Things to Do in San Jose
EXPLORE THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN SAN JOSE NEAR THE SHERATON SAN JOSE HOTEL
Whether you're looking for local entertainment, culture, or treating your family to a thrilling day in the South Bay, Sheraton San Jose offers easy access to the top things to do in San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and Palo Alto.
- Avaya Stadium
- Levi's Stadium
- San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
- San Pedro Square
- SAP Center
- Shoreline Amphitheatre
- Intel Museum
- Santa Clara University
- Triton Museum of Art
- California's Great America
- Roaring Camp Railroad
- Santana Row
- Winchester Mystery House
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Experience the excitement and energy of a professional NHL hockey game or sing and dance to Grammy Award winning performers at SAP Center. The indoor arena is home to the San Jose Sharks, hosts major concert tours and more.
Home to the NFL San Francisco 49ers and the 49ers Museum, the new Levi's Stadium is the area's most high-tech sports and entertainment venue. In addition to football games, the stadium hosts music tours 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
Located just four miles from our hotel, California's Great America is one of Northern California's most popular family attractions. The 100-acre amusement park features thrill rides, live entertainment, and a refreshing water park. Great America is open late March through early November.
Shop, dine, and play. This nearby upscale shopping destination features a mix of brand name and local boutiques, a movie theater, and more than 35 dining options from causal to gourmet. 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.