From Paramount’s Great America amusement park to the Winchester Mystery House to world-class theater, there is no shortage of things to see and do near the Larkspur Landing hotel in Campbell.
400 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008
Tel: 408.866.1408The Gaslighter Theater is located in one of the most historically significant buildings in the city of Campbell, and possibly all of Santa Clara County. Since 1919, the building has served as a bank, a movie theatre and finally opened as a performance space in 1969.
The Heritage Theatre
1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008
Tel: 408.866.2700The Theatre has long been viewed as a significant architectural and historical resource for the West Santa Clara Valley. Originally built in 1938 and fully restored in February 2004, the Heritage Theatre boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting.
Winchester Mystery House
525 South Winchester Blvd., San Jose, CA 95128
Come visit San Jose’s most famous tourist attraction! In 1884, a wealthy widow named Sarah L. Winchester began a huge construction project that took the next 38 years to build. The Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress, is filled with so many unexplained oddities, that it has come to be known as the Winchester Mystery House. There are windows built into the floor, staircases that lead to nowhere and doors that open onto blank walls. With 4 stories, 47 fireplaces, 17 chimneys, and 950 doors, the guided tours can be quite amazing.
Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA 95125
Once a free standing city, Willow Glen is today a part of San Jose that feels like a small town with its own main street, Lincoln Avenue. Lincoln Avenue and the downtown business district are home to shops, independent bookshops and a variety of restaurants.
HP Pavilion at San Jose
525 W Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113
Northern California’s premier concert and sports venue.
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
180 W San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95113
Framed by a 125-foot abstract tile mural, the San Jose McEnery Convention Center encompasses over 425,000 square feet of function space. Designed for convenience and versatility, it offers 143,000 square feet of column-free prime exhibit space divisible by three, an elegant 22,000 square foot ballroom, up to 30 meeting rooms capable of seating up to 2,400 theater-style, and can accommodate banquets to 5,000.
Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA 95113
Tel: 408.288.7474Located on the corner of West San Carlos Street and Almaden Boulevard, the Center for the Performing Arts was designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The theater features continental seating with 2,665 seats and can accommodate up to 10 wheelchair seats.
San Jose Civic Auditorium
145 West San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95113
Built in 1936, the Civic Auditorium is a Spanish Mission style dual-level auditorium that hosts a variety of events including performing arts, general assembly, community and sporting events. Located directly across the street from the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, the Auditorium features 3,060 seats and four meeting rooms.
Jackson St. between 6th and 7th St., San Jose, CA 95112
Tel: 408.298.4303One of the last three remaining Japan towns in the US, this historic neighborhood offers a wide variety of restaurants, gift shops, and specialty stores. Enjoy a real cultural experience Every Sunday morning where both locals and out-of-towners come to buy fresh vegetables, baked goods, or flowers. Sundays from 8:30 am – 12 noon.
San Jose Flea Market
1590 Berryessa Rd., San Jose, CA. 95133
The San Jose Flea Market has been a California tradition for the last four decades. Over time it has grown into the biggest open-air market in the United States.
21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
Tel: 408.741.4994A tranquil place of peace and harmony. Come experience Hakone Gardens, the oldest Japanese-style residential gardens in the Western Hemisphere-eighteen acres of magnificent beauty nestled in the verdant hills of Saratoga. Open 10am – 5pm Mon-Fri, 11 am – 5 pm Sat, Sun.
Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116
Tel: 800.642.8482 This 55,000 square-foot cultural center includes a 500-seat state-of-the-art theater, thematic gardens, and La Galeria, a 4,000-square foot exhibition space with two art galleries celebrating the Latino legacy.
2333 South White Rd., San Jose, CA 95148
Tel: 408.238.9900Raging Waters, Northern California’s Largest Water park, offers 23-acres and millions of gallons of family fun and attractions. 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. Raging Waters is located off Tully Road on the grounds of beautiful Lake Cunningham Regional Park in San Jose.
Paramount’s Great America
2401 Agnew Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95054
Tel: 408.988.1776 x8858Paramount’s Great America is Northern California’s favorite place for family fun and thrills starring your kids’ favorite Nickelodeon® characters, and the most kid’s rides and attractions in the Bay Area. There is now also a new “down-under” addition to Australian-themed Crocodile Dundee’s Boomerang Bay Beach Club for the 2005 season, promising to give guests triple the “splashin’ good time” that only the Gold Coast can bring! Paramount’s has the most thrill rides in Northern California. Check your fears at the door and get ready for the rides of your life.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tel: 831.423.5590California’s oldest amusement park is thee original boardwalk. Located on a mile-long beach between Monterey and San Francisco, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is your Admission-Free hot spot for beach vibes and classic rides! As the only major seaside amusement park on the Pacific Coast, the Boardwalk blends old-time fun with modern thrills. The Boardwalk is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, weekends fall through spring.