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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is a family-friendly zoo that doubles as an amusement park. Located on sixteen acres, Happy Hollow features many popular features like its carousel, roller coaster, petting zoo, and puppet theatre. Although the rides are enjoyable, visitors will love the animal exhibits just as well. Stroll the gro…
Lake Cunningham Park
Lake Cunningham's acres of open space and 50-acre lake offer something for everyone. One of the park's darlings is a 68,000 square feet, Regional Skate Park (LCRSP) which is the largest skate park in California and features the world's largest cradle, tallest vert wall, and largest full pipe. LCRSP offers a wide variety of …
Lick Observatory
On the forefront of astronomical research since 1888 (before there was even a road up Mount Hamilton) the Lick Observatory is nothing short of an icon, with its foundation set firmly in Silicon Valley innovation and technological prowess. Beyond the stunning views from 4,209 feet above the valley, the brilliant history of h…
San Jose Sharks
The city bleeds teal for their resident NHL Hockey team the San Jose Sharks. If you're in town during hockey season (September -April) be sure to visit the SAP Center ( known locally as the Shark Tank) to root on the team to victory. From the antics of the best mascot in the business (SJ Sharkie) and the theme from Jaws dur…
SilverCreek Sportsplex
A truly unique sports, fitness, and events complex featuring state-of-the-art amenities and expert staff, all under one roof. The Silver Creek Sportsplex offers something for everyone including, ice and roller hockey, indoor soccer, flag football, box lacrosse, martial arts, roller skating, badminton, baseball, futsal, dodg…
West Wind Capitol Drive-In
Family owned and operated from day one, the West Wind Capital Drive-In knows how to entertain and they do so in spades. Crystal clear digital projection on huge screens of first run movies (at the same time as indoor theaters) and even midnight screenings of major releases help pack this place nightly. Bring your own food i…
Bowlmor
This is not your grandfather’s bowling alley. With plush lounge seating, multi-media screens, a state of the art sound system and a full service bar, what’s not to like? What a private bowling experience,  the Back 9, with 9 lanes and a dedicated bar is right up your alley. And, check out the full bar and menu HERE.
Brigadoon Park
With 5.5 acres of park made especially unique courtesy of giant, concrete slides that scale the side of the large hill at the park, Brigadoon is a favorite local gem. Use the cardboard usually at the base of the slides to go faster, if you dare! Picnic and BBQ sites available.
Broadway San Jose
Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is where Silicon Valley finds the New York Broadway Theater Experience. Performances take place at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, an historic 2,677 seat theater in the middle of Downtown. Whether you live in San Jose or are visiting our city for business; whether …
Calabazas Park
Calabazas Park features the largest city-funded BMX course of its kind in the Bay Area and with few rivals in the rest of California. The park and the BMX course are open one hour after sunrise and closes one hour after sunset; however, the course will remain closed if the ground is deemed too wet for usage
California's Great America
Fill your day with roller coasters, live shows, concerts, fireworks, amusement park food favorites and even a water park at the iconic California's Great America. Thrills for every age are ready to rock your world and run you ragged. New rides and attractions are introduced every year and special events like the nightmarish…
Camera 3 Cinema
From cult classics and blockbusters to foreign films and shorts, this theater has it all. Camera 3 often is plays a part in local film festival screening and hosts Comedy Sportz  on Fridays and Saturdays and you can find Psycho Donuts in the lobby. Comfortable, clean, independent, state-of-the-art AV makes this a great plac…
Children's Discovery Museum
Visit Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose where you can expect to test, crank, listen, prod and tinker. One of the largest museums of its kind in the nation, CDM's 150 interactive exhibits lead visitors to explore, understand and enjoy the world. Over 28,000 sq. ft. of discovery awaits you! Download Meeting Spec Sheet …
City National Civic
Built in 1934 in the California mission style of architecture, the Civic holds 2,850 fans and has been played by legendary acts like Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, The Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, just to name a few. It continues to host performers that have achieved international or national acclaim and…
CMT San Jose
CMT San Jose was founded in 1968 to create a community-based children’s theater in San Jose. It is now one of the nation’s largest youth musical theater and training programs of its kind. The mission of CMT is to train and educate today’s youth through musical theater to set and achieve high artistic and personal goals, and…
ComedySportz
Not comedy about sports, but comedy played as a sport! Finally, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family. It's ComedySportz, an award-winning interactive comedy show where two teams of "act-letes" compete for audience laughs and points while improvising scenes, games, operas and musicals based on audi…
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
In 2003 San Jose State University and the City of San Jose came together to form a unique partnership to offer joint library services to citizens of San Jose and SJSU students and faculty. The 8 story library is home to 30 award-winning art installations and hosts weekly events from book fairs and author signings to poetry …
Emma Prusch Farm Park
This farm and park is home to San José's largest barn where 4H livestock projects are housed; animals vary throughout the year so keep coming back to see what is around. The park also features robust community gardens, a rare historic fruit orchard, and acres of open grass perfect for picnicking, kite flying, games and rela…
Gilroy Gardens
Gilroy Gardens is a beautiful California amusement park, located just 45 minutes south from downtown San Jose and is the only California theme park with a horticultural theme. Ideal for families with young children and garden lovers, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park features 21 rides, 27 attractions, 6 majestic gardens and …
Guadalupe River Park and Gardens
Take in the fresh air, nature and sunshine at Guadalupe River Park and Gardens buy foot, bike or even Segway. Enjoy nature at its best on the 3 mile stretch of park that winds through the center of the city and up behind Little Italy. Something is always happening at the park, including concerts, 5K runs, classes, and festi…
Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice
Palm trees, sunshine, holiday fun, San Joseans know how to celebrate the holidays, with Downtown Ice. Constructed each year, this ice rink under the stars makes use of the typically great weather the city enjoys from mid November to early January. Skate rental, theme nights, thousands of twinkling lights synchronized to hol…
History Park at Kelley Park
Walking in to History Park at Kelley Park is literally like taking a step back in time. The historical and cultural campus featuring 19 partner organizations who each tell their own history in their own words, captures the beginnings of San Jose in a fresh, fun, authentic, educational and fascinating way. With an event …
Levi's Stadium
Levi's Stadium embodies "ultimate fan experience," where it's a Taylor Swift Concert or a San Francisco 49ers game you are attending. Top notch food, views, amenities and fun is awaiting you. Tours are recommended for a unique a behind-the-scenes look at a professional stadium, and includes a stop at the 49ers Museum. As on…
Montgomery Theater
Built in 1936, this theater retains its historic charm and offers audiences an intimate experience for every performance. This 468 seat theater is home to CMT San Jose and Lyric Theatre. The beautiful courtyard outside the main lobby of the theater makes for a perfect reception area for any event. Download Meeting Spec She…
Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center
The Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center offers the finest outdoor sports facility in Northern California. With 9+ grass fields and 2 lighted stadium turf fields, the Center has become a major destination for soccer and lacrosse tournaments, football, cheer events and rugby league games. The turf fields are lined and equipped …
Raging Waters
Visitors flock to Lake Cunningham to visit Raging Waters, a popular San Jose amusement park. With its water slides and pools, Raging Waters is fun for people of all ages, but it is an extraordinarily family-friendly venue that is the perfect place to bring kids when you're visiting San Jose. Considered the largest water par…
San Jose Bike Party
San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time each third Friday of each month. The start up location and route is rotated monthly, announced 24 hours before the party, and each ride is themed! Music, Food Trucks and more await you at the end of your route and crowds of participants join ea…
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Built in 1972 by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts offers large windows throughout the entryways, providing plenty of natural light and spectacular views of downtown San Jose. Inside you'll find a fabulous 2,608 seat space with top-notch staging capabilities. The Center hosts maj…
San Jose Earthquakes
Ideal for anyone who enjoys soccer, an Earthquakes game is filled with lots of excitement. Catch the team at the stunning outdoor Avaya Stadium which offers an experience every bit as excellent as its reputation. One of the best kept secrets for those who are not die hard MLS fans, a Quakes game is a fantastic outing.
San Jose Giants
The San Jose Giants are a Minor League professional baseball team in the Class A Advanced California League and has been affiliated with the San Francisco Giants since 1988 (boasting the longest current working agreement in the League.) The San Jose Giants play in historic Municipal Stadium and have afford hundreds of thous…
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Located in the Downtown core with its own parking garage, the Convention Center boasts 372,754 sq. ft. of total space, is connected to two hotels, is within walking distance of 5 additional hotels, multiple visual and performing arts facilities and an abundance of restaurants. The Center and its surroundings are connected b…
San Jose Spiders

The Spiders represent San Jose in the American Ultimate Disc League, the premier sports league for Ultimate Frisbee. The Spiders have the biggest and most enthusiastic fan base in the Western Conference. Any sport is a lot of fun when there are over 1000 screaming fans in the stands joining the action. The players definitel…

SAP Center
SAP Center hosts large concert events, Olympic and sporting championships, and is affectionately referred to as the "Shark Tank" because the arena is home to the San Jose Sharks, the local national hockey team. Plenty of food an beverage vendors are available inside the arena. Download Meeting Spec Sheet HERE.
Sharks Ice
Sharks Ice at San Jose is the largest ice skating facility in California and the official training facility of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks. The state-of-the-art facility hosts hundreds of events annually including, National Championship hockey tournaments, corporate events and birthday parties of all sizes. Sharks Ice is 170,…
Silicon Valley Roller Girls
The Silicon Valley Roller Girls; in a word, fierce. Gather a few friends to witness the intense derby action that is fun and appropriate for the whole family. Roller derbies have been enjoying a resurgence in popularity in the last several years and San Jose is leading the jam. SVRG is also deeply committed to community cha…
SLG Art Boutiki and Gallery
SLG Publishing's Art Boutiki & Gallery is San Jose's swankiest spot for comic books, graphic novels and cool stuff. The gallery/store is stocked with the complete line of SLG comics and other products as well as select comics, graphic novels and toys from other publishers and producers. The Boutiki is also the home to s…
Teatro Vision
Teatro Visión is a Chicano/Latino theater company with a mission to celebrate culture, nurture community, and inspire vision... through engagement, education, and performance. Our work is nationally recognized for creating an empowering sense of identity, building respect and understanding, and exploring the social and psyc…
The Tech Museum
The Tech Museum of Innovation is a Silicon Valley landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most innovative place on Earth. The 132,000 sq. ft. museum is one of the nation’s premier science and technology museums. Through fun, hands-on experiences and one-of-a-kind floor programs, many supported by Stanford and NASA, t…
Theatre on San Pedro Square
The Theatre on San Pedro Square puts on various performances each year from plays to musical performances and more. The Tabard Theatre Company, which calls the Theatre on San Pedro Square home base, is a community-based theatre group that puts on revered performances and also hosts various workshops in support of the theatr…
Winchester Mystery House
Featured by Good Morning America in 2010, this is the house that Sarah, the troubled Winchester rifle heiress, built. Seeking a way to rid herself of the spirits of those killed by the “Gun that Won the West,” Sarah sought the advice of a medium. That consultation resulted in Sarah spending decades, as well as her $20 milli…