Clarion Inn Silicon Valley
3200 Monterey Rd.
San Jose, CA 95111
Phone: (408) 972-2200
Fax: (408) 972-2632
Paintball is a sport in which a military attack is simulated. However, instead of bullets, air guns are used to shower colorful paint on each other, thus injecting an element of fun into the game. Whether you're a beginner or a certified paintball assassin, Santa Clara Paintball is fun for everyone. While it is mainly a family oriented venue, it also plays host to corporate team building functions as well. This is a great place to hold a birthday party that everyone will remember. When it comes to paintball in the Bay Area, it doesn't get much better than Santa Clara Paintball.
Home of the San Jose Giants, San Jose Municipal Stadium packs in all the fun of a big league game sans the big league prices. Get a ticket to a game here and bear witness to the future of Major League Baseball. The seating arrangement is close to the action on the field, much like its big league counterpart in San Francisco. All in all, this is the perfect venue for catching a game and spending some quality time together with friends and family. The stadium boasts of a total seating capacity of around 4200 persons.
For ice skating or ice hockey, think Sharks Ice at San Jose. If you like having fun at "cool" places, then this is just for you. Every ice-related sporting activity is featured here, as well as ice skating lessons for those looking to learn. Break out your best Wayne Gretzky or Nancy Kerrigan impression as you glide gracefully along the ice. Sharks Ice is also available on rent for private parties.
Home of the San Jose Earthquakes and San Jose State University's football team, the stadium holds over 30,000 people. Over the years, the facility has hosted many international sporting events and concerts. What began in 1933 as a 4000 seat venue has constantly been upgraded and expanded into a modern venue for enjoying sporting events of all kinds as well as concerts, yet it still retains the charm of days gone by. It is quite frequently used for the university's cultural events and programs. Note: Credit card acceptance varies by event.
Golfland Emerald Hills offers a day full of entertainment for the entire family. Children are bound to have fun at this venue replete with miniature golf, arcade games and water slides, however, adults too can revisit their childhood or experience the joy of participating in non-competitive sports. The miniature golf course has 18 holes, whereas the arcade games section boasts of games in every theme, from racing, archery and fighting to quieter ones. The on-site snack bar is famous for its thick shakes known as Iceberg, available in a variety of colors and garnished with sweets. This venue also offers packages for celebrating birthday parties and corporate events, with team building exercises.
This wonderful facility is a great place to take advantage of the generally sunny weather with which San Jose is blessed. It contains the Japanese Friendship Garden, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, the San Jose Historical Museum, a huge amount of picnic tables, an amphitheater and other venues. This is a fantastic spot for wedding receptions, barbecues, family camping or other group functions. It is a diverse place, one that is great for a family day out. Admission to the park is free.
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is located in East San Jose's Kelley Park, near the Japanese Friendship Garden. Happy Hollow is a perfect place to take the kids for a day out as it includes a zoo with all kinds of animals like jaguars, capybaras and monkeys. Happy Hollow is not just a zoo; it also features a park with rides like a carousel and a roller coaster, a petting zoo, shopping, and play structures. Happy Hollow also has a puppet theater, an animal hospital, and offers classes, programs and summer camps for kids.
Almaden Lake Park is where San Jose residents come to bike, hike, fish and relax their days away. Located over 65 acres, the lake is expansive enough for an endless amount of personal space, ensuring plenty of space to accommodate a wide range of activities. The park has bocce ball courts, volleyball nets and even horseshoe facilities. For those that want to be closer to the water, fishing and pedal boating are allowed. There is a concession stand open on a seasonal basis that features light snacks and refreshing beverages. For a scenic, tranquil setting and plenty of activity options, it doesn't get much better than a day at Almaden Lake Park.
This urban farm covers an impressive 47 acres (19.02 hectares). It has school tours, orchards, a barnyard, picnic areas and places to fly kites. It is a great place to bring kids, especially if they like animals as there are numerous breeds of rabbits, chickens, geese and ducks for them to befriend. The property was originally given to the city of San Jose with the intent that it be used as an agricultural learning center, and in this respect, it succeeds admirably. Admission is free.
Downtown Ice offers plenty of ice skating excitement for the whole family. It's a great way to celebrate the season in Downtown San Jose. You'll agree that ice and and palm trees never complemented each other so magically. See website for complete opening and closing times. Admission: Adults USD15; Children (12 & under) USD13.
Monopoly In the Park is situated within the Discovery Meadow and is a unique outdoor attraction. It consists of a giant monopoly board of the dimensions of 930 square feet (86.40 square meters), where adults as well as children can enjoy the classic game with slight modifications. With the huge dice and board, the whole game takes a new turn, full of fresh excitement. Those who are not interested in playing can lounge on the grass and watch the players while they continue a long and often never-ending monopoly session. This attraction also has packages for schools, families and corporates; a game of monopoly in the outdoors might just be a great team building exercise.
The 68,000-square foot (6317.40-square meter) Lake Cunningham Regional Skatepark boasts of many features including one of the tallest vert walls, as well as one of the largest cradles and full pipes in the world. It is also one of the biggest parks in California for BMX racing and skateboarding. It provides rentals of biking and skateboarding equipment and conducts private as well as group lessons for beginners, amateurs and experts, irrespective of age. This park also offers camping facilities and packages for celebrating birthdays. In between sports activities, stroll to the nearby Cunningham Lake for a few moments of tranquility.