You don't have to spend a lot of time in Santa Clara to enjoy what the city has to offer. Day trips are ideal for those looking for a break from a busy work week or a day of family fun. In Santa Clara a day trip around the many attractions nearby is a great way to impress a client or take a break from a business meeting. Get pampered at day spas in downtown Santa Clara. Enjoy a soccer or hockey game. Catch some free summer concerts in Santa Clara's Central Park. Take a trip to the beach.
Popular Day Trips in Santa Clara
California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara is probably the area's best known day trip destination. Live music, exhilarating rides, fun games and plentiful food are available at the park from March through October.
Take a trip to the Mission Santa Clara de Asis on the Santa Clara University campus. The mission is one of 21 Spanish missions that dominated the area in the late 1700s. Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace, a 32-foot stainless steel structure at Our Lady of Peace Church.
A fun day trip is visiting the Winchester Mystery House, a beautiful and bizarre 160-room Victorian mansion built by the famed Winchester heiress, Mary Winchester.
Airship Ventures offers daily flight tours of the San Francisco Bay area. The daily trips are ideal for those looking for sightseeing adventure or those in town for the day on business looking to entertain clients.
For a slower-paced experience take a self-guided tour of Santa Clara at your own leisure. Just follow 28 plaques located throughout the city starting at the Santa Clara Civic Center. The plaques are easy to find and follow. If you need some help, you will likely find a helpful resident who will guide you along the way.
Spend the day shopping. Downtown Santa Clara has many specialty shops and restaurants serving up local delights.
Sample some of California's best wines from the Santa Cruz mountains while spending the day touring local wineries.
Ride your bike on Santa Clara’s web of bicycle trails.
Take the day off and head down to Santa Cruz beach to relax under the sun.
Museum hopping in Santa Clara can take you from the beginnings of the area to the latest showcase of the city's technology history. Silicon Valley, the center of innovation will awe and delight you.
If you have only one day to pack in a fun outing you’ll find out how much there is to do in just one day in Santa Clara.