With easy access to the Bay Area, experience the vibrancy of this modern city that's dotted with cultural and historical attractions. From shopping at Santana Row to dining at San Pedro Square, our five area hotels will put you in the center of all the city's offerings.
As the gateway to the Bay Area, San Jose is a vibrant, modern city with rich cultural and historic heritage. Best Western offers visitors seven different San Jose hotels within 10 miles of the San Jose area.
Known today as the cradle of technology and recognized as a city of entrepreneurial success, San Jose offers a wealth of options for visitors; including historic attractions, technology museums, and first-rate shopping and dining. Located only 45 minutes south of San Francisco and 70 minutes northeast of Monterrey, San Jose is an optimal location for those who wish to experience the fullness of the Bay Area.
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San Jose Flea Market
History buffs will find a wide range of historic San Jose attractions, given that it is the oldest civil settlement in California since its establishment in 1777. Visitors will get a flavor of San Jose's rich heritage by visiting the 26-acre History Museum of San Jose and the Peralta Adobe and Fallon House Historic Site-the most significant adobe structure remaining in San Jose. Nearby Santa Clara boasts the 220 year-old Mission Santa Clara de Asis; the eighth oldest of the original 21 California missions.
For those more interested in current events and recent history, visitors to San Jose can stop by the various technology museums. The Tech Museum of Innovation provides hands-on, imaginative, high-tech exhibits showcase the past, present, and future of Silicon Valley. The Intel Museum in Santa Clara uses engaging and interactive displays to introduce visitors to the micro-miniature world of computer chips. For a more off-beat experience, check out the Winchester Mystery House, a beautiful but bizarre 160-room Victorian mansion built by the Winchester heiress.
Visitors to the San Jose area can take a detour from their sightseeing activities to take in the local shopping scene, which will not disappoint. The savvy shopper can head to the Premium Outlets in nearby Gilroy for great bargains. Upscale shoppers will want to stop by the Willow Glen neighborhood to find a host of specialty boutiques with unique designs. Valley Fair Westfield Shoppingtown mall boasts various major department stores; and across the street, Santana Row features European style shopping and dining. The San Jose Flea Market is an institution with more than 2,500 sellers offering handicrafts, souvenirs, furniture, jewelry, and more. If a little antiquing is on your itinerary, head to San Carlos Antique Row to browse San Jose's prime spot for collectibles.
After a full day of shopping and sightseeing, kick back and relax at one of San Jose's fine restaurants. As one of the most affluent cities in the nation, San Jose residents don't skimp on dining or evening entertainment. With more than 100 eateries near the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose offers a full range of dining options including upscale gourmet, trendy restaurants, and quick serve options for those on the run. Known for its neighborhood restaurants, San Pedro Square is a must for any visitors' dining plans. Those looking for an evening hot spot should add a stroll down South First Street to liven things up at night.
Wherever your San Jose visit takes you, Best Western offers convenient locations and quality at a great value. Stay with us in our three centrally located San Jose hotels or at any of the hotels we offer in the San Jose area. No matter where, you're sure to find a comfortable room with Best Western when searching for San Jose, California hotel lodging. Begin your search here for more information on San Jose hotels.