- Our list of the best things to do in San Jose, California, features the top 534 nearby activities — including 156 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- San Jose, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Food & Drink, Entertainment & Shows, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 38 things to do within the city of San Jose, CA , followed by 496 popular activities in nearby cities, including Los Altos, Livermore, San Carlos, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Saratoga, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Fremont, Newark, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Union City, Santa Clara, Redwood City, Pleasanton, Menlo Park, Hayward, Campbell, Belmont, Aptos, Santa Cruz, Gilroy, Capitola, San Francisco, Dublin and Castro Valley
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Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields and engage in virtual reality adventures.
The perfume of roses wafts out of San Jose's Municipal Rose Garden, located at the intersection of Naglee Avenue and Dana Avenue. This beautiful and fragrant garden contains thousands of individual rose plants and dozens of rose varieties.
San Jose's Children's Discovery Museum is intended to introduce babies, toddlers and young children to the fascinating world around them. The exhibits are meant to be touched, explored, climbed on and otherwise manipulated.
Far from an ordinary street market, San Pedro Square Market, is a gathering place for visitors to relax and enjoy an afternoon. More than 20 vendors sell their wares, fine foods, coffee, and more, with live music and special events.
Located in San Jose, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum features huge collections of Egyptian art and artifacts. Its extensive holdings are larger than any other Egyptian collections west of the Mississippi River.
Home of the San Jose Sharks, the HP Pavilion is a huge sports arena in San Jose, California. It is also a major performance venue for musical groups such as the Eagles, KISS, New Kids on the Block and New Direction.
Children love coming to the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose, California. It is an entire zoo geared for children. Visitors interact with dozens of animals and enjoy presentations by zoo staff and costume characters.
A retro styled drive-in movie venue, the West Wind Capitol 6 Drive-In shows Hollywood new releases with all digital projection. The theater hosts promotions like family fun nights, and features a snack bar.
The Camera 12 Cinema is a 12 theater movie multiplex that shows a combination of new Hollywood releases and classics, art house films, foreign films, and cult favorites. The theater offers a variety of promotions and special events.