Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Place Far Away in the Sun

While I do live in Oz sometimes I forget the gems that are here taken for granted is the waterfountains in Cesar Chavez Park in the middle of Downtown. From Happy Hollow Zoo to Great America there is a lot of entertainment.
That is why I was happy to admit I forget about the destination of San Jose at Santana Row. The Row is admittedly unique and takes you away from it all with the Wednesday Farmer's Market and weekend events.
I got the opportunity to check out Hotel Valencia complete update and new restaurant Oveja Negra recently and now I want to book my staycation because....
 Aside from the iconic archway entrance that you literally feel yourself moving across the ocean to a Mediterranean Spanish destination you will find the courtyard on the the 3rd floor a set apart.

The space is expansive with a deep blue water fountain that will transfix your attention while you enjoy a nice aperitif. This is also ideal location to hold all the relatives or guest for a family affair. If you have to host a company party this spot might be a good place to gather everyone.


There is also the new menu to go with the new restaurant that includes tastes from Spain and South America that include fresh ingredients with the added panache of being homemade.
I gobbled up their Instagram complete with the refreshing drinks.


After you lounge head into your room with is expansive with 10 foot tall ceilings. You will find complete comfort and relaxation available at your fingertips. I totally recommend taking advantage of the packages offered  especially the Sweet Escapes or the 3 Night Stay ( absolutely a must during the Hockey Season!)

Before you head out on the Row or you just want some place to take you away from the business of it all head to the rooftop Cielo and look out on the Santa Cruz Mountains and more.

While Hotel Valencia is technically right around the corner from me I felt like I was at least 300 miles away from the place called Oz and that has me planning my next staycation here. A few events to look out for in Oz where staying at Hotel Valencia is probably a good choice are:

That is just a FEW of the reasons why you should check out Hotel Valencia in Santana Row and trust me you will see me there eventually lounging with a nice drink and a big bottle of sunscreen !




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