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Gilroy Gardens

(408)840-7100
Gilroy
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Gilroy Gardents (formerl Bonfante Gardens, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. After selling their Nob Hill Foods supermarkets, the Park was founded by Michael and Claudia Bonfante and is designed to educate guests and to foster a greater appreciation of horticulture. The Park features over forty rides, attractions, educational exhibits and majestic gardens.


Address: 3050 Hecker Pass Highway (152) | Ages: All

Mystery Spot, The

(831)423-8897
Santa Cruz
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Located in the redwood forest just above Santa Cruz, attraction has puzzled many. The laws of physics don't seem to apply and it appears as if every law of gravitation has gone haywire. Come see for yourself why this is one of the most visited spots in Santa Cruz.


Address: 465 Mystery Spot Road

Paramount's Great America

(408)988-1776
Santa Clara
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Paramount’s Great America celebrates 30 years of family fun and adventure!  - -SURVIVOR The Ride - the world’s first reality rollercoaster based on the hit CBS series. The interactive rocking and spinning coaster sends riders swirling along a wave-like track past ancient tribal relics and fiery torches to heights of five stories. The 100-acre theme park is the only place in Northern California to offer Nickelodeon characters and the most rides, most water rides, most coasters and an 11-acre water park all for one admission.


Address: 4701 Great America Parkway

Raging Waters

(408)238-9900
San Jose
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Raging Waters, Northern California 's Largest Waterpark, offers 23-acres and millions of gallons of family fun and attractions, including the newest ride Dragon's Den. 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.


Address: 2333 South White Road

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

(831)426-7433
Santa Cruz
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The oldest California amusement park and a State Historic Landmark. Home to two National Historic Landmarks, the 1911 Looff Carousel and 1924 Giant Dipper roller coaster. Owned and operated by the Santa Cruz Seaside Company since 1915, the Boardwalk remains a family style amusement park creating memories that last a lifetime.


Address: 400 Beach Street

Six Flags Marine World

(707)643-6722
Vallejo
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Six Flags Marine World celebrates its 45th Anniversary at the all new Tava’s Jungleland, an elaborately jungle-themed play area featuring seven family rides, a giant treehouse adventure and live animal interaction. Also new this year, Shouka’s Splashtime Show featuring the beautiful killer whale. And this winter the holiday spirit will come alive in a blaze of more than one million twinkling lights at Six Flags Marine World’s new Holiday in the Park. But don’t forget our other fabulous attractions - Ocean Discovery an engaging marine life exploration that provides guests a rare and unique hands-on interaction with dolphins, stingrays and penguins. Also home of world class rides such as Vertical Velocity and the Medusa.


Address: 2001 Marine World Parkway



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