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Roaring Camp Steam Train Through Santa Cruz Redwoods
"Experience California’s redwoods as never before by taking a steam train through one of the Golden State’s towering ancient forests. Be inspired by both the natural beauty of the groves and the engineering prowess of this hulking locomotive which dates back to the 1890s. Hop aboard the train at Roaring Camp in Felton near the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains just 80 miles south of San Francisco. Settle into your open-air car and hang on as you chug past hundreds of old-growth redwoods with an unobstructed view. As you make your way up to the top of Bear Mountain you’ll cruise over trestles and glide beneath the verdant canopy. Along the way the knowledgeable train conductor will illuminate the forest with bits of history about how it was formed and facts about the local wildlife
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Beginner Surfing 1-Day - Santa Cruz
"Learn to Surf! This clinic was designed with the beginner in mind – we welcome complete newbies as well as people who have tried surfing on there own for a while and still need help. We will walk you through all the basics to get you started and catching wave breaks ocean conditions safety in and out of the water wave etiquette paddling push up and pop up techniques
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Beginner Surfing 1-Day - Santa Cruz
"Learn to Surf! This clinic was designed with the beginner in mind – we welcome complete newbies as well as people who have tried surfing on there own for a while and still need help. We will walk you through all the basics to get you started and catching wave breaks ocean conditions safety in and out of the water wave etiquette paddling push up and pop up techniques
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Winchester Mystery House Map

Favorite thing I hope this map helps you find the Winchester Mystery House. We found it very easily! Located on Winchester Boulevard, between Interstate 280 and Steen Creek Blvd. Follow the Winchester Mystery House signs. Here is link from the web site with more directions.

Directions to Winchester Mystery House

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Yaqui
Sep 07, 2007

Century Dome Theaters

Favorite thing One thing I try to do when I go back to my hometown is catch a movie. Honestly there is no place on the planet that has better movie theatres (ok LA or NY may be...) but in San Jose they have dome theaters. Stadium seatind, a screen ywice as large as anything you've seen before, digital sound and just an amazing experience.
I took it for granted while I was there as Oregon is a vast wasteland of small screens and crappy sound. Best theaters here are average in San Jose (and that is the Century movie house here!).

Fondest memory Saw all the Star Wars films here first, ET, and all the blockbusters. Go to Century 21 or 22 on Winchester Road. The best!

http://www.centurytheaters.com/

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Shaft28
Jun 11, 2003

If you're in San Jose and...

Favorite thing If you're in San Jose and you're into technology, check out The Tech museum. A very cool place with lots of hands on learning.

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alohabrendon
Aug 24, 2002

The San Jose Museum of Art is...

Favorite thing The San Jose Museum of Art is a small but fun museum. I can't tell you much about it, I can't tell you much about current exhibits, because it has been several years since I was last inside.

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Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Santana Row

When Santana Row first opened a few years ago I wasn't very interested in going there. I was cynical about a new, "fake" downtown being created to look like a nice, European style pedestrian area...
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Municipal Rose Garden

The Municipal Rose Garden is a beautiful five acre garden situated in one of San Jose's nicer residential neighborhoods. For over 70 years this garden has been a favorite place for city residents and...
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San Jose Museum of Art

This museum is worth looking into for its varied exhibitions. I've seen some interesting things here, which often, but not always, include California or West Coast tendencies. For example, a recent...
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Guadalupe River Park

The Guadalupe River Park stretches along the west side of downtown all the way up to the airport in neighboring Santa Clara. It is a brilliant use of land for flood control and public use. The area...
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Tech Museum of Innovation

Hey there, just thought I'd share the raving review I am posting absolutely everywhere about my night at the tech museum IMAX dome theater! Take a gander, I hope it will serve you well! Like...
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HP Pavilion

The HP Pavilion, also known as the "Shark Tank" is not really a pavilion...it has walls and ice, more like a hockey arena. Plus, this so-called pavilion even has seats, some 17,000 of them, unlike...
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