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San Jose CA Area Guide

A warm, inviting San Jose, California Hotel

The Quality Inn Silicon Valley/San Jose, CA is located near exciting tourist attractions, restaurants, museums, golf courses, amusement parks and the picturesque wineries of Northern California.

You'll be minutes from the San Jose SAP Center, McEnery Convention Center, The Tech Museum of Innovation, Winchester Mystery House, California's Great America, Stanford University, San Jose State University and Santa Clara University.

Cheer for the San Jose Sharks or catch a live concert at the nearby SAP Center of San Jose. Enjoy shopping at the Great Mall of the Bay Area in neighboring Milpitas or Santana Row. Experience the city's diverse downtown nightlife and dine on California cuisine at a variety of restaurants and cafes in the surrounding Silicon Valley/San Jose, CA area.

Area Attractions

California's Great America Theme Park

California's Great America is Northern California's ultimate family theme park and entertainment destination, with exciting rides, live stage show, concerts, Nickelodeon TV characters, and beautiful sights. Located in Santa Clara, CA, California's Great America features 10 pulse-pounding coasters and the Wild Water Rides of Boomerang Bay. This Theme Park is open March - October.

Winchester Mystery House

Beautiful, yet bizarre, the Winchester Mystery House is an amazing tour. An architectural marvel, the Victorian mansion is filled with many unexplained oddities, such as the staircase to the ceiling and a door that opens onto a wall, three working elevators, 47 fireplaces, rambling roofs, exquisite hand inlaid parquet floors, gold and silver chandeliers, and Tiffany art glass windows. Ask about our 'Winchester Mystery House" Package!

Santana Row

Santana Row is South Bay's vibrant living, shopping and entertainment destination with distinctive condominiums/apartments, 66 exciting shops, boutiques and spas. Pedestrian streets have a European flair, with fountains, a farmers' market, concerts and special events in the open air.

Great Mall Of The Bay Area

The Great Mall is Northern California's largest enclosed outlet mall, featuring 185 outlet stores and venues. The Great Mall features store such as OFF 5th, Saks Fifth Avenue, St. John Knits Outlet, The Sharper Image, Dave & Buster's, Vans Skate Park, and Century Theatres.

Tech Museum of Innovation

The Tech Museum in San Jose is a unique technology museum that inspires the innovator in all! From interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and exciting programs about technologies, The Tech Museum is focused on how technology affects our lives. The Tech Museum of Innovation is 132,000 sq. ft. featuring four theme galleries packed with exhibits, the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, an educational center, an upscale café, and a museum store.

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

The Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose presents innovative and interactive exhibits that respond to children's diverse educational needs and nurtures their cognitive development.

SAP Center

Cheer for the riveting San Jose Sharks as they hit the ice for 41 home season games at the SAP Center in downtown San Jose, CA! Check out upcoming boxing events, such as Fight Night, the Sap Open tennis tournament, and many other sports competitions.

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

San Jose's first public course to open in 30 years is peacefully tucked in the hills south of Silicon Valley, CA and nearby the Quality Inn Silicon Valley/San Jose hotel.

Shoreline Amphitheater

Experience the Bay Area's largest, most amazing outdoor concert facility, featuring state-of-the-art technical, visual, and sound systems. The world's most talented entertainers are showcased in this award-winning concert space which delivers an amazing sonic experience.

NASA Ames Research Center

Ames occupies 430 acres of land, and hosts a number of federal, civilian, and military agencies on the adjoining 1,500-acre former naval air station, known as Moffett Federal Airfield. Ames offers educational outreach activities to stimulate student interest in science, mathematics, and technology.

Santa Clara University

Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University is California's oldest institution of higher learning. Santa Clara University is a private, Jesuit university with 4,643 undergraduate and 3,417 graduate students. Santa Clara University offers a rigorous undergraduate and graduate curriculum in the arts and sciences, business, and engineering world.

Stanford University

One of the world's most elite academic institutions. Stanford University covers 8,180 beautiful acres in the western foothills of the San Francisco Bay area. Since 1891, Stanford has placed learning opportunities within the reach of students who earn undergraduate degrees in the School of Humanities and Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the School of Earth Sciences.

Jack London Square

Situated along the scenic Oakland/Alameda estuary, Jack London Square is a vibrant destination in Oakland bringing together dining, retail, recreation and exciting events year-round. From lively summer night markets and outdoor movies to kayaking and bicycling along the waterfront, the verve and energy of Jack London Square make it a travel destination for individuals from all over the Bay Area and beyond. Stroll, walk, run or bike the waterfront walkways and peaceful park-like areas; and meet, greet, sip, chat, or just relax and enjoy the waterfront view.

Located within the Port of Oakland, Jack London Square is the only publicly accessible mixed-use waterfront area in the East Bay. It is home to a number of businesses, including solar company Sungevity, digital effects studio Atomic Fiction, maritime company Navis and many more.

Newpark Mall

A 1.1 million square-foot enclosed regional mall in Newark, California, NewPark is strategically positioned along I-880 in a densely populated trade area of more than half a million people. NewPark is undergoing dramatic improvements that are designed to cater to the needs of the area's affluent and educated customer base and to make it the East Bay's leading entertainment, dining and shopping destination.

Union Landing

An open air shopping mall in Union City, California, adjacent to Interstate 880, and the largest shopping center in the city. The majority of this area was occupied by Union City Drive-In Theater between 1966 and 1998. An array of restaurants and entertainment await!

Coyote Hills Regional Park

Comprised of 1,266 acres of marshland and rolling grassland covered hills, this busy park is located along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, northwest of the cities of Fremont and Newark. The most popular visitor activities by far are bicycling, walking, bird watching, jogging, nature exploration, and picnicking. Well used every season of the year, spring, summer, and fall tend to be the most popular. But the park's winter beauty is wonderful to behold.

AT&T Park - San Francisco Giants

AT&T Park, with its breathtaking views and classic design, was chosen as the 2008 Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily as part of the inaugural Sports Business Awards program. The first privately financed ballpark in Major League Baseball since 1962, the Giants' home has many incredible features.

O.co Coliseum - Oakland Raiders/Athletics

On a stretch of land near an Oakland freeway, Alameda County broke ground for the Coliseum and Sports Arena. Completed in 1966 with only the Oakland Raiders as tenants, the $25.5 million complex lured the Athletics from Kansas City in 1968 and the Warriors from San Francisco in 1971.

The Coliseum has been home to some of the biggest names in baseball. Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Reggie Jackson and Rollie Fingers were A's teammates in the early 1970s. In the late-1980s the Coliseum became home to another group of Oakland stars: Rookie of the Year winners Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, and Walt Weiss helped produce three consecutive American League titles beginning in 1988 and a World Series title won in the "Bay Bridge" series sweep against the San Francisco Giants in 1989.

Santa Clara Convention Center

The Santa Clara Convention Center is located in northern Santa Clara, California. It serves as one of the large meeting and convention facilities in Silicon Valley, with 262,000 square feet of meeting space.

San Jose Convention Center

The San Jose McEnery Convention Center is a convention center in San Jose, California, in Silicon Valley. The 550,000-square-foot facility is the largest convention center in Silicon Valley and is named after Tom McEnery, former Mayor of San Jose.

Niles Historic District

Niles was established in the 1850s and was a junction point of the Southern Pacific Railroad lines from Oakland to San Jose and southern coastal points. Vallejo's Mill was the first flourishing flour mill constructed and completed in this country. Niles at one time was noted for the location of the California Nursery, the largest nursery in California, with the largest rose plantation in the state.

In 1912, Essanay Studios was at the height of its movie making fame. The studio, owned by Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson and his partner George Spoor, made famous movies of the time starring Charlie Chaplin, Wallace Beery, and Ben Turpin. Many cowboy adventures were filmed through Niles Canyon and along the main streets of Niles.

Today Fremont's Niles District is famous for its historic shopping district, Wildflower Festival, Niles Essanay Silent Film Festival and Museum, its annual Antique Fair, and the Niles Canyon Railway.

Santana Row

Indulge in a world-class mix of brands, cutting-edge boutiques & culinary craft.

Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge

In the heart of California's high-tech industry lies a 30,000-acre oasis for millions of migratory birds and endangered species. The nation's first urban national wildlife refuge sits on the southern end of San Francisco Bay.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a 135-acre animal theme park located in Vallejo, California, roughly halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento on Interstate 80. The park includes a variety of roller coasters and other amusement rides.

Aqua Adventure Waterpark

Aqua Adventure is a water park located in Central Park in Fremont, California. Get ready to get wet!

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