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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
Part zoo and part amusement park, Happy Hollow features several different family-friendly ride options alongside animal education and observation exhibits. Your group can spend some time having some fun in the 'park' side of things, where you can visit the Education Center, Crooked House, Doc's Critter Care, Double H Ranch, Lemur Woods, Redwood Lookout, and several more animal-based exhibits. Meet animals like the African Spurred Tortoise, Blue and Gold Macaw, or Parma Wallaby. There are also jaguars, lemurs, meerkats, goats, squirrel monkeys, and many more!
San Jose Museum of Art
This museum features various revolving exhibits, from post-1980 works to older 20th-century works. The facility works to 'celebrate new ideas, stimulate creativity, and inspire connection', and does so through several different exhibit viewings, art-producing opportunities, and tours. There are just about 2,500 modern and contemporary artworks in the permanent collection, including works from mediums such as ceramic, photography, new media, drawing, sculpture, and installation. There are also always 9-12 rotating exhibits each year with various themes. Your group can walk through the museum on your own, join a guided tour, make your own art, shop the museum store, or dine at the onsite cafe, Cafe Too, while here.
Here you will find over 1.7 million square feet of retail, hotel, and residential space, plus a few offices sprinkled here and there. There are over 50 shops and 30 restaurants, a boutique hotel, and a movie theater within the district. Shopping-wise, your group will be able to find apparel, accessories, home supplies, and salon and spa ware. This spot is considered to be 'the ultimate destination for style', with stores from Amazon Books to Z Gallerie. Food-wise you will find everything from casual to gourmet. Some favorites include The Counter Custom Burgers, Amber India Restaurant, Hello Kitty Cafe, and Pizza Antica.
Winchester Mystery House
The biggest mystery of the home is why widow Sarah Winchester decided to keep adding on to the home, and more importantly why she added on rooms and features that had no purpose. There are staircases to ceilings, doors to bricked walls, and ornate rooms with no purpose every which way you look. In fact, there are 160 rooms total in the home! There are also 10,000 windows, 2,000 doors, and 47 stairways. Some believe Sarah built on the house to appease the ghosts of the 'Gun that Won the West', others believe a psychic told her to. When your group visits you will be able to tour the home and decide for yourself! Take the basic 1-hour Mansion Tour and see 110 out of the 160 rooms, the Explore More tour, with access to 10 more never before toured rooms (no kids allowed due to safety issues), or perhaps the VIP Caretaker Tour.
Apple Park is the $5 billion headquarters of Apple, a glass-walled, circular building located in Cupertino, California. The building is an exquisite example of blended architecture and totals 1 mile in circumference, though it is closed to the public. What isn't closed to the public, however, is the Visitor Center across the street, a combined exhibition, store, rooftop terrace, and cafe that serves as an 'architectural extension of the main private campus'. Inside this center you will be able to 'explore, shop, and attend Today at Apple sessions', all of these experiences together providing fans of Apple with an unmatched company experience.
San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is the historic garden founded in 1927 that is dedicated exclusively to roses and rose variations. Featuring over 3,500 shrubs and 189 different rose varieties, it is easy to see why this has been called both 'America's Best Rose Garden', and 'one of the most attractive of its kind in the world'. Rose bloom season is anywhere from April to November, this 1-time prune orchard typically the busiest in early May. The area totals at 5.5 acres and also holds a gorgeous reflecting pool and 2-tier fountain amidst the gardens.
Tech Museum of Innovation
Located near Plaza de Cesar Chavez in the heart of downtown, The Tech, as it is more commonly called, provides guests of all ages with several different hands-on, accessible exhibits and experiences, plus it supports an onsite IMAX showing both educational and current popular films. This museum is a highly valued community resource for education and innovation, in fact, it has actually earned the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest honor a museum can receive. Inside, your group will be able to explore several different STEM-based exhibits such as BioDesign Studio, Cyber Detectives, Social Robots, and The Tech for Global Good.