Aug. 29 to
Sept. 2, 2002
San José
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Information about tourist attractions in and around San José can be found in the following web sites:

Convention and Vistors' Bureau
Worldweb's travel guide to San José - a city guide run by a local newspaper company - a city guide run by local businesses
Citysearch's guide to San José

ConJosé staff would like to recommend the following specific attractions:

The Winchester Mystery House (San José):

The ConJose tour of the Winchester Mystery House will take place on Friday, August 30, with a departure time of 2:30 PM for a 3:00 tour. The tour, and transportation to and from the House, should take approx. 2 hours. This is a walking tour of the House. The price includes transportation to and from the House. The price is $18.00 for adults, $12.00 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

Please come and pay for your ticket before boarding the bus. Tickets can be purchased at the Cargo Cult Books table (G-02 and G-03) in the Dealers Room. You will be given a receipt to enable you and any others in your party to board the bus for the House.

For those concerned about the recent Santana Row fire: although the fire was close to the Winchester Mystery House, the House suffered no damage from the fire. We expect it to be open for business as usual on Friday. (For that matter, any news reports that placed Santana Row in "Downtown San Jose" may be ignored. This fire was a couple of miles away from downtown, and posed no threat to our convention facilities.)

The Tech Museum (San José)
The Children's Discovery Museum (San José)
Tapestry steet fair (San José)
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum (San José)
The Lick Observatory (San José)
Paramount's Great America (San José)
San José Municipal Rose Garden (San José)
Bonfante Gardens (Gilroy)
NASA Ames Research Center (Mountain View)
Hiller Aviation Museum (San Carlos)
The Exploratorium (San Francisco)
Sony Metreon (San Francisco)
Cartoon Art Museum (San Francisco)
Butano State Park (near Santa Cruz)
The Museum of PEZ Memorabilia (Burlingame)
Highland Games (Pleasanton - Sept 1st/2nd)

ConJosé's Cheryl Morgan writes for the travel web site, To access a list of her journals, including some about the Bay Area, click here. For general lists of IGoUGo journals about the Bay Area and surrounding countryside try the following links:

San José
San Francisco
Santa Cruz
The Napa Valley

For some photographs of local attractions taken by ConJosé staff click here.

For a list of tourism suggestions in the Bay Area by David Bratman, click here.

If you are intending to holiday in California before or after the convention here are some more general tourism web sites:

Government of California tourism site
California State Parks
California State Landmarks
Humboldt County tourism site (for redwood forests)
Hearst Castle
Wine Zone (a guide to Northern California's wine country) 


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