Destination guide

The friendly area of South San Jose awaits your stay

The area's history and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in South San Jose. This welcoming city is known for its sporting events, biking and restaurants. Winchester Mystery House and Great Mall of the Bay Area are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around South San Jose

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes South San Jose a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • California's Great America (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Raging Waters (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Lake Cunningham Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • J. Lohr Winery (7 mi / 11.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in South San Jose

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, South San Jose is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kelley Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Shoreline Park (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • History Park (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • San Jose Municipal Rose Garden (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Vasona Lake County Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around South San Jose

Fly into San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview), the closest airport, located 5.9 mi (9.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), which is 9.5 mi (15.3 km) away.

You can see more of South San Jose by jumping on the metro at Blossom Hill Station, Snell Station or Ohlone-Chynoweth Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around South San Jose?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 50 vacation rentals near South San Jose. From 34 Houses to 5 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South San Jose for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to South San Jose?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South San Jose:

  • Eastside Santa Cruz: 245 vacation rentals
  • Seabright: 173 vacation rentals
  • Westside: 194 vacation rentals
  • Allied Arts: 22 vacation rentals
  • Edenvale: 23 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to South San Jose?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in South San Jose. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • History Park: 810 vacation rentals
  • Logitech Ice Rink: 831 vacation rentals
  • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds: 784 vacation rentals
  • Almaden Plaza: 844 vacation rentals
  • Electric Light Tower: 808 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South San Jose listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in South San Jose?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 34 Houses in South San Jose. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South San Jose include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South San Jose?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10 vacation rentals with pool available in South San Jose. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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