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San Jose

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Snap photos of the surrounding mountains and enjoy the sunshine as you learn about innovation in the unofficial capital of Silicon Valley.

As a major player in the technology industry, San José is a modern city known for its scientific advances and informative museums. Bring your kids to this family-friendly community in the San Francisco Bay Area with many green spaces and ample opportunities for learning about the future.

San José’s forward-thinking philosophy is encapsulated by its iconic Children’s Discovery Museum. Enter the purple-walled complex for a world of science and technology across numerous exhibits. Let your kids do experiments in the Wonder Cabinet and produce works in the Art Loft. Walk north across the scenic Monopoly in the Park public games area. Consider a picnic on the Guadalupe River.

Nearby is The Tech Museum of Innovation, where kids will learn about internet safety and healthcare advances. Build a robot and review recent inventions. Watch a movie about nature and technology on the huge IMAX screen. Relax in the adjacent Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park year-round on one of San José’s many sunny days.

The city’s strength lies in its blending of urban features with parks and trails. Stroll along Los Gatos Creek Trail and Los Alamitos Creek Trail for excellent views of the mountainous suburbs. Wander along the paths of the stunning San José Municipal Rose Garden to see the elegant fountain amid pretty flowers.

Aside from nature and technology, the city has fascinating stories to tell. Take a guided tour of the eerie Winchester Mystery House to learn about an obsessive and disturbed rifle heiress and her haunted manor. Visit St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica for its acclaimed stained-glass windows and intricate pipe organ. Discover one of the largest collections of Egyptian relics in western North America at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

The city is 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of San Francisco in Northern California. Fly to the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport or the San Francisco International Airport. Get around the city by light rail or bus.

San José is a modern, green city at the height of modernity.

Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown
Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown
3 out of 5
282 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA
Fully refundable
The price is €104 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
Located in Downtown San Jose, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose Convention Center and San Jose Civic ...
3.9/5Good! (961 reviews)
"I can’t complain. I like the fact that there was Valet parking. And also the staff is really friendly. They make you feel like you’re at home. At least that’s how I felt. Thank you guys for your hard work."

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2021

Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Jose Airport
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Jose Airport
2.5 out of 5
2585 Seaboard Ave, San Jose, CA
The price is €105 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in North San Jose, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Rivermark Village, Intel Museum and Mission Santa Clara de Asis. Edward Peterman Museum of ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,130 reviews)
"This place is friendly and most of all clean! Amenities were very covid friendly 👍"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Jose Airport
The Westin San Jose
The Westin San Jose
4 out of 5
302 South Market Street, San Jose, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €112 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
Located in Downtown San Jose, this hotel is steps away from Montgomery Theater, San Jose Convention Center and San Jose Civic Auditorium. The Tech Interactive ...
4.2/5Excellent! (964 reviews)
"We enjoyed the showerhead. The hotel is beautiful but the amenities were disappointing. The gym was open but the bathrooms were not."

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

The Westin San Jose
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Large Deluxe Studio in San Jose Downtown
Large Deluxe Studio in San Jose Downtown
1442 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA
The price is €139 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
Situated in San Jose, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of San Pedro Square, SAP Center at San Jose and San Jose State University. San Jose Convention ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Nice place to stay
"Really enjoyed my stay here, nice and quiet and in a nice area!"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2019

Large Deluxe Studio in San Jose Downtown
Luxury Stay Near Santana Row for Vacation/business
Luxury Stay Near Santana Row for Vacation/business
San Jose, CA
The price is €199 per night from 27 Jul to 27 Jul
Located in West San Jose, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Winchester Mystery House and Santana Row Shopping Center. Westfield Valley Fair ...
3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
Don't stay here
"Would not recommend because of the myriad issues. First, sheets were very thin. Second, we were only given half a roll of toilet paper for our whole stay and had to resort to tissues. Third, the host told me I needed to check in later than advertised because of problems on his end without any apology ..."

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2021

Luxury Stay Near Santana Row for Vacation/business
Comfort in Downtown San Jose, CA
Comfort in Downtown San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA
Situated in San Jose, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and San Jose State University. San Jose Convention ...
Comfort in Downtown San Jose, CA
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