I'd second the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum:
Also the Computer History Museum (located in the former SGI
International Sales Office, I believe) is HIGHLY recommended by
me...one of the docents there the last time I visited was Gene
Amdahl! They have a working PDP-1, Cray 1, 2, 3 and Y-MP, and one of
Google's first server racks, among tons of other stuff. They're in
Mountain View, but it's not far, and would amply justify a carpool:
Intel's museum is in Santa Clara (never been there myself):
And the San Jose Museum of Art:
I found this exhibition to be quite interesting:
And if you have kids with you (including inner children...), there's
Never been there, though, so I can't vouch for it. Interested in
steve, museum nerd
At 10:16 AM -0500 1/30/07, Jerry Schwartz wrote:
>If you are into ancient Egypt, check out the Rosicrucian museum in San Jose.
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Eric Braswell [mailto:ebraswell@stripped]
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 3:02 AM
>> To: Mike Wexler
>> Cc: Ed Reed; mysql@stripped; community@stripped
>> Subject: Re: General MySQL Question: Ed Reed (CA, United
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>> Great idea! Tips on how to get around, good local
>> restaurants (if you
>> like Vietnamese, San Jose is the place), and other things to
>> do when you
>> need a break... There is really a great deal just a short distance
>> away, but you have to know how to get there. It's possible there was
>> something like this last year, but I live in the area so I
>> didn't look
>> for it.
>> I'm in full agreement that a conference is just that much
>> better when it
>> includes a little variety, a chance to get away from the drab
>> hall, and a chance to socialize a little.
>> One thing I suggest is to attend the Quiz Show (Wed 8pm) or
>> other "after
>> hours" activities. Great fun, and a good way to hook up with
>> people for
>> dinner or drinks away from the center.
>> Eric Braswell
>> Web Manager MySQL AB
>> Cupertino, USA
>> Mike Wexler wrote:
>> > The area by the Santa Clara convention center is pretty
>> dead, but you
>> > can take the light rail to downtown San Jose and there is a pretty
>> > lively nightlife there, lots of interesting restaurants,
>> The Tech Museum
>> > and other things depending on you interests.
>> > Also there are lots more interesting places to eat than
>> sizzler within
>> > in 5 minute drive of the convention center.
>> > Perhaps what is needed is either a nice cheatsheet of what
>> to do and
>> > where to go?
>> > Or perhaps some of the locals could volunteer to be
>> "ambassadors" and
>> > take people with similar interests to local activities,
>> restaurants or
> > > points of interest.
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