The third-largest in California, it’s billed itself as "the capital of Silicon Valley"—keep your eyes peeled and ears pricked back in case you’re lunching next to the founders of the next big Internet start-up. Be sure to visit the legendary Winchester Mystery House, a sprawling Queen Anne mansion with hundreds of rooms chocked full of architectural oddities - and, according to legend, more than a few ghosts. Family-friendly spots like the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo and the highly-rated Children's Discovery Museum are always an option, as are museums like the Tech Museum of Innovation and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts in North America.

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