San Jose is a city located in the state of California. It is the third largest city in California and the tenth largest city in the United States. The city is the largest city in Northern California with 466.10 sq. km of land. It was founded on 29th November, 1777 and was named after St. Joseph.

The city was nicknamed ‘Capital of Silicon Valley’ and nowadays it is considered as the global city. In this article, we have provided the top 10 must to visit tourist attractions in San Jose.

Top 10 Must to Visit Tourist Attractions in San Jose

1. Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House is a house mansion in the city of San Jose, California. The timing of the mansion everyday is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It was opened in the year 1884 with 2 hectares of land.

The house was the personal residence of Sarah Winchester and also was designed by her in Victorian and Queen Anne Style architecture styles. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and now serves as one of the tourist attractions in San Jose.

Winchester Mystery House, San Jose
Winchester Mystery House, San Jose

2. The Tech Museum of Innovation

The Tech Museum of Innovation is a museum in the city of San Jose, California. The museum operates everyday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. It was opened on 31st October, 1998 as a science museum in San Jose, California. The museum is located in the downtown San Jose.

It contains three floors and was designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. The museum became a popular tourist attraction in San Jose attracting 4,00,000 visitors annually.

The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose
The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose

3. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is a museum in the city of San Jose, California. The museum remains closed on Monday and Tuesday and operates from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from Wednesday to Friday and 10:00 am to 6:00 am on Saturday and Sunday. It is located at Rosicrucian Park in the Rose Garden, San Jose, California.

The museum is the only building built in an ancient Egyptian architectural style and displays various artifacts and statues. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in San Jose.

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose

4. Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph is a large Roman Catholic Church in downtown San Jose, California. The Cathedral was founded on 22nd April, 1877 and was named after St. Joseph. The construction of the cathedral was completed in the year 1885 and was listed in the register of National Register of Historic Places.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, San Jose
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, San Jose

5. San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is a rose garden in the city of San Jose, California. The Garden is 5.5 acres in size and has a collection of more than 3500 shrubs and 189 varieties of roses. The roses in the garden are the award winning collection.

This garden has won award from All-America Rose Selections (AARS). The Municipal Rose Garden is a historical landmark in the city of San Jose, California.

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, San Jose
San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, San Jose

6. San Jose Museum of Art

The San Jose Museum of Art is an art museum in the city of San Jose. The museum remains closed on Monday and operates 11:00 am to 5:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. It is located on 110 S Market St, San Jose, California.

The museum was founded in the year 1969 and has the large collection of artists of 20th and 21st century. It was designed by the architect  Willoughby J. Edbrooke. It is listed in the register of National Register of Historic Places.

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose

7. San Jose City Hall

San Jose City Hall is a center of the government in the city of San Jose. The timing of the City Hall is 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday and remains closed on Saturday and Sunday. It was opened in 2005 with a height of 87 meters.

The City hall was designed by Richard Meier in the Postmodern Architectural Style. It contains 18 floor and costs about US$343 million for the construction.

San Jose City Hall, San Jose
San Jose City Hall, San Jose

8. Portuguese Historical Museum

The Portuguese Historical Museum is a museum in the city of San Jose, California. The museum remains closed from Monday to Friday and operates 12:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The museum was built in 1915 as the religious and culture building. It is located in the History Park of the Kelley Park in San Jose, California. The exhibits European colonization of the Americas. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in San Jose.

Portuguese Historical Museum, San Jose
Portuguese Historical Museum, San Jose

9. Japanese American Museum of San Jose

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose is a museum in the city of San Jose. The museum remains closed from Monday to Wednesday and opens 12:00 to 4:00 pm from Thursday to Sunday. It is located at Fifth Street in the heart of Japan Town in San Jose, California.

The museum was established in the year 1992 and displays the history, art and culture of Japanese Americans. This museum is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in San Jose.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose, San Jose
Japanese American Museum of San Jose, San Jose

10. San Jose Flea Market

The San Jose Flea Market is a market in the city of San Jose, California. The market remains closed on Monday Tuesday and Thursday, and opens 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Wednesday and Friday to Sunday. It was founded by George Bumb in March, 1960 with an area of 120 acres of land.

Nowadays the San Jose Flea Market is considered s the largest open air market in the United States and attracting more than 4 million visitors annually. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Jose.

Read Also: 10 Tourist Attractions in Austin

San Jose Flea Market, San Jose
San Jose Flea Market, San Jose

Article last re-published on February 27, 2020.

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