Alum Rock neighborhood provides the best action for thrill seekers. Drop in at California’s largest skate park, Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park, shoot 200 feet down an enclosed capsule at Raging Waters (northern California’s largest water park) and hike in Alum Rock (California’s oldest municipal park) with stunning views of the Santa Clara Valley.
This area features countless restaurants and dives of all flavors. You’ll find delicious Mexican and Asian fare around every corner. Alum Rock expands upward on highway 130 toward Mount Hamilton where you’ll discover farm to fork at GrandView Restaurant featuring spectacular views of Silicon Valley. And at the top (the Bay Area’s highest point) you’ll marvel on the universe at Lick Observatory, the world’s first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory. Limited telescope viewings are given allowing visitors the opportunity to see the universe from one of the world’s most powerful telescopes.