Winchester Mystery House: The Winchester Mystery House was once owned by Sara Winchester, the famous widow of William Winchester of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
Los Gatos Creek Trail: From the edge of San Jose’s downtown, you hop on this lovely, ten-mile, ramble southward to Los Gatos itself.
Santana Row: So, heading to Santana Row is one of the best things to do in San Jose for anyone wanting a little retail therapy! You see, Santana Row is home to little boutiques, yummy foodie spots, and larger named shopping outlets where you can splash that cash.
San Jose Flea Market: Over 120 acres of farmland was transformed into what is now called the San Jose Flea Market and it’s totally amazing! Honestly, if you’re anything like me you’ll love a few hours exploring here.
Municipal Rose Garden: Sitting in the heart of San Jose, the Municipal Rose Garden is an idyllic little spot to chill for a little stroll.
Visit San Jose’s Museums: Housing a permanent collection of over 2,500 pieces of modern and contemporary art, the Museum of Art is one of the best things to do in San Jose if you’re something of an art fiend.
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum: Occupying an entire block, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is a totally interesting spot that transforms you back to a time of pharos and pyramids. Inside the complex is the iconic Rosicrucian Labyrinth, the temple for the Rosicrucian order, an alchemy exhibit and garden, and a research library that are all incredible to see.
Almaden Quicksilver County Park: Sitting on a former mining site, the Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a historical spot, park, and cultural destination all rolled into one lovely spot.
Japantown: Japantown (also called Jtown or Nihonmachi), is a popular neighbourhood to visit whilst exploring San Jose.
Plaza de Cesar Chavez: Right in the heart of San Jose, Plaza de Cesar Chavez is really easy to visit after exploring the Museum of Art and Tech Interactive.