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Lively SAN JOSE, CA Attractions & Sights

Enjoy exploring the many exciting attractions in the San Jose, California area when you stay at the Holiday Inn Express Central City. Located next to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, and within minutes of such top tourist spots as the Tech Museum of Innovation, the San Jose Children's Discovery Museum, and Raging Waters theme park, our hotel is a haven of hospitality in the midst of some of the region's most notable sights and attractions.
San Jose Sap Center at California

SAP Center

Located in downtown San Jose, SAP Center is the area's premier venue for sporting events and top entertainment acts. Home to the wildly popular San Jose Sharks hockey team, SAP Center also hosts some 90 different sporting events throughout the year.
For more information, visit www.sapcenteratsanjose.com
Winchester Mystery House at California

Winchester Mystery House

The 160-room 1884 Victorian mansion known as the Winchester Mystery House was constructed over the course of 38 years by rifle heiress Sarah Winchester, whose superstitions resulted in her building a labyrinth of a house, rumored to be haunted.
For more information, visit www.winchestermysteryhouse.com
San Jose Levi's Stadium at California

Levi's Stadium

Levi's Stadium is home to the San Francisco 49ers football team and hosts a variety of other Bay Area events. The state-of-the-art facility features a green roof atop the suite tower and 3 solar bridges and seats approximately 68,500 fans. www.levisstadium.com
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, California

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

The Fairgrounds hosts numerous home, auto, and trade shows, conferences, and festivals, plus live simulcast horse racing, and all the old-fashioned fun and enjoyment of the annual Santa Clara County Fair every summer.
For more information, visit www.thefair.org
California Spartan Stadium

Spartan Stadium

Sports fans won't want to miss any of the action at Spartan Stadium on the campus of nearby San Jose State University. The 30,000-seat stadium is home to the San Jose State Spartan football team, as well as men's and women's soccer.
For more information, visit www.sjsuspartans.com
Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose

Tech Museum of Innovation

The Tech Museum offers a variety of hands-on exhibits that explore science, technology, and their application in our daily lives. Designed to both teach and inspire innovators, the exhibits showcase the Internet, the human body, and exploration.
There's also a giant-screen IMAX movie theater, workshops, labs, a café, and gift shop.
For more information, visit www.thetech.org
Raging Waters at San Jose, California

Raging Waters

Northern California's largest water park, Raging Waters features 23 acres of splashing, sliding, slippery fun for families. More than a million gallons of water pump through attractions such as Barracuda Blaster and Shotgun Falls.
For more information, visit www.rwsplash.com
Japanese Friendship Garden at California

Japanese Friendship Garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden was modeled after Korakuen Park in Okayama, Japan, San Jose's sister city. Visitors can explore artistic and colorful plantings and landscapes, walk over Japanese-style bridges and paths, and enjoy the diverse array of koi fish.
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

From a ball tower and maze that children can manipulate using cranks, levers, and ramps, to the magic of making giant soap bubbles, the Children's Discovery Museum is a hands-on discovery laboratory for kids of all ages.
For more information, visit www.cdm.org
Santana Row at San Jose, California

Santana Row

Part upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, part hip urban neighborhood, Santana Row is styled after villages in southern France and Italy. Stretching over 10 blocks in downtown San Jose, it is home to lofts, retail shops, restaurants, and spas.
For more information, visit www.santanarow.com
California Gilroy Gardens

Gilroy Gardens

Founded by Michael and Claudia Bonfante, Gilroy Gardens is a horticulturally themed amusement park with more than 40 rides, attractions, educational exhibits, and acres of beautiful gardens. Unique features include 50-year-old unusually carved Circus Trees.
For more information, visit www.gilroygardens.org