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Women enjoying cocktails outdoors at the GranView Restaurant with the sun setting over the Silicon Valley in the background


Experience San Jose like a local while still visiting the most popular tourist attractions. These travel itineraries will help you make the most of your visit, no matter how long you’re here.

San Pedro Square Market

48 Hours in San Jose

So much to see, so little time! Make the most of your short stay in San Jose with this checklist of must-see places and must-try restaurants. Your 48-hour adventure starts now.

Hiker crossing a log looking up at the massive redwood trees in Big Basin State Park

Big Basin Hike and Wine Adventure

Hike among towering redwood groves that are the oldest living creatures on earth and twice the size of the Statue of Liberty. Big Basin Redwoods State Park is only a short drive from San Jose and should be top on your list of places to visit during your stay.

A fountain with a gorgeous sunset background on Mount Hamilton

Couples Weekend Getaway

Beautiful scenery, incredible attractions and fantastic food and wine — San Jose is the perfect setting for your weekend getaway. Relax and reconnect during your stay in San Jose.

People viewing the giant refractor telescope at Lick Observatory

San Jose History Tour

Fun fact for the history buffs traveling to San Jose: the city predates California and was the first civilian settlement in what was then known as Nueva California. When the state of California was founded in 1850, San Jose became the first capital and has been an important place in California history since the city was founded in 1777. You’ll be delighted by the the vast historic experiences and sights waiting to be discovered, as San Jose’s vibrant past is celebrated by people, places and events throughout the city.