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California’s Great America


California’s Great America

Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA

This San Jose-area amusement park provides thrills and induces screams for all ages. Rides that spin, twist, fly, shake, drop and speed include roller coasters, drop towers and more. Little kids and families can play together with log and rapid rides, old-time trains and bumper cars. They’ll also like Planet Snoopy, where the tiniest tykes will climb and explore with the characters from Peanuts comics.

Boomerang Bay water park provides a chance to cool off with water slides, a lazy river, children’s splash and play areas and pools. Cabanas are available for rent to provide a private oasis during your visit.

Special events take place throughout the year, such as Halloween and Holiday festivals during the park’s off-season hours. The amusement park also features live shows and entertainment, and families will find a host of dining options. Dining plans are available to include meals and snacks with your admission and save you money. The park begins to open in April and operates through most of October.