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Most Romantic Things to Do in San Jose, CA & Silicon Valley

Posted by: Sonesta San Jose Milpitas
16 Mar
Most Romantic Things to Do in San Jose, CA & Silicon Valley

Get Away from It All Together: Romantic Things to Do in San Jose, CA

When's the last time you planned a weekend getaway together – just the two of you? Nourish your relationship and awaken your senses with a couple's getaway to the Silicon Valley. Spend quality time together exploring all the romantic things to do in San Jose, from intimate wine tastings to lavish French dinners to high-thrills roller coasters. Do something special that shows just how much you care.


Indulge in Exquisite Fine Dining & Farm-to-Table Cuisine in San Jose

Embark on a culinary adventure together in Silicon Valley, a hotbed of innovative restaurants flaunting their gastronomic prowess. From upscale French bistros to lavish steakhouses, discover the bounty of California's farms and ranches on your dinner table in San Jose. If you're planning to dine out anywhere near Valentine's Day, be sure to make your reservations as early as possible.


  • Le Papillon – Enjoy flawless service in a sophisticated and exclusive setting at this acclaimed restaurant. Chef Scott Cooper blends French, Asian, and Pacific influences in his creative cuisine – and you'll also find a wine list with over 500 different types of wine.
  • LB Steak – Feast on classic American cuisine in this rough and rugged steakhouse with a lovely outdoor patio. Enjoy line-caught fish, naturally raised prime meats, and organic fruits and vegetables that are grown locally.
  • Scott's Seafood – Bright and airy, this downtown hub has a refined vibe and great views of Silicon Valley. Discover a menu of seafood fan favorites: bacon-wrapped scallops, house-made pasta, and sesame-crusted Ahi tuna.
  • La Forêt – Located in a former boarding house built in 1848 during the Gold Rush, this historic restaurant offers a fully modern experience of culinary excellence – all surrounded by a lush, green forest. It's known for decadent game specialties like roasted New Zealand elk loin and sage-crusted medallions of wild boar.
  • Sevens Bar & Grill – Casual yet elegant, this inviting restaurant offers an effortless charm and an excellent menu of cocktails, craft beers, and California wines. Share small plates or have your own dish of Mediterranean shrimp pasta, Tuscan Florentine chicken, or center-cut top sirloin with a Sriracha glaze.


Enjoy a Night on the Town with Live Entertainment at the SAP Center

Silicon Valley is a hotspot for major music concerts, sports competitions, and year-round festivals. San Jose's SAP Center hosts world-class pop stars and comedy acts, along with the San Jose Sharks NHL hockey team. Watch figure skating championships and acrobat shows. Some of the world's most famous performers have entertained crowds at the SAP Center, including U2, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift. Best of all, our hotel is just 7.8 miles away.


Sip Pinot & Chardonnay in Cozy Tasting Rooms & Scenic Vineyards

Explore California's world-famous wines at romantic tasting rooms, vineyards, and cellars. Share a flight of bubbles or indulge your sweeter side with dessert wines. Whatever type of wine your palate craves, you'll find it here. Plan a romantic rendezvous at one of these unique local tasting rooms in San Jose and vineyards nearby. Interesting in taking a tour? Ask our front desk for help arranging a California wine tasting adventure for two.


  • Divine Winery Tasting Room in San Jose
  • Lohr Vineyards & Wines in San Jose
  • Coterie Cellars in San Jose
  • Testarossa Winery in Los Gatos
  • Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery in Los Gatos.
  • Russian Ridge Winery in San Carlos
  • Big Dog Vineyards in Milpitas
  • Picchetti Winery in Cupertino
  • Left Bend Winery in Los Gatos
  • Byington Vineyard & Winery in Los Gatos


Be Inspired by Creative Brilliance on Display at the San Jose Museum of Art

Hold hands as you stroll through this interesting museum, a showcase of creative expression from post-1980 to older 20th-century works. Smartly designed and easy to explore, it's an intimate space with just a few galleries – perfect for slowing down and truly savoring the artwork. There's also a relaxing café and unique gift shop where you can pick up a special souvenir of your trip together.


Feel Like Kids Again at California's Great America Theme Park

Don't underestimate the power of absolute terror to stoke the fires of romance! California's Great America amusement park has some of the biggest and baddest rides that you'll find – from epic rollercoasters to giant drops and spinning whirlwinds. Share ice cream cones and enjoy funny live shows as you make your way around the park. You'll also find water rides and plenty of funky shops to keep you entertained.


Plan a Romantic California Escape & Enjoy First-Class Quality Time Together

Whether you're on your first date or your fiftieth date, you'll find all kinds of romantic things to do in San Jose, CA – and our sleek, stylish hotel is located right in the middle of the action. Stay close to all the top sights like California's Great America and the SAP Center. Sleep in late in a comfortable room on a pillow-top bed with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses and high-thread-count linens. From a sparkling swimming pool to delicious food and cocktails at Sevens Bar & Grill, we provide all the elements for an unforgettable romantic getaway in the Silicon Valley. Give your relationship the time it deserves and plan your escape today!

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