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#22: Tech Museum of Innvoation

Posted on August 26, 2015 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

This week on Transit Accessible Attractions we will be talking about the Tech Museum.


The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and innovative science museum located in the heart of Silicon Valley. It provides a great family fun trip and you can play there all day and not getting bored. It is located in the middle of Downtown San Jose. They also offer many programs for young adults and exhibits.


Since the Tech Museum is located in the Downtown part of San Jose, transportation is very convenint in the area. The VTA bus routes 23, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 81, 82, 161, 182, 304, 323, and DASH serve the surrounding area. It is a short walk from all those routes.

 

From Fremont BART, take VTA Express route 181 to San Fernando and Almaden and take a short walk from there.

 

VTA Light Rail is a great option if you're riding from the South Bay, with great connections to CalTrain - Just take the Mountain View – Winchester or Alum Rock – Santa Teresa to Convention Center Station.


Stay tuned next week to find out which attraction we'll feature next!

#20: Great Mall

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

This week on Transit Accessible Attractions we will be talking about the Great Mall.

 

The Great Mall is the largest indoor outlet mall in Northern California. It features 200 outlet stores, including Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Coach Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, H&M, Forever 21, Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet, Gap and Michael Kors. There are many dining options as well, like Dave and Busters and Jollibee. It serves the local communities of Milpitas, Fremont and San Jose.

 

Great Mall is increbibly accessible by transit, with Great Mall/Main station right near the Mall. The Great Mall/Main station is served by VTA bus routes 46, 47, 66, 70, 71, 77, 104, 180, 181, 321 and AC Transit bus route 217.


From Fremont BART, take VTA Express route 180 or 181 to Great Mall/Main, or AC Transit route 217 to the Great Mall. The VTA express buses are more expensive, but are faster than AC Transit's 217.


VTA Light Rail is a great option if you're riding from the South Bay, with great connections to CalTrain - Just take the Santa Teresa to Alum Rock route (901) to Great Mall/Main. 

 

Stay tuned next week to find out which attraction we'll feature next!

#14: Levi's Stadium

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This week on Transit Accessible Attractions we will be talking about Levi's Stadium.

 

Levi's Stadium is in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara. This brand-new stadium houses the San Francisco 49ers. Next to Six Flags: Great America, This $1.2 billion stadium is 1.85 million square feet, with approximately 68,500 seats. Features include 165 luxury suites and 8,500 club seats. The stadium also includes the 49ers Museum.

 

If you are riding VTA, board light rail to Great America. The station is located on the north side of the stadium. You could also ride the VTA local buses 55, 57, and 60 to the stadium. During events VTA provides special express service to many places. Click here to find out more about the VTA service to Levi's Stadium.

If you are riding ACE or Capitol Corridor, exit at Great America Station. ACE provides special event service to major events.


If you are riding CalTrain, exit at Mountain View Station and transfer to VTA light rail to Great America Station. Don't forget, you need to pay for a VTA fare and a CalTrain fare. CalTrain does provide extra service for major events. Click here for more information. 

 

Stay tuned next week to find out which attraction we'll feature next!