10 Free Things to Do in San Jose CA

With over two million visitors annually, San Jose in California is a tourist destination unto itself. Visitors don't flock to the city for its multitude of tech companies.

1. Municipal Rose Garden

Known as America’s best rose garden, this tourist spot founded in 1927 stretches for 5.5 acres and houses more than 3,500 plants with 189 varieties.

2. Santana Row

This 2.1 million square foot venue is home to 50 shops 30 restaurants 10 spas and salons a boutique hotel a movie theater and a few rental homes and condos.

3. Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

Located in downtown San Jose, this Roman Catholic cathedral was made a minor basilica in 1997 by Pope John Paul II.

4. Los Gatos Creek Trail

This trail that spans more than 11 miles and also cuts through nearby Campbell and Los Gatos is home to greenery, a lake, and more.

Founded in 1984, this gurdwara or Sikh place of worship located in the Evergreen Valley is one of the largest in the world outside of India.

5. Sikh Gurdwara

6. Almaden Quicksilver County Park

7. Mount Umunhum

8. Willow Glen

9. Alum Rock Park

10. Japanese Friendship Garden

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