Historic San Jose
9 mi. / 14 min. from the Bristol Hotel
Near the Bristol Hotel, The SoFA District (So. First Area) is an arts, cultural, and entertainment district in the very heart of Downtown San Jose. Located directly behind the San Jose Convention Center. Quaint coffee shops with lively poetry readings, several craft breweries, and art galleries within walking distance in the District.
As you meander, don't miss your Instagram moment at one of the many original murals that cover the buildings in the district. SoFA also boasts a lively bar scene and cutting-edge theaters so stay (almost) all night for nightlife and entertainment. You may even happen upon one of the many festivals held in SoFA, such as South First Fridays Art Walk, the SubZERO Festival, summer Street Markets, and SoFA Street Fairs.
SOFA, San Jose, CA 95113, USA 95113 San Jose