Whether you’re a local or just visiting, if you’re in San Jose, California, count yourself lucky!. The weather is often pretty fine, and there is plenty to do indoors and outdoors. There are a multitude of fun date ideas to try in this city, from great places to eat, to great events to attend, to nature to explore. So grab your date and check out our list below of the top date destinations in San Jose.
Do what the locals do and head out to experience dining, shopping, events, and ambiance that make this place a perfect date destination. If you aren’t sure where you want to eat, it’s no problem because there are many options at Santana Row, from sushi to Mexican food to Indian food and even just cupcakes! Bask in the warm evening under the lights while you get to know each other. Linger a bit as you walk around and take in the atmosphere. Be sure to check out the Events page on the website for more info about different things coming up that could also be a good dating opportunity.
You can’t beat a good belly laugh for a date night. Check out The Improv in San Jose to get just that. Be sure to check out who is coming and when so you can get tickets. Also, check out their menu if you tend to get hungry when you laugh too hard! This will definitely be a night to remember for both you and your date.
Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve
If you want to get away from it all with your date, but don’t want to go super far, there is no better place in San Jose than the Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve. It is a space of beautifully maintained trails and preserves open for hikers, bikers, and horse back riders. Just be sure to take your camera, because there will be plenty of beautiful views along the way. Maybe there will even be opportunities to hold hands with your date.
Winchester Mystery House
Whether you’re interested in Winchester guns, local history, Victorian era mansions, or GHOSTS, then book a tour for you and your date at the Winchester Mystery House. It is a famed house of Sarah Winchester, widow of William Wirt Winchester. Built in the late 1800s, many have said it is haunted, including Sarah herself. It is a popular tourist attraction of the area, and if you haven’t been to it yet, plan a trip now!
The Tech Museum of Innovation
You are in San Jose, after all, and you must pay homage to the technology that thrives here. So take your date on a trip to the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. There are fun interactive galleries that show how technology has changes our lives. Also plan a visit to watch the IMAX show, and much more the museum has to offer.
If you aren’t sure how long your date will be and want to play it by ear–and have plenty to do just in case things are going well–head over to Kelley Park in San Jose. It has a zoo, Japanese garden, history park, two museums, as well as walking paths, picnic areas, and trees.