San Jose, California is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, a bustling Northern California region packed with endless attractions and things to do. Situated just one mile from the restaurants and nightlife entertainment of downtown San Jose, Hotel Elan offers convenient access to the best parks, gardens, zoos, and cultural landmarks.
Gear up for exciting professional sports and live concerts at HP Pavilion, discover upscale shopping at Santana Row, or theme park thrills at California's Great America. Looking for a South Bay cultural experience? Head to the San Jose Museum of Art or the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. No matter what you're in the mood for, San Jose, California is sure to please.
Winchester Mystery House -
Discover the bizarre beauty of this 160-room Victorian mansion (circa 1884) built by rifle heiress Sarah Winchester over a 38 year period filled with mysterious superstitions. The mansion features fine craftsmanship and numerous architectural oddities like stairways that lead to nowhere, as well as three working elevators and 47 fireplaces throughout the house. The gardens and grounds may be toured as well as the Winchester Museum. A cafe offering snacks, desserts, and beverages is located on the grounds. For more information, call 408.247.2000 or visit www.winchestermysteryhouse.com.
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose -
Located in a 52,000 square-foot purple building, this hands-on museum features more than 150 interactive exhibits and educational programs for children. View works crafted by the imaginative minds of young tots, play make believe in the Wonder Cabinet, or experience the bustle of city life at the Streets exhibit. Live theater performances and music shows are offered regularly. For more information, call 408.298.5437 or visit www.cdm.org.
San Jose Museum of Art -
The San Jose Museum of Art presents a full range of contemporary 20th and 21st century exhibitions, including paintings, sculptures, photography and works on paper. Established in 1969, the San Jose Museum of Art features a permanent collection of 2,000 art works and features rotating exhibits that are sure to satisfy the art enthusiasts in us all. There is also a museum store, cafe and group event facilities. For more information, call 408.271.6880 or visit www.sjmusart.org.
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo -
Outdoor adventure and entertainment are only at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, a 16 acre amusement park located less than two miles from our San Jose hotel. The park offers a variety of rides and amusements from children's rides to themed play areas to a puppet castle theatre. The zoo lets visitors come face to face with over 140 domestic, exotic and endangered animals from around the world. For more information, call 408.277.3000 or visit www.happyhollowparkandzoo.org.
Raging Waters San Jose -
Make a splash at Raging Waters, featuring over 23-acres of daring slides and attractions. Get soaked on the Barracuda Blaster and Dragon's Den, or enjoy a relaxing journey along the Endless River. For those looking to keep cool, get refreshed at Shotgun Falls, or Pirates Cove. For more information, call 408.238.9900 or visit www.rwsplash.com.
Caribe & Rodeo Night Club -
Minutes from the hotel. Enjoy live music ranging from country to high energy Latin beats. If you stay at Hotel Elan 2 nights in a row and would like to go enjoy yourself for some entertaining nightlife, inquire about complimentary passes. When booking ask for details.
The Tech Museum -
Explore the fascinating world of science and technology at The Tech Museum. Hands on exhibits and galleries offer an educational insight into the inventions and people who have transformed Silicon Valley into one of the world's leading high-tech capitals. For more information, please visit www.thetech.org.
Santana Row -
Discover San Jose's trendiest attraction. Santana Row is situated across the street from Valley Fair Mall and is an upscale urban residential community packed with upscale shops and restaurants. Peruse designer shops and boutiques like Burberry, Diesel and Salvatore Ferragamo, or grab a bite to eat at one of the tasty bistros, cafes and restaurants. Spas, theaters, bars and lounges abound, creating an exciting San Jose attraction not to be missed. For more information, visit www.santanarow.com.
California's Great America -
From the imaginative world of Planet Snoopy to the sun soaked splashes of Boomerang Bay, California's Great America offers endless theme park thrills just minutes from our San Jose, California hotel. Dare to ride the Grizzly, Demon or Psycho Mouse, or experience classic amusement rides like Carrousel Columbia, Celebration Swings and White Water Falls. Live shows, arts, crafts and tasty treats await for visitors of all ages. For more information, visit www.cagreatamerica.com.
San Jose Sports Entertainment -
Sports enthusiasts will find endless professional and collegiate sports action just minutes from our San Jose, California convention center hotel. Root for the fighting San Jose State University spartan football team at Spartan Stadium, or catch Giants Baseball minor league teams swing for home runs at the San Jose Municipal Stadium. The San Jose Sharks take center ice at HP Pavilion, located less than two miles from Hotel Elan and downtown San Jose.