San Jose Car Rentals
San Jose, California, is all about family fun in the sun. Not only does it offer gorgeous weather year-round, this 180-square-mile area was among the first in the state to be settled by non-military personnel. It is the 10th largest city in the country and known as the unofficial "Capital of Silicon Valley." Computers and technology aren't the only exciting thing here. Check out these three attractions to get a feel for why people love San Jose so much:
Drive to 601 Nelson Road in Stanford to see the University of Stanford Cardinals take on the competition. The original stadium was built in 1921 and held several historic events, including Olympic, FIFA World Cup and San Jose Earthquake Major League Soccer matches. Herbert Hoover's 1928 presidential nomination acceptance speech also took place here. This facility was rebuilt in 2006 to better house the growing fan base and include more up-to-date technology like high-resolution video scoreboards and closed-circuit televisions. The field is natural turf and the stadium houses up to 50,424 fans across multiple levels. For the ultimate Cardinals experience, grab a spot in one of the seven private skybox suites located on the third and fourth floors. The facility also has meeting spaces, a merchandise shop and 200 concession points of sale. Visit this field during a game against rival Notre Dame and you're sure to witness a seriously good show of college football at its best.
Looking to get away from the hot San Jose sun? Drive to 2333 South White Road to enjoy some water park fun. Hop on a tube and ride the Barracuda Blaster or Dragon's Den. Twist and turn down seven stories on the Python, Cobra or Viper Serpentine slides or drop down a capsule in Bombs Away. Hop across lily pads and alligators at the activity pool, or spend some time as a shipmate at Pirate's Cove where you can shoot water cannons and climb on cargo nets. There's also a lazy river for when you're tired and looking for a ride with little less adrenaline. Check out the wave pool to enjoy 350,000 gallons of tidal movement. Sunscreen is a must at this California park, as you'll be out in the sun all day.
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
Head over to the animal education center and amusement park, which opened in 1961. Kids of all ages love visiting the zoo to meet many different animals. Check out Sophia the jaguar, a part of the Species Survival Plan. There are also porcupines, skinks, wallabies, fruit bats, lemurs, fennec foxes and many more animals at the zoo portion of this park. Stop by Doc's Critter Care to learn about how veterinarians care for the many special animals at this facility. Check out the crooked house, play at Lemur Woods and Redwood Lookout and enjoy a meal at the Picnic Basket restaurant. Young children will enjoy Giggle Grove, where they can jump about on the Frog Hopper, play mini golf and spin around on Granny Bugs. There's also a puppet theater where visitors can enjoy all the classics like "The Three Pigs" and "The Three Wishes." Be sure to bring your camera to this fun location - you'll want to capture the grin on your children's faces as they enjoy the kiddie swing or take a look at the lemurs.