Visiting San Jose

​Welcome to south San Jose and to our College

San Jose and Silicon Valley are the hub of technology and innovation. While you're here we know you'll feel the excitement!

There is a lot to see and do in the "South Bay". While you're here we invite you to visit Evergreen Valley College. Don't be surprised by the relaxing, beautiful environment. Our campus is alive with teaching and learning and dreams coming true.

The City of San Jose is the heart of Silicon Valley and is located in beautiful Northern California. San Jose is the third largest city in California and the tenth largest city in the United States. Within reach of San Jose are San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Santa Cruz, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite.

The City is filled with museums, art galleries, national parks, hiking trails, professional sports, and theaters.

To help make your visit easy and fun, we've provided some information for you below. Your best bet for the most up-to-date information about visiting San Jose can be found at the San José Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Airport

If you are planning to visit San Jose, you can travel using the Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Centrally located, the SJC airport provides domestic and international flights. For more information about Mineta San Jose International Airport, please visit their website.

Transportation

Once you're here, San Jose offers a robust public transportation system for you to get to where you need to be. The BART Subway System (http://www.bart.gov/) and the Light Rail & Bus System (http://www.vta.org/getting-around/schedules/bus-rail) allow for quick and convenient transportation around San Jose and its neighboring cities. For more information about San Jose's transportation options, please visit the City of San Jose's website (http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=1879).

Things to Do

San Jose is full of activities to relax, explore, and have some fun! Here are some popular must see destinations while you're in town.

Adventure

If you love the outdoors, there are great hiking trails, parks, and national parks within the area. Alum Rock Park (http://www.sanjoseca.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/176), Cultural Gardens (http://chineseculturalgarden.org/), Community Centers (http://www.sanjoseca.gov/Facilities), and national parks http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Don_Edwards_San_Francisco_Bay/) are all within driving distance. Click here for a list of all the outdoor fun activities (http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=3053 available in San Jose.

Family Fun

There are tons of family friendly places to visit in San Jose including the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo (http://www.hhpz.org/), Lake Cunningham Skate Park (http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=2918), Raging Waters (http://www.rwsplash.com/), and the Winchester Mystery House (http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/). For a list of all of the family friendly activities in San Jose, please visit the San Jose City website (http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=129). 

Museums & Galleries


Professional Sports

  

Arts, Entertainment & Events 

San José has all of the cultural amenities you would expect to find in a modern urban city. We have a thriving arts community with professional opera, ballet, and theatre companies. These websites offer up-to-date information and event calendars.

San José Convention & Visitors Bureau

This comprehensive destination website for San José is maintained by Team San Jose, the organization that manages the City of San José's Convention Center and entertainment venues including the Center for the Performing Arts, California Theatre, Montgomery Theater, San José Civic, Parkside Hall and South Hall. It includes information on hotels, dining and nightlife, arts and entertainment, sports, and events. 

LiveSV

This event calendar is managed by the Arts Council Silicon Valley. Theatre, dance, music, comedy, family-friendly activities and free events -- if you're looking for something to do in San José, you'll find it here.

Downtown Event Calendar

The San José Downtown Association provides information on events and attractions downtown. There's always something happening downtown and with this calendar, it's all at your fingertips.

Event Center at San José State University

Search for concerts, lectures, and events coming up at the SJSU's event center

Walking History Tour through San Jose

This mobile website, designed for your cellphone or tablet, allows you to experience San José's history like you never have before. Using Scan Jose, you can view historic images from the collections of the San José Public Library and the Sourisseau Academy while actually visiting the locations those pictures were originally taken in.

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