Sports and Recreation


  • 193 parks
  • 54 miles of trails
  • 15 local and regional golf courses


With over 300 days of sunshine there’s no better place than San Jose to watch or get in the game. If spectating is your ticket, you are in luck. Various major and minor league sports teams call San Jose home including the San Jose Sharks (NHL), San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) and the San Jose Giants (minor league baseball). With sports complexes such as the SAP Center at San Jose, Silver Creek Sportsplex and Sharks Ice, San Jose hits a home run by attracting major sporting events such as the USA Gymnastics 2012 Olympic Trials, the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, first and second-round games of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship as well as the annual Amgen Tour of California, SAP Open and the Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon.


Tee up a visit to Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, Los Lagos, Santa Teresa Golf Club, Eagle Ridge Golf Course, Coyote Creek Golf Club (the only Jack Nicklaus golf course in the Bay Area) or any of San Jose’s 15 world class golf courses. One of the Best Golf Cities in America according to Golf Magazine, San Jose is also just a short drive from the legendary Pebble Beach courses.


Almaden Lake Park is the South Bay’s only beachfront swim area and offers up windsurfing, paddle boating, picnicking, bocce and volleyball along with its spectacular view. Take on the challenge of the Coyote Creek Trail’s 22 miles by bike, foot or even Segway and take in an abundance of wildlife while you are at it. Feeling a bit more extreme? Try on Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park (the largest skate park in California) or Calabazas BMX Park (the Bay Area’s largest city-funded BMX park) for size. Or you can take a spin on the full-sized outdoor velodrome at Hellyer Park, one of only six banked, 333-meter oval bicycle tracks on the entire west coast. San Jose also has you covered with hip and exciting indoor and evening recreation at places like The Studio (an indoor climbing gym) in the heart of Downtown.

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