San Jose Places

TripWhat's travel guide to San Jose; our list of the best things to see, including San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Municipal Rose Garden and Fry's Electronics.
  • The best place in San Jose: San Francisco 49ers

    San Francisco 49ers

    The local NFL team plays at Candlestick Park [3] which overlooks Candlestick Cove. Go cheer them on!
    North San Jose food nearby
  • San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

    San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

    Naglee Ave & Dana Ave
    8AM to half hour past sunset. free. San José's 5 1/2–acre Municipal Rose Garden, once a prune orchard, draws thousands of visitors each year. The Garden is exclusively devoted to shrubs of the rose family and features over 4,000 rose shrubs with 189 varieties represented. Hybrid–teas comprise 75 percent of the plantings.
    Rose Garden eat nearby
  • Fry's Electronics

    Fry's Electronics

    550 E. Brokaw Rd
    Offering the best selection in town for consumer electronics and gadgetry, this particular Fry's branch is unique for its Mayan-themed architecture and decor. It's one of several Fry's stores in the bay area.
    North San Jose restaurants nearby
  • California's Great America

    California's Great America

    Nestled among the office buildings is one of the Bay Area's largest amusement parks. Open seasonally. Yes, from their cubicles they can hear you screaming on the roller coasters.
    food nearby
  • Valley Fair

    Valley Fair

    2855 Stevens Creek Blvd
    One of the largest shopping malls in Northern California, Valley Fair has over 250 stores and several restaurants. Valley fair has gone under tremendous renovations within the last few years making it bigger and more modern.
    Rose Garden eat nearby
  • Santa Clara Vanguard

    Santa Clara Vanguard

    Shows are seasonal, and the group tours across the country during the summer.
    North San Jose restaurants nearby
  • San Jose Earthquakes

    San Jose Earthquakes

    After losing their soccer team to Houston, the Earthquakes have resumed play as an expansion team after being on "hiatus" for the 2006-07 seasons of Major League Soccer. The "Quakes" currently play at Santa Clara University's Buck Shaw Stadium, as well as in Oakland at the Oakland Coliseum for larger games. A new stadium is planned for 2014.
    North San Jose food nearby
  • Santana Row

    Santana Row

    368 Santana Row
    A "European-style" village of shops, restaurants, and high-priced condos, with hotels and great nightlife. There's a year-round farmer's market on Sundays, and during the summer bands play free outdoor music every weekend. Santana row has become a hang-out spot for San Jose's residents. Even without the shopping, the numerous restaurants, bakeries, cafe's and central garden this is a place to spend an entire day relaxing. Although it has become a mecca of designers, there are also affordable shops ad eateries. Stores like anthropogie, J. crew, and surf shops bring people in of all ages for all different reason. Santana row's development has had a huge impact on the San Jose landscape and economy.
    Rose Garden eat nearby
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium

    Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium

    1664 Park Ave
    M-F 9AM-5PM, S-Su 11AM-6PM. $9 general admission, $7 seniors/students, $5 children 5-10, free for children under 5. This museum of Ancient Egypt features exhibits funded by the Rosicrucian Order, who have secured artifacts from archaeologists working in the area since the 1920s. Take a tour through a detailed replica of an Egyptian tomb and browse their collection of authentic mummies and artifacts.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Oakridge Mall

    Oakridge Mall

    925 Blossom Hill Rd
    All the Westfield mall basics for those that are addicted to malls. Since its renovation, seems to largely be a clone of Valley Fair
    Blossom Valley food nearby
  • Berryessa Flea Market

    Berryessa Flea Market

    1590 Berryessa Rd
    A huge outdoor flea market including California's largest farmer's market. Everything from furniture and stereos to haircut salons and massages can be found here, if you look hard enough. Spanish is the lingua franca, but you can get by using English.
    North Valley eat nearby
  • San Jose's single-A minor-league baseball team (affiliated with the San Francisco Giants) plays in the California League from April to September. Games are held at historic San Jose Municipal Stadium. The BBQ area next to left field is a hit with fans before the game.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Intel Museum

    Intel Museum

    2200 Mission Blvd
    Open Weekdays 9am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm. Free admission. Learn a bit of local and technological history, and see what it takes to enter a cleanroom. Allow 1-2 hours.
    North San Jose food nearby
  • Triton Museum of Art

    Triton Museum of Art

    1505 Warburton Ave
    Open daily except Mondays. The museum offers a variety of rotating exhibits. Admission to the museum is free; selected classes and special events may require a fee.
    North San Jose eat nearby
  • San Jose Jazz Festival

    San Jose Jazz Festival

    every August. free. A weekend of jazz as well as blues, salsa, and big bands, playing on a dozen mostly outdoor stages. Billed as the world's largest free jazz festival. (Not available 2012)
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • The Tech Museum

    The Tech Museum

    201 South Market St
    $16 (museum and IMAX). A great interactive experience for all ages and backgrounds. The Tech Museum allows visitors to see how technology affects their daily lives. Permanent exhibits focus on the Internet, the human body, and exploration. You'll also find an IMAX Theater, a cafe, and a retail store featuring merchandise unique to the Silicon Valley.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Music in the Park

    Music in the Park

    Plaza de César Chávez
    Thursdays, June-August. free. . Free concerts weekly throughout the summer, sponsored by the San Jose Downtown Association. Music in the Park has many food, drink and crafts vendors
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Alum Rock Park

    Alum Rock Park

    half an hour before dawn to half an hour after dusk. free. Amazing park nestled in the Eastern foothills of Silicon Valley. Great for picnics, hiking, biking, and exploring. Great scenic trails, and 1800's era natural spring baths.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Children's Musical Theater San Jose

    Children's Musical Theater San Jose

    271 S Market Street
    This children's theater puts on productions the whole family can enjoy, from 'Peter Pan' to The Who's 'Tommy'.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Willow Glen

    Willow Glen

    Lincoln Avenue between Willow St and Minnesota St
    This charming shopping district was once the center of a town separate from San Jose. You'll find a variety of small shops and restaurants, as well as a farmer's market and a handful of community festivals and events throughout the year.
    Willow Glen eat nearby
  • San Jose Repertory Theater

    San Jose Repertory Theater

    101 Paseo de San Antonio
    Comedies and dramas with a creative flair; the Rep puts on six main-stage classic and contemporary plays a season.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Ballet San Jose

    Ballet San Jose

    255 Almaden Blvd
    Formerly the San Jose Cleveland Ballet and more recently Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, this highly skilled and innovative company includes dancers from all over the world. Each season, they perform an extensive repertoire of classical and contemporary works.
    Downtown food nearby
  • ComedySportz San Jose

    ComedySportz San Jose

    288 S. 2nd Street
    F 9PM, 11PM; Sa 7PM, 9PM. $10-15. Named "Best Local Theatre" by the Metro's "Best of the Silicon Valley", ComedySportz is an interactive improv comedy show where two teams of "act-letes" compete in various comedic games, with the audience as the judge.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park

    Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park

    It's not a destination by itself, but if you're in the area ...
    restaurants nearby
  • Mount Madonna

    Mount Madonna

    Santa Clara County Parks
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  • San José Museum of Quilts and Textiles

    San José Museum of Quilts and Textiles

    520 South First St
    $6 general admission, $5 seniors/students with ID (free for everyone on the first Friday of the month). The first museum in the US to focus on quilts and textiles, the San José Museum of Quilts and Textiles has an outstanding collection on a rotating display. Exhibitions change quarterly at this exciting and modern museum.
    Downtown eat nearby
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