An attraction made famous by the author John Steinbeck. There are many quaint shops and restaurants surrounding this historic site in Northern California.
A 1.5 hour drive from downtown San Jose
Felton Roaring Camp
Enjoy a scenic train ride through the nature's magnificent redwoods.
A 45 minute drive from downtown San Jose
Tel: (831) 335-4400
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Take a drive down the Pacific Coast to enjoy the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. It brings visitors up close with the rich marine life found along California's coast.
A 1.5 hour drive from downtown San Jose
Tel: (831) 648-4888
Napa Valley Wine Train
Take a drive up to the Napa Valley, famous for its vineyards, and enjoy beautiful scenery and great wine.
A two hour drive time from downtown San Jose
Tel: (707) 253-2111
See the world-famous sights and tourist attractions of San Francisco: Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz, Union Square and Chinatown.
One hour drive from downtown San Jose
Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk
This is the west coast's only remaining seaside amusement park. The area is known for its warm, sunny beaches and magnificent views.
45 minutes to one hour from downtown.
Tel: (831) 426-7433
Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries
Enjoy seasonal wine and food events in the Santa Cruz Mountains. A 45 minute drive from downtown San Jose.
Cooper-Garrod Vineyards: Tel: (408) 867-7116
Bargetto Winery: Tel: (408) 475-2258
Byington Winery and Vineyard: Tel: (408) 354-1111
Obester Winery: Tel: (650) 726-9463
Savannah Chanel Vineyards: Tel: (408) 741-2930
Winchester Mystery House
525 Winchester Blvd., San Jose 95128
Winchester Mystery House is a mansion with a remarkable history. Sarah Winchester, heiress of the Winchester Rifle fortune, moved from Connecticut to San Jose in 1884 and bought a small farmhouse. Convinced by a medium that its expansion would exorcise the spirits of those killed by the rifle, she kept builders laboring on the house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 38 years, until her death in 1922. The result is a bizarre complex of 160 rooms, including stairs that lead nowhere and windows set into floors.
3.49 miles from downtown San Jose
Tel: (408) 247-2000
Paramount's Great America Amusement Park
2401 Agnew Rd., Santa Clara 95052
The best amusement park in Northern California packs a wide variety of attractions into its 100-acre site. The park is divided into several different areas, each one designed to evoke various regions of the United States. Along with high-speed roller coasters many rides incorporate themes from films and television shows produced by Paramount Studios. Open-air pop concerts are often held on summer evenings in the large amphitheater.
5.89 miles from downtown San Jose
Intel Corporation's Robert Noyce Building
2200 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara 95052
At the Intel Museum in Santa Clara, you can experience the power of computer chips first hand, and the evolution of their development. Explore the pages of the site and interact with their Web movies to learn more about the museum and computer chips.
5.51 miles from downtown San Jose
SAN JOSE SHOPPING
Great Mall of the Bay Area
This is the largest shopping mall in the Bay Area, with over 150 outlet stores. Following are some of the stores that you will find:
Burlington Coat Factory,
Saks Fifth Avenue,
Phone: (800) MALL-BAY
Stanford Shopping Center
The Bay Area's premier shopping and dining experience with 140 world-class stores and restaurants set in a beautiful garden environment. Following are some of the stores that you will find:
Tiffany & Co.
Phone: (800) 772-9332
Valley Fair Mall
Valley Fair is a smoke-free environment with 165 specialty shops and 14 restaurants. The shopping outlet is located approximately two miles from The Fairmont San Jose.
Phone: (800) 959-FAIR
Inspired by the grand boulevards of Europe and America, Santana Row was born. Part of the South Bay's diverse and innovative community, Santana row's 40 acres include:
200 world-class boutiques and shops,
Public parks and plazas,
Open air cafes with outdoor entertainment,
Twice-weekly traditional Farmer's Market,
'CineArts' Movie theatre
For more information, please visit their website.
SAN JOSE GOLF
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Beautiful 27-hole public golf course nestled in the Almaden foothills of San Jose. Full pro shop, driving range, chipping area and three putting greens surrounding the snackbar.
23600 McKean Road, San Jose
Tel: (408) 323-5200
Coyote Creek Golf Club
Coyote Creek Golf Club is a 36-hole public course featuring a Jack Nicklaus signature design.
1 Coyote Creek Golf Drive, San Jose
Tel: (408) 463-0622
Half Moon Bay Golf
Two spectacular 18-hole championship golf courses are available for tournament or customized group outings. Features spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
2000 Fairway Drive, Half Moon Bay
Tel: (650) 726-4438
Pasatiempo Golf Club
An Alister MacKenzie design since 1929. A classic layout with rolling fairways, treacherous bunkers and awesome greens. Rated in the top 100 golf courses of America.
18 Clubhouse Road, Santa Cruz
Tel: (831) 459-9183
Hiddenbrooke Country Club
An 18-hole, Arnold Palmer signature designed golf course and country club tucked into the Solano County hills of Northern California. This challenging 72-par championship golf course has majestic views, undulating fairways, and excellent course conditions. Hiddenbrooke was voted one of "America's Best New Courses" in 1996 by course architects in Golf Digest Magazine.
2727 Orion Drive, Vallejo
Tel: (707) 557-8181
The San Jose HP Pavillion is home to the NHL's San Jose Sharks.
Come experience the excitement of professional hockey!
San Jose Sharks website
Yoga in Union
Flow- and Yin-style yoga are now available in the heart of downtown San Jose, California.
42 S. First Street, Suite A, El Paseo Court
Tel: (408) 299-0707