Places to Relax in Silicon Valley


Silicon Valley, centered in the Santa Clara Valley in the San Francisco Bay area of California, is well-known for its computer and technology emphasis. For example, some of the most well-known high-tech businesses in the world are located there. What is not as well-known, however, is that there are some very interesting places to relax there. For example, consider the following places that you could potentially relax in Silicon Valley.

California’s Great America amusement park, located in Santa Clara, California, has much to offer people of any age. There are roller coasters, thrill rides, family rides, children’s rides and a water park. In addition, there is also a special Halloween presentation that includes haunted mazes, scare zones and live shows at various places in the park.

The Intel Museum enables visitors to gain an insider’s perspective of Silicon Valley. If you have ever wanted to see what it is like inside of silicon chip factories or if you want to learn more about new technologies, this museum will not disappoint you. This 10,000 square foot museum, located in Santa Clara, is a fun but also relaxing learning environment for people of all ages. Schools can take field trips to this museum. Private group tours are also offered.

The Tech Museum provides a setting where people can learn about any aspect of science and innovation. There are play activities, exhibits, workshops and programs for children, teenagers and adults. There are also more relaxing activities as well. The museum is constantly changing and updating its offerings. So one never need worry about Being Bored.

For those with a yearning for delicious cupcakes, there is Kara’s Cupcakes in San Francisco. This place features daily offerings of freshly baked cupcakes that are made from ingredients sourced from local sustainable organic producers. Bailey’s Irish Cream cupcakes, passion fruit cupcakes, banana caramel cupcakes or raspberry dazzle cupcakes are just a few examples of the types of cupcakes you can purchase here. Order your favorite cupcake then sit down and enjoy it. In addition, if you are hungry for something larger than a small cupcake, you can order a six-inch cake.

If you like Japanese food, then you will love Kobe’s Japanese Restaurant. Located in Santa Clara, this highly acclaimed restaurant has been a local favorite for Japanese food since 1991. There is much variety on the menu at this place. There is steak, chicken, salmon, pork, eel, salmon and various other kinds of fish. This is definitely a good place for sushi. You will never tire of visiting this restaurant to relax and enjoy its excellent food.

Santana Row, located in San Jose, has upscale hotels, dining, shopping and entertainment. Of course, if you are in the mood for shopping, you could do that at stores such as Kate Spade, Diesel, Urban Outfitters, Ann Taylor or Gucci. Granted, if all of that shopping makes you feel the need to seek relaxation, you could get a cup of steaming hot chocolate and relax at Cocola. Then when it is time for dinner, you could enjoy a leisurely meal at Maggiano’s Little Italy and experience outstanding Italian food.

Wineries in Santa Clara county are another option if you are seeking a relaxing place to visit in Silicon Valley. These wineries are not as famous as other California wineries. Nonetheless, these wineries do offer excellent wines. For instance, take a relaxing stroll through the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, the Close La Chance Wines in San Martin, the Fortino Winery in Gilroy, the Solis Winery in Gilroy or the Emilio Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill.
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