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Enjoy The Best Of The South Bay

Explore some of the South Bay's best! Working from Wave Magazine's annual's 'Reader's Choice' issue, let's check out some of the best food, relaxation and family fun the South Bay has to offer.

Cupertino Square
(between Steven's Creek blvd & I-280)
10123 N. Wolfe Rd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 252-BOWL (2695)

Not just your average bowling alley, The Strike is an entertainment venue unlike any other. 32 black-lit bowling lanes offer flat screens TVs at the ends of each lane, the arcade boats over 60 games, and this family friendly party spot features a massive full bar. Don't leave without grabbing a bite to eat at this upscale game palace. Gourmet pizzas, sliders and even retro tater tots are included on the reasonably priced menu.

Jump Sky High
2880 Mead Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 492-1139

What could make for a better birthday party than a building filled with trampolines? SkyHigh Sports is just that. Perfect for bouncers of all ages, toddlers and up, this perfect party venue can be rented, with special event packages starting at $250. Don't have an excuse? You don't need one! Bounce, twist, and fly through the air for $10 per person, per hour. Or save a few bucks and come to "Wild Wednesdays", where a 2-hour admission is only $12.

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
1300 Senter Rd
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 794-6400

Happy Hallow Park has been a San Jose family favorite since 1961. With 16 acres of rides, animal attractions and learning lodges, the whole family can enjoy a day together.

The Counter Gourmet Burger

The Counter Burger
369 South California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 321-3900
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Build your own burger at the Counter Gourmet Burgers. Each customer is given a menu and then selects a protein, cheese, sauces, and toppings. Your customized burger is ready in minutes, and with 312,000 possible combinations, you'll never get bored.
Liam's Pick: A bison burger with avocado and fried egg.

Sushi O Sushi
2789 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 241-1677
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After 15 years of providing the excellent Japanese cuisine and outstanding service, Sushi O Sushi had become one of South Bay's best Japanese restaurants.Combining traditional with a creative and contemporary flair, this fresh spot has focused on serving health-conscious food. Sit at the counter, and watch the chefs in action.

The Spa of Los Gatos
100 S. Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 354-5901
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With dozens of relaxing and pampering treatments, the Spa of Los Gatos is a real favorite of locals. Reasonably priced massages and facials offer guests the opportunity to refresh and recharge, without breaking the bank. There's also a full beauty salon available, for a quick make-over after a sauna and steam.

Ready for your next adventure? Head over to Eye on the Bay's Travel & Outdoors section and discover the best of the Bay.


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