By Robert Haugh
The Mission City has a fabled history of excellence in sports. So it’s no wonder Santa Clara hosts several year-round sports and entertainment options.
A lightly traveled industrial area off of Bowers features a variety of sports-minded and family-friendly businesses:
While these all-electric go-karts aren’t Lamborghinis, they are lightweight, smooth-handling and a lot of fun. The Santa Clara location isn’t as large as some of the sister locations elsewhere, but the racing is speedy and great for a quick thrill. It’s enjoyable for the novice or the seasoned car aficionado or gearhead. It’s also a neat and unique option for birthday parties or company outings. Don’t be shocked if you see me getting in a race or two. Kids 48” or taller drive the “junior karts.”
The giant trampolines and ball pits are popular with children and young adults, but they provide an entertaining way to let loose and get in a workout for all ages. The facility also has dodgeball and kids programs.
All Star Academy is the place to swing a bat. They also offer lessons for baseball and softball players of all ages and skills and offer batting cage rentals.
This facility offers volleyball programs and hosts events such as Silicon Valley Roller Girls roller derby contests. It also has basketball, foosball, billiards, a bar and other amenities used for corporate events.
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