Select from an Engaging Array of Things to Do in San Jose
OUR HOTEL PLACES YOU NEAR SAN JOSE'S TOP THINGS TO DO
Embark on an adventure during your visit to Sheraton San Jose Hotel. Located near San Jose's top things to do, including Levi's Stadium, Santana Row and California's Great America, our hotel is well-placed for travelers of all types to the Silicon Valley area.
Head to the SAP Center to catch a San Jose Sharks hockey game, a special event or a concert. The popular indoor arena hosts approximately 150 events ever year.
Home to the beloved San Francisco 49ers, Levi's Stadium is located near our Milpitas hotel. It is the area's premier sporting and events stadium, playing host to an array of world-class concerts throughout the year.
This eco-friendly soccer stadium hosts Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes.
The stadium also boasts North America's largest outdoor bar!
An outdoor auditorium featuring hi-definition surround sound and an expansive lawn with wide screens; if your favorite music artist will be visiting the Bay Area for a concert tour, expect it to be at Shoreline Amphitheatre. The venue regularly hosts both classical and contemporary artists.
SAN PEDRO SQUARE
A meet-up place for foodies and music lovers, this vibrant open-air market was named one of the ”Top 100 Places to See Live Music” in the U.S. by Rukkus.com and features over 20 unique vendors offering everything from international tapas to hand-made home goods.
SAN JOSE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Built in 1972 by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the Center for the Performing Arts presents major performances from Broadway San Jose and other organizations. The building also features spectacular views of downtown San Jose.
Recognized as one of the last remaining historical Japantowns in the United States, “J Town” is for those seeking a taste of authentic Japanese culture. Visit the Sunday farmer’s market and stroll stall-to-stall enjoying fresh produce, baked goods, sweet treats, and more. The neighborhood is very walkable and plays host to traditional Japanese cultural events throughout the year.
Mission Santa Clara and Santa Clara University
First established in 1777, the historic Mission Santa Clara is a consecrated Roman Catholic church situated on the campus of Santa Clara University, which is the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California.
The Intel Museum is 10,000 square feet of behind the scenes fun and interactive learning for both kids and adults. See what it’s like inside an ultra-clean, highly automated silicon chip factory, and connect with the latest technologies about to change the ways we work, learn, play, and communicate.
TRITON MUSEUM OF ART
For 50 years, the Triton Museum of Art has been a venue where local artists exhibit their work alongside regional and national artists, collecting contemporary and historical works with an emphasis on artists of the Greater Bay Area.
Local Family Activities
CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA
One of Northern California's most popular things to do, California's Great America is a 100-acre amusement park featuring thrill rides, live entertainment and a waterpark. Great America is open late March through early November.
Experience fine shopping, dining and entertainment at the nearby Santana Row. This upscale retail destination features a movie theatre, an endless assortment of shops and more than 35 dining options. Enjoy free events year-round, including Mommy & Me Kids' Club activities, yoga and more.
Play your way through one of three challenging miniature golf courses. The park also boasts laser tag, a “Lazer Maze,” bumper cars, and a huge video game arcade.
WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE
Wander through 110 of the 160 rooms of this Victorian mansion, claimed to be haunted, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress.
ROARING CAMP RAILROAD
Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Roaring Camp is a reproduction of an 1880s mill town, featuring heritage activities and known for its two unique rail excursions; The Redwood Forest Steam Train, which rambles up Bear Mountain through the area’s famous redwood forest, and The Santa Cruz Beach Train, a scenic three-hour trip along the San Lorenzo River to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
An ideal outing for any train aficionado to get a historic glimpse of California’s golden past.