Silicon Valley Activities
Cinequest Film Festival
Held annually in late February/early March, Cinequest is a noteworthy film festival well worth your time and a great way for film lovers to spend a weekend or two.
A visitor's guide to California's newest theme park. This place is great for families with younger children!
A guide to visiting the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton in San Jose, includes how to get there, what to see, how long it takes
Mountain Winery Summer Concerts
This outdoor venue is built around the historic Paul Masson Winery building, whose front door serves as the backdrop for the stage. On the nicest summer evenings, the ambiance rivals the performance of the best artists who perform here, which is no small feat.
Pinnacles National Park
South of San Jose, spire-like rock formations, caves and good hiking.
Salinas: California Rodeo
It's one of the top rodeo events in the U.S., held annually in July.
San Jose Jazz Festival
Read about the San Jose Jazz Festival's Summer Fest, get some tips for how to choose your events and how to get there.
San Jose Mission
Mission San Jose - history, historical and current photographs, resources for Mission San Jose
San Juan Bautista: Worth a Stop
Read about how to spend a day in San Juan Bautista, Califoria - things to do, where to eat and must-see attractions
Shoreline Amphitheater Summer Concerts
Read about Shoreline Amphitheater Summer Concerts, when they're held, why you should go (or not), what it's like and how to get there.
Villa Montalvo in Saratoga hosts a summer concert series in a lovely outdoor amphitheater. This guide has all the details.
Winchester Mystery House
The biggest mystery is its owner Sarah Winchester. Widow of an heir to the Winchester rife fortune, she moved to San Jose in the 1800s, started building a Victorian style house and never stopped. The rambling, 160-room, unfinished and unfurnished house has lots of oddities, including staircases leading to nowhere and doors in the floor.
Winchester Mystery House Pictures
Take a photo tour through the weird, odd - and possibly haunted - house that Sarah Winchester built.