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Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, San Jose

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Plaza de César Chávez is a 2.3-acre (9,000 m²) park in Downtown San Jose, California, USA, named after César Chávez in 1993 (originally it was called "The Plaza", then "Pueblo Plaza"). It is surrounded by South Market Street, across which is The Tech Museum of Innovation, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Circle of Palms Plaza and the Fairmont San Jose Hotel. At the south end is the statue "Plumed Serpent" by Robert Graham.At different times of the year it hosts live music, cultural festivals, arts and crafts fairs, food shows, the official city Christmas tree, water fountains, and open-air theater. There are free concerts in the park every Thursday during summer, the San Jose Jazz Festival has its main stage in the park, and every winter from Thanksgiving until New Year's it hosts the Christmas in the Park.The Plaza was established when San José moved from its original location on the bank of the Guadalupe River to the current downtown location in 1797 and has been in use ever since, making it the oldest public open space in California. Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • Great holiday event for the young and old. Ice rink with the tree lighting and several programmed events makes it a great time for a family outing. Everything from a community stage for small event... 
    Great holiday event for the young and old. Ice rink with the tree lighting and several programmed events makes it a great time for a family outing. Everything from a community stage for small event...  more »
  • I took a nice walk at Cesar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose. Flowers were in bloom. It was peaceful. I also took a picture of the Plumed Serpent Statue (Quetzalcóatl Sculpture ) which is in the... 
    I took a nice walk at Cesar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose. Flowers were in bloom. It was peaceful. I also took a picture of the Plumed Serpent Statue (Quetzalcóatl Sculpture ) which is in the...  more »
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  • We enjoyed walking around the park at night. Weather was perfect..people where great...scooters were available with plenty of room to get acquainted with the operation without worry of running over people on accident. This area is well lit and feels safe. We had a super great time playing in the park until 10pm on a Sunday night.
  • Good for children. The space is well maintained. Beautiful Jacaranda trees. Water fountain is good for kids on hot summer days. Christmas in the park happen here.

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