Peninsula/South Bay.Watch the fishing boats at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay. In Woodside, visit the Filoli estate, the mansion seen on TV's Dynasty. Stanford University in Palo Alto features the Rodin Sculpture Garden with 20 bronze casts.
In San Jose take the family to the Tech Museum of Innovation, loaded with interactive exhibits. Be a kid at Paramount's Great America theme park in Santa Clara. Garlic lovers must stop in Gilroy. At Big Basin Redwoods State Park see tall redwoods and ride through them on a steam train at Roaring Camp in Felton. In Santa Cruz visit the Boardwalk, a classic oceanfront amusement park, and ride the Big Dipper roller coaster.