San Jose has a rich history and vibrant culture waiting to be explored during your family vacation. It's the Bay Area's largest city, and visitors generally need reliable transportation to get around to the expansive locale's many attraction. Dollar Rent A Car has a stunning array of San Jose rental cars to shop from, and you can save money with special San Jose discounts. Pick up your car and make your way around town to these free attractions:
For a look into the city's unique past, visit History Park, where admission is free except during special events. You can park your San Jose car rental without charge on one of the side streets or pay $6 for all-day parking in the city lot. When you enter the grounds, you'll be greeted by a 14-acre landscape of lush green grass sprawled with paved paths and working trolleys. It's filled with nearly 30 reproductions of homes and original houses as well as multiple galleries featuring art, culture and history exhibits. If you feel like spending a few bucks, stop by the cafe for a bite to eat or cup of coffee.
Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site
To further indulge in the locale's history, you can explore the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site. Park your San Jose car rental near the San Pedro Market in the heart of the downtown area and walk over to the site, where you can take a tour of two unique structures. Start with the Luís María Peralta Adobe, which was erected in 1797 and is the last El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe structure still standing today. Next, check out the Carmel and Thomas Fallon House, a mid-19th century home. It was built by an early mayor in the Victorian architectural style, and it still features some of the original furnishings and decor.