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Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park

910 I Street, San Jose, CA 95112
(916) 808-5200
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Ranked #46 of 81 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Parks
Description: 3.05 developed acres Picnic Areas, Fountain, Cafe, Seasonal Farmer's Market, Summer Concert Series.
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Dallas, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This park and the water fountain at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, makes it a great place to hang around, just relax. I and my husband go their every other week. Just sit there make s u feel good. There are hosts of eateries around, so you can always carry a cuppa coffee or some tit bits and then come there,... More

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San Jose, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We enjoy walking around the park, nice fountains in a great location. And the events held there such as Christmas in the Park and the San Jose Jazz Festival are great.

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California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Downtown San Jose keeps trying, but cannot get it done. Every other area offers more ... dining, shopping, walking, people watching. Christmas In The Park is nice, but there is little else to draw us or any locals downtown ... visit Willow Glen, Santana Row, Mtn View - Castro St, Los Gatos Main ... even better, have S.J. city planners... More

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San Jose, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We visited Christmas in the Park last night which is in Cesar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose. The park was very nicely decorated with tons of Christmas trees and great animated displays. There was also plenty vendors selling hot chocolate, snacks as well as various vendors selling light toys. We ended up buying a few of the light toys... More

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San Jose, CA
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

When it costs to park on the city street and you have to move your car every couple of hours, why go downtown? I'll go to Butcher Park in my neighborhood.

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Bay Area, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

4 little words: Christmas in the Park, every year, keep us coming back! Very family friendly! A couple of Summers ago, we enjoyed "Music in the Park" during the Summer months. Sadly, too many people smoking their dope out in the open RUINED IT for us family folk!

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Being centrally located is not a plus for Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park. If you can't park at a meter the garage's can be expensive. If there is no concert or other event the only attraction for the park is the water feature in the summer months

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

The summer Music in the Park is sensational. Free concerts, nice crowd, and plenty of dancing. I go every year just to see friends from previous years. Did I say free?

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San Jose, California
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

This historic plaza, once the place where the City Hall stood, draws festivals, speakers, and is the home of Christmas in the Park. Races begins and end here and until recently a place where children could play in it's multiple fountains ( hopefully to again be with water).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Nice araea in the middle of downtwon accross from Tech museum and Fairmont Hotel. Nice place to eat your lunch downtown. Big trees, nice grass areas. GREAT FOUNTAIN for young and old to play in (especially on a warm day). Jazz festivals, Christmas in the Park, and more happen here.

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