Unique San Jose Tours

Unique San Jose ToursDon't miss the nuances of San Jose, whether you want to explore its link to technology, ethnic and cultural neighborhoods or famous historical landmarks. Check out our list of favorite tours to get you on your way to discover the unexpected in Silicon Valley.

Tour San Jose's most famous haunted address, the Winchester Mystery House, built by the window of gun magnate William Winchester, Sarah Winchester. Legend has it that after the death of her husband and child she spent 38 years building the 160 room extravagant Victorian maze with the help of spirits and nightly séances.

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

Japanese Friendship Garden
The Japanese Friendship Gardens was dedicated to San Jose in 1966 by its sister city Okayama, Japan and designed after the famous Okayama Japanese gardens. You'll walk through the most stunningly beautiful gardens brimming with breathtaking colors surrounded by three ponds. Picture perfect memories are made here.

Address: 1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112 - MAP
Phone: (408) 287-2290
Web: www.sjparks.org

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Pay homage to the most famous man with a dream when you tour the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, located in downtown San Jose. You'll marvel at the sheer size of the building, spanning 475,000 square feet with over 1 million items and intriguing public artwork displayed throughout. It's simply one of the most accomplished community resources and free to visit.

Address: 150 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112 - MAP
Phone: (408) 808-2000
Web: www.sjlibrary.org

Link Observatory
The Link Observatory is the world's first mountain-top observatory. You'll travel 4,200 feet skyward on a winding road to reach the mountain top. On your tour of the facility, you'll learn about the importance of scientific astronomical research and see the enormous reflector telescope used by scientists to discover planets outside our solar system.

Address: 7281 Mount Hamilton Road, Mount Hamilton, CA 95140 - MAP
Phone: (408) 274-5061
Web: www.ucolick.org

LeGrande Affaire Limousine Service
LeGrande Affaire Limousine Service offers the best way to tour wineries surrounding San Jose. The expert staff plans your perfect day of sightseeing and wine tasting at the best wineries while you're treated to V.I.P. Red Carpet service. At the end of your trip you'll appreciate the complimentary keepsake photographs from your visits.

Address: 2590 Lafayette Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050 - MAP
Phone: (408) 988-4884
Web: www.legrandeaffaire.com

Japantown
Explore Japanese culture at Japantown San Jose, one of the last three authentic and historic Japantowns in America. Known as J-Town, you'll find great local markets, cultural dining and plenty of shops with imported goodies. Be sure to check out J- Town's events calendar in time to attend the San Jose Sake Festival!

Address: North 6th Street, San Jose, CA 95112 - MAP
Phone: (408) 923-4902
Web: www.japantownsanjose.org