San Jose

Sandstone wall with inscriptions from Ancient Egypt in hieroglyphic script.

Admire riches from the old land of pharaohs in San Jose

San Jose, more than just being the main hub of Silicon Valley, is also home to fascinating spaces where you can explore and admire cultures from faraway lands. Indeed, in its Rose Garden neighborhood, ever since 1966 a unique building, featuring architectural elements from Ancient Egypt, has shown artifacts coming from the land of pharaohs. …

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Dad and daughter on a green floating device, at a pool.

Splash and have aquatic fun at Raging Waters San Jose

The eastern area of San Jose, close to the foothill of the Diablo Range, is home to Northern California’s largest water park. Surely, its location right next to Lake Cunningham gives Raging Waters the opportunity for iconic views over the water and surrounding mountains. In other words, experience fun as you get wet under the …

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Old wooden table with papers, a cognac bottle and a quill, in an ancient room.

Travel back in time to 1900s San Jose at a family-friendly space

Within Kelley Park, known as one of San Jose’s most iconic green spaces, you can find a location that will take you back in time. In other words, at History San José, written as in Spanish, you’ll embark on a trip towards the early history of the Santa Clara Valley. First, reach the corner of …

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Old refracting telescope as seen within a domed structure during the night.

Behold celestial marvels from the historic Lick Observatory

Placed on the summit of Mount Hamilton, at about 32 kilometers (20 miles) east of San Jose, a curious landmark continuously provides insight into the unknown. Surely, the Lick Observatory, owned and operated by the University of California, is a destination you must visit in order to experience the uniqueness of exploring the vast expanse …

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