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  • Skater doing tricks during night skating at Lake Cunningham Skate Park
  • two kids overlooking San Jose from a lookout point on a trail in Alum Rock Park
  • Group dining on the pation of GrandView Restaurant at dusk overlooking the city lights of Silicon Valley
  • The rolling hills stretching to the city suburbs of San Jose at Alum Rock Park.

Alum Rock

Alum Rock and the Berryessa Neighborhood provide the best action for thrill seekers. Drop in at California’s largest skate park, Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park and hike in Alum Rock (California’s oldest municipal park). Everywhere you look you'll see stunning views of the Santa Clara Valley from these East Foothills neighborhoods.

skateboarder doing a skate trick


sunset over San Jose skyline view from a trail at Alum Rock Park


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.


Local Favorites

people dining with a view behind them

Grandview Restaurant

Savory farm to fork bites and breathtaking sunset views!

Burnt almond cupcakes

Peters' Bakery

Known for their burnt almond cake - now available in cupcakes.


San Jose Flea Market

Largest open-air market in the U.S. and has become a California landmark with over four million visitors.