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fun things to do in San Jose, CA

Stay at Holiday Inn Express Central City, San Jose and you'll be surrounded by plenty of popular local attractions. Swim, surf, and sunbathe at a bevy of incredible San Francisco Bay Area beaches. Taste some of the finest wines in the world at top local wineries. Be amazed at the wealth of strange sights found at the Winchester Mystery House. Try out dozens of interactive exhibits at the Tech Museum of Innovation. And watch the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League do their thing at Levi's Stadium and the San Jose Earthquakes compete in Major League Soccer action at Avaya Stadium. While you are here, treat yourself to an array of premium retail outlets in Santana Row and Westfield Valley Fair. Or, take a tour of the beautifully landscaped campus and historic buildings at San Jose State University - the oldest university in California.

Beaches

There are plenty of beaches in Northern California. Indulge in everything from swimming to tidepooling to hang-gliding.

Wineries

Savor the flavors of award-winning California wines at a multitude of inviting wineries both in San Jose and a short drive away.

Shopping

Treat yourself to first-rate retail therapy at a myriad of shopping malls and outlets where name-brand and designer stores abound.

Stadiums

Professional and college football along with Major League Soccer can be enjoyed at brand-new stadiums near Downtown San Jose.

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

Enjoy a wide array of events at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, including concerts, festivals, and a weekly Farmers Market.

San Jose State University

Take a tour of this public university that’s part of the California State University system and the oldest college on the West Coast.

Tech Museum of Innovation

This hip hands-on museum features four themed galleries:  Exploration, Communication, Life Tech, and Innovation.

Our Neighborhood

You’ll have plenty of things to do when you’re a guest at our San Jose hotel, such as museums, festivals, and sporting events.

Winchester Mystery House

There are plenty of oddities at this Victorian mansion, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.