San Jose has the distinction of being hailed the safest big city of the nation. This honor is not lost on the thousands of brides and grooms who choose this city each year for their weddings; San Jose also enjoys a rich history and culture that dates back to its founding in 1777 as the first civilian settlement of its kind. Of course many an engaged couple is not really all that concerned about the history of San Jose, wedding plans have to be made after all, and while history and culture are nice accoutrements, they are not necessities when it comes to planning that perfect day. As a matter of fact, the average San Jose bride is more concerned with the usual annual three-hundred days of sunshine than with the historic monuments and museums the town has to offer. Yet many San Jose wedding celebrants forget another aspect of this perfect day that is just as important as the ceremony itself: the honeymoon! While exotic locations like Hawaii and Europe most certainly seem to be the norm after happy weddings, San Jose does not usually get named as the travel destination of honeymooning couples.
What a shame! Did you know that your San Jose wedding can be followed by a perfect San Jose honeymoon? Consider for example the luxurious Fairmont San Jose. Its high class suites offer something for every taste, and the amenities are simply to die for! This gem of San Jose - bride and groom will soon discover - offers jetted whirlpool tubs, decorative fireplaces, and even suites large enough to celebrate a post-reception party and toast with thirty or more of their closest friends! Not to be outdone by the many culinary offerings of the city, the hotel itself features the renowned McCormick & Schmick's seafood restaurant that changes its menu twice daily to ensure absolute freshness of its offerings. If your stay includes the weekend, do not forget to also take in a Sunday brunch at Fairmont's Fountain Restaurant. This eating establishment will treat you to mouthwatering offerings such as apple wood smoked bacon, roast prime rib of beef, and the piece de resistance, a chocolate fondue fountain! After a day or two of recuperation from your nuptials, San Jose wedding celebrants will also enjoy the many sightseeing opportunities that are only a short day trip away. These adventures can include trips to the Winchester Mystery House, the Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries, San Francisco itself with its legendary Fisherman's Wharf and Chinatown, the Monterey Bay Aquarium as well as Cannery Row that any John Steinbeck aficionado will quickly recognize.
As you can see, the city has a monumental attraction to world travelers as well as residents, and those who come to San Jose, wedding or not, will soon find something that enchants their senses and makes them glad they came and stayed. While honeymoons in Hawaii, San Francisco, Las Vegas or even Europe have long since become the staple of wedding packages offered by professional wedding planners, San Jose appears to be an open secret for those who don't see any reason to spend a lot of money on lavish scenery and entertainment they can have at this gem of the California state.