[UPDATE April 27, 2015: I've deleted my pages about visiting San Jose since they were so obsolete. The web site http://www.sanjose.org/ is a good place to start for any visitor planning a trip to San Jose.]
Back in the late 80's I had an idea to write a visitor's guide for San Jose, and distribute it at local book stores, hotels, etc. At the time, visitor information was only available to visitors from either booklets offered by local organizations promoting their interests or within a few pages of larger visitors guide books covering California or San Francisco. The information offered by local organizations were basically advertisements, and the few pages within the larger tourism books failed to cover what I thought a visitor might enjoy in San Jose.