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Directory of Area Attractions


49ers Museum Presented by Sony

49ers Museum Presented by Sony

Levi’s® Stadium is home to this 20,000 square-foot museum that features 11 unique gallery and exhibit spaces. Your journey begins at the Trending Gallery and ends reliving the memories of the 49ers five Super Bowl Championships in front of the Lombardi Trophies.

4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way Santa Clara, CA 95054


Adobe Lodge at Santa Clara University

Adobe Lodge at Santa Clara University

Set amongst the beauty of the Mission Garden and in the shadow of the historical Santa Clara Mission Church, the Adobe Lodge is a true hidden gem. One of the remaining original buildings left on the Santa Clara University campus, the Adobe Lodge offers a serene atmosphere for all those who wish to visit.

500 El Camino Real #108 Santa Clara, CA 95053


Agnews Historic Cemetery and Museum

Agnews Historic Cemetery and Museum

Museum housing artifacts from the Agnews Developmental Center which for 120 years housed people with mental and physical disabilities. Tours are free, but by appointment only.

1250 Hope Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054


California's Great America

California’s Great America

The only theme park in California to offer a complete water park inside – free with admission. The park has the most kids rides and the most water rides in Northern California. Also, don’t miss Planet Snoopy, including a chance to visit with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and other Peanuts characters. The park is located at Great America Parkway between I-101 and Highway 237 in Santa Clara. Open March through early November.

4701 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054


de Saisset Museum

de Saisset Museum

The museum’s permanent collection includes American, European, African, and Oriental art. The California History Collection displays artifacts of the pre-mission California Indians and relics from the original Mission Santa Clara. Located at Santa Clara University.

500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95053


Harris-Lass House Museum history of Santa Clara

Harris-Lass House Museum

Santa Clara’s last farmstead includes a restored house, barn, summer kitchen, and tankhouse. Operated by the Historic Preservation Society. Please check our website or message line for our opening times as we are not open every day.

1889 Market Street Santa Clara, CA 95051


Headen-Inman House Santa Clara history

Headen-Inman House

The Santa Clara Historic Museum is located inside the Headen-Inman House. The museum features historic artifacts and photos related to the history of Santa Clara.

1509 Warburton Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95050


Museums of Silicon Valley

Intel Museum

An interactive museum which introduces visitors to the micro-miniature world of computer chips. Open Monday through Saturday. Intel Corporation, Robert Noyce Building, Santa Clara.

2200 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054


Levi’s Stadium Tours

Levi’s Stadium Tours

The traditional tour begins at the upper level of the Intel Plaza with a photo opportunity in front of the playing field. Your tour stops will include visiting several of the premium club spaces, the Verizon Press Level and the NRG Solar Terrace. You will also have access to the field level where you can check out the locker rooms including the Gold Rush locker room.

4900 Marie P. Bartolo Way Santa Clara, CA 95054


Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Mission Santa Clara de Asis

The eighth of 21 missions built in California, founded in 1777 by the Spanish Franciscans. (California Historical Landmark No. 338) Located on the grounds of picturesque Santa Clara University, Santa Clara.

500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95053


Santa Clara Fire Museum

Santa Clara Fire Museum

The museum showcases memorabilia that has been in the Fire Department since its founding in the mid-19th century as well as modern firefighting equipment and photographs. Admission is FREE. Open Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. 1900 Walsh Ave. behind Fire Station 2 in the old Training Center.

1900 Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054


Santa Clara Performing Arts Foundation

Santa Clara Performing Arts Foundation

We focus on promoting and sharing the skill and creativity of local performers and performing companies — and doing that in ways that engage people socially.

P.O. Box 694, Santa Clara, CA 95052-0694


Santa Clara Woman's Club Adobe

Santa Clara Woman’s Club Adobe

One of the oldest adobes in California. Built about 1790, this structure was originally part of a row of houses for married Indian couples. (California Historical Landmark No. 249)

3260 The Alameda Santa Clara, CA 95050


Shrine Our Lady of Peace

Shrine of Our Lady of Peace

Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, this 32- foot stainless steel sculpture is a reminder to visitors to work and pray daily for peace. Located at Our Lady of Peace Church, Santa Clara.

2800 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054


South Bay Historical Railroad Society

South Bay Historical Railroad Society

Founded in 1985 to preserve the heritage of American railroading, the Historical Railroad Society is located in the historic Santa Clara Depot.

1005 Railroad Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95050


Stroll Into the Past of Santa Clara

Stroll into the Past

A self-guided tour of Santa Clara history leads visitors through a series of 28 plaques tracing the city’s history from a Native American settlement to its present status as the internationally recognized center of technology innovation. Tour begins at the Santa Clara Civic Center, corner of Civic Center Drive and Lincoln Avenue.

1500 Warburton Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95050


The Tech Museum of Silicon Valley

Tech Museum of Innovation

Hands-on, imaginative, high-tech exhibits showcase the past, present, and future of Silicon Valley. The museum is also home to a state-of-the-art IMAX Dome Theater.

201 S. Market Street San Jose, CA 95113


Triton Art Museum in Santa Clara, California

Triton Museum of Art

Rotating exhibits highlight the museum’s permanent collection of 19th and 20th century American art. Also permanent is Triton’s sculpture garden located on the seven-acre grounds. 1505 Warburton Avenue, (across from city hall), Santa Clara.

1505 Warburton Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95050


Ulistac Natural Area Santa Clara Parks

Ulistac Natural Area

40 acres of open space for hiking and exploring seven distinctive natural habitats. This land was originally used as a seasonal encampment for the Ohlone Indians (Ulistac was the name of an Ohlone chief). The Park is located along the Guadalupe River on Lick Mill Boulevard and the Creekside trail along the Guadalupe River.


Winchester Mystery House Family Attraction

Winchester Mystery House

A beautiful, but bizarre 160-room Victorian mansion built by the Winchester heiress. (California Historical Landmark No. 868)

525 S. Winchester Blvd. San Jose, CA 95128



Aquarium of the Bay San Francisco attractions

Aquarium of the Bay

Explore the magic, beauty and wonder of San Francisco Bay at Aquarium of the Bay through three main exhibit areas that display the amazing riches that lie beneath the surface of San Francisco Bay and surrounding waters.

Pier 39/The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94133


Blue and Gold Fleet tours of San Francisco Bay Area

Blue and Gold Fleet

Experience the beauty of San Francisco Bay & Beyond – the best cruise values and land tours begin from Pier 41 & PIER 39.

Pier 41, Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco, CA 94133


Chaparral Ranch family attractions in Silicon Valley

Chaparral Ranch

Guided trail rides available daily.

3375 Calaveras Road Milpitas, CA 95035


Children's Discovery Museum

Children’s Discovery Museum

One of the largest museums of its kind in the nation, over 150 interactive exhibits lead visitors to explore, understand and enjoy the world in which they live.

180 Woz Way San Jose, CA 95110


Hakone Estate & Gardens

Hakone Estate & Gardens

Minutes from Santa Clara and San Jose, this is a traditional Japanese garden and a recipient of the Save America’s Treasures Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is recognized as one of the oldest Japanese-style residential gardens in the Western Hemisphere. Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2100 Big Basin Way Saratoga, CA 95070


Hornblower Cruise San Francisco

Hornblower Cruises & Events

There’s a lot in life to celebrate. So welcome aboard! Whatever the occasion, you’ll enjoy gentle bay breezes, glittering waves, and the dramatic San Francisco skyline. Whether it’s your birthday, anniversary, or you finally found a great babysitter, join us for gracious hospitality and stunning views.

Pier 3, on the Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94111


iFly Indoor Skydiving

iFLY SF Bay

You can experience human bodyflight! Indoor Skydiving at iFLY SF Bay is safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. No experience is necessary, great fun for all ages, three and up.

31310 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City, CA 94587


Observatory

Lick Observatory

Located atop 4,209 foot Mount Hamilton, the observatory is 30 miles southeast of Santa Clara up winding Highway 130.


Nasa Center in Silicon Valley

NASA Ames Exploration Center

Features rotating exhibits of artifacts from space missions and demonstrations of research equipment, such as the human centrifuge and flight simulator. Open Tuesday-Sunday.

Moffett Field Mountain View, CA 94035


San Francisco Pier 39

Pier 39

San Francisco’s Premier Bay Area Attraction is home to 90+ shops and attractions and 14 full-service Bay view restaurants. PIER 39  is known for its spectacular views of San Francisco Bay including the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and Alcatraz, as well as the world famous California sea lions hauled out on K-Dock.

Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133


Raging Waters San Jose, CA Water Park

Raging Waters

Water park with water slides, family play areas and a 350,000 gallon wave pool. Open May through September.

2333 South White Road San Jose, CA 95148


Red & White Fleet San Francisco tours

Red & White Fleet

Sail along San Francisco’s waterfront, under the Golden Gate Bridge, past Angel Island and around Alcatraz on Red and White Fleet’s 1-hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise with frequent daily departures from Pier 43 1/2. Audio narration in 8 languages.

Pier 43 1/2 San Francisco, CA 94133


Roaring Camp Railroads, a Northern California attraction

Roaring Camp Railroads

Forty minutes west of Santa Clara, groups can take an 1880’s steam train ride to the top of Bear Mountain or to the ocean at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Located off Highway 17 at Mt. Herman Road, P.O. Box G-1, Felton, CA 95018.

5401 Graham Hill Road Felton, CA 95018


The Walt Disney Family Museum in Northern California

The Walt Disney Family Museum

From Mickey Mouse to Snow White, from Mary Poppins to Disneyland, Walt Disney’s artistry and imagination helped define 20th-century America. The Walt Disney Family Museum brings his legacy to life and invites viewers to find their own creative inspiration in his story.

104 Montgomery Street The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129



Franklin Square

Franklin Square

Franklin Square is home to a weekly Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. It also has several shops, services, and restaurants including the popular Mio Vicino.


Gilroy Premium Outlets

Gilroy Premium Outlets

Located south of San Jose, Gilroy Premium Outlets features an unparalleled collection of designer and name brand outlet stores. With 145 outlet stores, shoppers will find impressive savings at Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sony and More. The Outlets bring together the finest brands, unique outdoor settings and savings of 25 to 65 percent every day.

681 Leavesley Gilroy, CA 95020


Northern California Great Mall

Great Mall of the Bay Area

Northern California’s largest outlet mall. Great Mall has over 185 outlet, off-price and specialty stores all under one roof. Plus numerous restaurants, and two entertainment centers.

Located off I-880 in Milpitas at Great Mall Parkway and Montague Expressway Milpitas, CA


Mercado Santa Clara

Mercado Santa Clara

This entertainment complex includes a 20-screen AMC Theatre, Micro Center Computer Store, and popular food establishments: Tomatina’s, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Mexicali Grill, and Yo Yo Sushi. AMC Mercado 20 Theater

Mercado is located between Hwy. 101 and Great America Parkway on Mission College Boulevard Santa Clara, CA 95054


Rivermark Shopping Center in Northern California

Rivermark Plaza

Rivermark features many shops and restaurants, including Piatti Restaurant and Red Robin. Also on-site is the Hyatt house.

Located at 3900 Rivermark Plaza Santa Clara, CA


Santa Clara Towne Centre

Santa Clara Town Centre

The newly remodeled Santa Clara Town Center features many stores and restaurants including Habit Burger & Grill, organic grocer Sprouts Market and retail giant Target, China Stix Restaurant, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Footwear Etc. and Carter’s. Among the retail stores and the restaurants that will be added are Saaj Mediterranean, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Panera Bread & Bakery, GNC, Sprint and Peninsula Beauty.

2082 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA


Santana Row Shopping Area Northern California

Santana Row

An outdoor district with over 70 shops, 9 spas and salons, 20 restaurants, CineArts movie theatre, special events, and much more.

Located at Stevens Creek Boulevard, at Winchester Boulevard San Jose, CA


Westfield Valley Fair Shopping in Silicon Valley

Westfield Valley Fair

One of Northern California’s largest enclosed shopping malls with specialty shops, elegant boutiques, major department stores, and a 450-seat food pavilion.

Located at I-880 and Stevens Creek Boulevard Santa Clara, CA



Chaparral Ranch Family Attraction in Northern California

Chaparral Ranch

Guided trail rides available daily.

3375 Calaveras Road Milpitas, CA 95035


Cinnabar Golf in Northern California

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

23600 McKean Road, San Jose, CA 95141


Community Rec Center Silicon Valley

Community Recreation Center (CRC)

969 Kiely Boulevard Santa Clara, CA 95050


Deep Cliff Golf

Deep Cliff Golf Course (CRC)

10700 Clubhouse Lane Cupertino, CA 95014


Silicon Valley GF Hines Swim Center

George F. Haines International Swim Center

The world class facility has been home of many Olympic gold medal winners. The center is the setting for nationally televised sports events, including international swim meets, and synchronized swimming.

2625 Patricia Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95051


Twin Creeks Northern California

Global Sports Twin Creeks

969 Caribbean Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089


k1 Speed

K1 Speed Indoor Kart Racing

Indoor go kart racing location open to the general public 7 days a week when not reserved for a private event. Whether you want to race against the clock or race against a friend, K1’s Arrive and Drive allows individuals to come in and shoot for the best fast lap against friends, family and other racers. 2925 Mead Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051.

2925 Mead Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95051


Santa Clara Levi's Stadium

Levi’s Stadium

Levi’s Stadium is the new home to the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers and also hosts college football, including the annual Fight Hunger Bowl plus domestic and international soccer, motocross, concerts, and more. The stadium hosted historic Super Bowl 50 in February, 2016.

4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054


Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics

Professional Major League Baseball (MLB) team playing home games in Oakland, about 50 minutes from Santa Clara via Interstate I-880.

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. 7000 Coliseum Way. Oakland, CA. 94621


Off The Wall Soccer in Santa Clara

Off the Wall Soccer

700 Mathew Street Santa Clara, CA 95050


Pruneridge Golf Club

Pruneridge Golf Club

Nine hole course.

400 North Saratoga Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95050


San Francisco 49ers Training Center

San Francisco 49ers SAP Training Center

In the off season, visitors can view the 49ers Super Bowl trophies in the lobby of the facility. Each August, fans/visitors can go online to receive free tickets to the team’s training camp practices. Otherwise, regular season practices are not open to the public. No autographs allowed.

4949 Centennial Boulevard San Francisco, CA 95054


San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

Men’s Bay Area Major League Soccer (MLS) professional team. Games played at Avaya Stadium in San Jose. For tickets and information, call the number below.

Avaya Stadium - 1123 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110


Santa Clara Aquamaids

Santa Clara Aquamaids

The Club provides a supportive environment that enables its swimmers to reach their full potential and that instills diligence, determination, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence in all of its athletes.

1600 Martin Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95050


SC County Parks

Santa Clara County Bike Trails

17 regional parks have dedicated bike-friendly trails. Ten of those parks offer off-road bicycling opportunities from gentle and mild paved trails to hard core, wear-all-your-armor wild mountain bike trails.


Santa Clara Golf & Tennis

Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club

The golf club features 18 championship holes, seven lighted tennis courts, and a restaurant on site. Tournaments welcome.

5155 Stars & Stripes Drive Santa Clara, CA 95054


Santa Clara Swim Club

Santa Clara Swim Club

2625 Patricia Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95051


Santa Clara Bronos Athletics

Santa Clara University (SCU) Athletics

SCU is a Division 1 member of the NCAA. Men’s and women’s teams compete in soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. Event tickets: (408) 554-4660 FREE


Senior Center in Silicon Valley

Senior Center

1303 Fremont Street Santa Clara, CA 95050


Sky High family attractions

Sky High Sports

2880 Mead Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95051


Ulistac Natural Area in Santa Clara

Ulistac Natural Area

40 acres of open space for hiking and exploring seven distinctive natural habitats. This land was originally used as a seasonal encampment for the Ohlone Indians (Ulistac was the name of an Ohlone chief). The Park is located along the Guadalupe River on Lick Mill Boulevard and the Creekside trail along the Guadalupe River.


Youth Activity Center of Santa Clara

Youth Activity Center

2450 Cabrillo Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95051



Byington Vineyard & Winery of California

Byington Winery

21850 Bear Creek Road Los Gatos, CA 95030


Cinnabar Vineyards of Northern California

Cinnabar Vineyards

14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070


Cinnabar Winery Silicon Valley

Cinnabar Winery

14612 Big Basin Way Saratoga, CA 95050


Guglielmo Winery in Northern California

Guglielmo Winery

1480 E. Main Avenue Morgan Hill, CA 95050


J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines of California

J. Lohr Winery

1000 Lenzen Avenue San Jose, CA 95126


Mountain Winery in Saratoga

Mountain Winery

14831 Pierce Road Saratoga, CA 95070


Santa Clara Valley

Solis Winery

3920 Hecker Pass Hwy. Gilroy, CA 95020


Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards in Northern California

Thomas Fogarty Winery

19501 Skyline Boulevard Woodside, CA 94062


Wente Vinyards Silicon Valley

Wente Vineyards

505 Arroyo Road Livermore , CA 94550