Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose

Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose

Plaza de Cesar Chavez, with its origin going back to 1797, is Northern California's oldest public space. The square is located in the heart of the Downtown area and named in honor of Cesar Chavez, one of California's most important civil rights activists.

Landscaped flower beds and beautiful water fountains make the plaza a lovely place to enjoy the sunshine. Museums and other attractions of interest to visitors are adjacent to the plaza, giving you even more to see.

A fun feature that visitors enjoy is an open-air theater. Live concerts and similar events are regular features at this theater. You may even have the chance to see unique performances that only take place in this setting. The theater's seating is perfect for you to just drop in if something's going on while you're touring the plaza.

This plaza is also the perfect setting for festivals. Food and music festivals are some of the most popular types of events. When one of these types of events is going on, you'll be able to enjoy a unique atmosphere that encourages plenty of fun.

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Plaza de Cesar Chavez on Map

Sight Name: Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Sight Location: San Jose, USA (See walking tours in San Jose)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in San Jose, California

Create Your Own Walk in San Jose

Create Your Own Walk in San Jose

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San Jose Downtown Walking Tour

San Jose Downtown Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
San Jose Public Art Walking Tour

San Jose Public Art Walking Tour

This walking tour, “Public Art as Resistance in San José,” highlights the history of resistance and public art in downtown San José and begins on the urban university campus, San José State University. Starting from the first two works of art on campus, you’ll find that these 12 works of public art are among many in this area. However, this particular walking tour considers how San...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles