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What you should know about Santa Clara

Santa Clara is a destination that features tons of standout attractions, including one of the best theme parks in California. As one of the oldest European settlements in Northern California there are lots of historical sights to explore, but conversely it’s home to many of the biggest tech companies in the world—highlighting its contemporary side. This blend of old and new is topped off with a range of fantastic shopping and dining opportunities for a truly memorable vacation.

Hotels in Santa Clara

Whether you’re looking for budget or upscale accommodation, you’re spoiled for choice when choosing a hotel in Santa Clara. For a B&B in Santa Clara with affordable rates, consider the Madison Street Inn. It’s a cozy place to stay, and even has an outside pool. The Avatar Hotel is an outstanding choice if you’re seeking a 3-star hotel in Santa Clara. It has excellent amenities, including a heated pool, fitness center, and restaurant. The 4-star Santa Clara Marriott receives some of the best hotel reviews in Santa Clara. Here you can relax with a soothing massage treatment, and there’s also a choice of 2 restaurants.

Things to see in Santa Clara

California’s Great America is a spectacular theme park that’s enjoyable for all ages. There are over 40 rides and attractions, including Flight Deck, a coaster with speeds of up to 50 mph and gravity-defying loops that’s sure to get your adrenaline pumping! For something more relaxing, you can explore the beautiful Mission Santa Clara de Asís, which was founded in 1777. The architecture is stunning and the surrounding gardens are gorgeous—it’s the perfect place to unwind. Many other cultural sights await you in Santa Clara, such as the Triton Museum of Art. Set in a beautiful building, it features a range of modern art exhibitions from both local and regional artists, and there’s also a stunning 7-acre sculpture garden. The largest semiconductor chip maker in the world, Intel, is headquartered in Santa Clara. They have a fascinating museum where you can learn all about the technology that powers the devices you use every day.

Good for families

Santa Clara is a great destination for those traveling with children. Aside from the exhilarating theme park, there are lots of family-friendly activities. Central Park is well worth a visit. It has some great trails, making it ideal for a family stroll. You could also catch a game at the Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers. For some retail therapy, there are plenty of places to shop, such as Westfield Valley Fair, an upscale mall which has over 250 stores and restaurants. There’s also Santana Mall next door, which is home to superb family-friendly restaurants, such as The Counter Santana Row.

How to get to Santa Clara

There are 3 major airports within reach of Santa Clara, but you’ll find that the closest is San Jose International Airport, which serves as a destination for flights from cities across the US, including Los Angeles, Seattle, and Phoenix. From the airport you can be at your Santa Clara hotel in a mere 10-minute drive. Several train lines pass through Santa Clara, including Caltrain, and 2 Amtrak services: Altamont Commuter Express and Capitol Corridor. It’s also a breeze to reach Santa Clara by car. Sacramento, San Francisco, and Salinas are all less than 2-hour drive.