A geometric garden of terraces, paths, pools, lawns, shrubs, trees, and ornamental flower beds, Filoli Gardens is nestled in the foothills of the Coastal Range on the San Francisco Peninsula.
Six Flags® Marine World
Just 30 miles northeast of San Francisco, Six Flags Marine World is the only combination of wildlife park and oceanarium in the country. Animals of land, sea, and air are highlighted in spectacular shows and innovative attractions.
Golden Gate Bridge
The orange towers of the Golden Gate Bridge — perhaps the best-loved symbol of San Francisco — are visible from almost every high point in the city. The bridge, which spans 4,200 ft., had taken only 52 months to design and build when it was opened in 1937.
You will be captivated by the extraordinary charm and character of San Francisco and its many communities - Pacific Heights, Richmond District, South of Market, Nob Hill, North Beach, The Marina, Mission District, Haight-Ashbury, the East Bay communities, and many eclectic neighborhoods. San Francisco offers a diversity of arts, attractions, nightclubs, museums, art galleries, restaurants, festivals, entertainment, and sightseeing tours. Experience all the highlights including Twin Peaks, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, the San Francisco Zoo, Union Square, and the city's cavalier ambiance.
Elizabeth F. Gamble House and Gardens
Located in Palo Alto, this Colonial Georgian house built in 1902 is set on a 2.3-acre estate. Bequeathed by Elizabeth F. Gamble to the city of Palo Alto, it's now a non-profit community horticultural foundation, featuring formal and working gardens.
Experience the country's largest outdoor concert venue, featuring top music artists and concerts, plus the latest technical and visual sound systems.
Paramount's Great America
Experience the exhilarating rides and hair-raising roller coasters at Northern California's most thrilling theme park. Paramount's Great America offers fun and exciting rides, shows, concerts, characters, and beautiful sights above the park on Eagles Flight.
Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
Fun and learning go together for children and their families in the displays and mini-zoo of the Palo Alto Junior Museum. The zoo houses raccoons, bobcats, ferrets, tortoises, geese, and lots of snakes. 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
This 285-foot landmark offers views of Stanford University, the foothills, and the Santa Clara Valley. The Lou Henry and Herbert Hoover rooms contain documents and memorabilia from Hoover’s lives and travels.
Stanford University Library
Stanford University boasts a number of unique campus libraries, including the Art & Architecture Library, the Auxiliary Library and the Biology Library.
Offering 29 miles of coastline, Santa Cruz is a lively port for fun and exploration — a playground for both sea life and land-kind. Adventure into the vibrant Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the world's largest protected ocean habitat.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Stanford University has operated this 426-acre facility since 1962, including a two mile-long linear accelerator, for the U.S. Department of Energy.
United States Geological Survey
Learn about natural science through tours and hands-on experiences. Menlo Park.
Self-guided tours of the Professorville neighborhood are available with the help of a brochure with listings of many of the famous houses and descriptions of various style homes built before 1920. Palo Alto.