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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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Monterey And Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Private Tour from San Francisco
"Escape the big city for a trip along the beautiful Monterey Peninsula via the Pacific Coast Highway. Enjoy stunning seascape views the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row as you cruise the famous 17-Mile Drive heading to the coastal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.Stop at historic Cannery Row—John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name takes place on this street during the Great Depression—for a 000 strange and colorful underwater creatures from playful sea otters and turtles to powerful sharks and the rare and massive ocean sunfish.Cruise along the scenic and celebrated 17-Mile Drive home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course. Admire the Lone Cypress—this postcard-worthy tree stands on a rugged granite outpost amid the waves—and scope out the area’s magnificent mansions with their sweeping coastal views. Stop along the way t head to enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea
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Visit Japantown

Japantown San José has been here since about 1890, and plays an important part in San José area history. Japanese Americans were highly involved in agriculture and commerce in the city's earlier years, and Japantown was a hub of activity. Japantown today is centered around North 5th Street and Jackson Street, just a few blocks from downtown. The eight block historical district has many places of interest, including a Buddhist temple. There are several Japanese restaurants here, along with a Hawaiian place (live music on weekends) and a Korean restaurant.

Good times to visit Japan town are during festivals: The first Sunday in May, second weekend in July, and in October. Festivals include things like taiko performances, samurai sword exhibit, food, art, ikebana (flower arrangements) etc.

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May 06, 2008

Japantown

Japantown in San Jose is located in the roughly 7 by 1 block district between Taylor and Jackson Streets from 1st to 7th Streets. It is home to a wide variety of mostly Japanese, but also Chinese, Korean, Hawaiian, and even Mexican restaurants. This is one of the nicest, cleanest, and busiest areas of the city, ranking right up there with San Pedro Square, though Japantown has more character in my opinion!

San Jose's Japantown is one of just three remaining in California in addition to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

There is a farmer's market on Sunday mornings, and the Japantown Buddhist Church is located at 640 North 5th Street. Parking on Taylor and Jackson Streets is metered, but there is free on-street parking on some of the nearby residential streets when the area isn't too busy.

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Around N. 5th and Jackson St.

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