Fremont is a city in Alameda County, located on the southeast side of San Francisco Bay. The city was incorporated in 1956, and today over 232,000 people reside within its 90 square miles. As part of Silicon Valley, Fremont is home to more than 1,200 high tech and innovative firms.

Fremont offers so many attractions—you may have a hard time deciding. Here are a few choice options. For an outdoors adventure, consider a hike to Mission Peak. It’s a moderate climb and offers spectacular views of the south bay. Allow about four hours for the loop. If you’d like to take in a bit of local history, enjoy an interpretive view with a ride on the Niles Canyon Railway. The Niles Essany Silent Film Museum takes you back to the early days of motion pictures and Fremont’s unique role in the nascent industry.