With river trail in the middle of San Jose’s urban core, a walkable downtown, many gyms and studios, and yoga in the park, this is one healthy place. In downtown folks can root for the home teams, enjoy trails or participate in many, many races.

Races | Sports | Family | Parks | Community Centers | Gyms,Tennis & Swimming

Downtown hosts competitive and family fun races all year long. The year ends with the fun TiVo’s Santa Run Silicon Valley – with a finish line among the Christmas in the Park and Downtown Ice lights. Other races include the Turkey Trot, Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, the 408k and many, many walks and runs to raise money and awareness for many causes.

Registration is now open:

Turkey Trot: This holiday tradition brings runners downtown. Register now!

TiVo Santa Run Silicon Valley: A holiday-themed, family run with costumes and more. It raises money for San Jose’s favorite holiday traditions – Downtown Ice and Christmas in the Park. Register now.

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Downtown is home to and nearby soccer, cycling, hockey, indoor and outdoor football, baseball and more. It’s also home to the San Jose State University teams. Root for the home team!

San Jose Sharks | San Jose SaberCats | San Jose Earthquakes | San Jose Spartans | San Jose Giants | Amgen Tour of California

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With a giant Monopoly board, museums targeting kids of all ages, fountains to splash in, outdoor concerts, many playgrounds and lots of nature to explore Downtown offers a lot for families with children. Here’s a taste:

Tech Museum – Open 10 am-5 pm daily. Pricing for regular galleries is $15 adults and $10 children. Add on IMAX for only $5 more each.
201 S Market St.
(408) 294-8324

Children’s Discovery Museum – Open 10 am-5 pm Tues-Sat and noon-5 pm Sun. $11-$12. 180 Woz Way
(408) 298-5437

For more family-friendly fun, check out the Downtowner Online.

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Downtown San Jose parks feature miles of trails and acres of grass, trees and shrubs. They provide flood protection and serve as home to playgrounds and herons, Steller’s jays and other wildlife.

GRPGBikeTrail_1Guadalupe River Park and Gardens
Friends of Guadalupe River Park & Gardens (View Photos here)
(408) 298-7657.
Trail Tourism Map


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San Jose City community centers offer activities for seniors, children and adults. Learn more

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San Jose often tops healthiest city lists. And with good reason. Downtown isn’t afraid of working up a sweat. Between yoga studios, gyms, boxing clubs, pools and public tennis courts, there are many ways to get your workout – or your om – on.

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