An RV vacation getaway to San Jose, California is a wonderful idea for winter months. No snowstorms, no shoveling that heavy white stuff. The Silicon Valley doesn’t have the snow or cold like other parts of Northern California, such as the Sierra Nevada Mountains or in areas closer to its border with Oregon. And RV camping in San Jose is simple to find.
When you arrive, the best place to go is Japantown for a unique array of events and sights. Stock up on some delicious foods for your RV kitchen at the Japantown Certified Farmers’ Market. For kids, there is plenty to entertain in San Jose. Happy Hollow Park and Zoo has all sorts of animals, including endangered species. There is even a puppet theater. All children love the Children’s Discovery Museum including their parents. Interactive exhibits hold attention for long periods and are educational as well.
Museums are abundant in San Jose and making time to see them all may require extending your stay. But you can see the best of them in the time allotted for your RV vacation. Check out the San Jose Museum of Art with colorful and innovative artworks with a number of fascinating collections. The History Museum of San Jose not only has artifacts but old buildings and more! You can spend hours here.
Unusual museums that are worth a visit are the Tech Museum, a true museum of innovation, and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum with the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in western North America. Those who love quilting or sewing will want to visit the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, with all sorts of woven and wearable art.
Getting outdoors is a must on your vacation. At Almaden Lake Park you’ll find many miles of trails through the woodlands. You can also throw in a line and get some fishing in the lake. At Alum Rock Park you have the opportunity to enjoy hiking, biking, bird watching and picnicking. If it is walking you prefer to the exclusion of everything else, choose the Los Gatos Creek Trail, paved and perfect for running too. Walk around the lake at Lake Cunningham Park and enjoy the views of the water.
Now for inspiring and peaceful times visiting San Jose’s garden delights! The Japanese Friendship Garden is a tranquil setting right in the middle of the city. Overfelt Gardens is home to the beautiful the Chinese Cultural Gardens, a must-see while in town. If roses are your favorite, there is no question you must visit the Heritage Rose Garden and the Municipal Rose Garden, which has more than 189 varieties.
Before leaving San Jose, you should experience the nightlife! Downtown San Jose offers nightlife beyond compare. Wander the brightly lit streets and stop for a coffee or a drink. The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts is sure to have some awesome event happening. Believe us when we say, San Jose has it all!