Every summer, I take my family to visit Great America. You just can't have a summer without the fun rides and theme park memories!
Luckily, we live in the bay area and we can visit as much as we want. Whether you're a Northern California resident, or visiting for the summer, check out this great deal on tickets!
The Grizzly (wooden ride pictured above) is actually one of my favorite rides at Great America! Other rides include Gold Striker, which is the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in Norcal. The Gold Striker has the longest initial descent tunnel on any coaster!
Aerial Ice Extreme (as seen on Season 8 of America's Got Talent) is a brand-new, high-energy, aerial, stunt and ice show with an incredible cast of ice skaters and acrobat gymnasts!
Here's another cool thing about California's Great America - it is the only theme park in California to offer a complete water park inside - free with park admission, known as Boomerang Bay.
In the fall, Great America transforms into an amazingly fun Halloween extravaganza featuring 8 mazes, ghoulish monsters, 3 scare zones and shows. The 100-acre theme park is located on Great America Parkway between highways 101 and 237 in Santa Clara, CA.
The park is open daily now through August 16, and each weekend throughout November.
Score a great deal with the online Family Four Pack (tickets for just $37.99 each)