Activities

Alum Rock Park

The oldest park in California Alum Rock Park was founded in 1872 and is the oldest municipal park in the state of California. In the…

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Education and conservation The Aquarium, a pioneering marine extravaganza, was built in 1984 to entertain as well as to educate visitors on the importance of…

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Villa Montalvo

Arts and culture The Villa was built in 1914 by James Duvall Phelan who bequeathed the premises to the county of Santa Clara (which also…

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Tech Museum of Innovation

Reaching out with science The Museum with its distinctive orange building centered round a purple dome was opened in 1998. Its three floors cover areas…

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Tech Museum of Innovation

Santa Clara de Asis

Home to California’s first university The historic Santa Clara de Asis was founded on 12th January 1777. The original log mission was relocated and reconstructed…

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San Jose Museum of Art

Hub of arts in San Jose The Museum was founded in 1969 when a group of like-minded people decided to rescue an old library and…

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San Jose Museum of Art

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

America’s Best Rose Garden Founded in 1937, the impressive garden is spread over an expansive 5.5 acres of trimmed and beautifully-kept park. The garden has…

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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Antiquities galore The Museum was founded by Dr. Harvey Spencer Lewis who brought together an impressive collection which was housed in the present building in…

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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Raging Waters Amusement Park

Fun for the whole family The park is an exciting destination for all ages. Little ones can enjoy serene waterfalls and slides at two dedicated…

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Plaza de Cezar Chavez

As old as San Jose The Plaza was created in the late 18th century and is the oldest space of its kind in California. What…

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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Cataloguing California’s biodiversity California’s fantastic weather and oceanic influence have encouraged spectacular biodiversity in the region. The museum founded in 1883, pays homage to this…

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NASA Ames Research Center

Space, aeronautics and more This premier facility in the heart of Silicon Valley, also known as NASA Ames, was established in 1939. Besides space, the…

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Mountain Winery

Champagne King of California The winery was bought and developed in 1901 by Paul Masson, a keen wine enthusiast and a host par excellence. As…

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Monterey Zoo

Josef and Wild Things Inc. Formerly known as Wild Things Inc., this unique animal haven was founded in 1983 by Charlie Summat, an experienced trainer…

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Monarch Habitat Sanctuary

Overwintering at Pacific Grove Pacific Grove, specifically its eucalyptus grove, has been one of the largest overwintering sites in the United States of America and…

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Bixby Creek Bridge

The pride of Big Sur The bridge was built out of the sheer necessity to connect Big Sur (Monterey County) to the rest of California…

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Bixby Creek Bridge

Lick Observatory

Discovering new worlds The pioneering Lick Observatory was built in 1889 thanks to a generous bequest from James Lick, who was incidentally buried on Mount…

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Lick Observatory

Lake Cunningham Park

Park by the lake The 203-acre Park was created in 1982 around Lake Cunningham, a 50-acre artificial lake, by the city of San Jose. The…

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Japanese Friendship Garden

Living symbol of friendship This breathtakingly beautiful garden was created in 1965 as a symbol of the relationship between San Jose and its Sister City,…

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Japanese Friendship Garden

J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines

Making history with wine Lohr Vineyards and Winery is one of the pioneering enterprises that contributed to transforming California into wine-making territory. Their founder, Jerry…

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J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines