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Steve Rice: Fun Things To Do In Los Gatos

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Steve Rice, long time resident of Los Gatos, lists a few of the fun activities Los Gatos has to offer it's visitors.

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Steve Rice: Fun Things To Do In Los Gatos

  1. 1. F U N T H I N G S T O D O I N L O S G AT O S , C A L I F O R N I A C R E AT E D B Y S T E V E R I C E
  2. 2. L O S G AT O S I S A B E A U T I F U L T O W N L O C AT E D I N T H E S A N F R A N C I S C O B AY A R E A , AT T H E S O U T H W E S T C O R N E R O F S A N J O S E I N T H E F O O T H I L L S O F T H E S A N TA C R U Z M O U N TA I N S . I T S L O V E LY D O W N T O W N S T R E E T S A R E L I N E D W I T H FA N C Y B O U T I Q U E S T O R E S , F I N E R E S TA U R A N T S A N D A RT G A L L E R I E S . I T I S A G R E AT T O W N F O R WA L K I N G W I T H M A N Y PA R K S , T R E E - L I N E D S T R E E T S A N D B E A U T I F U L V I C T O R I A N H O M E S .
  3. 3. T E S TA R O S S A W I N E RY T H I S O L D W I N E RY S I T E I S O N LY A H A L F M I L E WA L K F R O M D O W N T O W N L O S G AT O S . T H E AT M O S P H E R E I S C O Z Y , U N C R O W D E D A N D P L E A S A N T . T H E Y H AV E W I N E TA S T I N G , A B I G S T O N E C E L L A R , A N D A G O O D P L A C E T O P I C N I C O N T H E O U T S I D E PAT I O . T H I S I S T H E F O U RT H O L D E S T C O N T I N U O U S LY O P E R AT I N G W I N E RY I N C A L I F O R N I A . I T I S O N T H E S I T E O F T H E H I S T O R I C N O V I AT E W I N E RY B U I LT I N 1 8 8 8 !
  4. 4. S U M M I T R O A D W I N E R I E S I F Y O U A R E L O O K I N G F O R A W I N E TA S T I N G E X P E R I E N C E O F F T H E B E AT E N PAT H , Y O U S H O U L D C O N S I D E R A N Y O F T H E S U M M I T R O A D W I N E R I E S . Y O U C A N TA K E A G R E AT D O - I T- Y O U R S E L F W I N E TA S T I N G T O U R B Y V I S I T I N G S E V E R A L O F T H E S M A L L W I N E R I E S A L O N G S U M M I T R O A D , J U S T 1 5 M I N U T E S AWAY F R O M L O S G AT O S . T H E S E H I D D E N W I N E TA S T I N G G E M S A R E U S U A L LY M O R E C O N V E N I E N T, L E S S C R O W D E D , A N D M O R E A F F O R D A B L E !
  5. 5. L O S G AT O S C R E E K T R A I L T H I S PAV E D T R A I L I S O V E R 9 M I L E S L O N G A N D R U N S T H R O U G H W E S T E R N S A N TA C L A R A C O U N T Y I N C A L I F O R N I A . L O S G AT O S C R E E K T R A I L O F F E R S R E C R E AT I O N A L O P P O RT U N I T I E S F O R WA L K E R S , J O G G E R S , B I C Y C L I S T S , S K AT E R S , B L A D E R S , N AT U R E L O V E R S A N D M O R E . T H E T R A I L I S V I B R A N T A N D G R E E N A N D O F T E N F O L L O W S A S H A L L O W R AV I N E A L O N G T H E PA RT S O F T H E T R A I L C L O S E R T O L O S G AT O S .
  6. 6. O A K M E A D O W PA R K T H E G E M O F T H E L O S G AT O S PA R K S , O A K M E A D O W PA R K I S A C E N T R A L LY L O C AT E D 1 2 A C R E PA R K T H AT H A S A C C E S S T O L O S G AT O S C R E E K T R A I L , B B Q A N D P I C N I C FA C I L I T I E S , B O C C I B A L L C O U RT S , L A R G E G R A S S F I E L D S , S H A K E S P E A R E I N T H E PA R K ( D U R I N G S U M M E R ) , E N O R M O U S P L AY S T R U C T U R E S A S W E L L A S T H E B I L LY J O N E S W I L D C AT R A I L R O A D A N D T H E W. E B I L L M A S O N C A R O U S E L !
  7. 7. B I L LY J O N E S W I L D C AT R A I L R O A D T H I S R A I L R O A D C O M E S C O M P L E T E W I T H A S M A L L E N G I N E H O U S E , S TAT I O N , C L O C K T O W E R , A N D T U R N TA B L E . I T S M A I N F E AT U R E I S A S M A L L , C U T E , B U T V E RY R E A L S T E A M L O C O M O T I V E W H I C H P U L L S T H E O P E N C A R S . T H I S S T E A M E N G I N E , K N O W N A S “ 2 S P O T ” , WA S B U I LT I N 1 9 0 5 A N D O R I G I N A L LY S E R V E D 2 1 Y E A R S F O R T H E V E N I C E C A L I F O R N I A M U N I C I PA L R A I LWAY.
  8. 8. B I L L M A S O N C A R O U S E L T H E B I L L M A S O N C A R O U S E L I S A H I S T O R I C A L M E R RY- G O - R O U N D B U I LT I N E N G L A N D I N 1 9 1 5 . I T WA S S H I P P E D T O T H E U S F O R T H E S A N F R A N C I S C O PA N - A M E R I C A N E X P O S I T I O N A N D T H E N U S E D I N A T R AV E L I N G C I R C U S B E F O R E E N D I N G U P I N O A K M E A D O W PA R K .

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