Fremont Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Fremont; our list of the best things to see, including Big Cinemas Fremont 7, Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area and Niles Canyon Railway.
  • The best place in Fremont: Big Cinemas Fremont 7

    Big Cinemas Fremont 7

    39160 Paseo Padre Parkway
    Shows Bollywood Films' produced on the other side of the globe, most with English subtitles. The concession offers good-quality snacks like pakoras and samosas.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area

    Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area

    2100 Isherwood Way
    Named for the quarries that once supplied gravel for the construction of the western section of the transcontinental railroad, this water-oriented recreation area offers picnicking, boating, swimming and fishing in the lakes that now fill the old quarry pits, but also has room for hiking and wildlife viewing.
    Brookvale eat nearby
  • Niles Canyon Railway

    Niles Canyon Railway

    37001 Mission Blvd
    A donation of $5-10 is suggested. On the first and third Sunday of each month you can take a train ride on what was known as the Historic Transcontinental Gateway to the San Francisco Bay. The railway offers scenic one-hour locomotive excursions through the very canyon where Charlie Chaplin's "The Tramp" was filmed.
    Niles restaurants nearby
  • Ardenwood Historic Farm

    Ardenwood Historic Farm

    34600 Ardenwood Blvd
    Tu W Sa Adults $2, Children $1; Th F Su Adults $5, Children $4. Ardenwood is a 200 acre working farm originally founded in 19th century and was the home of gold miner and sharecropper George Patterson. On Thursdays through Sundays, park staff and volunteers dress in Victorian costumes and demonstrate farm chores. Visitors can help with the crops, visit the farm animals, ride a hay wagon or horse-drawn train, and observe a blacksmith at work.
    Ardenwood food nearby
  • Mission San Jose and Museum

    Mission San Jose and Museum

    43300 Mission Blvd
    Museum open daily 10AM-5PM; Mass weekdays 8AM. Spanish mission founded in 1797. The original 1809 adobe church was destroyed by an 1868 earthquake along the Hayward fault. The current mission building underwent a four-year reconstruction project to produce a modern replica of the 1809 adobe church with 4'-5' walls and was dedicated in 1985 for daily Mass and tours ($3). The only surviving building from the Spanish period is a monastery, which serves as a small museum of seven rooms that houses a collection of artifacts, vestments, and memorabilia. The small cemetery holds the graves of many prominent Spanish and American settlers.
    Mission San Jose eat nearby
  • Fremont Central Park and Lake Elizabeth

    Fremont Central Park and Lake Elizabeth

    40000 Paseo Padre Parkway
    Huge park south of the Fremont BART station (bounded by Paseo Padre Pkwy, Stevenson Blvd, and the Union Pacific Railroad) with paved trails around Lake Elizabeth and with Mission Peak as backdrop. Great for a picnic, kite-flying or exercise. Aqua Adventure water park, opened in 2009, anchors the south side of the park (off Paseo Padre near Grimmer). Moving north on Paseo Padre, one finds the Community, Senior, and Visitor Centers, respectively. Boat rentals available at the Boathouse near the Visitor Center. Along the Stevenson Blvd edge of the park are the Fremont Main Library and Police Department. The north side of the park supports 6 softball fields, 10 soccer/football fields, and 18 tennis courts.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Aqua Adventure Water Park

    Aqua Adventure Water Park

    40500 Paseo Padre Pkwy
    This is the official Facebook page of Aqua Adventure in Fremont, California.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Fry's Electronics

    43800 Osgood Road
    M-F 8AM-9PM, Sa 9AM-9PM, Su 9AM-7PM. The famous electronics store chain with high ceilings and acres of space.
  • Niles district

    Niles Boulevard
    An old fashioned Main Street with lots of antique shops, art galleries, and restaurants.
  • Sharks Ice at Fremont

    44388 Old Warm Springs Blvd
    A pleasant place to ice skate; has public hours nearly every day.
    Baylands food nearby
  • Ardenwood Historic Farm

    34600 Ardenwood Blvd
    Tu-Su 10AM-4PM, Originally part of Newark, the Ardenwood farm became part of Fremont when a rezoning occurred. The farm now lays just past the Newark border. A working farm founded in 19th century, the park also features a Victorian mansion, owned by George Patterson, and build circa 1870, a petting zoo environment for the kids, as well as organic produce (note, it is still an active farm). Demonstrations of 19th century trades. Tu W Sa Adults $2, Children $1; Th F Su Adults $5, Children $4.
    Ardenwood eat nearby
  • Niles Silent Film Museum

    37395 Niles Boulevard
    Showcases silent Films, many which were originally produced locally and are now shown with their original accuracy. Films are shown Friday and Saturday nights for a small fee, and fine homemade snacks are served. The theater also has an attached museum exhibiting the Niles district's deep roots in California's burgeoning film industry of the early to mid 1900s.
    Niles restaurants nearby
  • Irvington's Farmers Market

    Bay Street and Trimboli Way
    Sundays 9AM-1PM. Fremont's largest Farmers Market, about three blocks of stalls, located in the heart of Irvington right by the Post Office. Open rain or shine.
  • Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Area National Wildlife Refuge

    a long-abandoned ghost town along the railroad lines into the area
    The baylands around the south end of the San Francisco Bay have been turned into a federally-regulated Wildlife Refuge. A new small visitor center at the Fremont headquarters on Marshlands Road provides information about and maps of the Refuge bayland trails and hilltop lookout. These marshlands are also home to Drawbridge, California, a long-abandoned ghost town along the railroad lines into the area, however current safety regulations imposed by the refuge prohibit entering the area.
    Centerville eat nearby
  • The Lake Area

    Medium sized man-made lake
    Home to a huge duck, goose, and Canadian geese population.
    restaurants nearby
  • Broadway West

    4000-B Bay Street
    A stage company that performs five plays every year in a very intimate setting. Expect well-performed, offbeat plays. They also hold dinner mystery theaters, and plays by local writers.
    Irvington food nearby
  • Pho Appetit

    Pho Appetit

    6096 Stevenson Blvd
    Pho Appetit has established itself as one of the area's favorite culinary destinations and is sure to offer you a pleasant and unique dining experience every time you visit.
  • Ho Chow Restaurant

    47966 Warm Springs Blvd
    Daily 11:30AM-2:30PM, 4:30-9:30PM. Moderate. Szechuan and Mandarin cuisine in a very stylish contemporary setting. Ho Chow uses fresh ingredients and no added monosodium glutamate. The wine list has fine wines from California and France. Lunch entrees are inexpensive. Dinner entrees are carefully planned and spiced creations. Check their website for menus.
    East Industrial
  • Fu Lam Moon

    40460 Albrae St.
    M-F 11AM-2:30 5PM-midnight, Sa-Su 10AM-3PM 5PM-midnight. A fine place for dim sum on weekends from about 10-2. Not recommended for regular meals.
  • Sala Thai 1

    39170 State St
    Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 12-9pm. Moderate. Good Thai food in a nice setting. Special lunch menu Mon-Fri 11am-3pm is good value.
  • Habibi Restaurant

    3906 Washington Blvd.
    M-Sa 11AM-9PM, closed Sunday. "The Flavor of Lebanon." A small and noisy neighborhood place with tasty food.
  • Mayflower Restaurant

    34348 Alvarado Niles Road
    Very popular Chinese restaurant. Avoid the weekend lunch hour, when it is packed. Come early (before 11:30am) during the weekdays to experience probably the best dim sum in the Tri-cities.
  • Chaat Cafe - Fremont

    3954 Mowry Avenue
    A good cheap bay area Indian "fast-food" chain that serves wraps, kebobs and curries.
  • Kinnaree Thai Restaurant

    39620 Mission Blvd
    Tu-W 11AM-9:30PM, Th-F 11AM-10PM, Sa-Su noon-10PM. $15.
  • Yuki Japanese Restaurant

    1932 Driscoll Rd.
    M-Sa: 11:30-2PM lunch, 5-9PM dinner; closed Sunday lunch. Lunch, inexpensive; dinner, moderate. Outstanding sushi and traditional Japanese dishes prepared with flare. Quite possibly Fremont's finest Japanese restaurant. Be prepared to wait during peak hours.
  • Shanghai Noodle House

    40575 Fremont Blvd
    10:30AM-2:30PM, 5-9PM; closed Wednesdays. Inexpensive, cash only. Small popular noodle house. Get there early on weekends.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Fremont uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.