From the rich agricultural community of the 20's, to its present day reputation as the Capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose is a destination that is sure to create an unforgettable experience. As the third largest city in California and the 11th largest city in the nation, San Jose has remained one of the country's best-kept secrets...a city revitalized and bustling with creativity and culture yet still embodies unique charm.
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113-2008
Phone: (408) 294-8324
Fax: (408) 279-7167
Technology from Silicon Valley and beyond comes alive in this unique museum featuring interactive exhibits for all ages. The Tech is a place about real technology...changing the way people work and play, create, harness and share information, how we innovate, how we do things differently. Featuring over 250 interactive exhibits, the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, a cafe and gift store packed with "only in Silicon Valley" items. For more information, contact The Tech at (408) 294-TECH (8324) or visit thetech.org
2200 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95052-8119
Phone: (408) 765-0503
Fax: (408) 765-1217
Self-guided, hands-on museum shows how computer chips are made and used. Guided group tours available by reservation, Intel Museum Store carries unique "high tech" clothing and souvenirs. Open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free Admission. For more information please go to: intel.com/go/museum.
1342 Naglee Ave.
San Jose, CA 95191
Phone: (408) 947-3635
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in the western United States -- including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era.
110 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 271-6880
Fax: (408) 294-2977
The San Jose Museum of Art presents a full range of exhibitions with a focus on works created during the 20th Century, including painting, sculpture, installations, photography, works on paper, and video. Museum Store, Cafe, and group event facilities. Public tours daily, group tours by appointment.
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110-2780
Phone: (408) 298-5437
Fax: (408) 298-6826
Children's Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum featuring over 150 interactive exhibits. Children of all ages are invited to test, prod, taste, crank and tinker in their striking purple building in Discovery Meadow.
Market Street/San Carlos Street (across the street from the Fairmont San Jose)
San Jose, CA
Phone: (408) 277-3900
Plaza de Cesar Chavez is home to year-round cultural celebrations, parades and exciting outdoor festivals. There's everything from concerts in the park, theater performed in the open air and spectacular traveling entertainment to street fairs, cook offs, arts and crafts and tempting foods -- all reflecting San Jose's rich diversity. Plaza de Cesar Chavez is located in downtown San Jose on Market Street between San Fernando and San Carlos streets across from the Fairmont Hotel. It is easily accessible by the Light Rail with nearby stops at the Convention Center and along Transit Mall.
525 South Winchester Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: (408) 247-2000
Fax: (408) 985-7913
The Winchester Mystery House, on of the world's most famous mansions, is the true legacy of Sarah Winchester who it is believed thought she would never die as long as construction continued on her elegant Victorian home. The famed mansion is a California State Historic Landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a San Jose City Landmark.
Tickets for tours of the historic 160 room Victorian mansion are $19.95 for adults 13-64, $16.95 for seniors, and $13.95 for children 6-12.
355 Santana Row
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: (408) 551-4600
Every city relies on vibrant neighborhoods. For most, this means a place to relax, shop, or meet a friend for coffee and a stroll along a sunny, tree-lined street. A real urban neighborhood has developed at Santana Row that provides a vibrant and diverse mix of shopping, dining, entertainment and living designed to enhance the individual experience.
The name is borrowed from Santana Park, a nearby half-acre park that has been incorporated into Santana Row.
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