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California's Great America

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Fill your day with roller coasters, live shows, concerts, fireworks, amusement park food favorites and even a water park at the iconic California's Great America. Thrills for every age are ready to rock your world and run you ragged. New rides and attractions are introduced every year and special events like the nightmarish Halloween Haunt are looked forward to by the tens of thousands! Get your walking shoes ready and practice your screaming, there's a lot to cover on this adrenaline rush of an outing! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


Winchester Mystery House

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Featured by Good Morning America in 2010, this is the house that Sarah, the troubled Winchester rifle heiress, built. Seeking a way to rid herself of the spirits of those killed by the “Gun that Won the West” Sarah sought the advice of a medium. That consultation resulted in Sarah spending decades, as well as her $20 million inheritance, obsessively building onto the house. But what a house it is and don't miss the gardens and grounds either. Spooky? Yes, but beautiful from the wood work to the stained glass. Flashlight tours on Friday the 13th and during October are a trick and a treat, while the Victorian spirit is alive in special light during the December holiday season.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Kelley Park

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With its 172 acres, Kelley Park is located on the north side of the city where it is regularly visited by area locals who enjoy its beautiful grounds and nearby attractions like Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. The park is a great place for picnics and other outdoor gatherings. With its picturesque setting, the park is popular place for weddings. There is plenty of room for kids to run around and play games, which makes it a family-friendly venue. Known for its cleanliness and convenient location, Kelley Park is the perfect place to go for a walk or jog. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Raging Waters

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Visitors flock to Lake Cunningham to visit Raging Waters, a popular San Jose amusement park. With its water slides and pools, Raging Waters is fun for people of all ages, but it is an extraordinarily family-friendly venue that is the perfect place to bring kids when you're visiting San Jose. Considered the largest water park in northern California, Raging Waters is spread out over twenty-three acres. While the water rides promise plenty of exhilarating thrills, the Lazy River is a great place to lounge and soak up the warm California sunshine. There are also attractions for the youngest members of the family too. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Mount Hermon Adventures

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Mount Hermon Adventures has grown immensely since it began and has become an internationally recognized provider of adventure experiences and team development programs. They now operate the world-famous Redwood Canopy Tours, multiple aerial adventure courses, intentional Team Building programs, and provide Mount Hermon overnight guests with mountain biking, surfing, sea kayaking, target sports, aquatic facilities, paint ball, skate park and more. Guests experience Mt. Hermon's core values of quality, authenticity and inspiration with the final goal of living a transformed life. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Roaring Camp Railroads

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Travel over trestles, through towering redwood groves and up a winding narrow-gauge grade to the summit of Bear Mountain as conductors narrate the history of Roaring Camp, the railroad and the forest. In the 1880s, narrow-gauge steam locomotives were used to haul giant redwood logs out of the mountains. Roaring Camp's steam engines date from 1890 and are among the oldest and most authentically preserved narrow-gauge steam engines providing regularly scheduled passenger service in America. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Monterey Bay Aquarium

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium was founded in 1984 and is located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row. It holds thousands of plants and animals, representing more than 600 species on display. Sea life on exhibit includes stingrays, jellyfish, sea otters, sea horses, and numerous other native marine species, which can be viewed above and below the waterline. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of very few in the world to exhibit both bluefin and yellowfin tuna, and is one of the few aquariums to successfully care for the ocean sunfish in captivity. The centerpiece exhibit in the aquarium is a 1,200,000-U.S.-gallon Open Sea exhibit, which features one of the world's largest single-paned windows. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has attracted more than 47 million visitors and has won awards for its exhibits, architecture, and cultural and educational impacts.
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