THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND THE AREA

Check Out Things To Do In and Around The Silicon Valley

 

While staying with us there is plenty of things to do in and around the Santa Clara, Silicon Valley area. Quality Inn and Suites is centrally located with easy access to Business, Shopping, Dining, Recreation and neighborhood attractions. museums and more. Click on the title links below to learn more about each attraction.

Below you will find some of the most popular things to do in the area. For more information please visit the official Santa Clara - Silicon Valley Central Chamber Of Commerce website.

 

Local Attractions

 

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 April through October.

For more information, call (408) 988-1776.

 

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

The gates to the new Happy Hollow Park & Zoo opened on March 20, 2010, 49 years after the original gates opened in March 1961. Happy Hollow takes great pride and fun in educating adults and children! Through hands-on, interactive education experiences, the Education Department strives to inspire an appreciation of and concern for animals in people of all ages.

 

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.

For more information , call (408) 554-4023

 

San Jose Silicon Valley Tours & Events

See the place that changed the world! Choose a tour package and visit places like Japantown, Peralta Adobe and Fallon House, the Rosicrucian Museum and garden, the Rose Garden, and Kelley Park, which includes Happy Hollow Zoo, the History Park, and the Japanese Friendship Garden.

The only tours of this kind based in the South Bay.

 

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) (408) 246-8000

 

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.

(408) 988-4585

 

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.

Call for more information: (408) 243-3969

 

Take A 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. For more information, call (408) 615-2200

 

Winchester Mystery House

A beautiful, but bizarre 160-room Victorian mansion built by the Winchester heiress. Visit the estate, including the mansion, beautiful gardens, and museums, open 7 days a week. There are several different tours to choose from. The Grand Tour is a 2 hour tour and includes the Mansion, Basement Tour, and the ALL NEW Straw Labyrinth and Garden walkthrough. You can also take a Mansion Tour, Basement Tour, and the Labyrinth & Garden Tour. Seasonal Passes are available.

For more information call (408) 247-2000

 

Wineries

Byington Winery

21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030. (408) 354-1111

Cinnabar Vineyards

23000 Congress Springs Road, Saratoga, CA 95070. (408) 741-5858

Cinnabar Winery

14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95050. (408) 867-1012

Guglielmo Winery

1480 E. Main Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95050. (408) 779-2145

J. Lohr Winery

1000 Lenzen Avenue San Jose, CA 95126. (408) 288-5057

The Mountain Winery

14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga, CA 95070. (408) 741-2822

Thomas Fogarty Winery Winery

19501 Skyline Boulevard, Woodside, CA 94062. (650) 851-6777

 

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