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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, San Jose

4.3
#2 of 26 in Parks in San Jose
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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  • My 15-month old LOVES THE GOATS. Right now it's all about the goats, but soon I hope we'll be enjoying some rides too. Pro tip: AVOID MIDDAY SUMMER, there is NO shade. 
    My 15-month old LOVES THE GOATS. Right now it's all about the goats, but soon I hope we'll be enjoying some rides too. Pro tip: AVOID MIDDAY SUMMER, there is NO shade.  more »
  • Came on a weekend with a toddler under one. Bought tickets online and saved time by doing so. Lots of walking and decent activities. Shortage of animals (no zebras, lions, etc.) but the live... 
    Came on a weekend with a toddler under one. Bought tickets online and saved time by doing so. Lots of walking and decent activities. Shortage of animals (no zebras, lions, etc.) but the live...  more »
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  • A fun place for kids. My nephews enjoyed the rides a lot. It's pretty safe and educational for kids. If you have a season pass, the tickets are cheaper for guests, almost half the price. Over the weekends it could get a lot busy. Long lines for the rides and even in the cafeteria at lunch time. Food @ cafeteria: That's what I'm reviewing mainly. They have a limited menu, but it is still better compared to other recreational parks I've visited. Not a lot of vegetarian options but I think the best of them was Cheese Pizza and personal size is decent enough for one. We also ordered Veggie Burgers but it just had bun and veggie patty, so definitely ask for extra veggies and ranch (or any other dressing you like) on the side. The garlic fries are really amazing. I'd recommend ordering it in sharing, because, for a single person, the garlic becomes overpowering by the end. Chicken strips are really well cooked, juicy, tender and well seasoned. It also comes with fries, but those are regular fries.
  • This park and zoo is by far one of the best places for young children to run around and explore. There are multiple parks and attractions suitable for all kids of walking age and plenty of room to maneuver a stroller around the various enclosures and paths. When you are hungry or thirsty, you can visit one of the multiple restaurants and have lunch or even bring your own food and picnic in the field near the parks. Pricing is relatively decent and if you have a young child, the better option may be the yearly pass bexause once you visit, you can see that it is a great park to pass time and hang out with your little one(s).

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