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California Great America

Theme Park In Santa Clara
Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, California, 95054
Distance from Hotel: 4.83 miles

California's Great America In Santa Clara

California's Great America is the largest amusement park in the Bay Area, featuring thrill rides, roller coasters, carousels, and a play area for kids. Hop on their latest coaster, RailBlazer, for a thrilling experience or take a ride on Carousel Columbia, the world's tallest carousel. Explore Planet Snoopy with your little ones and enjoy the kid-friendly rides and adventure zones. Also, don't miss out on a chance to snap pictures with your favorite PEANUTS characters.

Water park lovers are sure to have a good time at Boomerang Bay, featuring a wide variety of water slides and pools. California's Great America also holds the area's most entertaining summer festivals including Red, White & Brews and Taste of Orleans. Just 10 minutes from our hotel in Santa Clara, this theme park is one of the most fun places to visit with the family over the weekend.



Hours vary seasonally. View schedule here.


Price of the tickets range from $35.99 to $88; free for ages two and under. Various discounts and deals are available so make sure to check the website for details.


  • Halloween Haunt
  • 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest
  • Aerial Ice Extreme
  • Red, White and Brews food festival
  • The WinterFest 


  • Thrill Rides
  • Shopping
  • Special Events
  • Family Rides
  • Dining
  • Boomerang Bay Water Park
  • Photography

What are the best rides at California's Great America?

California's Great America is a popular theme park showcasing the tallest and fastest rides in the Bay Area. Enjoy adrenaline pumping rollercoasters like the Xtreme Skyflyer, Vortex and The Demon, or hop on classic family rides such as the Rip Roaring Rapids and the Columbia Carousel. Take your little ones on an adventure around Planet Snoopy and Star Tower. Or, splash into fun at Jackaroo Landing, Castaway Creek, or the Screamin' Wombat at the Boomerang Bay water park.

What special events take place at California's Great America?

California's Great America hosts many family-friendly events throughout the year. Enjoy food and music festivals, like Red, White and Brews. Revel in spooky fun during Halloween with The Great Pumpkin Fest and the Halloween Haunt. Adrenaline junkies can enjoy exclusive ride times every summer with special passes, or watch the skies light up during the Independence Day fireworks.