Best Things to Do in San Jose

San Jose is the largest city in Northern California – a community that blends the modernity of the Silicon Valley with the charm of the area's Spanish roots. Whether you're traveling with family, for business or for pleasure, you'll find plenty to keep you occupied in one of America's safest cities.

California's Great America

Paramount's Great America, located just north of San Jose, offers some of the best family-oriented fun in the South Bay area. The park is a great place to spend an afternoon, and you'll find a wide range of entertainment from rides and play...  Read More

Alum Rock

A 23-acre assortment of wild slides, Raging Waters has definite appeal for more mature audiences. You'll find darkened tube slides, a vast 350,000-gallon wave pool, and even a 10-story flume. Little ones aren't left out though - Splash Island...  Read More

Sarah Winchester, heiress of the famous rifle family, began this Victorian mansion in 1884. She firmly believed that, if construction ever stopped on her home, spirits would harm her, so she had carpenters work on the house for the rest of her...  Read More

HP Pavilion at San Jose, also known as the "Shark Tank," is home to the city's NHL franchise, the Sharks. The arena also plays host to other sporting events, including both professional and collegiate basketball games and arena football matches....  Read More

In the heart of San Jose, nestled between Taylor and Spring Streets, is this five-acre rose garden. Dedicated in 1995, it's maintained by volunteers and features more than 5,000 rose bushes and 3700 varieties. If you're looking for a peaceful...  Read More

If you're entranced by the culture, technology, and philosophy of ancient peoples, you'll definitely want to visit this museum, which boasts one of California's most extensive collections of ancient Egyptian art and artifacts. Tour a replica of...  Read More

The noisy Tech Museum of Innovation, located on the Cesar Chavez Plaza, isn't too hard to find for its bright orange exterior tends to capture the eye. This is a great place for kids to be kids and adults to follow suit. Here, you can hop behind...  Read More

This multi-domed basilica dates to the 1870s, although it's actually the fifth incarnation of the church. Furthermore, the cathedral basilica stands on the former site of the city's first church, St. Joseph Church, an adobe structure dating to...  Read More

This marvelous art museum focuses on contemporary California art. The museum's collection includes paintings, photography, glasswork, and sculptures. Special exhibits by the likes of Dale Chihuly, whose chandeliers adorn the museum's main...  Read More

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

The Children's Museum, a contemporary structure whose purple fa�ade is fairly easy to spot, was designed with three concepts in mind: Community, Connections and Creativity. Indeed, kids � and their parents � are invited to...  Read More