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San Jose

3.8
Historic Sites · Science Museums · Gardens

Popular things to do in San Jose

Winchester Mystery House ©
Historic Site
Winchester Mystery House
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sikh Gurdwara ©
Landmark
Sikh Gurdwara
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Municipal Rose Garden ©
Garden
Municipal Rose Garden
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Martial Cottle Park ©
Park
Martial Cottle Park
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city. From the dancing fountains of Plaza de César Chávez to the domed city hall, the town is as modern as the digital technologies that drive its economy. The urban area isn't blocked by skyscrapers, so the sky’s the limit when viewing stars from the observatory. The downtown area is known for its luxury shopping and dining among pastel stucco buildings and palms. Those who visit the city for pleasure often take advantage of the many resorts with swimming pools and spa services. Explore the family-friendly attractions of San Jose and add them to your vacation plans using our United States visit planner.

Side trips from San Jose

Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
17-Mile Drive ©
Scenic Drive
17-Mile Drive Monterey
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Point Lobos ©
State Park
Point Lobos Carmel
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Monterey Bay Food Tours ©
Beer Tasting / Tour
Monterey Bay Food Tours Monterey
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in San Jose

Mount Umunhum ©
Mountain
Mount Umunhum
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Church
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Los Gatos Creek Trail
Hiking Trail
Los Gatos Creek Trail
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum ©
History Museum
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in San Jose

Almaden Quicksilver County Park ©
Park
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Emma Prusch Farm Park ©
Park
Emma Prusch Farm Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Santa Teresa County Park ©
Park
Santa Teresa County Park
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Joseph D. Grant County Park ©
Park
Joseph D. Grant County Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in San Jose

San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church ©
Religious Site
San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
New Almaden Quicksilver Mine ©
Historic Site
New Almaden Quicksilver Mine
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral ©
Church
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Coachella Valley Church ©
Church
Coachella Valley Church
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in San Jose

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New Almaden Mercury Mining Museum ©
History Museum
New Almaden Mercury Mining Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Japanese American Resource Center/Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Japanese American Resource Center/Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art ©
Art Museum
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
History Museum of San Jose ©
Specialty Museum
History Museum of San Jose
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

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