Trip to San Jose
Top 5 things to do on a San Jose trip
- Visit the Tech Museum of Innovation
- Shop in the Berryessa Flea Market
- Check out the San Jose Museum of Art
- See the Sharks, Earthquakes, or Giants play
- Tour San Jose State University campus
Immerse yourself in downtown San Jose. For the outdoorsman, San Jose offers plenty of beautiful parks and gardens to see.
If you’ve never been to San Jose, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.
Numerous tours can help you navigate downtown and there are plenty of attractions, such as the Tech Museum of Innovation and the Berryessa Flea Market.
Throughout San Jose you’ll be able to marvel at its historic architecture, shop and dine downtown, visit museums, and much more.
We’ll try to help simplify your San Jose trip by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in San Jose
Our bus to San Jose takes you to the Diridon Caltrain Station, just a few blocks away from San Jose State University.
Learn more about our most popular routes to San Jose.
Upon your arrival, getting around on your San Jose trip will be a breeze. Besides downtown being easily walk-able, there are many transportation options.
Take advantage of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, or VTA for light rail and bus.
Alternatively, taxis and ride shares are readily available as well.
Best places to stay in San Jose
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. San Jose is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making a San Jose trip accessible for any traveler.
The most lavish hotels in San Jose would be the Hotel De Anza or the Sainte Claire Hotel, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.
Alternatively, many hotels such as the La Quinta, Holiday Inn, or other rentals are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to San Jose.
Nightlife in San Jose
It’s not all business in the Silicon Valley. San Jose is known for its vibrant nightlife and there are plenty of bars, clubs, and lounges to choose from.
Check out Haberdasher for a dimly lit speakeasy style bar with an extensive cocktail menu.
For live music, make sure to visit JJ’s Blues for an exquisite club offering live blues music almost every night.
Many locals flock to the Caravan Lounge for a great dive bar and with a ton of character.
For live comedy fans, make sure to visit the Improv Comedy Club on Second St. Downtown.
Where to shop on your San Jose trip
Whether you’re seeking retail therapy or looking to find the best taco in town, San Jose will be sure to meet your needs.
There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city.
Along Santana Row, you’ll find plenty of specialty shops, restaurants and boutiques.
There are plenty of farmers markets and flea markets to choose from in downtown San Jose, such as the Berryessa Flea Market.
For a wide array of familiar retailers and luxury shops, check out the Oakridge Mall.
Best free things to do in San Jose
- San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
- South First Fridays Art Walk
- Japanese Friendship Garden
- Los Gatos Creek Trail
- San Jose Flea Market
The cost of living may be high in San Jose due to the Silicon Valley, but even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their San Jose trip.
Home to many beautiful gardens, the outdoor attractions are of no cost to you such as the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden or the Japanese Friendship Garden.
In addition, the South First Friday’s art walk provides a self-guided walk through downtown providing art galleries and exhibitions.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to San Jose through the many farmers markets and flea markets, where it often will be buzzing with activity.
Benefits of taking a bus trip to San Jose
- reserved seating
- fares starting at just $1*
When booking a San Jose trip, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to San Jose, with fares as low as $1*.
With the money you save on bus tickets to San Jose, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming San Jose trip.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your San Jose trip.
This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of San Jose.
On your San Jose trip, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, and reclining seats.
So if you’re planning on taking a San Jose trip, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.