“49 Awesome Things to Do in Santa Clara”

1. Attend an event or go on a tour at Levi’s Stadium 

68,500 seat Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara

Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara

2. Visit the 49ers Museum Presented by Sony

49ers Museum Presented by Sony

49ers Museum Presented by Sony

3. Ride a rollercoaster at California’s Great America theme park

California's Great America

California’s Great America

4. Explore the people and technology that changed our world at the Intel Museum 

Intel Museum

Intel Museum

        

 5.  Go back in time at historic Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Mission Santa Clara de Asis

6.  Grab a bite to eat, shop, or see a movie at Mercado Santa Clara

Mercado Santa Clara

Mercado Santa Clara

7.  Have fun at the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show, Pacific International Quilt Festival, STITCHES West, Coin, Stamp, & Collectables Show & other consumer shows at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Santa Clara Convention Center

Santa Clara Convention Center

8. Walk through the pedestrian mall at Santa Clara University

Pedestrian Mall at Santa Clara University

Pedestrian Mall at Santa Clara University

9. Have a picnic, take a walk, or relax in beautiful Central Park

Santa Clara's Central Park

Santa Clara’s Central Park

10.  See creative, cutting edge exhibitions at the Triton Museum of Art 

Triton Museum of Art

Triton Museum of Art

11. Shop at Westfield Valley Fair

Westfield Valley Fair

Westfield Valley Fair

12.  Fill your day viewing art at the de Saisset Museum 

de Saisset Museum

de Saisset Museum

13. Take a photo next to the 32 ft. high Shrine of Our Lady of Peace statue

Shrine of Our Lady of Peace

Shrine of Our Lady of Peace

14. Take a self-guided walking tour of Santa Clara history at “Stroll into the Past”

"Stroll into the Past"

“Stroll into the Past”

 15.  Ride Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail to California’s Great America theme park, Levi’s Stadium, and/or the Santa Clara Convention Center

Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail

Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail

 16. Take a selfie with the bronze statue of a Bronco at Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University "Bronco" statue

Santa Clara University “Bronco” statue

17. Go for a swim at George F. Haines International Swim Center

George F. Haines International Swim Center

 International Swim Center

18. Spend your Saturday at the Farmer’s Market (Open year-round)

Santa Clara's Farmer's Market

Santa Clara Farmer’s Market

19. Stop by the Santa Clara Depot & Edward Peterman Museum of Railroad History

Santa Clara Depot

Santa Clara Depot

20. Test your driving skills at K1 Speed Kart Racing

K1 Speed Kart Racing

K1 Speed Kart Racing

21. Jump! at Sky High Sports

Sky High Sports

Sky High Sports

22. Enjoy music, theatre, and dance with SCU Presents at Santa Clara University

SCU Presents at Santa Clara University

SCU Presents at Santa Clara University

23.  Hike along the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail

San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail

San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail

24. Set a tee time at Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club

Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club

Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club

25.  Journey back in time to the last farm site in Santa Clara at the Harris-Lass House Museum

Harris-Lass House Museum

Harris-Lass House Museum

26.  Enjoy FREE “Concerts in the Park”   at the Central Park Pavilion

Concerts in the Park at Central Park Pavilion

Concerts in the Park

27.  See former NBA superstar Steve Nash’s alma mater the Santa Clara University Broncos play basketball

Santa Clara University Broncos - Division 1 Men's Basketball

 Broncos star Jared Brownridge

28. Dine at Santa Clara’s newest restaurant, Bourbon Steak & Pub 

Bourbon Steak & Pub

Bourbon Steak & Pub at Levi’s Stadium

29.  Play a relaxing nine holes of golf at Pruneridge Golf Club

Pruneridge Golf Course

Pruneridge Golf Course

30. Go Bowling at Moonlite Lanes!

Moonlite Lanes Bowling

Moonlite Lanes Bowling

31. See the Universal Child 79 ft. tall statue whose shape and lines represent the 1960’s missile and space era

Universal Child Statue

Universal Child Statue

32.  Watch renowned Santa Clara University Women’s Soccer.The  “Bend It Like Beckham” – movie depicts two young girls’ dreams of playing soccer in Santa Clara

Santa Clara University Women's Soccer

Santa Clara University Women’s Soccer

33. Take a photo of the patron saint of Santa Clara (St. Clare) at Civic Center Park

Statue of St. Clare at Civic Center Park

Statue of St. Clare at Civic Center Park

34. Ride Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor to the Santa Clara/Great America or Santa Clara University stations

Amtrak Capitol Corridor train in Santa Clara

Amtrak Capitol Corridor train 

35. Get spooked late September through October at Halloween Haunt! 

Halloween Haunt opens Sept. 26 - Nov. 1

 Haunt opens Sept. 26 – Nov. 1.

36. Visit the shops and eateries at Rivermark Village

Rivermark Plaza

Rivermark Village

37.  Enjoy the Family Friendly atmosphere at Santa Clara Billiards and sharpen up your game!

Santa Clara Billiards

Santa Clara Billiards

38. Sit back and enjoy a Santa Clara Players theater performance at the Triton Museum – Hall Pavilion

Santa Clara Players

Santa Clara Players

39. Save on California’s Great America Hotel Packages ranging from $139-$179 per night plus tax. Packages are for Friday and/or Saturday night stays based on availability

California's Great America theme park/Hotel Packages

California’s Great America theme park/Hotel Packages

40.  Enjoy the booths, foods, fine wines, micro-brewed beer, and live entertainment at the Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival

Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival

Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival

41. See an affordable, family friendly youth theater production at  Roberta Jones Junior Theater 

Roberta Jones Junior Theater

Roberta Jones Junior Theater

42. Shop or dine at the NEW Santa Clara Town Centre

Santa Clara Towne Centre - Opens Fall, 2014

Santa Clara Town Centre 

43. Relax with good food, shops, and more at Franklin Square

Franklin Square near Santa Clara University

Franklin Square near Santa Clara University

44. See the beautiful Mission Gardens at Santa Clara University

Mission Gardens at Santa Clara University

Mission Gardens at Santa Clara University

45. Visit California Historical Landmark #249 – Santa Clara Women’s Club Adobe

Santa Clara Women's  Club Adobe near Santa Clara University

Santa Clara Women’s Club Adobe near Santa Clara University

46. Go to an awesome annual summer event like the Santa Clara Vanguard’s Pacific Procession, Santa Clara Arena Grand Prix Swim Meet, and/or the Silicon Valley BBQ Championships!

Santa Clara Vanguard PACIFIC PROCESSION, Silicon Valley BBQ Championships, & USA Swimming Grand Prix

Vanguard PACIFIC PROCESSION, USA Swimming Arena Grand Prix, & Silicon Valley BBQ Championships

47.  Commute on CalTrain from San Francisco or the Peninsula to the Santa Clara Station

CalTrain stops at the Santa Clara Station near Santa Clara University

CalTrain stops at the Santa Clara Station near Santa Clara University

48.  Do some advance scouting before attending “The Show of  Shows” WWE’s WrestleMania 31!

WrestleMania 31 is March 29, 2015 at Levi's Stadium

WrestleMania 31 is March 29, 2015 at Levi’s Stadium

49.   Visit Santa Clara on game day, and share in the excitement of Super Bowl 50!

Super Bowl L (50) is Sunday, February 7, 2016

Super Bowl 50 is Sunday, February 7, 2016