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The Best San Jose Attractions

"Fun Things to Do - Sightseeing"

San Jose Sightseeing Attractions
Happy Hollow Park&Zoo
1300 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112
Winchester Mystery House
525 South Winchester Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95128
San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
J. Lohr Winery
1000 Lenzen Avenue
San Jose, CA 95050
San Jose Flea Market
1590 Berryessa Road
San Jose, CA 95050
Rosicrucian Egyptian museum
1342 Naglee Avenue
San Jose, CA 95008
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
80 S Market St
San Jose, CA
(408) 283-8100
Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95035
Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 94086
Guadalupe River Park
438 Coleman Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110

San Jose, California

San Jose is an exciting place offering plenty to see and do whether you are planning a weekend break or family holidays. The 3rd largest city in the state of California, also called The Capital of Silicon Valley that served as California's first capital is primarily known for its high-tech industry, while its main attraction is the Tech Museum of Innovation or simply The Tech. However, the city will also delight visitors interested in historic landmarks, rich cultural heritage and fine arts as well as families who will enjoy a number of family-friendly attractions offering fun to both children and their parents.

The Tech Museum of Innovation is definitely a must-see. Its educative and exiting exhibits on technology, science and innovation will delight visitors of all ages. The Tech truly offers an unique experience and opportunity to learn more about earth sciences, genetics, energy and much more. The museum also features the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater showing educational as well as mainstream films. Tech-fans will also enjoy the Computer History Museum in the Mountain View, a city about 10 miles northwest of San Jose where you can also find the GooglePlex, the corporate complex of Google. If driving 8 miles further northwest you will arrive to Palo Alto where you can find the HP garage, the founding place of the company Hewlett-Packard (HP) which is considered the Birthplace of Silicon Valley. Worth visiting is also the Lick Observatory atop of the Mount Hamilton east of San Jose.

Visitors interested in non-tech history have plenty to see and experience in San Jose as well. In the Downtown Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places you can admire beautiful buildings dating to the late 19th and early 20th century in several different architectural styles including Victorian, Edwardian, Neoclassical, Spanish Colonial Revival, Romanesque Revival, Mission Revival and Italianate. In the central business district, are located the De Anza Hotel, one of the very few San Jose's Art Deco buildings and the Hotel Sainte Claire both of which have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places for their historical and architectural importance. Worth visiting are also the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and the Winchester Mystery House, a former home of Sarah Winchester which is also reported to be haunted. History buffs will also enjoy the History Park at Kelley Park, an indoor-outdoor museum resembling a small US town in the early 20th century. It also features several historic buildings and prominent landmarks that have been moved to the site from their original locations in the city. If you are interested in arts make sure you do not miss the San Jose Museum of Art housing an impressive collection of art works from the 20th and 21st century.

Families with have a great time in San Jose. Both kids and their parents will enjoy the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, and the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. For more thrills you can visit the California's Great American in Santa Clara about 5 miles from San Jose.