Answered: San Jose, CA’s ultimate bucket list

We asked our readers + social media followers to suggest places, activities, restaurants, and more that make for a true San Josean experience.

A skyline shot of Downtown San Jose during sunset.

There’s nothing like the views of the great 408.

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Last month, we asked you to help us create a San Jose bucket listand you didn’t disappoint. Here are the can’t-miss activities readers suggested, finishing the prompt:

Did you really visit San Jose if you didn’t...

“Eat at La Vic’s” — @pepper_dy

“Get BOGO beers courtesy of Beer Batter at an SJ Giants game” — @carlitosbuey 🍻

“Go to the San Jose Sikh Gurdwara. Built on a hill overlooking San Jose, it’s for the spiritually inclined, or someone just looking for a bit of peace in an architectural marvel” — Warren U.

The labyrinth garden in Rosicrucian Park.

Get lost in the labyrinth...

Photo via @garden.gazing

“Visit the Rosicrucian Park and walk the labyrinth” — Paulette M.

“Eat at Original Joe’s [and] visit the Winchester Mystery House” — @kathleena.hanes 👻

“Catch a performance of San Jose Taiko” — Mary M.

“Get Ravs [raviolis] and a Chris Combo from La Villa in Willow Glen” — @real_kingsergios

And maybe the most San Josean experience: ”...get caught in traffic” — @thedanielzee 🚗

The San Pedro Square sign in Downtown San Jose.

You can’t beat the casual nightlife within San Pedro Square.

Photo by SJtoday staff

While you’re at it, don’t miss these other must-do suggestions:

“Nightlife/San Pedro, Valley Fair Mall, Top Golf” — @serenaasimoes

“I’d say the 3 things to do for any visitor would be the [Lick] Observatory, Rosicrucian Museum, and Mark’s Hot Dogs mainly for the building” — @mystical.wonderland

“Especially with this beautiful fall weather, one must take one of the many beautiful and easily accessible hikes — for example, Quicksilver or St. Joseph’s Hill — and then enjoy the fantastic view of San Jose” — Katie C. 🥾

Sushi Con (on the patio), San Pedro Square, Christmas in the Park (holiday season), La Vic’s [and] Iguanas, Great America, Great Mall” — Kristen B.

“Gotta see a Sharks game” — @kelby_sellers 🏒

SJ Bike Party! Especially the Christmas ride” — Christal N.

Thank you to everyone who wrote in with their suggestions, we will continue adding to this listso keep ‘em coming.

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