Bay Area attractions in San Jose, CAWhether your passion is sports, the arts, shopping, or perusing museums, you will find something to suit your fancy in San Jose. If you dare, scream with joy on one of Great America's legendary roller coasters, or tiptoe with your family through the corridors of the haunted Victorian-era Winchester Mystery House. If you'd rather feed your adrenaline rush by shopping for the perfect handbag, stroll along Santana Row, famous for its unique shops, galleries, and restaurants, or visit the Westfield Valley Fair Mall. Or if sports are your game, don your teal-colored togs and join the devoted fans in cheering on the NHL's San Jose Sharks at the nearby HP Pavilion. Whatever your pleasure, you're certain to find a way to satisfy it in San Jose.
Silicon Valley's hub for meetings, conventions and tradeshows, the San Jose Convention center is one of the nation's most advanced, high-tech venues. Its 143,000 square feet of flexible function space play host to countless events every year, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world.
This vibrant, upscale shopping and entertainment destination boasts more than a hundred unique shops, restaurants, galleries, and bars. In addition to retail thrills, Santana Row features a farmers' market, movie theater, and events such as fashion shows.
San Jose's premier sports and entertainment destination is a 17-acre indoor arena designed to delight the fans. Cheer for the NHL's resident San Jose Sharks, hear a headlining musical act, or attend one of the events, such as the US Olympic Gymnastics Trials or US Figure Skating Championships, that are regularly scheduled in this impressive venue.
Westfield Valley Fair is a luxurious Santa Clara shopping mall featuring nearly two hundred retail stores, boutiques, and fine dining, anchored by Macy's and Nordstrom.
The Winchester Mystery House is a Victorian mansion in San Jose, California, built over the course of thirty eight years by the Winchester rifle heiress, notorious for being haunted and bizarre, yet admired for its remarkable architecture and extraordinary craftsmanship. Tour its 160 rooms and grounds or attend one of the spooky Halloween events for an extra thrill.