Sunnyvale, CA

Best 2021 Day Trips in and around Sunnyvale

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This hidden corner of the United States near Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada is known for its proximity to more famous attractions like the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe, but not to visit this city while in the area would be to miss out on a lot of things. There is still a strong tradition of sustainable farming in Sunnyvale, with roots firmly planted in agriculture. This tradition is a demonstration that is obvious in family businesses such as Olson’s cherry and apricot farm and the weekly farmer’s markets held throughout the city. 

You will also find a lot to enjoy here as art lovers, not least because there are over 100 pieces of public art available throughout the city. The Sunnyvale Bay Trail also offers an array of beautiful outdoor spaces that allow you to enjoy the California weather while enjoying the great outdoors. Check out our top picks for day trip activities in Sunnyvale:

Sunnyvale Farmers Market

There are sunflower blooms in Sunnyvale each Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm, and the Farmers Market is open from 9 am to 1 pm. Visitors may have trouble recognizing some local produce from the vendors at the market due to the market’s friendly vendors. These include American fares like pineapple guavas, pomelo, and sugar cane stalks, so if you’re looking for something different, you’ll probably find it here. Some vendors are happy to offer free samples so you can sample the products before you buy them, and you’ll also find quirky attractions such as live music here.

Las Palmas Park

Look no further than Las Palmas Park, one of the most popular parks in Sunnyvale, for some outdoor excitement. You might consider this place if you’re traveling with your family, friends, and loved ones since it offers play areas like a basketball and baseball field. If you prefer to bring food with you, there is a playground for children, barbecue pits, and picnic areas. Also, Las Palmas provides a popular dog park for guests with pets, so take advantage of the opportunity to walk your critter in the vicinity.

Sunnyvale Public Art

Sunnyvale is home to hundreds of different pieces of public art that will delight art lovers. The El Paseo de Los Suenos sculpture, a bronze sculptural piece, and Meadow Flowers, a steel structure with 14 metal flowers, are essential to witness. If you want to check out the artwork in all its glory, then you can pick up a map that will take you on a walking tour of the different locations of each piece.

Sunken Gardens Golf Course and Driving Range

You can play some golf at Sunken Gardens Golf Course while in Sunnyvale. The golf course features a 9-hole executive course that stretches across over 1,500 yards. There are several practice areas here that make it suitable for someone just starting in golf, or the driving range is an excellent place to make your driving better. Sunken Gardens Driving Range has 18 stalls that are perfect for you to practice skills before the big game or to hit balls around just for fun.

The Lace Museum

Two museums in San Francisco are for the art of lace-making. The Lace Museum is one of only two in the western United States and opened in 1981. You will find lace-making tools and equipment as well as static models of gorgeous lace here. Besides taking a lace-making class, you can also learn more about the history of lace-making from the Sunnyvale area. A beautiful lace souvenir is available from the gift shop.

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