Among the more well-known addresses in the country, Winchester Mystery House is one of the first stops for travelers and it certainly lives up to its hype.
To see it, you'll need to travel 90 miles (145 kilometers) from the state capital, Sacramento, to San Jose.
There's a good mix of 8 accommodations that are within 2 miles (3 kilometers) of Winchester Mystery House, but it still pays to book in advance. Lots of travelers like the Hotel Valencia Santana Row, TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Jose Cupertino and Aloft San Jose Cupertino, 0.2 miles (0.3 kilometers), 1 mile (2 kilometers) and 1 mile (2 kilometers) away, respectively.
If you don't like choosing between eating out at a nice restaurant and buying that perfect gift, free up some of your daily allowance by staying at one of the surrounding area's low-cost accommodations. Two of your options include the Inn at Saratoga and the Best Western Inn Santa Clara.
Once you've explored Winchester Mystery House, take a walk to Peet's Coffee and enjoy a hot cup of coffee and the comfortable surrounds. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse is a great venue that is nearby when you'd like to order a meal. As the day winds up, raise a glass to cherished memories that you've made at Maggiano's Little Italy, also within the immediate vicinity.