50 Awesome Things to Do in Santa Clara

1. Attend an event 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 – December.

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“Winterfest” is open select dates in November & December.

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 

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
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. Beat the Lock Live Escape Room

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Beat the Lock Live Escape Room

 

 

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. “Anything’s Possible,” a bronze sculpture by Linda Serrao, was designed to convey the spirit of Santa Clara’s motto the “Center of What’s Possible.”

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Quarterback throws to young boy across from Levi’s Stadium

 

 

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

Halloween Haunt opens Sept. 26 - Nov. 1

 Haunt opens late September – October.

 

 

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 $169 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 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.  Visit Santa Clara Square to dine and drink at one of the city’s newest restaurants: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, II Fornaio, Opa!, and/or Puesto!

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Santa Clara Square – 4900 Augustine Drive

 

 

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 The Halford.

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
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