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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
Children's Discovery Museum
Children's Discovery Museum

(408) 298-5437

180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110   Directions

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That huge purple building in San Jose is home to the Children's Discovery Museum where kids can see a real mammoth named Luke, get bubbly at Bubbalogna, artsy at the Art Loft, and learn how to grow vegetables at the Kids Garden. Bring your family for hours of educational fun at this creative and playful attraction.

Children's Musical Theater
Children's Musical Theater

(408) 288-5437

1401 Parkmoor Ave
San Jose, CA 95126   Directions

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The sound of music is child's play at the San Jose Children's Musical Theater. The 17-year old company fosters children's musical and theatrical talent and produces sophisticated and technically demanding shows from Bye, Bye Birdie to Rapunzel and Hairspray. Get your ticket today to catch the next rising Broadway star.

Golfland
Golfland

(408) 225-1533

976 Blossom Hill Rd
San Jose, CA 95123   Directions

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Round the kids up for a game of miniature golf at Golfland in San Jose. Travel the courses through the miles of hills and trap doors. Get busy at any number of arcade games that let you dance, race or fight. See how many tickets you can collect at games like Big Rig Trucking and Wheel of Fortune to exchange for all kinds of fun prizes. Be sure to bring your best swing to this golf attraction!

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

(408) 794-7596

1300 Senter Rd
San Jose, CA 95112   Directions

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Discover animal amusement and attractions at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose. Yes, it's true, this tiny little 16-acre zoo is home to 140 animals from lions to tigers to bears and big roller coaster amusement park entertainment. There's even a critter hospital and puppet theater.

History San Jose
History San Jose

(408) 287-2290

1650 Senter Rd
San Jose, CA 95112   Directions

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Step into times gone by at History San Jose located at the south end of Kelly Park. Walk through the 14-acre replica town, complete with paved streets and 27 original and reproduction homes and businesses. Ride on a trolley and buy a copy of historic photos to remember your visit.

Japanese Friendship Garden
Japanese Friendship Garden

(408) 794-7275

1300 Senter Rd
San Jose, CA 95106   Directions

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The Japanese Friendship Garden is a picture-perfect paradise located at Kelly Park in San Jose. Enjoy 6 acres of lush landscapes, waterfalls and ponds. The garden is a living symbol of the "Sister City" relationship between Okayama, Japan and San Jose. Picture perfect memories are captured at this garden attraction.

Raging Waters
Raging Waters

(408) 238-9900

2333 S White Rd
San Jose, CA 95148   Directions

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Slip and slide your way through Raging Waters, the best water attraction in San Jose. Get wet and wild on over 23 acres of rides like the Barracuda Blaster and the Serpentine Slides, the cobra, the viper and the python. Rent a cool cabana for front row water action offering gallons of family fun.

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

(408) 947-3635

1660 Park Ave
San Jose, CA 95191   Directions

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Kings, Pharaohs and Mummies reside at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. See the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America. Discover Egyptian ancient burial and worship practices and learn about their daily life and trades. This attraction may even inspire you to become an Egyptologist!

Willow Glen Children's Theatre
Willow Glen Children's Theatre

(408) 448-6400

2175 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA 95125   Directions

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Peter Pan comes to life at the Willow Glen Children's Theatre. Magical theatrical productions are performed by child actors of all ages. Your child will get lost in the enchanting storytelling of charming fairy tale classics. The company works passionately to create original productions, encourage child actors and entertain children throughout the city.

Winchester Mystery House
Winchester Mystery House

(408) 247-2101

525 S Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA 95128   Directions

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For the spookiest attraction in the city, visit the most famous address in San Jose, the Winchester Mystery House; built by Sarah Winchester, the widow of the gun magnate William Winchester. Legend has it; the widow took 38 years to build the extravagant Victorian mansion with 160 rooms, 47 fireplaces and 950 doors with the help of spirits and nightly s�ances. Enter at your own risk.

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