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2930 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Phone: (408) 241-3010
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The Earl R. Carmichael Park is a good place for some relaxation, no matter what your interests are. If you're a sports buff, make use of the park's sports center, which has a baseball diamond as well as tennis courts. Kids will enjoy the several swings and slides here, while their parents can relax by the picnic tables. The park is good for a walk or jog or just to lie down under one of its trees and read a book.
Ponderosa Park provides 9 acres (3.64 hectares) of space for playing various sports, holding picnics and barbecue parties. It is divided into many areas such as three picnic zones, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoe pits, a multipurpose field and a children's playing zone. Kids can entertain themselves by playing on the numerous slides and rides, whilst adults have a shot at one of the games or simply lounge on the picnic sites enjoying the beautiful scenery. This park also provides clean restrooms and offers park buildings that can be rented for events.
Nestled in the campus of Santa Clara University, the Mission Gardens is a tranquil haven that is steeped in history. From its purple wisteria gazebo and adobe wall to its olive trees and over 400 rose shrubs, everything dates back to the 1800s. It is also the site of the yearly Vintage Santa Clara Food and Wine Festival.
As soon as you enter the Santa Clara University, the huge restored structure of the Mission Santa Clara De Asis stands tall to welcome you. This ornate church and the university are rare not only because they date back several centuries, but also because they are one of the few buildings that tell the tale of the Spanish Mission. The church has been fully restored and is completely operational with prayer services, sermons and other religious events taking place on regular basis. If you are visiting this place, a trip here is a must for you. To know more, check the website.
The South Bay Historical Railroad Society houses the Edward Peterman Museum of Railroad History. Known as the oldest train station, this museum offers a library, artifact displays, large models of railroad layouts, and a boardroom. The boardroom is rented out and the museum is accessible to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays at different timings. The society also takes care of the railroads and are responsible for the restoration and maintenance Santa Clara Railroad Depot and the Santa Clara Tower. A visit to the depot will give you insights into the railroad eras.
This amazing amusement park offers something for the entire family. You'll find thrilling rides for children, family rides, 3-D animation shows at the Paramount Action FX Theater and loads of adrenaline-packed excitement. It also boasts one of the world's tallest double-decker carousels. For the best deal upon your buck, the park has some attractive season passes as well. For more details on open hours please check the website.
Formerly known as the West Side Union High School, the school got its current name in 1325 owning to unanimous voting by its board of directors. Designed by Californian school architect W. H. Weeks the school building has a wonderful Bell Tower. Fremont High School is known for offering high-standard education and has a qualified staff that provides the best guidance to its students. Besides, the school gives some special preference to sport and extra-curricular activities that caters to an all round development of the students. The Fremont High School also organizes special events and functions which witnesses a full attendance of students as well as visitors. Check their website for further details. Teri Hatcher, Steve Kloves, Bill Green are some of the Notable alumni of Fremont High School.
Thousands visit this park each year to view the beautiful varieties of roses in a profusion of colors and types. A resplendent sight to behold, the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden also includes a few fountains and a reflecting pool, making it a great spot for a quiet stroll even if you aren't a rose aficionado. Take a look at the map of the place, which lists the names of all the varieties of roses, some of which are rare kinds.
Sunnyvale in Santa Clara County is one of the most important cities of the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. The city is best known for the number of the high-tech companies that are headquartered here, these include Yahoo!, NetApp and Juniper Networks. The weather in Sunnyvale is known to be friendlier than many San Francisco Bay Area cities and towns. A large section of Sunnyvale comprises of residential area and yet, it ranks as one of the safest places in the United States.
Even though the Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church was founded in 1956, construction wasn't completed on their building on West Fremont Avenue until 1963. Over the years, modifications like an additional balcony and a Vaughn Pipe Organ have been added to the 600-seat sanctuary. The head ministers here are highly approachable and known to connect with newer faces to make them feel at home. Their sermons reflect on the real life and rely on scriptures. Attend their Sunday morning services and soak yourself into divinity by singing traditional hymns. The church also offers services to suit the needs and preferences of people schedules.
A part of the Santa Clara County Library District, the Cupertino Library is a public library. This library is equipped with books, reference journals and other reading materials that cover a wide scope of subjects. Apart from that, it also has computers and gives access to e-books and virtual resources too. It also hosts events like story telling sessions, book sale, discussion groups and much more. Check website for details.
Washington Park is great for families, day or night walks, and for playing softball, baseball games, etc. The park has a huge play ground which can accommodate smaller and bigger kids. You can rent out a picnic site here and organize a family picnic. Among the shade of the trees and cool breeze you will have a wonderful time with your loved ones. The restrooms are walking distance from the picnic sites. The park is ideal for children and families but it is also a great spot to sit alone with a book.