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Things To Do in Fremont, California (TOP 5 LIST)

Updated on June 29, 2013

Things To Do in Fremont, California (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Fremont, California (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Fremont, California (TOP 5 LIST)

The communities of Centerville, Niles, Irvington, Mission San Jose, and Warm Springs were merged to form Fremont on January 23, 1956. The city of Fremont has an estimated population of 214,089 (according to the 2010 US Census). This makes it the 15th most populous city in California. Named in the honor of “The Great Pathfinder” John Charles Frémont, the city of Fremont is located in Alameda County. Fremont is considered the “Tree City” due to over 55,000 trees which adorn the sidewalks and various spots in the city, making it green and eco-friendly. The economy in Fremont is backed by companies such as Corsair, Volterra Semiconductors, Ikanos Communications and Antec Inc. Fremont offers a variety of attractions and activities to both tourists and locals alike. Here are the top 5 things to do in Fremont, California:

1. Mission Peak
Located in the Mission Peak Regional Preserve, the Mission Peak has an elevation of 2,517 ft. from sea level and is covered in snow every winter (something only a few Californian cities have). For those who love to hike, Mission Peak has opportunities in the form of 3 challenging hiking trails. The Wings of Rogallo Northern California Hang-Gliding Association Inc. organizes hang-gliding and paragliding sessions. Gliding activities require membership in the Wings of Rogallo, but it is highly worth it, as the adrenaline rush is unforgettable.

2. Broadway West Theater
The Broadway West Theatre Company is going to celebrate its 17th Season in and plays that are performed. The artists are extremely professional and a creative group, known to bring alive any story they play, with every emotion etched on their faces. The Broadway West Theater is a highly recommended tourist attraction.

3. Niles Canyon Railway
The Niles Canyon Railway connects the Niles district in Fremont to Sunol, which is known for the Roman Water temple. It began in 1988 as an operation to preserve the heritage of the route - which served in the 1860s as the First Transcontinental Railroad. Steam as well as diesel engines operate and take the visitors on a very unique and enjoyable ride, which is sure to leave a lasting appreciation for the beauty and sophistication of the railroad’s history.

Things To Do in Fremont, California (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Fremont, California (TOP 5 LIST)


4. Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
Charlie Chaplin is considered the pioneer of comedy. What is so interesting however is he made his masterpieces where the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum is located today. The museum is reminiscent of the Golden Era of silent films. Shows are still organized here today, which displays the true beauty of silent films, relying on emotions and expressions, rather than words – an art form that has continued through generations.

5. Iceoplex
The San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League practice at the Iceoplex, in Fremont. The Iceoplex serves as a recreational center through engaging ice-hockey games and ice-skating. The Iceoplex also provides skating lessons for novices. Birthday parties and get-togethers can be organized here as well, all while having a fun time with family and friends.

Enjoy Fremont!
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