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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 277-3000

Located in Kelley Park on the corner of Story and Senter Roads, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo has been providing affordable family entertainment, education, and fun since 1961. After closing its doors in 2000 for a $70 million green renovation, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo reopened its doors on March 20, 2010. The renovation included upgrades to beloved attractions such as Danny the Dragon and the Puppet Show Theater, as well as the additions of new animal exhibits, veterinary and commissary buildings, an education center, gift shop, public art, a sit-down restaurant and a new children’s roller coaster and carousel. This marvelous update has meshed the old with the new while maintaining its retro charm and solidifies Happy Hollow Park and Zoo as one of San Jose’s prime destinations for families with children.

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is a peaceful, creative, and safe place for children of all ages - with the main focus on "little ones" between the ages of 2-10.

Japanese Friendship Garden
1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 277 2757
Open Hours: 10am-sunset

Located in Kelley Park, this garden is modeled after Korakuen Park in Okayama, Japan, which is one of San Jose's sister cities. In a very peaceful, relaxing setting, enjoy the unique bridges, ponds and pathways that exquisitely demonstrate the fine art of classic Japanese landscape gardening. Visitors can even feed the fish. Visitors will always be immersed in a wide variety of colors, varying from wisteria lavenders to azalea pinks and depending on the season.

History Park
1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 918-1040

History Park is located at the south end of Kelley Park at the corner of Senter Road and Phelan Avenue. With 27 original and reproduction homes, businesses and landmarks History Park highlights Santa Clara Valley's past. Complete with paved streets, running trolleys and a cafe, this 14-acre site has the charm and ambiance of times gone by. Begin your visit at the Museum Store in the Pacific Hotel located in the center of History Park. Pick a map of the grounds and a list of open buildings or sign up for a docent led tour. Visit the stunning exhibit in the Main Gallery. Browse through the Museum Store for book by local authors and interesting gifts. Stop by the Museum Cafe at O'Brien's Candy Store for lunch and some treats!

Los Lagos Golf Course
2995 Tuers Road, San Jose, CA 95121
Phone: 408-361-0250 ext. 10

Los Lagos Golf Course Practice Facilities - wants to supplement your golf experience every step of the way. Beside lessons and club fitting to improve your golf game, the course also provides a variety of practice facilities; two-tiered driving range is the most apparent practice facility that is offered to customers. It includes a self-service, state-of-the-art swing recording system, the impractical Digital Swing Recorder.

Los Lagos Golf Course Pro Shop - is one of the best spots to find some of the best golf apparel and equipment. The store carries name brands such as Titleist, Cobra, Ping and FottJoy.

Los Lagos Restaurant - offers traditional American Cuisine with a taste of the local influences. Signature Omelettes and Burritos are some of the choices for breakfast while the lunch menu features a NY steak sandwich, Gilled Chicken, and ½ pound burger. Homemade Soup and salads are also available daily. Relax with a refreshing beverage as you enjoy the natural beauty of Los Lagos Golf Course.

The Capitol Flea Market
3630 Hillcap Ave, San Jose, CA 95136
Phone: (408) 225-5800

The Capitol Flea Market supports a diverse array of vendors selling unique and interesting items and produce at bargain prices. The market offers a complete snack bar with product from Nathan's famous Hot Dogs, Orville Redenbacher Popcorn and red Baron Pizza at value price.

Come and Visit Capitol Flea Market: Car Sale, Farmer's Market, Live Music, Old Fashioned Family Fun!, San Jose's Largest Garage Sale, No Reservations Necessary, and Free Parking. There is a Nice and Beautiful Movie Theater next to the Flea Market parking area.

Capitol Drive-in
3630 Hillcap Ave, San Jose, CA 95136
Phone: (408) 225-5800

Capitol Drive-In is the Largest Drive-In in town. It is owned by America's largest movie chain which is proud to keep the drive in running with first-run Hollywood movies. The drive-in presents double-features every night along with a generous children policy.

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Rd, San Jose, CA 95111
Phone: (408) 494-3247

Santa Clara County FairGround is the Silicon Valley's most affordable and accessible venue!

The County Fair is produced and presented by the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Management Corporation, a non-profit service / educational organization under the auspices of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

GROUNDS: The Fairgrounds encompasses 158 acres with seven major buildings, an Arena with 35,000 sq. feet of space, five event stages, and a satellite wagering facility.

A flexible facility perfect for Trade Shows, Home Shows, RV Shows and Sales, Corporate Meetings, Team Building, Weddings, Quinceañeras, Concerts and Festivals, Auto Shows & Sales, Fund Raisers, and any indoor or outdoor event. The Fairgrounds offers 167,000 square feet under roof, 20 acres of lawn and paved outdoor space, plus 40 acres of parking.

The Velodrome at Coyote-Hellyer Park
995 Hellyer Ave, San Jose, CA 95111
Phone: (408) 225-0225

Are you an avid or aspiring cyclist? Would you like to learn how to ride a fixed gear bike in a safe, controlled environment? Come to the Velodrome at Hellyer Park! There are beginner sessions Saturdays at 8:30 AM year round (rain cancels). Juniors (under 18) can rent track bikes, train, attend coaching sessions and contest many races for free. Adults are $5 for beginner and training sessions, $5 to rent a track bike. This is an excellent opportunity for adult and junior cyclists to participate in skill development sessions and learn how to ride the velodrome, one of only 22 in the US. Spectators are always welcome, no charge, and you might have the opportunity to watch a State, National, World champion or Olympic hopeful training at the Velodrome.