Just a short jaunt southwest from the city of San Jose is the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga. This old Italian-styled mansion is dedicated to the arts and a great day trip location for couples that enjoy the creative side of things. There are plenty of gardens to wander through, several of them filled with marble sculptures and other structures. There are also plenty of modern attractions, such as the two theaters, an art gallery and the mansion itself. For more distraction, visit the arboretum and botanical gardens or the bird sanctuary. There’s plenty to see all day long at the MontalvoArtsCenter. Has anyone had the chance to visit the center before? Any favorite sights?