Best time to visit San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA

12 THINGS TO DO IN SAN JOSE, CA (OCTOBER 07 - OCTOBER 16)

San Francisco Fleet Week

San Francisco Fleet Week

October 04–13, 2020 (airshow canceled in 2020) • event

You have never been so close to the formidable American armed forces

Scenic Road Trips

Scenic Road Trips

all year round • activity

Driving along a large number of picturesque roads with stops near the highlights and most unique spots can be a perfect vacation plan

Surfing

Surfing

September–May • activity

Autumn soft offshore breezes create perfect consitions for surfing

Big Sur Road Trip

Big Sur Road Trip

March–May | September–March • activity

Beautiful coastline, amazing forests, and gorgeous mountains—Big Sur has it all

Oyster Season

Oyster Season

September–April • food

Oysters are consumed in San Francisco and other cities on the California's coast in accordance with “R” myth that determines the oyster season

South Yuba River Swimming Holes

South Yuba River Swimming Holes

March–October • activity

A great way to relax during hot summer days

California Fall Colors

California Fall Colors

late September–early November • nature

Admire bronze and amber foliage throughout the Golden State

Cycling

Cycling

April–October • activity

Picturesque scenery, varied terrain, and gentle weather conditions attract cyclists to the Golden State

Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze

Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze

late September–October • activity

Kick off the holiday season and get lost in the world’s largest corn maze

Monkey Puzzle Seeds

Monkey Puzzle Seeds

September–October • food

Soft starchy seeds have been feeding humans, rodents and birds since Jurassic Period

Fuyu Persimmons

Fuyu Persimmons

October–November • food

Latins called Fuyu persimmon “the fruit of the gods”

Halloween

Halloween

late September–early November • event

From spooky science in the lab to the Napa Valley ball,—there are a lot of new things to try in October

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Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies

mid-November–mid-March • nature

Tens of thousands of North American monarchs head to California for their honeymoon, and wedding night falls on Valentine's Day

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

October 16–17, 2021 • event

The size of those pumpkins will blow your mind

Calla Lily Valley

Calla Lily Valley

mid-February–mid-April • nature

One of the most scenic coastal areas in Big Sur

Ice Plant Bloom

Ice Plant Bloom

May • nature

One of Pacific Grove's most prominent sights

Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

January–May • nature

If you are looking for a stunning coastal scenery, you are on the right path

Ladybugs

Ladybugs

November • nature

Everybody loves when a cute ladybug lands on one's palm. What about hundreds of thousands at once? This can happen near San Francisco in California

Alameda County Fair

Alameda County Fair

June 19–July 12, 2020 • event

A summer celebration full of carnival rides, lawn concerts, adorable animals, and funnel cakes

Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival

September 24–26, 2021 • event

Top names of jazz gather together in one place to share their talent among real fans. Don't miss one of the greatest jazz events in the world!

Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals

December–March • nature

These seals with elephant noses roam the ocean searching for food, and go ashore to breed and molt

Lick Observatory

Lick Observatory

June–September • activity

Visit the first permanent mountain top observatory in the world

California's Great America WinterFest

California's Great America WinterFest

November 29–December 31, 2019 • event

The Bay Area’s newest popular holiday tradition

Paddleboarding (SUP)

Paddleboarding (SUP)

May–September • activity

One of the most enjoyable and fun water activities is popular all along the California coastline

Oakland Restaurant Week

Oakland Restaurant Week

January 09–20, 2020 • event

Ten days to get the best of Oakland's restaurant scene

Bay Area Book Festival

Bay Area Book Festival

May 02–03, 2020 • event

See Downtown Berkeley transform into a literary utopia!

Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade

Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade

November 29, 2020 • event

A popular holiday event draws spectators from all over Silicon Valley

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

July 23–25, 2021 • event

A three-day celebration of garlic and other delicious foods

Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park

November 29 2019–January 05 2020 • event

A beautiful holiday tradition in San Jose

Almond Bloom

Almond Bloom

mid-February–early March • nature

The first sign of spring on the Pacific Coast