Presented in part by Dan Clark, also known as Nitro, of American Gladiator fame, the Gladiator Rock'n Run is a unique and challenging event, pairing an obstacle-heavy running course and an attempt at breaking the record for the world?s longest mud pit with post-race entertainment, including beer, music, and food. Those prepared to race must dance through tires, army-crawl through mud, and clamber up rope ladders to avoid barrels thrown by giant apes. The roar of spectators rings throughout the course as bystanders cheer on runners to inspire strong finishes.
You don?t have to be in a professional photo studio to be the star of high-quality photos anymore. Mementostrip Photo Booths? technicians provide a mobile studio that travels to the party, allowing individuals, couples, and groups to star in an endless number of self-directed shots. Each booth boasts a digital single-lens-reflex camera that produces professional-quality images. After the machine snaps a picture, it instantly prints a single 4?x6? or a double 2"x6" print for its subjects to keep.
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club is named after the rich, red ore mined from its hills in the 19th century. Its three 9-hole layouts?The Canyon, The Lake, and The Mountain?foreshadow the property's topographical variety. Elevation changes and scenic overlooks are a constant across this 27-hole complex sculpted into San Jose's southern foothills. The 9-hole layouts can be combined into six different 18-hole playing experiences, keeping the adventure fresh as players select from multiple tee boxes, putt on exceptional Northern California greens, and relish scenic views throughout the course. Oak trees fill the landscape and attract a diverse population of wildlife, including red-tail hawks known for preying on unsuspecting bunker rakes. The enchanting layout and location have helped the course garner numerous awards, including the title of Best Public Golf Course from the San Jose Mercury News, San Jose Magazine, Metro, and the Silicon Valley Concierge Association for many years in a row.
After rounds, golfers can refuel at the full-service restaurant and bar, or bask in the game's rich history at the Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum. Full-size replicas of the four major championship trophies glisten in the display cases, along with a host of other golf artifacts.
Its name may contain the word "museum," but The Tech Museum of Innovation prefers not to wallow in the past. Since its earliest days in 1978, it has exhibited the timeless principles of science while also celebrating the latest in technological achievement. In doing so, the institution inspires visitors to apply that same spirit of creative problem-solving to all aspects of life.
During years spent refining his culinary skills?including a stint in the kitchen of Berlin's Grand Hotel and tutelage under Italian chefs from Brindisi?chef Lyle Koch absorbed the essential commandments of fine cooking. Keep it simple. Keep it fresh. Don't use bases. Make your own sauces. Don't let the lobster trick you into switching places.
Lyle brought those teachings together when he was finally ready to open his own eatery, Antonella's Ristorante. Antonella's chefs make everything from scratch?including sauces and pizza dough?and have seafood and produce flown in fresh throughout the week. Their attention to detail shines through in the final plates, which range from pizzas topped with barbecued chicken and smoked gouda to classic veal parmesan with savory tomato sauce. A generous wine list complement the meals with a variety of grape distillates.
To Lyle, an atmosphere of warm hospitality is just as important to Italian cooking as the cuisine itself. That hospitality has been part of Antonella's since the fateful day it opened (September 11, 2001). As the events of that tragic day unfolded, Lyle decided to make the evening's food and wine free of charge and welcomed his diners into a TV-free refuge where they could eat, talk, and grieve together.
The citizens of bounzCity share a common bond: they all stand 62 inches tall or shorter. Inside the bouncetropolis, they scurry about a slew of themed attractions, six of which line Bounz Boulevard, including a SpongeBob Squarepants bounce castle and a dinosaur-themed obstacle course with gigantic inflatable dino teeth curving over the entrance. The 28,000-square-foot facility also houses a toddler area and an arcade chock-a-block full of kiddy rides, games, and prizes. Parents can monitor all of the playful proceedings from couches or go-go-gadget helicopter hats, or repurpose the space for birthday parties that keep little revelers reveling with pizza, drinks, and included game tokens.