Truth be told, I'd never been to San Jose before and had few expectations. But what I found was an attractive downtown, full of the kind of vibrant life a college brings to its hometown. I was based out of the Four Points hotel, right in the middle of the city and almost adjacent to the university campus. And it was a super convenient location, with a light rail running right outside my door, easy on and off the freeway just a few blocks away, and ample entertainment options available by foot. In truth, one of the best features of the hotel was the fact that they have a relatively unassuming courtyard outside with twin bocce courts available for use. Yes, weird, but I love me some bocce.