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Entertainment Around Every Corner

Map of San Jose

You won’t know what to do first in this eclectic city

You will find something to do no matter what you’re into in San Jose. Shopping, sweet treats, and a house that was built to be haunted are only a few of things you will find in this beautiful California city.

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  1. 1The Usual

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    Santana Row(opens in a new tab) is your one-stop for dinning and shopping when visiting San Jose. It will take you all day to explore the numerous shops, bars, and restaurants in this open-air shopping center. Most of the dinning areas have outdoor seating so you can enjoy the beautiful California weather. You may even be able to hear live music thanks to the outdoor events hosted in the plazas and parks.

    Address: 377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128

    If you’re looking for a more local shopping experience, San Pedro Square Market(opens in a new tab) is the place to go. Another open-air plaza, this market is centered around the Peralta Adobe (the oldest building in San Jose) and hosts over 20 locally-owned vendors selling everything from food to home goods. Trivia, karaoke, and live bands will keep you entertained while you shop, enjoy some tapas, or sip on a cocktail.

    Address: 87 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110

  2. 2The Unusual

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    One of only two cafés like it in the country, the Hello Kitty Cafe(opens in a new tab) in Santana Row is a stop every Sanrio fan needs to make. The menu is full of cakes, donuts, cookies, tasty beverages, and seasonal treats featuring the adorable mascot. Get your Instagram ready for all the envy-inducing delicacies and have a sweet day!

    Address: 3055 Olin Ave Ste 1010, San Jose, CA 95128

    The Winchester Mystery House(opens in a new tab) is one of the most interesting places you can visit while in San Jose. Lived in by Sarah Winchester (heiress to the Winchester firearm fortune), it’s said that a medium told her to build the mansion to house the ghosts that had fallen victim to Winchester weapons. Today you can tour the maze-like interior of the 130-year-old house and hear stories of the unusual events that have happen in it.

    Address: 525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128

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