Rivers of Chocolate Festival - Delicious confections from area chocolatiers and restaurateurs, music, cooking demonstrations, and a live auction. April 26
Concerts in the Park - Free Concerts to the public, are held on Sundays and some Wednesdays at the Central Park Pavilion. June, July, August
4th of July All City Picnic - Traditional celebration, exhibits and carnival games, petting zoo, concerts. Bring your picnic or buy from vendors. Fireworks at dusk.
Art & Wine Festival - Huge event, wineries and breweries, food booths, arts & crafts, kids' area, three stages of music. Sept 19 & 20
Intel Museum explores the world of 0's and 1's in their 10,000 sq ft facility. Kids will enjoy the numerous interactive learning exhibits while adults discover the fascinating history of technology.
Children's Discovery Museum, in San Jose, offers constantly changing interactive exhibits and play activities. Kids can learn how water flows and how gardens grow, and everything in between.
"Stroll into the Past," a self-guided tour of Santa Clara, follows a series of banners through historic sites from the 1776 Mission Santa Clara de Asis to the sites of the modern technological era.
Berryessa Adobe Oldest adobe in Santa Clara which housed numerous families since the 1840's and is a living display of historic changes including electricity, plumbing, etc.
Harris-Lass Historic Museum Preserved farm site with an Italian-style home that depicts life in the early 1900's, guided tours.
Headen-Inman House Museum with historic photographs and artifacts, and rotating exhibits by the Santa Clara Art Association.
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club, part of the Santa Clara Trade & Convention Center, includes a lighted driving range, practice putting green, 7 lighted tennis courts, a Golf & Tennis Pro-Shop, and more.
San Francisco Bay Trail - is a planned recreational corridor that, when complete, will encircle San Francisco and San Pablo Bays with a continuous 400-mile network of bicycling and hiking trails. While in San Jose, take a break on the trail at Coyote Point, Shoreline Park or Bayside Joinsville Park. The Saratoga Creek Trail extends south from the Bay Trail and provides continuous use without crossing busy streets.
Plaza Suites - Advanced Booking Special From $78.75 (Under Renovation Thru 1/31)
Winchester Mystery House is the wandering 160 room mansion of Winchester Rifle heiress, Sarah Winchester. Convinced the spirits of those killed by the gun had taken her husband and child, and would take her, she sought to create a home for them over the remaining 38 years of her life.
Great America! - Best amusement park in Northern California with Nickelodeon characters, thrilling roller coasters, and the Boomerang Water park free with admission.
|Plaza Suites - Newly-renovated 370 sq. ft. two-room suite accommodations offering pool, hot tub, outdoor terrace, wi-fi in common area, and free cooked to order breakfast.|
|Hilton Santa Clara - Four star hotel, rooms with boutique decor, wireless on main floor, numerous amenities, next to Paramount's Great America.|