San Jose

Travel Guide
San Jose showing modern architecture
Snap photos of the surrounding mountains and enjoy the sunshine as you learn about innovation in the unofficial capital of Silicon Valley.

As a major player in the technology industry, San José is a modern city known for its scientific advances and informative museums. Bring your kids to this family-friendly community in the San Francisco Bay Area with many green spaces and ample opportunities for learning about the future.

San José’s forward-thinking philosophy is encapsulated by its iconic Children’s Discovery Museum. Enter the purple-walled complex for a world of science and technology across numerous exhibits. Let your kids do experiments in the Wonder Cabinetand produce works in the Art Loft. Walk north across the scenic Monopoly in the Park public games area. Consider a picnic on the Guadalupe River.

Nearby is The Tech Museum of Innovation, where kids will learn about internet safety and healthcare advances. Build a robot and review recent inventions. Watch a movie about nature and technology on the huge IMAX screen. Relax in the adjacent Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park year-round on one of San José’s many sunny days.

The city’s strength lies in its blending of urban features with parks and trails. Stroll along Los Gatos Creek Trail and Los Alamitos Creek Trail for excellent views of the mountainous suburbs. Wander along the paths of the stunning San José Municipal Rose Garden to see the elegant fountain amid pretty flowers.

Aside from nature and technology, the city has fascinating stories to tell. Take a guided tour of the eerie Winchester Mystery House to learn about an obsessive and disturbed rifle heiress and her haunted manor. Visit St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica for its acclaimed stained-glass windows and intricate pipe organ. Discover one of the largest collections of Egyptian relics in western North America at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

The city is 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of San Francisco in Northern California. Fly to the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport or the San Francisco International Airport. Get around the city by light rail or bus.

San José is a modern, green city at the height of modernity.

Where to stay in San Jose

Arena Hotel
Arena Hotel
3 out of 5
817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA, 95126
The price is ₹7,349 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec
₹7,349
per night
14 Dec - 15 Dec
Stay at this 3-star hotel in San Jose. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
3.2/5 (1,463 reviews)
"Looks great rooms"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2022

Arena Hotel
Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown
Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown
3 out of 5
282 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA, 95113
The price is ₹11,803 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec
₹11,803
per night
16 Dec - 17 Dec
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Jose. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,009 reviews)
"No restaurant and bar is minimal. All else was great."

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2022

Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown
Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport
Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport
3 out of 5
1355 N 4th Street, San Jose, CA, 95112
The price is ₹7,918 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec
₹7,918
per night
9 Dec - 10 Dec
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Jose. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
3/5 (1,004 reviews)
Nice place to stay
"Pleasant room. Comfy bed. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2022

Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
WhyHotel by Placemakr, San Jose
WhyHotel by Placemakr, San Jose
2.5 out of 5
28 N 4th St, San Jose, CA, 95112
Stay at this aparthotel in San Jose. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Silicon Valley U.S. Patent & Trademark Office ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (25 reviews)
"Great place! So spacious! The only downfall is getting to the reception. We had to ask a few times & be directed to the correct floor."

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2022

WhyHotel by Placemakr, San Jose
Sonesta ES Suites San Jose Airport
Sonesta ES Suites San Jose Airport
3 out of 5
1602 Crane Ct, San Jose, CA, 95112
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Jose. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (478 reviews)
"My only complaint would be that housekeeping kept knocking even though I had the "I'm sleeping in" sign on my door. Aside from that everything was satisfactory. Check-in and check-out employees were both extremely friendly and personable. Excellent front desk service!!"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2022

Sonesta ES Suites San Jose Airport
Studios Inn
Studios Inn
2 out of 5
348 S. Clover Ave, San Jose, CA, 95128
Stay at this aparthotel in San Jose. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Levi's Stadium and Westfield Valley Fair Shopping ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (7 reviews)
"Really awesome property"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2022

Studios Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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