Quality Inn & Suites Silicon Valley
2930 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Phone: (408) 241-3010
Fax: (408) 247-0623
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.
Located in Santa Clara, the Kona Kai Club is a sports and recreational private club that houses six tennis courts, two swimming pools (children and adults), volleyball and basketball court, large party room, game room and a picnic and BBQ area. The club offers swimming and tennis lessons for both adults and kids, with multiple programs throughout the year to hone your athletic skills.
Spartan Rec Connect, is one-stop spot for all kinds of recreational and athletic activities. It features an aquatic center, sports club, bowling center, intramural sports, sports club etc; accompanied by a sports club that has mini-gym, fitness room, dance and fitness room, studio, racquetball courts and also locker rooms. All the centers are well equipped and the fitness instructors help and guide throughout the workout. Their Aquatic Center sees swimmers from around the nation.
Any Water Sports is both a shop for water sports gear and equipment as well as a class and tour organizer for snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming. It sells swimwear, wetsuits, helmets, cameras and other specialty gear for water sports for both adults and children. The brands include ScubaPro, Henderson, Ikelite, Lonely Planet, Speedo, Deep Sea Supply and ScubaMax. This shop also offers rentals of oxygen cylinders and drysuits, arranges diving trips both within and outside California, and conducts classes for beginners, amateurs and instructors.
The San Jose Heritage Rose Garden is part of the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens. Boasting of a motley of more than 2500 varieties of roses in diverse hues, this garden is a delight with young children, families and couples alike. Whether you choose to follow the short trails, have a picnic amid the colorful flowers or just walk slowly with your loved one, admiring the roses, you are sure to have moments of unbridled peace. The garden is maintained through the efforts of volunteers and rose lovers can either choose to volunteer or adopt a rose for a small fee. This garden also provides group tours and free pruning lessons.
Calabazas Park is located in the western extreme of San Jose, close to Cupertino. It is always bustling with adults and children enjoying sports and outdoor activities and it attracts a few tourists as well. It has free entry and a parking lot, although the latter is not very large. It offers two playgrounds for different age groups of children, picnic spots and barbecue pits. It also permits visitors to play soccer, volleyball, basketball and softball, and has a BMX track and horseshoe pits. This park is open from sunrise to a little after sunset, call the official tourism center of San Jose for more information.
Crawling for three miles alongside the Guadalupe River and harnessing Highway 87, this unique natural environment contains a rose garden, jogging trails, several species of birds and lots of picnic tables. Nestled in a particularly scenic spot in the South Bay, it is a great place for a day's outing or a slow leisurely walk. Improvements are ongoing and when it is finally completed, it will be a spectacular place for everyone in the family.
The Los Gatos Creek Trail meanders along the Los Gatos Creek, starting from Downtown San Jose, traversing San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood and the city of Campbell and terminating at Downtown Los Gatos. This 9.7 mile (15.61-kilometer) trail passes through bouts of woods and wilderness, and important landmarks like the Los Gatos Creek County Park and the Vasona Lake County Park. It provides a connecting link between three cities and is always filled with cyclists, walkers, joggers and bikers enjoying its lush natural beauty. Do not miss this must-visit attraction in San Jose, whether you seek to exercise amidst nature or walk hand in hand with your loved one.
In addition to a three-hole golf course on site, this award-winning practice facility contains nearly 50 tee spaces and a 10,000-square-foot (929 square meter) putting range. One of the largest facilities of its kind in California, Pin High Family Golf Center has something for everyone, from the semi-pro to the beer-guzzling weekend golfer. An impressive pro shop is located on-site.
If you want to spend a fun-filled afternoon along with your entire family, head to the Blackberry Farm. This huge park offers something for everyone, kids will love to explore it and play here. It features pools, water slides, sporting courts, picnic areas and many other facilities. For more details, call ahead.
Monopoly In the Park is situated within the Discovery Meadow and is a unique outdoor attraction. It consists of a giant monopoly board of the dimensions of 930 square feet (86.40 square meters), where adults as well as children can enjoy the classic game with slight modifications. With the huge dice and board, the whole game takes a new turn, full of fresh excitement. Those who are not interested in playing can lounge on the grass and watch the players while they continue a long and often never-ending monopoly session. This attraction also has packages for schools, families and corporates; a game of monopoly in the outdoors might just be a great team building exercise.
If you love to bike, try one of Undiscovered Country's bike tours, ranging in length from a single weekend to over a week. Riders can explore various regions and terrains of the beautiful Northern Californian landscape, including wine country, the Pacific coast, redwood forests, mountains and deserts. Professional, custom-fitted road bikes are provided for your use.