San Jose Vacations

Explore the sights of San Jose, which is located 4 miles (6 kilometers) to the south of San Jose - Silicon Valley. This popular part of town is approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

San Jose is a great place to base yourself in San Jose - Silicon Valley as many of the city’s most popular attractions are within easy driving distance. The Peralta Adobe and Fallon House Historic Site and the San Pedro Square are amongst the best places to explore here. Also, be sure to check out the St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica and the San Jose Museum of Art.

Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a great vacation choice. There are plenty of excellent destinations where you can spend a couple of hours including Tech Museum, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and the Children's Discovery Museum. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the much-loved cultural performance centers such as the San Jose Civic Auditorium, the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts and Montgomery Theater. The area is a dream destination for those who love art. Don’t miss the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and the D.P. Fong Gallery.

Those travelling without kids will love an afternoon or night out at the J. Lohr Winery.

If you're a fan of college football, you’ll enjoy seeing local legends, the San Jose State Spartans, doing battle in nearby Spartan Stadium. On game days the stadium overflows with gold, blue and white, as local college football lovers come together to support their beloved team.

Finding somewhere handy to base yourself around the San Jose area is easy. The Fairmont San Jose, the Arena Hotel and the Sainte Claire Hotel are just some of the most popular accommodation options here.

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