With more than 53 miles of trails and an abundance of museums, event venues, professional sports teams, and universities, San Jose activities offer something for everybody. Downtown San Jose is home to myriad fun spots, such as a life-sized Monopoly board, fountains, sports arenas, and museums. These museums include the San Jose Tech Museum. Kids aren't left out of the fun equation with The Children’s Discovery Museum, which features exhibits built to stimulate creativity and learning, including a garden, a pretend grocery store, and a theater. And psychedelic fans should visit The University of California, Santa Cruz, which is home to both the Grateful Dead archive and the Lick Observatory. Further north, the historic Mission San Jose tells the story of the area’s first Spanish settlers, as well as many facets of California’s history.

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