California for vacation, what to do?

I will be traveling to CA the day after my 21st b-day. I will be in the San fran, San jose area and ALL around there. now - I've never been to CA before, what is there to do that I can't miss??

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  • tom c
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    1 decade ago
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    San Jose: Alum rock park, Bamboola paly center, Billy jones wildcat railroad, Byington winery vineyard, Campbell historic museum, Castle rock state park, Center for Beethoven study museum, Children’s discover museum, Chrismas in the park, Downtown ice, Emma prusch farm park, Fallon house, Farmer market, Hakone gardens, Happy hollow park zoo,Intel museum,Computer History Museum, NASA Ames Visitor Center, Overfelt Chinese Park, Japan town,Lick Observatory, Mission santa clara, Rose garden, Pacific grove museum, Paramont great america, Raging water, Rosicrucian Egyptian museum, Flee market, Heritage rose garden, Mexican Heritage Plaza,Trolley, Historic museum, Stanford University, Museum of innovation,The Tech, Mystery house.

    San Francisco: 49miles scenic drive, Alamo square, alcatraz island, Alta plaza park, Ansel adams center for photography, Baker beach, Bank of canton, Basic brown bear factory, Bernal heights park, Blue gold fleet, Buena vista, Cable car museum, California academy of sciences, Candelestick point states area, Cartoon art museum, Castro street fair, China beach, Cliff house, Coit tower,Corona height, Crissy field, Embarcadero skydeck, Exploratorium, Fallon islands, Fishmen’s wharf, Fort point site, Ghirardeli square, Golden gate bridge, Fortune cookie factory,Glen canyon, Golden gate park, Grace cathedral, Hellow gorgeous museum, Japanese tea garden,John mclarlen park, Lafayette park, Levi strauss factory, Lombard street, De young museum, Maritime national museum,Mountain davidson park, Mission street mural, Mission Dolores,Museum of craft and folk art, Nob hill, North beach, Ocean beach, Octagon house, Palace of fine arts, Presidio army museum, Believe it or not, Russian hill, City hall, Museum of modern art, SFSU observatory ,Zoo, Jeremy O’brien ship, Old st. mary church, Stern rove,Conservatory of Flowers, Stybling arboretum, Sutro bath, Sutro height park, Stow lake, Sunset height park,Old US mint, Top of the Mark, Transamerica pyramid,Twin peak, Union square, United nations plaza, Wave organ.

  • 1 decade ago

    San Jose-Not much lol

    San Francisco-Now you are talking! One of the most fun cities in the U.S.! You can go to Fishermans Warf, the embarcadero, Haight Ahsbery etc.

    You will want to go a wine tour in Napa and/or Sonoma counties which are a few hours of driving north east of San Francisco.

    If you have time and enough money for gas you could go up the coast north to Humbolt County. You could see the giant red woods. There are even places where the giant red woods grow right on the beach. It is very nice up there. Well worth the drive.

    I would say SF itself, wine country and the big red woods. Stay away from San Jose as there is nothing to do there.

    Source(s): Former SF resident
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