Discover the must-see locations and best-kept secrets of San Jose and learn how California's third-largest city is filled with cultural, historical, and natural charm. After your flight, stretch your legs and stroll through the San Pedro Square Market where you can find fresh farm-to-table food spots, live music, and a bustling nightlife in downtown San Jose. Dive deep into San Jose culture and head over to Japantown—a neighborhood that, for over a century, has been a go-to locale for traditional Japanese foods such as manju and sushi. To get a deeper understanding of Japantown, check out the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, which showcases the leadership of Japanese people in the agricultural community and their early immigration to America.
For architecture buffs, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph is a must see. Let the stained-glass windows and domes of this 19th century Roman Catholic church enchant you. Once you've explored a piece of the past, tap back into the present (and future) with exciting technology attractions.
If you're looking for more nature-filled attractions, head to the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden—a five-and-a-half acre garden that will delight the senses. For breathtaking views of the Valley, travel on over to the Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve, which is home to a number of protected wildlife species. Make getting around San Jose a breeze—hop on the extensive light rail system known as the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), or take the Caltrain if you're looking to connect to other Peninsula cities. Or check out the San Jose Brew Bike—a local bike tour of San Jose's best craft beer.
No matter what you're looking to do on your next trip, San Jose has it all. Hop on a Southwest flight and go explore!