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Don't Miss These 8 Attractions in San Jose

By Rock 'n' Roll, 04/14/14, 5:30PM EDT

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Our guide to the scenic NorCal city.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has several running destinations in California, including San Jose! So, what to do with a race weekend in Northern California? Check these attractions in San Jose off your list and you’re sure to have a scenic and eventful race weekend!

SAN JOSE FLEA MARKET

Shop the largest open-air flea market in the US. Pick up some fresh fruits and veggies to fuel you through race day, and maybe pick up a few souvenirs to take home!

Street market fruit display

DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE

Explore downtown, including San Jose history, murals and more! Downtown is a place where you can stroll, find a good place to eat pre-race, or grab a post-race drink.

WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE

Get lost in the 160 rooms of this crazy cool house (and maybe solve a mystery or two?). This house is filled with activities for puzzle-solvers who would like to exercise their minds as much as their bodies.

Winchester Mystery House

ALUM ROCK PARK

Relax and pack a picnic in one of California’s oldest municipal parks. With 720 acres of park, you have a chance to explore the natural side of San Jose – and maybe take a run in the park!

SANTANA ROW

Shop and people-watch in this exclusive shopping area of  the city. This is the perfect place to expand your runner’s wardrobe.

Santana Row

ROSICRUCIAN EGYPTIAN MUSEUM

Discover some of the West’s best Egyptian artifacts — this cool museum holds the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in the Western US.

Egyptian Museum

IRA F. BRILLIANT CENTER FOR BEETHOVEN STUDIES

Get musical with the largest Beethoven collection (outside Europe of course!). Give your feet a rest, and let your ears do all the work.

THE TECH MUSEUM OF INNOVATION

If you love interactive experiences and science, this is a must visit. Plus, there are some pretty fun IMAX movies playing.

tech museum outside

By visiting these attractions, you’re sure to make the most of your race weekend in San Jose!

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