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Celebrate Autumn: Things to Do in San Jose, CA This Fall

Posted by: Sonesta San Jose Milpitas
15 Sep
Celebrate Autumn: Things to Do in San Jose, CA This Fall

Fall Things to Do in San Jose, CA: Football, Fright Fests & Fresh Air

Let autumn's cooler temperatures and upswing of energy put a spring in your step. Silicon Valley is the ideal destination for a fall getaway, an attraction-packed hotspot for sports, family fun, thrills, and outdoor adventures. It would take more than one season to explore all of the fun things to do in San Jose, CA – but you can start here with our top choices for autumn fun in the California sun.

Football Fun: San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium

Football season is here! Get ready to cheer for the San Francisco 49ers home team at Levi's Stadium, a new state-of-the-art sports complex that's less than 5 miles away from our hotel in San Jose. Be wowed by the over-the-top audiovisuals, amazing stadium cuisine, and epic views from every seat in the house – all 68,000 of them. This award-winning venue also features free Wi-Fi, so you can post pics and make all of your friends back home green with envy. Speaking of green – Levi's Stadium features the latest in green technology, including a green roof, solar panels, and recycling. Ready for kickoff? Our 49ers Package includes overnight accommodations, free parking, free breakfast, and two game tickets. We'll even shuttle you to the light rail station, which connects directly with the stadium! It's the best way to embrace football fever – and the best 49ers deal in the Silicon Valley.

Game On! Play Golf on Gorgeous Greens in San Jose

With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, the weather in Silicon Valley is picture-perfect for golfing. You'll find numerous top-notch golf courses in San Jose just moments away from our hotel, including the Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, Coyote Creek Golf Club, The Ranch Golf Club, and San Jose Municipal Golf Course. Need help booking tee times or renting a set of clubs? Our front desk staff will be happy to help you out.

Get Spooked at the Winchester Mystery House: Tingles Up Your Spine

Just in time for Halloween season, this historic landmark and architectural wonder is one of San Jose's greatest mysteries. Reputed to be haunted, the mansion was once the home of Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearm magnate William Winchester. For 38 years after his death, she added new rooms, new features, and new curiosities to the Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion. It's famous for its stairways to nowhere, its doors that open onto drops, and its general eeriness – especially during candlelight tours. The home also features many cool extras that were state-of-the-art when it was built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, including steam heating, push-button gas lights, and a hot shower. Today the Winchester Mystery House hosts tours year-round plus special events in the fall, including late-night flashlight tours and an immersive horror experience.

Go Take a Hike: Scenic Trails to Explore This Autumn

A sunny, crisp autumn day is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the Silicon Valley's natural beauty. From outdoor wilderness to manicured pathways, find the perfect hiking trail for you.
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail – Mushrooms pop up along this trail in the autumn. It's lined with big beautiful trees and bushy green ferns.
  • Hunter's Point – Feel like you're a world away from Silicon Valley at this hidden gem trail, which features gorgeous panoramic views.
  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park – Discover plenty of well-marked trails in this fantastic park, along with lots of native wildlife and even a historic silver mine.
  • Castle Rock State Park – Up for an adventure? Find steep, rocky trails in this popular park. Head to the overlook over the waterfall.
  • Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve – Enjoy views of Los Altos as you conquer this challenging hike. Be sure to watch for wild turkeys and deer!

The Great Pumpkin Fest & Halloween Haunt at California's Great America

Whether you're looking for kid-friendly fall fun or bone-chilling scares, you'll find it at California's Great America. This epic theme park in Santa Clara pulls out all the stops for the autumn season, from lavish decor and pumpkin-spice treats to hay mazes and trick-or-treating. Smaller tots will enjoy The Great Pumpkin Fest, a cheerful celebration with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the Peanuts gang. Decorate pumpkins and watch professional carvers create works of art. Love to be terrified? Halloween Haunt features several scare zones, live shows, haunted mazes, rides, and attractions. It's better suited for older kids, teens, and adults. Fall fun or fright: You make the choice! Check out our Great America Package – it's the easiest way to experience this top attraction.

Embrace the Autumn Energy in Beautiful San Jose, CA

Slow down and savor the season with a Silicon Valley getaway. Put yourself near all of the unique things to do in San Jose, CA when you stay at Sonesta San Jose Milpitas. Discover an upgraded, upmarket hotel that feels chic and welcoming, with travel-friendly perks like on-site dining and a free airport shuttle. Stay moments away from hotspots like California's Great America, the Winchester Mystery House, and Levi's Stadium. Kick back and relax in a comfortable room or suite – our signature sleep care kits will help you get a great night's sleep. Autumn is here – so plan your escape to Silicon Valley today!


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