“50 Awesome Things to Do in Santa Clara”

1. Attend an event or go on a tour at Levi’s Stadium  -where Super Bowl 50 was played!

Levi's Stadium

Levi’s Stadium

 

 

2. Ride a rollercoaster or see a show at California’s Great America theme park! 

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California’s Great America

 

 

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

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Intel Museum

 

 

4. Walk through the pedestrian mall at Santa Clara University

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Pedestrian Mall at Santa Clara University

 

      

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

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Santa Clara’s Central Park

 

 

6. Visit the art galleries and sculpture garden at the Triton Museum of Art 

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Triton Museum of Art

 

 

7.  Visit “Winterfest” at California’s Great America – November 25, 2016 – December 30, 2016.

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“Winterfest” opens Nov. 25 weekends. Daily operations Dec. 19-23 and Dec.26-30.

 

 

8. Dine, shop, or see a movie at Mercado Santa Clara – less than a mile from Levi’s Stadium

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Mercado Santa Clara

 

 

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

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Mission Santa Clara de Asis

 

 

 

 10.  Visit the 49ers Museum Presented by Sony  

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49ers Museum Presented by Sony

 

 

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”

 

 

 

 15.  See the statue of one of the iconic Popes – St. John Paul II

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Statue of St. John Paul II is located at the Our Lady of Peace Church

 

 

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

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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 – Trail is open, but parts of it near the stadum from Agnew Rd. to Tasman Dr. will be closed in the days leading up to Super Bowl 50. 

San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail

San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail

 

 

24. Set a tee time at Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club Golf & Tennis Club opening also affected by Super Bowl 50 and will be closed leading up to Super Bowl 50. Try Pruneridge Golf Course #29. 

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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

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

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Santa Clara Convention Center

 

 

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 85 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

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Rivermark Village

 

 

37.  Spend the day visiting Santa Clara’s only natural open space at Ulistac Natural Area.

Ulistac Natural Area

Ulistac Natural Area

 

 

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

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Santa Clara Players

 

 

39. Save on California’s Great America Hotel Packages starting at $149 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 Santa Clara Town Centre

Santa Clara Town Centre

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 Woman’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 Pro Swim 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.  Check out the legendary Santa Clara Dive Bar “The Hut,” frequented mostly by Santa Clara University students and alumni.

“The Hut” across from Santa Clara University

 

 

49.  Enjoy the Santa Clara sports environment at any one of a number of sports bars, including Bourbon Pub, Character’s Sports Bar & Grill or Bennigan’s.

Bourbon Pub at Levi's Stadium

Bourbon Pub at Levi’s Stadium

 

 

50.   Stroll through the beautiful, peaceful Mission City Memorial Park

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City owned cemetery is home to four generations of famous Santa Clarans