Things to do in Silicon Valley and the Peninsula

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    Santana Row

    Santana Row

    Ranked #1 overall in San Jose things to do
    149 reviews
    Shopping, Mall
    Popular withFoodiesLuxuryFamilies

    This is the place to go if you've got money to blow or want to pretend to be bougie and people watch. Lots of restaurants and shopping. I think it's ...

  • 2
    California's Great America

    California's Great America

    Ranked #1 overall in Santa Clara things to do
    118 reviews
    Outdoors, Children's Activities, Entertainment, Theme Park
    Popular withFamiliesAdventureStudents

    This park was formally owned by Six Flags and designed as the sister park to the Illinois park. I've been here several times and love it.

  • 3
    Shoreline Amphitheatre

    Shoreline Amphitheatre

    Ranked #1 overall in Mountain View things to do
    83 reviews
    Performing Arts, Outdoors, Music Venue, Concert Hall, Auditorium
    Popular withNightlifeOutdoorsyAdventure

    Fun venue on Mountain View surrounded by google complexes. Giant bowl shaped lawn area and seating area closer to the stage. Bring blankets it get chilly at night!

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    Winchester Mystery House

    Winchester Mystery House

    Ranked #2 overall in San Jose things to do
    78 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesAdventure

    It seems crazy over priced but it is so hyped and popular that it is worth going on just so you can experience it. The history and stories are interesting.

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    Stanford Shopping Center

    Stanford Shopping Center

    Ranked #1 overall in Palo Alto things to do
    62 reviews
    Shopping, Mall, Shopping Centre
    Popular withLuxuryFamiliesHipsters

    Stanford Shopping Center is one of the nicest shopping centers I've been to. Not only do they have the big names (Burberry, Louis Vuitton, etc.), they also have harder to ...

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    Levi's Stadium

    Levi's Stadium

    Ranked #2 overall in Santa Clara things to do
    56 reviews
    Sports, Stadium
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsyAdventure

    Plenty of transportation options including biking and walking. View from the seats is fantastic. Main negative is the food. Nothing really special about the food.

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    Computer History Museum

    Computer History Museum

    Ranked #2 overall in Mountain View things to do
    50 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Science Museum
    Popular withHistoryStudentsFamilies

    Not as many options as the one in SF so I would definitely recommend making the drive up. Still pretty good though!

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    Stanford Dish Trail

    Stanford Dish Trail

    Ranked #2 overall in Palo Alto things to do
    50 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Hiking Trail
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureFamilies

    We have a lot of hiking trails with nice California weather. The Stanford disk is a local favorite atop the Stanford linear accelerator.

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    San Pedro Square Market

    San Pedro Square Market

    Ranked #3 overall in San Jose things to do
    51 reviews
    Shopping, Outdoors, Plaza, Market
    Popular withFoodiesNightlifeHipsters

    This Market has been a great addition to DTSJ. Delicious food, great nightlife and I love the outdoor patio area

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    SAP Center

    SAP Center

    Ranked #4 overall in San Jose things to do
    49 reviews
    Performing Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Stadium, Hockey Stadium
    Popular withFamiliesAdventureNightlife

    Best place in the world to watch hockey and a concert or two. And even indulge in a beer and nachos. I really enjoy this venue

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