Spend a day or even just a couple of hours exploring all San Jose has to offer. This modern city pays homage to its heritage while outdoor lovers will find plenty to occupy them in nature. No matter where your interests lie, San Jose attractions will keep you entertained.
Taking up an entire block is Rosicrucian Park, in the Rose Garden neighborhood. This park looks more like an Egyptian settlement and has been part of San Jose since the 1920’s. Along with an alchemy garden and exhibit, you’ll find a research library and a labyrinth. See artifacts that span more than five millennium with more than 4,000 pieces. Look at jewelry, sculptures, tools, and toiletries, among other items.
An ornate home with 161 rooms, this house is quite a sight to behold. It features 40 bedrooms and two ballrooms. There seems to be no master plan to the house, which makes it even more intriguing. Stairways lead up to ceilings while doors may open onto nothing more than a wall. Visitors love the beautiful décor and the bizarre design equally.
You can’t visit San Jose without learning about the tech industry as the city is part of Silicon Valley. You’ll get a close-up look at all kinds of gadgets, robots, and other hands-on exhibits. You can even create your own digital world or learn about Internet safety. You’ll want to stop in at IMAX Dome Theater to see immersive presentations.
Keep your kids occupies for hours at this museum, which offers interactive displays and plenty of outdoor fun with Bill’s Backyard. Kids can dig and build as they learn more about nature and where food comes from. They not only learn about the world, but they can experience. They will dig for fossils, and they will investigate sounds, sights, and more at a Streets exhibit.
This area is designed for kids of all ages. It began in 1961, but the attraction was updated just over ten years ago. See smaller animals at the zoo like meerkats, lemurs, owls, and turtles. Along with animal enclosures, you can enjoy a puppet theater, rides, and an animal hospital. Stop in at the Picnic Basket to enjoy a snack or lunch as you explore.
Located on 720 acres, this park offers a relaxing day out in nature with multiple trails that can be accessed by walking, biking, or horseback riding. A draw of the park is 27 mineral springs. Visitors will also enjoy bird watching, a picnic, or a barbeque amplified by breathtaking views.
Go back in time when you wander this park, which features buildings set back in the early 1900’s. A total of 32 buildings make up this park. You can see a dentist office, blacksmith, print shop, a post office, and more. An antique trolley will take you around the town on weekends as you learn what life was like around here in the early 1900’s.
Choose one or more of these San Jose attractions to make your next day off fun. Bring along the family or friend as you experience more of your city.