San Jose Sports and Recreation

San Jose Sports and RecreationWhether you're an indoor or outdoor sports enthusiast, San Jose has excellent choices for your sports and recreational activities. We'll travel you to the parks, courses, and of course, get you to the Shark Tank! Check out our detailed list of the best sports action in town.

 

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Pro Sports

San Jose Earthquakes
Buck Shaw Stadium is home to the San Jose Earthquakes, a professional Major League Soccer team. The Quakes are two-time championship MLS Cup title holders. Bring your kids, and bring your friends to watch a game where the ball is always in motion and the hard-hitting sports action is up to par with American football!

Address: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050 - MAP
Phone: (408) 556-7700
Web: www.sjearthquakes.com

San Jose Sharks
Puck it up with the San Jose Sharks! "The Shark Tank" aka, HP Pavilion is home court, where the only thing cooler than the game is the pre-game entrance. Be ready for a show when the lights go low; a 17- foot shark drops from the rafters, and the goalie leads the team out of the locker room through the shark's mouth! The sports action heats up from there as the Sharks dominate on the ice.

Address: 525 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113 - MAP
Phone: (408) 287-7070
Web: www.sharks.nhl.com

San Jose Giants
Batter up! Catch America's favorite sport at the San Jose Municipal Stadium, home field to the San Jose Giants, a minor-league baseball team. The Giants have captured league championships from 1998 to as recent as 2010. During the game there's the "beer batter" tradition of serving free beer for 15 minutes to folks standing in the beer line when the opposing teams batter strikes out!

Address: 588 East Alma Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112 - MAP
Phone: (408) 297-1435
Web: www.sanjose.giants.milb.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Almaden Quicksilver County Park is home to the best hiking trails in San Jose, offering 4,000 acres brimming with spectacular natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Come enjoy recreation on the most beautiful hiking and equestrian trails, and paved bicycle and pedestrian trails this park has to offer.

Address: McAbee Road and Camden Avenue San Jose, CA 95120 - MAP
Phone: (408) 358-3741
Web: www.newalmaden.org

Los Gatos Creek Trail
Nature makes friends with walkers, joggers, bicyclists, skaters and dogs at San Jose's Los Gatos Creek Trail. You'll find every kind of outdoor recreation enthusiast on the 9.7-mile trail that enters and exits throughout the city. There's even room for nature lovers and plenty of shade, seating and water recreation for everyone.

Address: 1250 Dell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008 - MAP
Phone: (408) 356-2729
Web: www.sjparks.org

Coyote Creek Trail
Run on one of the longest recreation trail systems in San Jose at Coyote Creek Trail. You'll travel through several city and county parks along the way and enjoy the serene riparian environment. As you travel the trail, check out the artwork on the stone trail markers created by local artists.

Address: Coyote Creek Trail North - MAP
Web: www.sjparks.org

 

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Watersports

Any Water Sports
Dive into Any Water Sports, the premiere dive and swim center in San Jose. Open to all levels of divers from the beginner who wants to learn how to scuba dive and snorkel to the divers interested in traveling to exotic dive locations. Stop in and meet the knowledgeable staff for help about lessons or upcoming dive trips. This is the place to come if you're looking to enjoy water recreation in San Jose.

Address: 1344 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129 - MAP
Phone: (408) 244-4433
Web: www.anywater.com

Outback Adventures
Hold your kayak at Outback Adventures. Sign up for kayaking classes or take a kayaking adventure trip offered throughout California, the bay area and beyond. Exciting water recreation adventures are always being planned like the Full Moon Kayak Tour and Moonlight Paddles. Who said you can't have a mystical experience navigating your kayak by the moonlight?

Address: 43905 Hugo Terrace, Fremont, CA 94538 - MAP
Phone: (510) 440-8888
Web: www.outbackadventures.com

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

Santa Clara Paintball
Adrenaline junkies get their fix at Santa Clara Paintball in San Jose. Players run around a field playing hide and seek with sharp-shooter paint guns until everyone is knocked off but the last man standing. Two to forty players can hit the field where safety and fun go hand in hand.

Address: 2542 Monterey Highway, San Jose, CA 95111 - MAP
Phone: (408) 288-6855
Web: www.santaclarapaintball.com

Silver Creek Sportsplex
The Silver Creek Sportsplex is the largest indoor fitness and sports facility in San Jose! The massive state-of-the-art complex has roller hockey, indoor soccer, flag football, ice skating, box lacrosse, golf and so much more. There's a reason why they say, "you won't believe it until you see it"!

Address: 800 Embedded Way, San Jose, CA 95138 - MAP
Phone: (408) 225-1843
Web: www.silvercreeksportsplex.com

 

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Leisure

Parkway Lake
Catch plenty of catfish at Parkway Lake in San Jose. The lake is stocked weekly with trout, sturgeon and catfish. Bring the whole family to spend a day outdoors on the lake for hours of fishing fun and other recreation. You can also check the lake website to find out about upcoming fishing tournaments!

Address: 101 Metcalf Road, San Jose, CA 95138 - MAP
Phone: (408) 629-9111
Web: www.parkwaylake.com

South First Billiards
South First Billiards in San Jose is an uptown spin on a billiards club and lounge. The 14, 000-square-foot, high-end space has 29 billiard tables in play, signature cocktails and 12 micro and premium beers on tap, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and monthly live music events. It will be hard to hit the eight ball here!

Address: 420 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113 - MAP
Phone: (408) 294-7800
Web: www.sofapool.com

300
You won't be pinned down when you bowl at 300 San Jose, where bowling recreation with a twist is what these lanes are all about. The hippest bowling alley in the city offers nine private lanes, sports action on projection screens in an ultra plush lounge, with a full service bar and a menu with a delicious spin!

Address: 5420 Thornwood Drive, San Jose, CA 95123 - MAP
Phone: (408) 578-8500
Web: www.threehundred.com