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San José

A holiday to San Jose, California is a treat for all the family. With fantastic cultural sights, waterparks and plenty for the little ones to do, you’ll want to return year after year. Sat in the beautiful hills of Silicon Valley, San Jose puts you in a great spot for day trips or excursions out into the wilderness of Yosemite National Park, the vineyards of Napa Valley or the vibrant city of San Francisco, but first of all you’ll want to check out what you’ve got on your doorstep. Starting with the museums, there are plenty to keep you busy. The most popular is the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum where you can travel back in time to ancient Egypt. Other fantastic choices include the History Park at Kelley Park, the Mexican Heritage Plaza and the Museum of Quilts and

Textiles. If you’re a tech lover, the Tech Museum of Innovation is home to robots and the city’s incredible IMAX theatre.If you’re on a family holiday to San Jose, don’t miss the Children's Discovery Museum where your little ones can learn about nature and science while enjoying rides, interactive exhibits, waterworks and even a pretty garden. For art head to the popular San José Museum of Art or hit downtown San Jose for a myriad of art galleries and the San José Downtown Art Association. After all your cultural excursions, let loose at Raging Waters, San Jose’s best waterpark. Here you can bob around in the giant wave pool, ride the waterslides or zoom through incredible tunnels or the 10-storey flume.

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Like much of California, you won’t be short on sporting events to attend and you’ve got choice of major league baseball, basketball, hockey and even soccer if you’re feeling homesick. It could be said that shopping is a type of sport – you certainly work up a sweat! San Jose is a shopper’s haven and you’ve got the likes of Santana Row, Westfield Oakridge and Westgate Center shopping malls to splash the cash at.

While downtown San Jose is a modern utopia, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph retains some old world charm with its intricate architecture and Spanish influences. And to top it all off, San Jose is home to some beautiful parks including the lovely Municipal Rose Garden which is perfect for some much needed R&R as well as shady spots for a picnic out of the hot Californian sun. If you’re heading to California for your holidays this year, don’t miss the lively sights, educational opportunities and exciting sports of San Jose.

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Top 5 things to do in San José

10 facts about San José


San Jose is said to be California’s oldest civilian settlement. Founded in 1777, it began as a humble farming town.


The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is home to the biggest collection of Egyptian artefacts in the Western U.S.


Raging Waters has 23-acres of waterslides, a giant 350,000-gallon wave pool, water cannons, tunnels, slides and even a 10-storey flume.


The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies hosts the biggest Beethoven collection outside Europe.


At 4,372 feet, Copernicus Peak on Mount Hamilton, in the Diablo Mountain Range is San Jose’s highest point. The view from the top is breath-taking.


Guadalupe River Park is home to the world’s largest Monopoly board, measuring in at an impressive 30 square feet.


The Winchester Mystery House is named so for its 160+ rooms. The late owner was told by a psychic that she would die if she stopped building, so she didn’t.


The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden has more than 4,000 rose bushes, making it a perfect photo opportunity.


The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library at San Jose State University is the biggest public library west of the Mississippi River.


San Jose is a super clean city and has the highest level of recycling out of all the American cities. Even plastic bags are illegal here!