Things to do in SAN JOSE with kids

Did you know that San Jose has an average of over 300 sunny days a year? Wait…come back! Don't run off to start planning your trip just yet.  Don’t you want to hear what you can do there?

San Dieso is filled with fun places to go with kids. We’ll start with California’s Great Adventure - Northern California’s largest theme park, with rides from the littlest family members to even nan and pop!

Kids can travel back in time with the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum which has the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in western North America.

Animal lovers can enjoy attractions like the the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, best on those sunny days (and we know the odds there!), and Children’s Discovery Museum lets kids explore types of animals - like the Wooley Mammoth!

San Jose also has water park, indoor play centers, state parks and even the weird and wonderful, like the Winchester Mystery House! You certainly won’t be stuck in this vibrant, cultural melting pot city in sunny California.

So….do you know the way to San Jose? Sorry, we couldn’t resist!

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  • The Tech Museum of Innovation

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    (1 miles) San Jose

    Find the innovator in you at this Tech museum in San Jose, where challenges, hands-on exhibits and themed galleries offer a fascinating learning experience for kids - that's fun!

  • Children's Discovery Museum

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    (1 miles) San Jose

    Learn through fun and exploration at this creative and exciting Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose. It's a great way to understand the world!

  • The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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    (2 miles) San Jose

    Explore and experience the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on show in western North America! A fascinating and historic family day out in San Jose!

  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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    (2 miles) San Jose

    A San Jose amusement park and zoo rolled into one! With a range of amazing animals, experiences and programs, overnight stays and some fun rides too!

  • Cucina Bambini Kids Cooking

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    (2 miles) San Jose

    Offers culinary education covering a wide range of cooking techniques, along with safe food handling, etiquette and nutrition.

  • My Gym San Jose

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    (3 miles) Santa Clara

    Unique gym classes offering specially designed programs to enhance strength and coordination for kids.

  • Winchester Mystery House

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    (3 miles) San Jose

    Experience the marvellous, the eccentric and the baffling at this mystery house in San Jose! Spooky and strange family fun!

  • Raging Waters

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    (5 miles) San Jose

    Enjoy Northern California 's Largest Waterpark with 23-acres and millions of gallons of family fun and attractions, including the newest ride Dragon's Den!

  • Californias Great America

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    (6 miles) Santa Clara

    Thrilling and family theme park fun in this exciting and adrenaline pumping California attraction! Thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides, live entertainment and even a water park will all fill ...

  • The Jungle Fun and Adventure

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    (6 miles) San Jose

    The Jungle is the West's premier indoor family entertainment center for children under 12 and their parents. We provide you with a "WOW" entertainment experience in our jungle themed 20,000 sq. ft. ...

  • Golfland

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    (6 miles) San Jose

    Golf Land is one of the only true gaming arcades left in the Bay Area. Unlike Chuck E. Cheese and most mini golf establishments, Milpitas Golf Land is sure to provide family entertainment while not ...

  • Golfland USA

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    (7 miles) Sunnyvale

    Mini Golf at Golfland USA is more than just playing "a round" If golfing is your style, then try one of our two 18 hole miniature golf courses.

  • Golfland

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    (8 miles) Milpitas

    You have NOT played mini-golf until you�ve played at Milpitas� three beautiful courses in a lush setting offer a challenge and a wacky good time! You have NOT played mini-golf until you�ve ...

  • Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm

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    (9 miles) Cupertino

    Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm welcomes kids and adults of all ages on Farm Tours and Farm to Picnics.

  • Deer Hollow Farm

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    (11 miles) Los Altos

    An educational center and working homestead located in the Rancho San Antonio Preserve, with self-guided tours around a real farm!

  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo

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    (15 miles) Palo Alto

    A great little museum and zoo, with over 200 lives animals, and fascinating hands-on exhibits so kids up to 9 years can learn, create and explore - all in Palo Alto!

  • Kids Castle Indoor Fun Center

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    (17 miles) Newark

    Kids Castle offers a separate area for infants to 3 year olds, full of exciting, colorful play equipment designed for their specific needs. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Golden Gate Railroad Museum

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    (20 miles) Redwood City

    Welcome to the Golden Gate Railroad Museum (GGRM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of steam and passenger railroad equipment, and the interpretation of railroad history in the ...

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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    (21 miles) Boulder Creek

    Stretches from sea level to over 2000ft above and terrain ranges from almost tropical canyons and raging waterfalls to sparse and almost arid slopes. There's certainly scope for some terrific ...

  • Roaring Camp Railroads

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    (22 miles) Felton

    See California's towering redwood forests from two historic railroads on your next visit to the San Francisco or Monterey Bay Areas. Travel by steam train up a narrow-gauge track through the Big ...

  • Henry Cowell Redwood State Park

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    (23 miles) Felton

    Giant trees up to 285 feet tall and 16 feet wide, plus nature centre, hiking, biking, fishing and more.

  • Pump It Up

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    (23 miles) Pleasanton

    Facilities are based around a series of giant inflatables which vary but include slides, mazes, obstacle courses, classic bounce houses and other variations.

  • The Mystery Spot

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    (23 miles) Santa Cruz

    The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California. It is a circular area of effect around 150 feet or 46 meters in diameter. Within the ...

  • Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

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    (24 miles) Hayward

    Experience the unique environment in this San Francisco Bay salt marsh, with an interpretive center, family programs and nature!

  • Super Franks

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    (25 miles) Pleasanton

    For 8 years and under this is a great selection of 6 individually themed areas to stimulate kids' minds and bodies, plus organised activities, summer camps and more.

  • Dublin Heritage Park and Museums

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    (25 miles) Dublin

    Step back in time into Dublin's fascinating history, with original 1800's structures and a 10-acre park.

  • Boomers Livermore

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    (25 miles) Livermore

    Entertainment includes laser tag, go karting, mini golf, bumper boats and gamer arcade.

  • Giggles N Wiggles

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    (26 miles) Santa Cruz

    Indoor play fun for kids in the Capitola Mall in Santa Cruz, and a place to relax for parents too!

  • Capitola Beach

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    (26 miles) Capitola

    offers swimming, surfing, volleyball, kite flying and organised beach activities on a generous sandy stretch set centrally in a coastal village with many shopping and dining options.

  • Rockin Jump Trampoline Park

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    (26 miles) Dublin

    ome of the imaginative features include Trampoline Basketball Court, Trampoline Dodgeball Zone, open Jump Arena and a particular favourite with younger kids the Trampoline Splash where they dive into ...

  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

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    (26 miles) Santa Cruz

    Offers a diverse ranging of changing exhibitions generally suitable for the whole family but with principles perhaps best appreciated by over 4s.

  • Golden Tee Golfland

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    (27 miles) Castro Valley

    Is golfing your style? Try your skills on one of our golf courses.Golden Tee is home of the hottest cutting edge games like Tekken 5 DR, Drum Mania V4, Guitar Freaks v4,Initial D 4 Mario Cart 2, DDR ...

  • Seabright State Beach

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    (27 miles) Santa Cruz

    A long and simple sandy beach which stretches from the Boardwalk to the Santa Cruz Harbor. Good for sandcastling, shallow paddling and traditional beach days.

  • The Beach Boardwalk

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    (27 miles) Santa Cruz

    This vibrant, bustling amusement park is renowned for its great rides, remarkable history, spectacular beach setting, and friendly attitude.

  • Neptunes Kingdom

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    (27 miles) Santa Cruz

    Watch out for pirates as you play through on the Buccaneer Bay two-story 18-hole miniature golf course. Test your skills inside Smuggler's Arcade playing video games and pinball.