太浩湖 Lake Tahoe， 距离湾区车程三小时，这里碧波荡漾， 夏天可以进行水上活动，有水上摩托车， 水上降落伞，钓鱼，爬山，露营等。 冬天这里是著名的滑雪胜地，有奥林匹克级别的滑雪场。 在湖的一侧，是内华达州，还有赌场酒店， 在一天游览后可以在那里娱乐休息。
湾区有各种风味的饭馆，川菜馆有巴山蜀水，小四川，麻辣诱惑， 湖南菜有奇峰阁，广东饮茶有半岛，ABC, 醉乡居， 清真的有清真一条龙， 清真马家馆，还有小肥羊火锅，东北菜，山东菜等等
华人一向注重子女教育，对教育的投资不遗余力。不论新老移民，脚步尚未站稳，子女入学便已摆上全家议题。 旧金山湾区拥有世界著名的两大名校：斯坦福大学和加州大学伯克利分校。以旧金山洛威尔高中率队，湾区至少有九至十所公立高中名列全美前三百，洛威尔更是蝉联加州API(学术表现指数)冠军。其中有Mission San Jose学区， Cupertino 的monta vista 学区, Palo Alto 等众多优秀的学校。 另外，湾区还有很多中文学校，让华人的孩子保持中华文化。
加州大学伯克利分校 University of California, Berkeley
斯坦福大学 Stanford University
旧金山大学 San Francisco State University
加州州立大学东湾分校 California State University, East Bay
旧金山加大 University of San Francisco
旧金山大学 University of California, San Francisco
Saint Mary’s College of California
Las Positas College
Diablo Valley College
Los Medanos College
College of San Mateo
College of Marin
Contra Costa College
旧金山市立大学 City College of San Francisco
金门大学 Golden Gate University
University of Phoenix
Solano Community College
California College of the Arts
Colleges of Alameda
Expression Center for Digital Arts
Samuel Merritt College
The California Maritime Academy
Berkeley City College
Holy Names University
Life Chiropractic College West
The Wright Institute
圣塔克拉拉大学 Santa Clara University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley
NASA Research Park
The city's oldest adobe structure features documents, objects, and other artifacts from the era before California's statehood in 1851. 373 Jefferson St. near Santa Clara University.
de Saisset Museum
The museum's permanent collection includes American, European, African, and Oriental art. The California History Collection displays artifacts of the pre-mission California Indians and relics from the original Mission Santa Clara. Located at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara 95053. (408) 554-4528.
Harris-Lass Historic Preserve
Santa Clara's last farmstead includes a restored house, barn, summer kitchen, and tankhouse. Operated by the Historic Preservation Society. 1889 Market St., Santa Clara, 95050. (408) 249-7905.
An interactive museum which introduces visitors to the micro-miniature world of computer chips. Open Monday through Saturday. Intel Corporation, Robert Noyce Building, 2200 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, 95052. (408) 765-0503.
Mission Santa Clara de Asis
The eighth of 21 missions built in California, founded in 1777 by the Spanish Franciscans. (California Historical Landmark No. 338) Located on the grounds of picturesque Santa Clara University, Santa Clara 95053. (408) 554-4023.
Paramount's Great America
Paramount's Great America celebrates 30 years of family fun and adventure! New for 2006 - SURVIVOR The Ride, the world's first reality rollercoaster based on the hit CBS series. The interactive rocking and spinning coaster sends riders swirling along a wave-like track past ancient tribal relics and fiery torches to heights of five stories. The 100-acre theme park is the only place in Northern California to offer Nickelodeon characters and the most rides, most water rides, most coasters, and an 11-acre water park all for one admission. For more information, call (408) 988-1776.
Santa Clara Historic Museum
Housed in the Headen-Inman house, the museum features historic artifacts and photos related to the history of Santa Clara. 1509 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, 95050. (408) 248-2789.
Santa Clara Women's Club Adobe
One of the oldest adobes in California. Built about 1790, this structure was originally part of a row of houses for married Indian couples. (California Historical Landmark No. 249) 3260 The Alameda, 95050. (408) 246-8000.
South Bay Historical Railroad Society
Founded in 1985 to preserve the heritage of American railroading, the Historical Railroad Society is located in the historic Santa Clara Depot. 1005 Railroad Ave., 95050. (408) 243-3969.
Shrine of Our Lady of Peace
Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, this 32- foot stainless steel sculpture is a reminder to visitors to work and pray daily for peace. Located at Our Lady of Peace Church, 2800 Mission College Blvd., 95054. (408) 988-4585.
Tech Museum of Innovation
Hands-on, imaginative, high-tech exhibits showcase the past, present, and future of Silicon Valley. The museum is also home to a state-of-the-art IMAX Dome Theater. 201 South Market St., San Jose 95113. (408) 294-TECH.
Triton Museum of Art
Rotating exhibits highlight the museum's permanent collection of 19th and 20th century American art. Also permanent is the Native American tribal col- lection and Triton's sculpture garden located on the seven-acre grounds. 1505 Warburton Ave., (across from city hall) 95050. (408) 247-3754.
Winchester Mystery House
A beautiful, but bizarre 160-room Victorian mansion built by the Winchester heiress. (California Historical Landmark No. 868) 525 So. Winchester Blvd., San Jose 95128. (408) 247-2000.
4 North Second Street, Suite 275 San Jose, CA 95113
Blue & Gold Fleet
Ferry excursion services and Land Tours. Pier 41, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 705-8200 Fax (415) 705-5429
Casa de Fruta Orchard Resort
Started as a series of cherry stands in the 1940's, today you will find a 24-hour restaurant, fruit stands, and a RV Park. Located 13 miles east of Gilroy on Hwy. 152. 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy., Hollister, 95023. (408) 842-7282 or (800) 543-1702.
Children's Discovery Museum
One of the largest museum's of it's kind in the nation, over 150 interactive exhibits lead visitors to explore, understand and enjoy the world in which they live. 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110. (408) 298-5437.
Beautiful western setting for group parties or conven- tions. Barbecue, dancing, and moonlit hay rides. South on Highway 101 on Metcalf Rd. P.O. Box 13036, Coyote, 95013. (408) 463-0661.
Dave & Busters
Dave & Busters is a 60,000 square foot restaurant, bar and entertainment complex featuring world-class pocket billiard tables, championship shuffleboards, and a million-dollar midway filled with the latest electronic video games and simulators. Located at 940 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas, 95035. (408) 957-9215.
Located atop 4,209 foot Mount Hamilton, the observatory is 30 miles southeast of Santa Clara up winding Highway 130. Public programs are available by calling (408) 274-5061.
NASA Ames Visitors Center
Features rotating exhibits of artifacts from space missions and demonstrations of research equipment, such as the human centrifuge and flight simulator. Open Monday-Friday. Moffett Field, Mountain View, 94035. (650) 604-6497.
Pacific Marine Yachts
Pier 9, San Francisco, CA 94111. (415) 874-7629 Fax (415) 788-5465
Raging Waters San Jose
Water park with water slides, family play areas and a 350,000 gallon wave pool. Open May through September. Tully Road, Lake Cunningham Park, San Jose, CA 95148. (408) 654-5450.
Roaring Camp Railroads
Forty minutes west of Santa Clara, groups can take an 1880's steam train ride to the top of Bear Mountain or to the ocean at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Located off Highway 17 at Mt. Herman Rd., P.O. Box G-1, Felton, 95018. (831) 335-4484.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
A 426-acre research laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, offering a guided tour, which includes a lecture, Slide presentation and a look at experiments. 2275 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, 94025. (650) 926-2204.
Community Recreation Center (CRC)
969 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara, 95050. (408) 984-3257.
George F. Haines International Swim Center
The world class facility has been home of many Olympic gold medal winners. The center is the setting for nationally televised sports events, including international swim meets, and synchronized swimming. 2625 Patricia Ave., Santa Clara, 95051. (408) 243-7727.
Bowling is fun for everyone in downtown Santa Clara 2780 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, 95051. (408) 296-7200.
Pin High Golf Center
Driving range just one-mile from Santa Clara. 4701 N. First Street, San Jose, 95002. (408) 934-1111.
Pruneridge Golf Club
Nine hole course. 400 No. Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara, 95050. (408) 248-4424.
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
The golf club features 18 championship holes, seven lighted tennis courts, and a restaurant on site. Tournaments welcome. 5155 Stars & Stripes Drive, Santa Clara, 95054. (408) 980-9515.
San Francisco 49ers Headquarters & Practice Facility
Viewing only of the 49er Super Bowl trophies in the lobby of the facility. Practices are not open to the public. No autographs allowed. 4949 Centennial Blvd., 95054. (408) 562-4949.
Santa Clara Swim Club
P.O. Box 2672, Santa Clara, 95055. (408) 246-5050.
Santa Clara University (SCU) Athletics Department
SCU is a Division 1 member of the NCAA. Men's and women's teams compete in soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. For more information, call (408) 554-4063 Event tickets: (408) 554-4660.
1303 Fremont St., Santa Clara, 95050. (408) 984-3266.
Youth Activity Center
2450 Cabrillo Ave., Santa Clara, 95051. (408) 984-4511.
Included in the mall is the Main Post Office, florist, bakery, shops, and restaurants. Located at Homestead Road and Monroe, Santa Clara.
Gilroy Premium Outlets
Located south of San Jose, Gilroy Premium Outlets featurs an unparalleled collection of designer and name brand outlet stores. With 145 outlet stores, shoppers will find impressive savings at Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sony and More. The Outlets bring together the finest brands, unique outdoor settings and savings of 25 to 65 percent every day.
Great Mall Of The Bay Area
Northern California's largest outlet mall. Great Mall has over 185 out- let, off-price and specialty stores all under one roof. Plus numerous restaurants, and two entertainment centers. Located off I-880 in Milpitas at Great Mall Parkway and Montague Expressway. (408) 956-2033.
Mercado Santa Clara
This complex includes a 20-screen AMC Theatre complex, Micro Center Computer Store, and popular food establishments: Tomatina's, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Mexicalli Grill, and Sushi Lovers. Mercado is located between Hwy. 101 and Great America Parkway on Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, 95054. AMC Mercado 20 Theatre: (408) 919-0282.
Offers 27 shops and services including Mervyn's, Lucky's and Walgreens surrounded by 24 other specialty stores. El Camino Real and Scott Blvd., Santa Clara. (408) 985-8881.
Moonlite Shopping Center
Features an international food Court and a bowling alley-Moonlite Lanes. At El Camino Real and Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara.
Rivermark features many shops and restaurants, including Piatti Restaurant and Red Robin. Also on-site is the Sierra Suites Hotel. 3900 Rivermark Plaza, Santa Clara.
New upscale shopping, restaurants, and much more.
Westfield Shoppingtown Valley Fair
One of Northern California's largest enclosed shopping malls features specialty shops, elegant boutiques, major department stores, and a 450-seat food pavilion. Located at I-880 and Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara. (408) 248-4451. (800) 959-FAIR.
21850 Bear Creek Road Los Gatos, 95030 (408) 354-1111.
Casa de Fruta Vino
6680 Pacheco Pass Highway Hollister, 95023 (408) 842-9316.
23000 Congress Springs Road Saratoga, CA 95070.
J. Lohr Winery
1000 Lenzen Avenue San Jose, 95126 (408) 288-5057.
Thomas Fogarty Winery Winery
19501 Skyline Boulevard Woodside, 94062 (650) 851-6777.