam the ocean searching for food, and go ashore to breed and molt

25 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

San Francisco Fleet Week

San Francisco Fleet Week

out of rangeOctober 3–11, 2021 • event

You have never been so close to the formidable American armed forces

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

out of rangeOctober 16–17, 2021 • event

The size of those pumpkins will blow your mind

Alameda County Fair

Alameda County Fair

out of rangeOctober 22–31, 2021 • event

A summer celebration full of carnival rides, lawn concerts, adorable animals, and funnel cakes

California Fall Colors

California Fall Colors

out of rangelate September–early November • nature

Admire bronze and amber foliage throughout the Golden State

Ice Plant Bloom

Ice Plant Bloom

out of rangeMay • nature

One of Pacific Grove's most prominent sights

Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival

out of rangeSeptember 24–26, 2021 • event

Top names of jazz gather together in one place to share their talent among real fans. Don't miss one of the greatest jazz events in the world!

Ladybug

Ladybug

out of rangeNovember • nature

Everybody loves when a cute ladybug lands on one's palm. What about hundreds of thousands at once? This can happen near San Francisco in California

Surfing

Surfing

out of rangeSeptember–May • activity

Autumn soft offshore breezes create perfect consitions for surfing

Lick Observatory

Lick Observatory

out of rangeJune–September • activity

Visit the first permanent mountain top observatory in the world

California's Great America WinterFest

California's Great America WinterFest

out of rangeNovember 26–December 31, 2021 • event

The Bay Area’s newest popular holiday tradition

Cycling

Cycling

out of rangeApril–October • activity

Picturesque scenery, varied terrain, and gentle weather conditions attract cyclists to the Golden State

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

out of rangeJuly 23–25, 2021 • event

A three-day celebration of garlic and other delicious foods

Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze

Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze

out of rangelate September–October • activity

Kick off the holiday season and get lost in the world’s largest corn maze

Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade

Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade

out of rangeNovember 29, 2020 • event

A popular holiday event draws spectators from all over Silicon Valley

Halloween

Halloween

out of rangelate September–late October • event

From spooky science in the lab to the Napa Valley ball,—there are a lot of new things to try in October

Monkey Puzzle Seeds

Monkey Puzzle Seeds

out of rangeSeptember–October • food

Soft starchy seeds have been feeding humans, rodents and birds since Jurassic Period

Fuyu Persimmons

Fuyu Persimmons

out of rangeOctober–November • food

Latins called Fuyu persimmon “the fruit of the gods”

Bay Area Book Festival

Bay Area Book Festival

out of rangeJanuary 7–27, 2021 | March 9, 2021 (virtual edition) • event

See Downtown Berkeley transform into a literary utopia!

Christmas Lights in San Jose

Christmas Lights in San Jose

out of rangelate November–early January • event

See the most sparkling Christmas lights in San Jose

Great White Sharks

Great White Sharks

out of rangeAugust–September  • nature

As ocean waters warm up, white sharks start their annual migration between Mexico and Southern California

Paddleboarding (SUP)

Paddleboarding (SUP)

out of rangeMay–September  • activity

One of the most enjoyable and fun water activities is popular all along the California coastline

Oakland Restaurant Week

Oakland Restaurant Week

out of rangeJanuary 7–18, 2021 • event

Ten days to get the best of Oakland's restaurant scene

Lunar New Year in San Jose

Lunar New Year in San Jose

out of rangeFebruary 12–26, 2021 • event

Learn about Asian cultures and try delicious foods during the colorful celebration

Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park

out of rangeNovember 26, 2021–January 9, 2022 (drive-thru) • event

A beautiful holiday tradition in San Jose

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

Plenty of options to close out the year in the Capital of Silicon Valley

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