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Arts and Entertainment

Winchester Mystery HouseWinchester Mystery House Tour through 110 of the 160 rooms and look for the bizarre phenomena that gave the mansion its name.The Triton Musem of ArtsThe Triton Museum of Art is located at 1505 Warburton Ave in Santa Clara at the cross streets of Lincoln St. and El Camino Real. The museum is conveniently located near the 101 and the 880 freewaysSan Jose Museum of ArtVisit Silicon Valley's leading institution dedicated to the art of our time. You have a multitude of options for crafting a rich SJMA experience every time you come—view special exhibitions and the Museum's permanent collection, make art in the galleries, take a free audio or guided tour, shop at SJMA Store, and dine in Café Too. Don't forget to check our online calendar for information about special programs and events.Japantown San Jose122 years old and one of the last three remaining authentic historic JapantownsChildren's Musical Theater San JoseCurrently in its 46th season, Children’s Musical Theater (CMT San Jose) is the nation’s largest musical theater and training program for youth of its kind.San Jose BalletEnjoy an evening at the San Jose BalletLittle Italy San JoseA taste of Italian Culture in Downtown San JoseVilla MontalvoSince its conception, the Mediterranean-style house on the hill, as well as its general surroundings, has been known as Villa Montalvo. Now, the historic Villa and the 175-acre property it resides on are known as Montalvo Arts Center. Broadway San JoseOffering shows year-round in the greater San Jose area.San Jose CivicThrough San Jose Theaters’ fostering of a vibrant downtown theater district, the greater San Jose community is enriched with cultural experiences, partnerships and entertainment.The Tech MusemThe Tech Museum is singularly focused on inspiring the innovator in everyone it reaches.Children's Discovery MusemVisit Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose where you can expect to test, crank, listen, prod and tinker. One of the largest museums of its kind in the nation, CDM's 150 interactive exhibits lead visitors to explore, understand and enjoy the world in which they live.Byington Winery Just minutes from the commotion of Silicon Valley, Byington Winery is your rejuvenating destination in the Santa Cruz Mountains.


King LibraryIn 2003 San José State University and the City of San José came together to form a unique partnership to offer joint library services to citizens of San José and SJSU students and faculty at the Martin Luther King, Junior Library on corner of 4th and East San Fernando Streets.De Anza CollegeNestled near the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the college was named after Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza. The college is one of the largest, single-campus community colleges in the country with a fall enrollment averaging 25,000 students. Operating on the quarter system, De Anza is one of two colleges in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District.San Jose City CollegeCelebrating more than 92 years of service to the residents of San José, Milpitas, and other neighboring communities, San José City College is proud to continue its tradition of excellence. From its modest beginnings in 1921, San Jose City College has delivered its educational mission with integrity and vitality; growing into a world class institution enrolling about 20,000 students each year. Santa Clara University Santa Clara University located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates values of ethics and social justice.San Jose State UniversityFrom its beginnings as a normal school that trained teachers for the developing frontier, SJSU has matured into a metropolitan university offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations. Mission CollegeMission College is a public community college located in the City of Santa Clara, and in the heart of the Silicon Valley. We offer a future of transfer to a four year institution, a future in a career of your choice, a future of increasing skills for both higher education and the workforce and a future for an Associate’s Degree or Certificate that can get you on your way to any goal.


Californias Great AmericaThere is something for everyone at the incredible Theme Park.Rancho Golf CourseThe Ranch Golf Club in San Jose offers a challenging championship golf course in a spectacular setting of rolling hills, lush oak-filled canyons, lakes & creeks, and majestic views beyond the countryside to downtown San Jose and the San Francisco skyline. Both the golf course and all other facilities are open to the public. The well-stocked pro shop offers several lines of top golf equipment and apparel. The clubhouse, including the grill and lounge, is designed to set the new standard of quality for wedding package and tournaments.Pier 39San Francisco's Premier Bay Attraction, a festival marketplace with more than 110 stores, 12 Bay view restaurants, and a variety of fun-filled attractions for all ages including, our world-renowned sea lions, street performers and live daily entertainment.Happy Hollow Park & ZooHappy Hollow Park & Zoo exists to provide an affordable, sustainable, conservation-centered outdoor adventure for families and children.Gilroy GardensA family theme park with something for everyone and every ageSan Jose Municipal Golf CourseFor over 45 years San Jose Municipal Golf Course has been called home to thousands of south bay golfers. With a tremendous location near the major freeways of 101,880, & 280 this hangout is easy to get to. A straight forward layout with open fairways on flat terrain offers a pleasant experience for golfers of all abilities. It’s the perfect course if you like to walk.Raging WatersRaging Waters San Jose, Northern California 's Largest Waterpark, offers 23-acres and millions of gallons of family fun and attractionsCoyote Creek Golf ClubAlmaden Quicksilver Community ParkSan Jose City ParksLooking for a dynamic location for some outdoor fun? San José has hundreds of unique and breath-taking venues perfect for an outside day. Visit one of San José's 193 parks. Hike along 54 miles of scenic trails. Catch a trout or learn to sail at Lake Cunningham Park. Be a guest at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo or Emma Prusch Farm Park. Play a round of golf at any of our three public golf courses. Plan a perfect family camping trip at Family Camp at Yosemite. Drop in at Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park. All this and more is just a short drive away. So get out and explore today!Santa Clara Golf & Tennis ClubThe Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club was developed by the City's Sports & Open Space Authority on 155 acres of City-owned property. It is part of the Santa Clara Trade and Convention Center Complex which also includes the Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, and TECHMART office building.


Santana RowShop, dine, stay and play!Great Mall of The Bay AreaYou will enjoy shopping at the Great Mall of the Bay Area located in Milpitas San Pedro Square MarketSan Pedro Square Market (SPSM) is a public market located in the heart of Downtown San Jose. The lively Market includes approximately 20 plus unique vendors selling everything from farm fresh vegetables to great sandwiches and beautiful imported kitchenware. The aromas of fresh ground coffee and wood-fired pizza fills three market halls. The Market presents weekly entertainment and showcases beautiful art created by first-rate artists and craftsmen. The heart and soul of project is the historic Peralta Adobe, the oldest building in San Jose. The Peralta Adobe Plaza offers outdoor seating where you can enjoy a morning coffee, a fabulous lunch, or an evening concert with dinner or a cocktail. The Market is San Jose’s main vibrant retail center. Come and explore the it- take a casual stroll during the day or settle in for a relaxing evening filled with music and entertainment!Westfield Oakridge MallWestfield Shopping Town in OakridgeWestfield Valley Fair Shopping CenterConveniently located in Santa Clara.Lincoln Avenue in Willow GlenWillow Glen is perhaps the most unique and beautiful neighborhood to be found in San Jose. Starting out as a small community in the early 1900s, the town of Willow Glen was founded in 1927. San Pedro Square Kaiser Permanente Farmer's MarketThe Kaiser San Jose Certified Farmers' Market brings fresh and delicious California agriculture products to the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center and the Santa Teresa community every Friday. Kaiser members and employees can take advantage of the weekly market to add more healthy foods - including a variety of sesonal fruits, vegetables, nuts, greens and local honey - to their diets.San Jose Flea MarketEvery member of the family will find something to love. Mom will enjoy shopping for jewelry, fashion clothing, and fine collectibles. Dad's treasure hunt may be for antique comic books, tools, or belt buckles. And the kids will delight in books, toys, funny t-shirts, baseball cards, and pony rides.


Oakland AsIf baseball is your game take an afternoon to watch the Oakland A's play.San Jose EarthquakesSan Jose's major league soccer teamSan Francisco GiantsRoot for the home team and enjoy the view at AT&T park while you watch the winning Giants take the field!San Francisco 49ersEnjoy a football game watching the 49ers in action.San Jose SharksSan Jose's national hockey league team


Altamont Commuter Express ACECommuter express trainBay Area Rapid Transit (BART)Connecting the Bay Area with rapid transit train serviceCaltrainAnother of the many options for public transportation in the Bay AreaOakland International AirportPark close and fly on time!San Francisco International AirportOpen 365 days a year!Santa Clara Valley Transit AuthorityVTA is an independent special district that provides sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of our region.Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International AirportSan Jose's own international airport
Last Updated: 5/20/2014