Be prepared to experience a time warp when you visit San Pedro Square.
To see it, travel about 90 miles (145 kilometers) from the state capital, Sacramento, until you arrive at San Jose.
The 19 hotels that are to be found within 2 miles (3 kilometers) of San Pedro Square are excellent for travelers who are short on time. Just 0.1 miles (0.2 kilometers) away, you can kick back and relax at the Hotel De Anza. Two other choices are The Fairmont San Jose, 0.2 miles (0.3 kilometers) away, and the San Jose Marriott, 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers) away.
If you're planning to travel on a shoestring, you will be glad to find out that there are a couple low-cost hotels within walking distance. Just two examples are the Pacific Motor Inn and the Hotel Elan, which are 0.6 miles (1.0 kilometer) and 1 mile (2 kilometers) away, respectively.
With several high-end establishments in the surrounding area, you can stay a night or two in unrivaled comfort close to this site. The Westin San Jose is a mere 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers) away, or the San Jose Safehouse Suites is a meager 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) away, and they're both outstanding choices.
Traveling can be hard work, and it would be almost impossible without a daily coffee. When you know you have to have that caffeine hit, stop by Starbucks (145 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose.) Belly still grumbling? Order some plates to share at The Farmers Union (151 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose,) a great local eatery.
Hop on the metro at the nearest station, San Jose Diridon Station, after seeing San Pedro Square. It's just 0.6 miles (1.0 kilometer) away!