Whether you're in San Jose for technology or culture, you'll find a good clutch of things to see on your afternoon off. For an introduction to what makes Silicon Valley tick, try the Tech Museum of Innovation, an uber-tech, hands-on educational facility.
Winchester Mystery House is among California’s most famous residences. The spooky story of a wealthy widow who believed only eternal construction could fend off death has attracted people to the house for decades. The quirky tour of the 160-room Victorian mansion showcases features such as superfluous staircases and Sarah Winchester’s fascination with the number 13.
Paramount’s Great America is the area’s premiere theme park, just a few miles from downtown San Jose. The park offers thrill rides, a water park, and movie-themed attractions.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in downtown San Jose is a beautifully restored 19th century cathedral.
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in the western United States, in a building inspired by Egyptian temples.
Other parks and tourist attractions to consider in the San Jose area are listed below. Click on any name for more information.
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