Destination guide

Lively San Jose will entice you

Take a vacation to San Jose and enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and museums. Renowned for its sporting events, bird watching and art, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit San Jose Museum of Art, Tech Museum or Children's Discovery Museum. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in San Jose

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that San Jose has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • California's Great America (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • J. Lohr Winery (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • San Jose Municipal Golf (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Raging Waters (4.3 mi / 7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of San Jose

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, San Jose is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kelley Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Shoreline Park (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Main Beach (26.7 mi / 42.9 km)
  • San Jose Municipal Rose Garden (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • History Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Overfelt Gardens (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around San Jose

The nearest airport is in San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), located 3.1 mi (5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview), which is 4 mi (6.5 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to San Jose Diridon Station or San Jose College Park Station to see more of the city. It's easy to get around San Jose by catching a ride on the metro at Santa Clara Station, St James Station or San Antonio Station.

Where to stay around San Jose?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 889 holiday lettings near San Jose. From 404 Houses to 337 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near San Jose is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to San Jose?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in San Jose:

  • South San Jose: 44 holiday homes
  • East San Jose: 37 holiday homes
  • Edenvale: 20 holiday homes
  • North San Jose: 117 holiday homes
  • Berryessa: 46 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to San Jose?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in San Jose. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Mall: 910 holiday lettings
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 838 holiday lettings
  • San Jose Municipal Golf: 852 holiday lettings
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 840 holiday lettings
  • American Musical Theater: 837 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around San Jose listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San Jose?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 404 Houses in San Jose. Our other popular types of San Jose holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 337 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 30 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in San Jose?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 208 holiday homes with pool available in San Jose. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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