Santa Clara Vacations

5 miles (8 kilometers) to the southwest of San Jose - Silicon Valley, is Santa Clara, an excellent place to add to your itinerary. Coming from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in San Jose - Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is 2 miles (3 kilometers) to the northeast.

Many of San Jose - Silicon Valley’s key attractions can be found within easy reach of Santa Clara, making it a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Two destinations that should be at the top of every visitor’s itinerary is the wonderful Triton Museum of Art and the ever-popular Harris-Lass Historic Museum. If time permits, be sure to also visit the De Saissest Museum and the Mission Santa Clara de Asis.

The Winchester Mystery House, perhaps one of San Jose - Silicon Valley’s most iconic attractions is only 2 miles (3 kilometers) away.

There are some unique cultural highlights in and around Santa Clara. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose and Intel Museum.

When it’s time to escape the bustling streets of San Jose - Silicon Valley, visit the nearby outdoor areas. When the weather’s fine, pay a visit to the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden in San Jose, where you can breathe in the fresh air.

To shop for local fashion and buy some souvenirs, visit the Santana Row Shopping Center in San Jose, Rivermark Village and the Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Mall.

For those travelling without kids there are some great places to spend time, such as the J. Lohr Winery in San Jose.

Spend an evening with fellow sports fans at Spartan Stadium, San Jose, cheering on local favorites, the San Jose State Spartans. To endear yourself with the locals, be sure to wear gold, blue and white, the colors of the San Jose State Spartans.

To make the most of Santa Clara, consider booking a room close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, be sure to check out the San Jose Airport Garden Hotel, the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, and the popular Arena Hotel.

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