5 Things to do in San Jose During CEBA at VERGE 22

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San Jose is known as the heart of Silicon Valley. As the center of the tech world, it’s
the perfect place for CEBA at VERGE 22 Energy Program, October 24-27. Join to
collaborate with leaders working toward a clean, resilient and accessible energy
future. If that’s not enough to convince you to attend, here are five things to see and
explore around San Jose while you’re there:

  1. The Winchester Mystery House
    This sprawling seven-story mansion is an architectural marvel with a
    fascinating history. The home was built by Sarah Winchester, and it was under
    nonstop construction from 1886 to 1922. It is 24,000 square feet, with 10,000
    windows, 150 rooms, 13 bathrooms, 6 kitchens and, rumor has it, quite a few
  2. Japanese Friendship Garden
    For a peaceful retreat, head to the Japanese Friendship Garden, a walled area
    within Kelley Park. The garden was built in the 1960s to commemorate the
    friendship between San Jose and its Japanese sister city, Okayama. In fact, the
    entire area is modeled after the Korakuen Garden in Okayama, and the
    original koi ponds were stocked with fish shipped from Japan.
  3. Half Moon Bay
    No trip to San Jose is complete without a visit to the Pacific Ocean and the
    beautiful California coastline. Take a hike on the Purisima Creek Trail, which
    winds through ancient redwoods and overlooks the bay. The redwood trees in
    this area can reach heights of up to 360 feet, and some are estimated to be
    more than 2,200 years old!
  4. Santana Row
    If you’re in the mood to shop, visit the Rodeo Drive of Silicon Valley—Santana
    . This Mediterranean-style shopping and entertainment district always
    has something going on. You’ll find everything from high-end brands to
    cutting-edge boutiques and plenty of culinary delights while browsing the 70
    shops and enjoying 20 restaurants.
  5. San Jose Flea Market
    One person’s trash is another person’s treasure – that’s been true for 60+ years
    at the famous San Jose Flea Market. The market spans more than 120 acres
    and features 6,000 vendors. Fun fact: award-winning author Khaled Hosseini
    (author of The Kite Runner) used to work at the market and met his future
    wife there.

CEBA members have limited complimentary Energy Program passes reserved
through CEBA membership. Members have access to over 30 sessions, including
CEBA-only content and CEBA member reception on October 24. Register by Friday,
September 30 for a discount hotel rate. Rooms are booking up fast – register today.
Not a CEBA member yet, and don’t want to miss out on the action? Join today to
receive your complimentary ticket!