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Alviso Marina County Park

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Hidden in the Bay Area

This place is so foreign to the area. Just a little past urban San Jose stands a look into the last... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
San Jose, California
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An easy hike with plenty to see

Flat but plenty of birds and views. Always breezy but a very good choice for waterside walks... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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“san jose”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

This place is so foreign to the area. Just a little past urban San Jose stands a look into the last Bay Area ghost town. The park allows you to walk out on the salt ponds that were once farmed a hundred years back. Way...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DaftLifeofAdulting
Reviewed October 9, 2018

I was in the area for business meetings and found this to be a nice place for a short walk in nature. The good: it was a flat well maintained path that made for an easy walk. There were a large number of birds that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Flat but plenty of birds and views. Always breezy but a very good choice for waterside walks, especially at sunset.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank James_Hytner
Reviewed April 15, 2018

There are interesting placards along the way that tell of the 100 years of water rising and falling that have claimed Alviso. A very enjoyable walk along the salt ponds is available. Nice views and a relaxing walk. Yes, you can still hear a distant...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Flat terrain but you can walk for miles. An opportunity to learn local history, see thousands of birds and get a 360 degree view of an area you would normally only see from the freeway.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank James_Hytner
Reviewed February 5, 2018

We were here on a late Saturday morning while waiting for housekeeping to clean up our room at the Homewood Inn on First Street. We saw this on the map and thought it would be good to check out the place. This must be bird...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed July 3, 2017

They have filled in the marina and let nature reclaim the slough. Wildlife have returned and if your lucky you'll see strippers coming in to chase the chad when they run. Walk way out on the jetty and slat grass will make you disappear.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Douglas S
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Peaceful except for odd train or plane. Landscape very apocalyptic, desolate, not much green no trees. Very open, plenty of wildlife (birds), good place to walk or ride. Will definitely be back. Don't bring the kids, unless they are okay with just walking, riding and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Arsenaluk
Reviewed September 10, 2016

I usually arrive in this area to meet friends for lunch in Alvis and I always enjoy stopping by and watching the birds. Great view of the end of the bay

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Fran M
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Looks big. The marhlands and water body that essentially has saline water. One can see job of hike along the bank. Beautiful and clean

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Manoj P
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