Nestled in the bustling heart of the Silicon Valley, San Jose is a place where innovation thrives and fun is never too far away. From amusement parks and museums to a bustling arts and culture scene, the city offers guests of all ages a great many ways to enjoy themselves while they visit.
Savor the chance to see well-known works at the San Jose Museum of Art, housed in a former post office. Families with kids will love the Children’s Discovery Museum, with hands-on, interactive exhibits that give visitors the chance to explore science and technology in new and fun ways.Venture into the spooky Winchester Mystery House, an eccentric old mansion with oddities like staircases that go to the ceiling and doors that open to nowhere. For the best experience, go after dark for a flashlight tour. Walk like an Egyptian at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, with artifacts as old as the pyramids.Treat the young ones to a trip to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, with rides, amusements and of course all manner of creatures at which to gawk.
Not far away is the tranquil Japanese Friendship Garden, the perfect place to get away from the lights and sounds of the big city. The Municipal Rose Garden will also have you reaching for your camera. Or, for a true piece of serenity, visit the St. Joseph Cathedral, a beautifully ornate church in the heart of downtown. While you’re in the area, take a walking tour or pop into one of downtown’s many fantastic restaurants.
San Jose’s surrounding nature has much to explore as well. The landscape is dotted with wineries, each offering a unique local flavor. Tap into adventure at the Alum Rock Park for a hike, bike or picnic - or stay out of the rough at one of many rolling green fairways at a nearby golf course. If boating is more your speed, you’ll be in great company at Lake Cunningham Park.
Regardless of what your plans in San Jose may be, make the most of your stay by booking an IHG hotel. Friendly staff, comfortable accommodations and convenient locations promise that your next visit will be a great one.