25 Best Things to Do in San Jose (CA)

The city of San Jose is the third largest in California and the tenth largest in the whole of the United States based upon population. The area is now known for its booming high tech industry and has gained the nickname ‘Capital of Silicon Valley’. It is not cheap to live in this city and to purchase property you need to be fairly affluent. The city has a colorful history that includes the Spanish as well as the Mexicans. You will see as you look through the list many places to visit that look at the history of this great city. So without further waiting let us have a look at the top 25 things to do in San Jose.

1. Visit The Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House

Source: Flickr

Winchester Mystery House

If you are looking for something a little different, then this might just be the thing. Initially the house was the property of Sarah Winchester, she was the widow of William Winchester, a famous gun magnate. Sarah Winchester inherited a huge amount of wealth when he passed away and construction on this strange house started soon after. The legend has it that the property took 38 years to construct, and work was forever ongoing until the day that Sarah Winchester herself died. The building was built from the ground up and is an interesting maze of rooms and alcoves with no real plan behind them.

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25 Best Things to Do in San Jose (CA):

  • Winchester Mystery House: Flickr
  • Tech Museum Of Innovation: Flickr
  • Children’s Discovery Museum: Flickr
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum: Flickr
  • San Jose Heritage Rose Garden: wikimedia
  • Basilica Of St. Joseph: Flickr
  • Alum Rock Park: Flickr
  • Happy Hollow Zoo Entrance: Flickr
  • The Japanese Friendship Garden in San Jose’s Kelley Park: Flickr
  • San Jose Flea Market: Flickr
  • San Jose Museum of Art: Flickr
  • San Jose History Park: Flickr
  • San Jose McEnery Convention Center: Flickr
  • Japantown, San Jose: Hide Inada / shutterstock
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail: Flickr
  • Museum of Quilts & Textiles: Flickr
  • Santana Row: Flickr
  • San Jose City Hall: Flickr
  • Skyline Boulevard: Wikimedia
  • Hayes Mansion: Flickr
  • Shoreline Park: Flickr
  • Portuguese Historical Museum san jose: traveljee
  • Guadalupe River Trail by bike: Flickr
  • Villa Montalvo: Flickr
  • Viet Museum: Flickr
  • San Jose: Flickr