At Wicked Woods, guests embark upon an interactive, Halloween hunt that promises plenty of tricks and treats. Visitors venture into the spooky foliage and stop at check points along the route, where they must perform various undead deeds, such as retrieving an item or face the wrath of a working guillotine. From Frankenstein's electric chair to the Phantom's masquerade ball, tricks abound and monsters lurk around every wooded turn. When attendees emerge from darkness, a swag bag of goodies awaits.
Meanwhile, what's swirling in the night at Goblyns Glen? Spooky spirits, werewolves, and—according to Sir Amiss Higglesbottom—a monster or two. As master of ceremonies of the Glen's monster safari, Higglesbottom alerts precocious guests of the monsters they may meet while trick-or-treating their way through an enchanted world of Halloween fun. Along the path, they encounter costumed characters, vendors selling snacks, and impressively elaborate Halloween displays that feature everyone's favorite holiday characters such as skeletons and pumpkins. The tradition is familiar to Oak Meadow Park, which has transformed into a magical, spooky wonderland every Halloween since 2008. While sweet aromas waft from various food booths, families hear recanted tales of ghostly lore and ogle interactive oddities. Those who visit on Saturday, October 25, will be treated to balloon twisters and a performance by Patrick the Magician.
Craving finger food? Head to Woodham Sports Lounge and chow down on classic pub fare.
For your viewing pleasure, Woodham Sports Lounge also stocks TVs in the bar area.
Woodham Sports Lounge is a prime location to dine with a group.
Don't be shy — step out on the bar dance floor and soak up the sound of live music.
Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the bar can get noisy.
Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the bar gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected.
Woodham Sports Lounge welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Woodham Sports Lounge is just steps away from a parking lot.
Woodham Sports Lounge offers safe bike parking outside.
When pub fare is calling your name, head on over to Woodham Sports Lounge and snack on all of your favorite eats.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Bronco's Bar in Santa Clara.
Take advantage of the restaurant's open space and tap into your inner dancer.
Those hoping to avoid the weekend rush will do best visiting the restaurant during the week.
Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from Bronco's Bar.
Commute by bike to Bronco's Bar and find easy bike parking.
Take a trip to The Brass Rail in Sunnyvale and make your next meal a good one.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company.
The Brass Rail draws a crowd with performances from live DJs.
This restaurant can get loud however, so you may want to save intimate conversation for later in the evening.
During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick).
Both street parking and lot parking are available near The Brass Rail.
The Brass Rail is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
The food here is super budget-friendly, too, with most items costing less than $15.
Wine and dine at French Quarter Cabaret in Sunnyvale.
Energize your evening with some dancing — the restaurant often hosts a DJ.
If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit French Quarter Cabaret during the slower weekday hours.
Take your vehicle to dinner
nearby parking is plentiful and will not pose a problem for drivers looking to dine.
French Quarter Cabaret offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
Take a trip to Bay Area Palladium in Sunnyvale and make your next meal a good one.
It's easy to get down and dance at Bay Area Palladium when there's a live DJ spinning the best beats.
Noisy crowds plus raging music creates a very loud environment at this restaurant.
The restaurant fills up on the weekends, so keep that in mind before heading out.
If you're driving, that's no problem. Parking available onsite.