Caves and Mines in SAN JOSE with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in San Jose, California, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Golden State you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in San Jose…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Moaning Cavern Adventure Park

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    (93 miles) Vallecito

    Underground adventure in Moaning Cavern, with a space so large it can hold the Statue of Liberty! Tours for the whole family to enjoy in California

  • California Caverns

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    (96 miles) Mountain Ranch

    Explore incredible natural formations deep underground with California Caverns! A number of tours are offered so the family can explore some amazing and fascinating wonders!

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  • Californias Great America

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    (6 miles) Santa Clara

    Thrilling and family theme park fun in this exciting and adrenaline pumping California attraction! Thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides, live entertainment and even a water park will all fill ...

  • Gilroy Gardens

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    (27 miles) Gilroy

    A sweet family theme park in Scotts Valley, California, with theme gardens, attractions, and of course - rides!

  • Pixieland Amusement Park

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    (45 miles) Concord

    A small amusement park perfect for young kids, with free entry but pay per ride. A sweet family day out in California!

  • Small World Park

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    (46 miles) Pittsburg

    A fun and intimate amusement park in California perfect for families and younger kids, with boats, nature, a train, carousel and lots of activities!

  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

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    (58 miles) Vallejo

    Amazing theme park fun for the whole family in Vallejo, with rides for all ages, animal attractions, entertainment and great events!

  • Raging Waters

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    (5 miles) San Jose

    Enjoy Northern California 's Largest Waterpark with 23-acres and millions of gallons of family fun and attractions, including the newest ride Dragon's Den!

  • Antioch Waterpark

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    (44 miles) Antioch

    A small municipal water park great for kids on those hot days, with 5 fun water slides.

  • Waterworld

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    (45 miles) Concord

    A whopping 20,000-square-foot activity pool features seven family slides, the lily pad walk and the Dragon's Tail slide complex! Make a splash in California

  • Raging Waters Sacremento

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    (90 miles) Sacramento

    Located in the heart of the city, Raging Waters Sacramento features more than 25 exhilarating water attractions, breath-taking slides, crystal clear pools and fun-filled activities for children and ...

  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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    (2 miles) San Jose

    A San Jose amusement park and zoo rolled into one! With a range of amazing animals, experiences and programs, overnight stays and some fun rides too!

  • CuriOdyssey

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    (29 miles) San Mateo

    A science and wildlife center where kids can explore both animal and science exhibits! Create a vortex, make objects fly, and meet furry, scaled and finned animals.

  • Oakland Zoo

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    (32 miles) Oakland

    The Oakland Zoo is a non-profit zoo home to over 660 native and exotic animals! Kids can experience feedings, and events, and learn lots of new things across the day!

  • Aquarium Of The Bay

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    (43 miles) San Francisco

    Discover what lies beneath the waves of San Francisco Bay at this family friendly aquarium, with 20,000 aquatic animals including sharks, rays and sea stars!

  • San Francisco Zoo

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    (43 miles) San Francisco

    Over 1,000 endangered, exotic and rescued animals await you at this amazing zoo in San Francisco!

  • California Academy Of Sciences

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    (43 miles) San Francisco

    Whatever your interests, the new Academy is designed to engage and inspire like no other museum on the planet. Not only is the building, itself, a stunning architectural achievement but the new ...

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

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    (50 miles) Monterey

    A fascinating and wonderfully designed aquarium that really lets families enjoy our wonderful ocean creatures.

  • Micke Grove Zoo

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    (61 miles) Lodi

    Micke Grove Zoo is home to native animals and exotic species from all over the world, including several endangered species, such as the Chinese Alligator, the Snow Leopard and the Cotton Top ...

  • The Serpentarium

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    (63 miles) Lodi

    A privately owned 3,000 square foot, 2 story Museum and Reptile Store you are welcome to bring the kids and browse in. It's like a zoo you can buy!

  • Sacramento Zoo

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    (86 miles) Sacramento

    More than 500 native, rare and endangered animals await you at this fascinating zoo in Sacramento!

  • Safari West

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    (95 miles) Santa Rosa

    The natural world awaits you... Faster is not always better. In a world increasingly dominated by technology, instant communication and instant gratification, Safari West stands as a tangible ...

  • City Clues Family Adventure

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    (42 miles) San Francisco

    It's family treasure hunt time in San Francisco! Scour the city to find clues and complete your adventure, using tours designed especially for families.

  • Blue and Gold Fleet Boat Tours

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    (43 miles) San Francisco

    Blue & Gold Fleet, the Bay Area's premier provider of Bay Cruise, Ferry Service and Motorcoach Tours, is located at PIER 39 in San Francisco. The famous one-hour Bay Cruise sails along the City's ...

  • Bay Quackers Duck Tours

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    (43 miles) San Francisco

    San Francisco Duck Tours - Experience San Francisco's newest attraction and a better way to see San Francisco, on board one of DUKW's, (we call 'em Ducks!) an original, refurbished World War II ...

  • San Francisco Fire Engine Tours

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    (43 miles) San Francisco

    An exciting day out for kids, and those kids at heart where you get to travel through the beautiful sights of San Francisco in a 1955 Mack Fire Engine! How cool is that!?

  • Segway San Francisco Electric Tour

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    (43 miles) San Francisco

    Glide With the Original San Francisco Segway Tour Company- Since 2004 More fun than walking, more eco-friendly than driving -- the Segway is the best way to see San Francisco's Waterfront or ...

  • Segway Tours Monterey

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    (50 miles) Pacific Grove

    Strictly for the over 12s but super fun for big kids, learn to control your Segway and then follow the guide of your chosen tour and enjoy!

  • Princess Monterey Whale Watching

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    (51 miles) Monterey

    Monterey Whale Watching has been in the cruise business for over 30 years. We are the coastal leader in narrated bay and ocean tours, specializing in whales, sea, and shore wildlife. We offer safe, ...

  • Monterey Bay Whale Watch

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    (51 miles) Monterey

    Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers year-round whale watching trips to observe the spectacular diversity and abundance of whales and dolphins inhabiting the Bay. Monterey

  • Monterey Movie Tours

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    (51 miles) Monterey

    Whether you would like an introduction to the area, an alternative to attractions youâve already seen or an exciting rainy day option, Monterey Movie Tours® is your ticket to a star-studded ...

  • Jelly Belly Candy Tour

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    (63 miles) Fairfield

    Why not visit the Jelly Belly factory tour and take a look at how Jelly Belly's are made! A colorful day out in California!

  • Adventure Cat Sailing Tours

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    (71 miles) Napa

    Experience the best in San Francisco Sailing on the beautiful San Francisco Bay with Adventure Cat Sailing Charters. Our legendary sunset sails and relaxing afternoon Bay cruises are the perfect way ...

  • Molera Horseback Tours

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    (73 miles) Big Sur

    Scenic coastal horseback tours in historical Andrew Molera State Park. A coastal paradise with flower-studded meadows, enduring Redwood groves, translucent streams and secluded beaches. One of the ...

  • My Gym San Jose

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    (3 miles) Santa Clara

    Unique gym classes offering specially designed programs to enhance strength and coordination for kids.