San Jose Information
About San Jose
San Jose may be known for being the hub of technology, however, it is also an extremely popular tourist destination. As the third-largest city in California, San Jose has a rich history and entertainment for the whole family. Whether you fly in or take a drive up the Pacific Coast, the beauty of the Silicon Valley will be worth the trip.
Things to Do in San Jose
There’s many activities to do outside with sunny weather over 300 days of the year. San Jose has better weather than San Francisco, as it isn’t surrounded by water and is between mountains. There are many fantastic hiking trails and picturesque landscape spots in the city known as “The Capital of Silicon Valley.” Catch a game at the San Jose Sharks, a popular team in National Hockey League. While in the area, check out The Tech Museum of Innovation, an interactive science museum for all ages. Around the block from that is the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. If you’re looking to add some historical context as well as mystery to your trip, take a tour of The Winchester Mystery House, which is a famous Victorian mansion that has daily tours. San Jose is also full of great restaurants and nightlife hotspots, the best can be found at Santana Row, a shopping district near downtown San Jose.
San Jose Day Trips
San Francisco is only an hour and a half drive north, an easy day trip. There is also the Baby Bullet, a train that can get you to San Francisco in about an hour, giving you zero worries about parking while in The Golden Gate City. Popular destinations include San Francisco include Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown. About 45 minutes from San Jose is Santa Cruz, where you can find great beaches such as Aptos beach. Santa Cruz beach has a boardwalk and amusement park for all day fun. There are also many berry farms within the area and wineries are plentiful. Napa Valley is a short hour and a half drive and is known as the wine capital of the country.
San Jose Accommodation
There are many options for places to stay in San Jose whether you want to stay in a hotel, vacation rental or go camping. We offer San Jose vacation rentals and short term rentals that will make your trip unforgettable. With options around the city, you can stay directly in the city or get closer to the beauty of the mountains. Staying in downtown San Jose will keep you close to the museums, convention center and sporting events. Or you can get to know San Jose’s historic side at Hayes Mansion Resort Hotel, a 100-year-old luxury resort.
San Jose Transportation
There are many convenient ways to get around San Jose whether it’s by bus, train, car or plane. The Caltrain can take you from the San Jose Airport to places around the city, and all the way up to San Francisco. It depends on how far you’d like to go, but day passes start at just $7.50. The Altamont Corridor Express is another option to get around the city. The San Jose International Airport flies to areas around the country and is conveniently located in the middle of the city giving the area an accessible edge.
Vacation Rentals in San Jose
Looking for a vacation rental in San Jose? Tripping.com has 1480 vacation rental homes available in San Jose. You'll find 19 studios, 860 1-bedroom, 307 2-bedroom and 294 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €38 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in San Jose is €263 while the average price of a weekly rental is €1498. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a San Jose home is €8215.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 428 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in San Jose. In addition to accommodating pets, San Jose rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 1101 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 1004 have TV and/or cable and 461 have a pool or hot tub.
Search properties from 8 vacation rental sites in San Jose where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, HRS Holidays, and Booking.com. There are 462 HomeAway rentals, 287 HRS Holidays short term rentals and 285 Booking.com vacation rentals.