Silicon Valley has extended quite a bit over the years, but the heart of it still lies in Santa Clara County. The South Bay has a lot to offer: 1 hour from San Francisco, 30 minutes to the beach at Santa Cruz, a champion hockey team (Go Sharks!) and lots of great restaurants, shopping and things to do. Sail on the bay (both SF and Monterey) - go to Carmel for the day - ride your bike through the valley and the hills - drink some wine at some world-class wineries or even go to Tahoe for the weekend (4 hours away)...and always come home to our not-too-hot and not-too cold clime. Ahhh.....
Downtown San Jose