THE BEST WAY TO SAN JOSE
From LAX, American, Southwest, Alaska and United offer nonstop flights to San Jose. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $178.
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, 1300 Senter Road, San Jose; (408) 794-6400, http://www.hhpz.org. Admission $12 for ages 2 to 69; $8 for ages 70 and older. Hours vary; check website for information. The city-run facility is an orderly arrangement of cages, corrals and pens on 16 acres of hilly land. Other attractions, popular with those ages 7 and younger, are the carousel, tree house, several carnival rides and a puppet theater.