Must-see attractions in San Jose

  • April 2, 2016: Exterior of the Winchester Mystery House with statues and a fountain.

    Winchester Mystery House

    San Jose

    This ridiculous yet fascinating Victorian mansion is filled with 160 mostly non-utilitarian rooms with dead-end hallways and a staircase that runs up to a…

  • USA, California, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Tech Museum of Innovation - stock photo

Tech Interactive museum 

Exterior, 2006

    Tech Interactive

    San Jose

    Opposite Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose's excellent technology museum examines subjects from robotics to space exploration, and genetics to virtual…

  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum devoted to the study of mysticism and metaphysics and all things Egyptian - San Jose, California

    Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

    San Jose

    West of downtown, this educational Egyptian museum is one of San Jose’s more unusual attractions. Its extensive collection includes statues, household…

  • History Park

    San Jose

    Historical buildings from all over San Jose have been brought together in this open-air history museum. The centerpiece is a scaled-down replica of the…


    San Jose

    A cutting-edge gallery highlighting themes by both established and emerging Latino artists, MACLA is one of the Bay Area's best community arts spaces,…

  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez

    San Jose

    This leafy square in the center of downtown was part of the original plaza of El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, and is the city's oldest public space…

  • San Jose Museum of Art

    San Jose

    With a permanent collection of 20th-century works and imaginative changing exhibits, the city’s central art museum is worth a quick look. The main…

  • Children’s Discovery Museum

    San Jose

    This science and creativity museum has hands-on displays incorporating art, technology and the environment, with plenty of toys and cool play-and-learn…

  • Cathedral Basilica of St Joseph

    San Jose

    At the top of the Plaza de Cesar Chavez, the pueblo’s first church was originally constructed of adobe brick in 1803. It was replaced three times due to…

  • Rosicrucian Park

    San Jose

    The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is the centerpiece of this peaceful park, west of downtown San Jose. Meditate as you stroll the walking labyrinth and…