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Downtown San Jose at California

Downtown San Jose

28 North First Street #1000San JoseCalifornia 95113
408-279-1775
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Downtown San Jose

As the beating heart of California's famous Silicon Valley, downtown San Jose is truly a city of contrasts. With ultra modern, glass and metal buildings and high-tech business headquarters flanked by stunning historic landmarks and quiet neighborhoods filled with Victorian homes plus a myriad of restaurants, eclectic shopping and world-class museums, this city center offers visitors the best combination of urban flair and small town charm.

Details

Parking -

Parking is available at several lots and at metered on-street spaces.

Directions -

Downtown San Jose is located off Highway 87 and Highway 280.

Events


  • Music in the Park
  • Short Film Festival
  • San Jose Jazz Festival
  • Christmas in the Park
  • Silicon Valley Restaurant Sevens Bar & Grill Week

Activities

  • Farmers market
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Kids' activities
  • Professional sports

KALEID Gallery

This unique gallery exhibits local art from more than 60 artists in a huge retail space where visitors can browse and shop. Offering everything from painting and sculpture to jewelry and ceramics, KALEID is the perfect place to see the work of seasoned artists and discover new ones. Special exhibits and artist lectures are offered on the first Friday of the month and the monthly $2 art sale is a popular event. www.kaleidgallery.com

Grab a quick bite at Muchos! Taqueria

This family-owned restaurant serves up delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine in a casual setting. A regular award-winner, Muchos! incorporates the freshest ingredients and organic meats into dishes like roasted chicken burritos, steak enchiladas and sizzling fajitas, all complemented by a myriad of homemade salsas and sauces. Open daily, 9am-2:30am. www.muchostaqueria.com

FAQs

  • What are some fun family things to do?


    The Children’s Discovery Museum offers plenty of hands-on fun for younger children. Older kids will love the Tech Museum of Innovation, where they can explore the world of science with interactive exhibits and an IMAX theater. If you’re visiting during the holidays, the Christmas in the Park event is a definite must see!
  • What museums are worth checking out?


    The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum offers a fabulous look at Egyptian history and culture. The Museum of Quilts & Textiles is a unique spot to see woven and wearable art. And, the San Jose Museum of Art is chock full of great exhibits and a good café.

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