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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in San Jose?
If your trip to San Jose is all booked but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a helping hand.You may need to ask your boss for a couple more days off, because San Jose is brimming over with unmissable sights and landmarks. Make a start at Santa Clara University and Winchester Mystery House. Don’t miss Great Mall of the Bay Area and California’s Great America either.You’ll need to get up early if you’re planning to see all the great sights this place has to offer. San Jose Museum of Art and The Tech Interactive are no-brainers. San Jose Convention Center and SAP Center at San Jose shouldn’t be forgotten either.Not far from the city center, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts is one sight you might like to put on your to-do list. San Jose Flea Market and Happy Hollow Park and Zoo are also not far away and worth a pit stop.
What are the best road trip destinations near San Jose?
San Jose is home to some wonderful sights, but there’s even more to keep you busy in the surrounding area. How does an iconic attraction sound to you? Santa Cruz is 25 miles away and home to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Fill up the gas tank, because it’s well worth a day trip.
Where are the best convention centers near San Jose?
If you’re traveling to San Jose for work-related purposes, you’ll probably be visiting some convention centers. With your own rental car, you can rest easy knowing you’ll make it there on time. Here are some of the most well known:

  • Parkside Hall (0.3 miles away).
  • San Jose Convention Center (0.4 miles away).
  • Allied Arts Guild (17 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for San Jose?
Fill up the tank and jump behind the wheel in San Jose. You’ll find excitement and adventure around every turn here, from famous sights like Winchester Mystery House to the more remote sandy shores. The car you go for will make your vacation smoother. If you’re heading away with friends or family, look into a standard or an intermediate rental vehicle. They’ll give you a lot more legroom and luggage space. Hoping to avoid city driving but would love to head out into the surrounding natural areas? Grab the keys to an RV. This option is perfect for those seeking outdoor adventure — and you’ll save on hotel costs too!
Should I get a luxury rental car in San Jose?
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes finding the right car important. If you’re about to embark on an amazing road trip around San Jose, a comfortable SUV could be the perfect solution. If you’re looking for the cheapest price possible and plan on sticking mostly to the city, a budget compact is a wise pick. All you have to do is work out what suits you best, throw your bags in the trunk, and hit the road.
Is it difficult to park in San Jose?
Locating a car space in San Jose should be relatively easy. Of course, it can depend on where you are and when — you may find it tricky parking right in the center during busy periods.
Does San Jose have peak-hour traffic?
San Jose has a population of approximately 1,026,900, so you can expect some heavier traffic. The roads are at their busiest before and after work, especially downtown.
Are there speed limits in San Jose?
While navigating through the streets of San Jose, keep in mind that the speed limits usually range from 20mph to 65mph. Most residential zones are 25mph unless otherwise signed.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Santa Clara County?
Normally, your rental car company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may forward your contact details to the relevant local authority so they can issue a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in San Jose?
If you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, you are allowed to use your phone while cruising around San Jose. Just make sure you keep your eyes on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in San Jose?
While operating a vehicle in San Jose, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.08%. Thinking of having a couple of drinks with lunch or dinner? Consider taking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in San Jose?
Road rules in San Jose allow drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearer to them, without waiting for it to turn green. Before turning, the vehicle must stop completely and the driver must ensure the way is clear before proceeding.
Are seat belts compulsory in Santa Clara County?
You bet. However, there are exceptions for vehicles operated by public transportation systems.

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