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  • People mingling and dining on the front patio under the lit San Pedro Square Market sign
  • South 1st Street crowded with people attending the SoFA Street Fair
  • A group of ladies walking down First Street toward the California Theatre with it's historic marquee lit up
  • A guy on a bmx bike doing a trick on a cement block with buildings and palm trees in the background
  • People taking pictures posing in front of the giant mural along side of the historic Hotel DeAnza
  • A crowd of Sharks fans have some pre-game drinks on the patio at San Pedro Square Market
  • Patio happy hour at sunset overlooking downtown San Jose with the Bank of America Building in background
  • A 3-piece Jazz band performing for a full house at Cafe Stritch


Just four miles from the Mineta San Jose International Airport, you’ll find the heart of this bustling city in the streets of downtown San Jose.

With so much to do, be sure to plan your day ahead of time. One of your first stops should be at the Tech Museum of Innovation – after all, you’re in the tech hub of the world, Silicon Valley. Here, you can get hands-on with the latest technology that you won’t yet find in stores. Afterwards, surround yourself with the culture and history of San Jose with a history tour, or an afternoon at the San Jose Museum of Art or the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. And with over 250 multicultural restaurants to choose from it’s easy to refuel between activities.

SoFA Street Fair in SoFA District

For the ultimate nightlife experience, head over to the SoFA district for a specialty cocktail and live music at Café Stritch, or a night of dancing at The Continental Bar and Lounge. Be sure to take advantage of the San Jose Brew Bike for a fun day of exploring the dive bars and breweries of San Jose. However you plan your stay, you’ll feel the dynamic spirit of downtown and the true pulse of San Jose.

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