Area Attractions

When visiting San Jose, California, you’ll never be at a shortage of things to do, especially when stay at Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown. Our desirable location puts you close to the area’s best attractions and activities. Don’t hesitate to ask our staff for suggestions on things to do in the area, or to assist you with dinner reservations, tee times or tickets.

Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown

282 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, California, United States, 95113



What do you want to do today?

Local Attractions

Raging Waters

Northern California’s largest water park is celebrating its 30th season. Spread out over 30 acres, Raging Waters has something for everyone. Whether you want to relax on a family raft ride, race down a slippery slide, or descend from spectacular heights, Raging Waters will deliver. Come see why it is Northern California’s premier water park destination.

Winchester Mystery House

Designated as a California historical landmark, the Winchester Mystery House, a mansion in San Jose, claims to be haunted by ghosts. The architectural oddities, such as a staircase that descends seven steps then rises 11, make this house one of much fascination. Twisting hallways and secret passageways help to create an eerie, spooky ambiance and beautiful gardens with immaculately maintained grounds add to the attraction of this popular tourist destination. This spectacular house has been referenced in popular American culture by shows like Ghost Hunters and MythBusters.

Children’s Discovery Museum

Ranked by Child Magazine as one of the top 10 children’s museums in the United States, the Children’s Discovery Museum is a great pick for families visiting San Jose. Open since 1990, over six million visitors have taken in the museum’s interactive exhibits. The museum’s signature programs include BioSITE and Discovery Youth, both of which connect to the broad themes of community, connections and creativity. Open-ended exploration is a primary goal of the museum and it appeals to diverse learners. Unique to the museum is FoodShed, which serves delicious, healthy homemade local foods. The Children’s Discovery Museum is just ¼ mile from our hotel.

San Pedro Square

The square comes with live music, food and activities for the whole family to enjoy. This is also located in one of the oldest areas of San Jose located just north of downtown.

Shopping and Entertainment

Santana Row

You can eat, play, and shop at the Row. Old style downtown shopping and dining make this a perfect place to wander around, browse, and indulge in savory snacks and meals. Whether you want to lounge in a beautiful wine bar, sit on a bench in the shade to people-watch, catch a movie, or take a stroll down a scenic street, you’ll love the ambiance of San Jose’s Santana Row. The best part is that the Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown is just 4.8 miles from Santana Row.

Westfield Valley Fair Mall

This upscale, indoor shopping mall is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and is only 4.4 miles from Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown. While you stay with us, you’ll be able to experience one of the largest malls in Northern California. With nearly 300 stores to choose from, you’re sure to find a style that suits you. The mall also boasts a gorgeous dining terrace, which features local eats and national chains. You also won’t want to miss the special events.

Great Mall

The largest indoor outlet in Northern California is just a short drive away from Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown (10.3 miles away). Committed to providing you with the ultimate value shopping experience, Great Mall features more than 200 outlet stores ranging from sporting goods to apparel. Home to stores like Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Neiman Marcus, this extraordinary outlet mall will not disappoint even the most selective shopper. Dine at great restaurants, take in a movie or just shop ‘til you drop.


Scott’s Seafood

Have a relaxing evening with a view of Downtown San Jose on their rooftop patio and weekend brunches. Scott’s offers the best selection of fresh seafood, steak and many other chef cuisines. Bring the whole family for lunch, a night on the town or celebrations.

Our House

They have a delicious wide assortment of dishes to choose from to even accommodate the needs of gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets. Their menu is full of culinary classics with locally sourced farm to table organic ingredients.