Explore Santana Row and other top things to do in San José 

Book a comfortable hotel room at the Country Inn & Suites, San Jose International Airport to be near a wealth of things to do in and around the city. If you’re attending a trade show or conference, it’s easy to hop on the light rail train to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center downtown. The city center is also home to several theaters and family-friendly attractions like the Children’s Discovery Museum and The Tech Interactive. San Francisco 49ers fans appreciate being minutes from Levi’s Stadium, and soccer devotees are less than two miles from Earthquakes action at PayPal Park. If you’re heading southwest toward Cupertino, don’t miss the trendy stores, restaurants, and spas of outdoor shopping destination Santana Row.

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California’s Great America

4.53 mi / 7.29 km from the hotel
Get ready for a full day of family fun at this 100-acre amusement park. Attractions include a water park with a 150,000-gallon heated lagoon, lots of live shows, and several thrilling roller coasters that can achieve up to 50 miles per hour.

San Jose McEnery Convention Center

2.49 mi / 4.01 km from the hotel
With more than 367,000 square feet of floor space, the San Jose McEnery Convention Center buzzes with year-round entertainment. Visit for everything from auto shows and tech conferences to trade shows and conventions like FanimeCon.

San José State University

2.33 mi / 3.74 km from the hotel
In town to visit a student or tour the SJSU campus? This impressive university spans 154 acres of downtown San José and boasts an eight-story library named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Santa Clara University

2.06 mi / 3.31 km from the hotel
Home to the Santa Clara Broncos, this private Jesuit university is California’s oldest operating institution of higher learning. If you’re in San José during the academic year, take a tour of the expansive de Saisset Museum.

Santana Row

3.77 mi / 6.07 km from the hotel
Slip into a comfortable pair of shoes and check out Silicon Valley’s premier outdoor entertainment destination, Santana Row. The district is home to more than 50 shops, 30 restaurants, several spas and salons, and a movie theater.

Casino M8trix

0.98 mi / 1.57 km from the hotel
Feeling lucky? Visit this world-class venue with 49 gaming tables, including poker, blackjack, and pai gow. The casino also offers specialty restaurants and bars as well as live entertainment.


1.11 mi / 1.79 km from the hotel
Explore one of the oldest remaining Japantowns in the US. This picturesque neighborhood features Japanese restaurants, authentic markets, specialty shops, and a thriving arts community.

The Tech Interactive

2.3 mi / 3.71 km from the hotel
Situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, The Tech Interactive museum engages guests from age three to 103 with hands-on exhibits and experiences like a build-your-own robot workshop and a virtual reality flight simulator.

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

2.6 mi / 4.18 km from the hotel
Learning can be fun at this premier children’s museum that combines art, science, and theater for an entertaining experience kids of all ages can enjoy.

Levi’s Stadium

4.46 mi / 7.18 km from the hotel
Take your seat at this certified-sustainable venue to watch the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers head for the end zone.

SAP Center

2.08 mi / 3.36 km from the hotel
Nicknamed the “Shark Tank,” this indoor arena hosts the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, plus wrestling matches, figure skating competitions, and concerts by top entertainers.

PayPal Park

1.37 mi / 2.2 km from the hotel
Cheer on the San Jose Earthquakes or take a tour of this 18,000-seat stadium. Enjoy free Wi-Fi and an app that lets you buy tickets, access special deals, and view team stats.