San Jose RV Rental made easy
Finding your way to San Jose shouldn’t be any problem, it is the largest city in Northern California. As the hub of Silicon Valley, it nicely blends modernity with traditional Spanish roots. With a camper rental in San Jose, you are at the gateway to the West Coast of North America, with many touring options.
Book a cheap San Jose RV rental with Motorhome Republic
Sometimes ‘cheap’ can be an indication of something inferior, but in our case ‘cheap’ is wow-you-just-got-the-best-deal-possible. At Motorhome Republic, we work with all of the top motorhome brands and have all the information to give you the lowest price on camper hire. We are so confident, we even offer a best-price guarantee. How it works is this: visit our user-friendly website and put a few key details into the search engine. Once we know your city of pick-up, dates of travel and driver’s age, we can show you all the available campers for your holiday. You can easily compare brands, specifications and prices. Extra-special deals are also clearly highlighted. Once you’ve made your choice, you can book securely online, or alternatively, give one of our friendly-motorhome experts a call, and they will take care of it for you. The best advice: book in advance when you can, to guarantee the right camper for you, as they sell out fast.
What to see and do in San Jose
It’s only fitting that the self-titled ‘Most Inventive Place on Earth’, that is Silicon Valley, should have a centre for showcasing design and technology. The Tech Museum of Innovation is 132,000 square feet of dynamic learning devoted to science and technology. The distinctive mango and azure-coloured, domed building is a landmark in San Jose. Inside, there are workshop spaces, robotics galleries, space exploration exhibits and the Silicon Valley Innovation gallery. If that’s not enough learning for one visit, you can also try the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. One of the most popular exhibits is called Waterways, which explores the properties of water and includes a working canal system.
To contrast the ultra-modern with the very ancient, visit the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium, which houses California’s most extensive collection of historic Egyptian art. Tour the replica tomb, explore the garden of palms and papyrus and get up close to the mummies.
Food, drink and nightlife in San Jose
Take care of all your eating, drinking and shopping desires in one place on Santana Row. There are 70 high-end shops and 20 restaurants here. The eating options range from fast food to elegant ethnic eateries. Try Consuelo Mexican Bistro for authentic flavours – you will have to park up the RV stove for at least one night.
JJ’s Blues Lounge doesn’t do food, but it does do great music, and has been in the business for 20 years. The line-up constantly changes, from big names to new acts, with jam sessions on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Another spot to settle in for the night is Flying Martini Brothers Bar and Bistro. The food is a step up from pub-grub, with char-grilled ribeye, or gourmet sandwiches for entrees. The martini menu is extensive; conventional types can go with classics such as vodka or apple, or those who like adventure can try a Nutter-Butter or Sunflower martini.
Where to stay in San Jose
Sanborn County Parkis set on 3700 acres in the Santa Cruz mountains, just 40 minutes driving time from San Jose. It offers full facilities for RV camping, among ancient redwood forest.
Road Trips from San Jose
San Jose does have its own international airport, very close to the downtown area. This is the smallest of the three possible points of arrival, with larger SFO (San Francisco International) and Oakland Airport on opposite shores of San Francisco Bay. From San Jose, you have the western seaboard at you fingertips. Heading north, tick off great destinations; the newly cool Oakland, timeless San Francisco, Portland in Oregon, through Washington State to Seattle. Cross the border into Canada and get to know Vancouver.
Driving Tips for San Jose
Downtown San Jose is generally easy to navigate, although there are several one-way streets, or streets where some turns at intersections are limited due to the VTA light rail lines. Keep an eye on the signs.
From November to February, fog is a major hazard for drivers.