Presentation Center is located within a short distance of a number of local attractions. In addition to the suggestions below, talk with our Hospitality department for other recommendations and maps.

Hakone Gardens

Hakone Gardens

Hakone Gardens, Saratoga, CA— A tranquil place of peace and harmony. Come experience Hakone, the oldest Asian and Japanese estate in the Western Hemisphere–eighteen acres of magnificent beauty nestled in the verdant hills of Saratoga overlooking Silicon Valley.

Santa Cruz Beaches — Monarch butterflies at Natural Bridges State Park, tide pool, walk along the tide line.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park — Hike trails among the redwoods in California’s oldest state park, established in 1902.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk —The family-operated Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk celebrated its Centennial in 2007. It is one of the last of the great seaside amusement parks in the United States.

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot — Discovered by surveyors in 1939, this spot will cause you to “question your perceptions of the laws of physics and gravity.”

Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton, CA — The area’s first railroad, the Santa Cruz & Felton, began carrying tourists to the Big Trees and the beach in 1875. In 2003, the Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge RR celebrated its Ruby Anniversary (40 years) and the Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific RY has been operating along the 1875 Santa Cruz & Felton route since 1985.

Local Wineries and Vineyards “just down the road”

Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA — In 1884, a wealthy widow named Sarah L. Winchester began a construction project of such magnitude that it was to occupy the lives of carpenters and craftsmen until her death thirty-eight years later. The Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress, is filled with so many unexplained oddities, that it has come to be known as the Winchester Mystery House.