San Jose Attractions

San Jose is the green city and its city's top attractions make most cities green with envy. Whether you're traveling or live in the city and want to do something educational, recreational or just plain fun, pick from one of our favorite city spots - to discover the best destinations in the city.

Happy Hollow Park Zoo
Discover animal amusement and attractions at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose. Yes, it's true, this tiny little 16-acre zoo is home to 140 animals from lions to tigers to bears and big roller coaster amusement park entertainment. There's even a critter hospital and puppet theater.

Address: 1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112 - MAP
Phone: (408) 794-6400
Web: www.hhpz.org

Japanese Friendship Garden
The Japanese Friendship Garden is a picture-perfect paradise located at Kelly Park in San Jose. Enjoy 6 acres of lush landscapes, waterfalls and ponds. The garden is a living symbol of the "Sister City" relationship between Okayama, Japan and San Jose. Picture perfect memories are captured at this garden attraction.

Address: 1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95106 - MAP
Phone: (408) 277-2757
Web: www.sjparks.org

History Park
Travel back in time at San Jose's History Park. Walk through 27 original and reproduced buildings from the 1800s and 1900s. The town setting has an authentic town bank, print shop, fire station and trolley barn. The Park also hosts special events which have included rare vintage automobile shows. If you're looking to explore history in San Jose, this park is the ultimate historical attraction.

Address: 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112 - MAP
Phone: (408) 287-2290
Web: www.historysanjose.org

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Kings, Pharaohs and Mummies reside at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. See the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America. Discover Egyptian ancient burial and worship practices and learn about their daily life and trades. This attraction may even inspire you to become an Egyptologist!

Address: 1342 Naglee Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126 - MAP
Phone: (408) 947-3635
Web: www.egyptianmuseum.org

Winchester Mystery House
For the spookiest attraction in the city, visit the most famous address in San Jose, the Winchester Mystery House; built by Sarah Winchester, the widow of the gun magnate William Winchester. Legend has it; the widow took 38 years to build the extravagant Victorian mansion with 160 rooms, 47 fireplaces and 950 doors with the help of spirits and nightly séances. Enter at your own risk.

Address: 525 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128 - MAP
Phone: (408) 247-2101
Web: www.winchestermysteryhouse.com

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Enjoy a kaleidoscope of contemporary art and cool events at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Avant garde, still life and brilliant social multi-media installations take center stage at this popular art attraction. For a full day of art appreciation step across the street to view the San Jose Art Museum.

Address: 560 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113 - MAP
Phone: (408) 283-8155
Web: www.sjica.org