Have an Amazing Vacation in CaliforniaJanuary 23, 2019
As a major city in Silicon Valley, San Jose has a lot of interesting things to do. You can walk through its historic rose garden or fascinate your mind at The Tech Museum of Innovation. There are also excellent dining and shopping options in the city.
Best Hotels in San Jose
#1. Hyatt House San Jose/Silicon Valley
This hotel has suites and rooms available with separate living spaces and kitchens included in the suites. Complimentary breakfast is served to all guests. Other amenities include an exercise room, meeting rooms, a lounge equipped with a pool table, a bar and a 24/7 convenience store. Click here to learn more and even book a room there.
#2. Fairmont San Jose
You can relax at the spa or swim in the outdoor pool at this San Jose hotel. It also has a gym, 24-hour business center, bakery, three restaurants and a lobby lounge. You can book a room or suite; some rooms have a patio, and suites include living spaces.
#3. San Jose Marriott
Some rooms at San Jose Marriott have access to a rooftop terrace, mini-fridges and complimentary free breakfast. The hotel also has a steakhouse, a lobby bar, an outdoor pool, a business center, meeting rooms and an exercise room.
One of the top attractions in San Jose is Winchester Mystery House, a gorgeous mansion and historical landmark. Other points of interest include Santana Row, The Tech Museum of Innovation and Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. Santana Row is a popular shopping and dining district.
If you want to get out in nature, some of the city’s best areas are Alum Rock Park, Santa Teresa County Park and San Jose Municipal Rose Garden. Alum Rock Park is the oldest municipal park in California. It features mineral springs, creeks, sand volleyball pits, picnic areas and playgrounds. San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is a beautiful, historic rose garden that was recognized as “America’s Best Rose Garden” by the AARS.
Not your typical steakhouse, Rok Steakhouse & Grill serves steaks on volcanic rocks. You can also enjoy happy hour drinks, handcrafted beers, burgers, pasta and dessert. The steakhouse offers vegetarian options and a kid’s menu too.
A good pizza restaurant in San Jose is Premier Pizza. You have over 20 different unique pizzas to choose from, such as Spicy Chicken Serrano, Cheeseless Veggie, Steves Medley (smokey cream sauce, jalapenos, dole pineapple, fresh cilantro and other delicious toppings) and Creamy Garlic Chicken. Premier Pizza also offers half and half if you and your partner have different tastes.
If you want to go to the beach while you’re in San Jose, you’ll have to travel about 45 minutes away to Santa Clara for the closest beaches. Seacliff State Beach, Hidden Beach Park, Capitola Beach and New Brighton State Beach are beautiful, sandy beaches in Santa Clara. If you like cove beaches, then head for Davenport Cove Beach. Whether you like busy or secluded beaches, you can find one near San Jose.
San Jose has plenty of interesting sights, delicious restaurants and fascinating landmarks to experience. Beaches are close-by in the surrounding areas if hitting some California beaches is important for you during your visit. All of the ideas on what to do in San Jose listed above will keep you busy during your stay in the golden state.