Visit the National Museum of Costa Rica and find other top things to do in San José

Located in San José’s historic district and close to the city center, Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica puts you near the best things to do and see in the capital. A little over three kilometers away, La Sabana Park makes a great stop for a couples’ outing, starting with a walk and a picnic near the lake followed by a leisurely tour of the on-site Costa Rican Art Museum. To relax after a full day of business meetings, you can catch a performance at the National Theater before heading back to your comfortable hotel room. Here with the kids? Don’t miss a visit to the Children’s Museum and the Spirogyra Butterfly Garden. If you want to see Costa Rica’s most spectacular scenery, take a trip to the still-active Arenal Volcano or drive down Route 32 through the tropical rainforest splendor of Braulio Carrillo National Park.

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Lincoln Plaza

1.96 mi / 3.15 km from the hotel
Browse stores and boutiques, dine at one of many diverse restaurants, or catch a movie at this popular shopping center.

The Children's Museum

0.23 mi / 0.37 km from the hotel
Part of the Costa Rican Center of Science and Culture, this museum draws nearly 300,000 kids and parents every year. Explore 40 rooms filled with interactive exhibits and educational fun.

Pueblo Antiguo

3.66 mi / 5.89 km from the hotel
Treat yourself to live music and folk dance performances at this early-20th-century village that celebrates Costa Rica's heritage.

National Museum of Costa Rica

0.71 mi / 1.14 km from the hotel
Discover the history of Costa Rica through the cultural artifacts displayed at this museum, located within the Bellavista Fortress.

National Theater

0.7 mi / 1.13 km from the hotel
Since 1897, the National Theater has offered an elegant setting for San José's most renowned musicals, plays, and concerts.

Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

1.4 mi / 2.25 km from the hotel
This tropical garden provides a home for more than 30 species of vividly colored butterflies.

Jade Museum

0.76 mi / 1.22 km from the hotel
Step back in time to learn the captivating history of the jade industry in Costa Rica. The semi-precious stone was traded by ancient cultures, and the museum tells the story with over 7,000 artifacts.

La Sabana Park

2 mi / 3.22 km from the hotel
There's a lot to see in this 178-acre park in the heart of the city. Relax at the lake, tour one of the many museums, and visit the national soccer stadium, swimming pool, and skating rink.

Costa Rican Art Museum

1.59 mi / 2.55 km from the hotel
Contemplate art in a variety of media at this museum featuring more than 6,000 pieces by international and Latin American artists, as well as a beautiful sculpture garden.

Braulio Carrillo National Park

16.75 mi / 26.95 km from the hotel
This immense park preserves over 100,000 acres that encompass rivers, dormant volcanoes, crater lakes, and tropical rainforests. Take in magnificent views via a drive on Route 32 or hike one of a few trails to view rare flora and fauna.