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San Jose[A] (/ˌsæn hoʊzeɪ, -seɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph; Spanish: [saŋ xose]),[14] officially the City of San José,[B] is an economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley and the largest city in Northern California. With an estimated 2017 population of 1,035,317, it is the third most populous city in California (after Los Angeles and San Diego) and the tenth most populous in United States.[15] Located in the center of the Santa Clara Valley, on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, San Jose covers an area of 179.97 square miles (466.1 km2). San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County, the most affluent county in California and one of the most affluent counties in the United States.[16][17][18][19] San Jose is the largest city in both the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland Combined Statistical Area, which contain 7.7 million and 8.7 million people respectively.[20][21][22]

Are you looking for things to do in San Jose with your kids? Then are certainly in the right place, with our tools we can help you decide and plan all of your upcoming family adventures. Whichever area you are in, you will be sure to find some fun for all the family!

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If you are looking for family things to do in San Jose for kids friendly activities places, then its time to start planning your adventures! Its time to get prepared for the time of your life and be ready to create some very fond memories together with your loved ones.

All children love a fun day out and there is no greater reward than seeing children smile. Your only limit is your imagination so the possibilities for jam-packed fun are endless.

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Are you looking for an active holiday? A cultural one or a quiet weekend away to explore a national park? Activities for kids also offer a lot of bonuses for adults and you won''t have to miss out on enjoying yourself.

You could find a local zoo or an animal park, or go and find a discovery center or museum if you want your kids to learn. That way the vacation becomes an enriching one too.

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San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

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Raging Waters

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cat-icon 1261 Lincoln Ave
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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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cat-icon 1300 Senter Rd
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cat-icon 333 Santana Row Ste 1100
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cat-icon West San Carlos Street
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cat-icon 180 Woz Way
City Lights Theater Company
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Guadalupe River Park

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San Jose Museum of Art

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cat-icon 110 S Market St
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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch

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History Museum of San Jose

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Round 1 Entertainment

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cat-icon 1300 Senter Rd
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cat-icon 647 S King Rd
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New Almaden Quicksilver Mine

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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Municipal Stadium, San Jose Giants

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