Directory of Area Attractions - Santa Clara


Attractions

49ers Museum presented by Sony
49ers Museum presented by Sony
4900 Marie P. Bartolo Way Santa Clara, CA 95054
Beginning in August, 2014, the 20,000 sq. ft. 49ers Museum presented by Sony will be open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry will cost $15 for adults, $10 for Santa Clara residents and $5 for kids, seniors and military personnel. Fans will be able to play a pass-and-kick simulator, hop in a play-by-play booth to record calls of classic 49ers plays and use the Xbox Kinect system to simulate a player or cheerleader's moves. A 50-by-18-foot screen inside the Morabito Theater -- named after the team's original owner -- will play movies; a replica of former coach Bill Walsh's Redwood City office will be on display; and the team's Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. Hall of Fame will feature 26 life-size statues of Niners greats.

Adobe Lodge at Santa Clara University
Adobe Lodge at Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real #108 Santa Clara, CA 95053
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.

Agnews Historic Cemetery and Museum
Agnews Historic Cemetery and Museum
1250 Hope Drive Santa Clara , CA 95054
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.

California's Great America
California's Great America
4701 Great America Parkway Santa Clara , CA 95054
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.

de Saisset Museum
de Saisset Museum
500 El Camino Real Santa Clara , CA 95053
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.

Harris-Lass House Museum
Harris-Lass House Museum
1889 Market Street Santa Clara , CA 95050
Santa Clara's last farmstead includes a restored house, barn, summer kitchen, and tankhouse. Operated by the Historic Preservation Society.

Headen-Inman House
Headen-Inman House
1509 Warburton Avenue Santa Clara , CA 95050
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.

Intel Museum
Intel Museum
2200 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara , CA 95054
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.

Levi’s Stadium Tours
Levi’s Stadium Tours
4900 Marie P. Bartolo Way Santa Clara, CA 95054
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.

Mission Santa Clara de Asis
Mission Santa Clara de Asis
500 El Camino Real Santa Clara , CA 95053
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.

San Jose Silicon Valley Tours & Events
San Jose Silicon Valley Tours & Events
Individual and/or group narrated tours of Silicon Valley available.

Santa Clara Performing Arts Foundation
Santa Clara Performing Arts Foundation
With a brand new stadium opening in 2014, now is the time to start building a thriving "destination" entertainment center in Santa Clara. To do this we're partnering with arts groups in the city.

Santa Clara Woman's Club Adobe
Santa Clara Woman's Club Adobe
3260 The Alameda Santa Clara , CA 95050
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)

Shrine of Our Lady of Peace
Shrine of Our Lady of Peace
2800 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054 Santa Clara , CA
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.

South Bay Historical Railroad Society
South Bay Historical Railroad Society
1005 Railroad Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050 Santa Clara , CA
Founded in 1985 to preserve the heritage of American railroading, the Historical Railroad Society is located in the historic Santa Clara Depot.

Stroll into the Past
Stroll into the Past
1500 Warburton Avenue Santa Clara , CA 95050
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.

Tech Museum of Innovation
Tech Museum of Innovation
201 S. Market Street San Jose , CA 95113
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.

Triton Museum of Art
Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Avenue Santa Clara , CA 95050
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.

Winchester Mystery House
Winchester Mystery House
525 S. Winchester Blvd. San Jose , CA 95128
A beautiful, but bizarre 160-room Victorian mansion built by the Winchester heiress. (California Historical Landmark No. 868)



Nearby Attractions

 
Aquarium of the Bay
Pier 39/The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94133
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.

 
Blue and Gold Fleet
Pier 41, Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco , CA 94133
Experience the beauty of San Francisco Bay & Beyond - the best cruise values and land tours begin from Pier 41 & PIER 39.

 
Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way San Jose , CA 95110
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.

 
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Pier 3, on the Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94111
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.

 
iFLY SF Bay
31310 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City, CA 94587
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.

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

 
NASA Ames Exploration Center
Moffett Field Mountain View , CA 94035
Features rotating exhibits of artifacts from space missions and demonstrations of research equipment, such as the human centrifuge and flight simulator. Open Tuesday-Sunday.

 
Pier 39
Beach Street & The Embarcadero San Francisco , CA 94133
San Francisco's Premier Bay Area Attraction with more than 100 unique shops and 13 full-service Bay view restaurants and numerous attractions including the Blue & Gold Fleet and Aquarium of the Bay.

 
Raging Waters
2333 South White Road San Jose , CA 95148
Water park with water slides, family play areas and a 350,000 gallon wave pool. Open May through September.

 
Red & White Fleet
Pier 43 1/2 San Francisco , CA 94133
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.

 
Roaring Camp Railroad
5401 Graham Hill Road Felton , CA 95018
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.

 
The Mountain Winery
14831 Pierce Road Saratoga , CA 95070


 
The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129
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.



Shopping

Franklin Square
Franklin Square
Located at Homestead Road and Monroe Santa Clara , CA
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
681 Leavesley Gilroy, CA 95020
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.

Great Mall of the Bay Area
Great Mall of the Bay Area
Located off I-880 in Milpitas at Great Mall Parkway and Montague Expressway Milpitas , CA
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.

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

Rivermark Plaza
Rivermark Plaza
Located at 3900 Rivermark Plaza Santa Clara , CA
Rivermark features many shops and restaurants, including Piatti Restaurant and Red Robin. Also on-site is the Hyatt house.

Santana Row
Santana Row
Located at Stevens Creek Boulevard, at Winchester Boulevard San Jose , CA
Upscale shopping, spas, many restaurants, CineArts movie theatre, special events, and much more.

Westfield Valley Fair
Westfield Valley Fair
Located at I-880 and Stevens Creek Boulevard Santa Clara , CA
One of Northern California's largest enclosed shopping malls with specialty shops, elegant boutiques, major department stores, and a 450-seat food pavilion.



Sports & Recreation

 
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
23600 McKean Road


 
Community Recreation Center (CRC)
969 Kiely Boulevard Santa Clara , CA 95050


 
Deep Cliff Golf Course (CRC)
10700 Clubhouse Lane Cupertino , CA 95014


 
George F. Haines International Swim Center
2625 Patricia Avenue Santa Clara , CA 95051
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.

 
Global Sports Twin Creeks
969 Caribbean Drive Sunnyvale , CA 94089


 
K1 Speed Indoor Kart Racing
2925 Mead Avenue Santa Clara , CA 95051
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.

Levi's Stadium
Levi's Stadium
4949 Centennial Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054
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 hosts WrestleMania 31 on March 29, 2015 and also historic Super Bowl 50 in February, 2016.

 
Moonlite Lanes
2780 El Camino Real Santa Clara , CA 95051
Bowling is fun for everyone in downtown Santa Clara.

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

 
Off the Wall Soccer
700 Mathew Street Santa Clara , CA 95050


 
Pruneridge Golf Club
400 North Saratoga Avenue Santa Clara , CA 95050
Nine hole course.

 
San Francisco 49ers SAP Training Center
4949 Centennial Boulevard San Francisco , CA 95054
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.

 
San Jose Earthquakes
Buck Shaw Stadium at SCU, 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara , CA
Men's Bay Area Major League Soccer (MLS)professional team. Games played at Buck Shaw Stadium.

 
San Jose Sabercats
Professional Arena Football League (AFL) team plays its Home Games from March - July at HP Pavilion. Corporate office: 600 East Brokaw Road, San Jose, 95112

 
Santa Clara Aquamaids
1600 Martin Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95050
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.

 
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 Club
5155 Stars & Stripes Drive Santa Clara , CA 95054
The golf club features 18 championship holes, seven lighted tennis courts, and a restaurant on site. Tournaments welcome.

 
Santa Clara Swim Club
P.O. Box 2672 Santa Clara , CA 95055


 
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

 
Senior Center
1303 Fremont Street Santa Clara , CA 95050


 
Sky High Sports
2880 Mead Avenue Santa Clara , CA 95051


 
Youth Activity Center
2450 Cabrillo Avenue Santa Clara , CA 95051




Wineries

 
Byington Winery
21850 Bear Creek Road Los Gatos , CA 95030


 
Cinnabar Vineyards
23000 Congress Springs Road Saratoga , CA 95070


 
Cinnabar Winery
14612 Big Basin Way Saratoga , CA 95050


 
Guglielmo Winery
1480 E. Main Avenue Morgan Hill , CA 95050


 
J. Lohr Winery
1000 Lenzen Avenue San Jose , CA 95126


 
Solis Winery
3920 Hecker Pass Hwy. Gilroy, CA 95020


 
Thomas Fogarty Winery
19501 Skyline Boulevard Woodside , CA 94062