California’s Great America will open the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in Northern California in the spring of 2013.
High-speed twists, turns, drops, station fly-by and the Old West are the top features of Gold Striker, currently under construction at Northern California’s leading thrill park and family destination. The ride will stand 108 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 103 feet at a 50-degree angle. Riders will careen along 3,197 feet of track at speeds up to 54 miles per hour. The ride experience on Gold Striker will last more than two heart-pounding minutes. “Gold Striker reflects our commitment to providing our guests with the best thrills and entertainment value in the region.”
Raging Waters San Jose, Northern California’s Largest Water Park, offers 23-acres and millions of gallons of family fun and attractions, including the newest ride Bombs Away. Raging Waters features thrilling high-speed slides, and family attractions like the 350,000-gallon Wave Pool and The Pirate’s Cove-an interactive themed water fort.
From amazing views and a sea of sea lions to chowder bread bowls and California wines, your visit to San Francisco starts at PIER 39. Kick off your visit by exploring two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions, all surrounded by unbeatable views of the city and the bay. Take it from the world famous sea lions: a visit to San Francisco starts at The PIER.
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is recognized as the best seaside park in the world. Our vibrant, bustling amusement park is renowned for its great rides, remarkable history, spectacular beach setting, and friendly attitude.
The Tech Museum of Innovation is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum-located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit learning resource established to inspire the innovator in everyone.
Winchester Mystery House™ is an extravagant maze of Victorian craftsmanship – marvelous, baffling, and eerily eccentric, to say the least. Tour guides must warn people not to stray from the group or they could be lost for hours! Countless questions come to mind as you wander through the mansion – such as, what was Mrs. Winchester thinking when she had a staircase built that descends seven steps and then rises eleven?
The Park was created and built by Michael and Claudia Bonfante and is designed to educate guests and to foster a greater appreciation of horticulture. The Park features over forty rides, attractions, educational exhibits and majestic gardens.
Blackberry Farm is a sanctuary of natural habitat for native trees, animals, and fish. Newly upgraded and restored, there’s something for everyone to enjoy including an executive golf course, swimming pools, a new water slide, bocce ball courts, horseshoe courts, and numerous lush picnic areas. The park is located at 21979 San Fernando Avenue.
Naumann Vineyards is a small family estate vineyard located in the Santa Cruz Mountains with panoramic views overlooking Silicon Valley in the unincorporated part of Cupertino, California. Our wines come from grapes which are exclusively grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Our grapes are hand cultivated, harvested, and crafted in small lots in order to produce the highest quality wine. Naumann Vineyards will celebrate “Summer Passport at the Winery” on July 20, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Get your passport today!
Picchetti Winery, started in the 1890s, is one of the oldest wineries in California. Located on a historic ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains and only a short drive from Silicon Valley, Picchetti offers a variety of award winning wines. The Picchetti Winery’s approach to winemaking honors over 100 years of family tradition and viticulture history. The Historic Tasting room is open daily from 11a.m. to 5p.m. for wine tasting and picnics. With access to Open Space hikes on nearby trails, explore the beautiful terrain and visit us to enjoy wines from various Northern California regions.
Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing our students for leadership in today’s complex world.