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Mexican Food Trail 2024

Mexican food is a staple in the Bay Area, and Santa Clara offers many excellent options, from hole-in-the-wall spots to fan-favorite local chains and sit-down restaurants. To make your exploration easier, consider embarking on this Mexican food trail that guides you through the many gems Santa Clara has to offer.

Silicon Valley Tech Tour

Silicon Valley stands as the epicenter of technological innovation, shaping the world through groundbreaking inventions. This iconic area in the heart of California quite literally powers the world as we know it. From the microprocessor that powers our favorite devices to the algorithms that drive our favorite platforms, every corner of the modern world bears the mark of Silicon Valley innovation. Join us on a behind-the-scenes journey with our Silicon Valley Tech Tour. Experience the birthplaces of tech giants, see iconic campuses, and witness firsthand the ingenuity that continues to shape our future.

Korean Food Trail 2024

Santa Clara is particularly famous for its Korean food. The city even has its own area dubbed “Koreatown,” located along various strip malls on El Camino Real. Koreatown features a robust collection of amazing Korean restaurants. From long-standing favorites to exciting new spots, there's something for everyone. To make your exploration easier, consider embarking on this  Korean food trail that guides you through the countless culinary gems Santa Clara has to offer. We encourage you to explore and discover these delicious destinations.

Santa Clara Art Trail: Murals in Santa Clara

Art abounds all throughout Santa Clara. We’ve curated a collection of 9 mural projects in Santa Clara that you should discover. Whether you're seeking the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post, you're a connoisseur of art, or perhaps you fall somewhere in between, there's something for everyone. These murals showcase a range of styles and themes, reflecting the rich culture and creativity of the Santa Clara community.

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month in Santa Clara 2024

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This month is dedicated to celebrating the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on American culture and society. We are proud to be the home of many Asian-American residents and businesses. There are numerous AAPI-owned businesses spread throughout Santa Clara that we encourage you to explore.

Santa Clara Getaway: A Family's Two-Day Itinerary

Santa Clara, with its vibrant mix of thrilling attractions, history, culture, and serene natural beauty, stands out as an ideal destination for your next family getaway. From exploring the innovative tech scene to indulging in world-class dining and shopping experiences, Santa Clara promises an unforgettable getaway filled with adventure and relaxation. We're thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Santa Clara and offer our suggestions for a delightful two-day stay for families eager to discover all that this city has to offer.

Santa Clara Business
Travel Guide in 2024

Is this your first time traveling to Santa Clara for business or maybe you’ve briefly visited in the past? If you’ve decided to come to Santa Clara, we want to be the first ones to welcome you to our amazing city. This city, nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, boasts an array of tech giants like Intel, AMD, Nvidia, and many more. Beyond its tech prowess, Santa Clara can be an exciting destination when you dive beneath the surface.  If Santa Clara is in your future business travel plans, we got you covered with some great activities you can do and some tips to ensure your stay is not only productive but also memorable.

Avatar Hotel Santa Clara Unveiled

If you have been driving down Great America Parkway recently, there is a good chance you’ve seen a bold and colorful mural that stands out amidst the office buildings in the surrounding area. Perhaps you've found yourself wondering about the building behind this eye-catching display. Well, wonder no more – it's the newly developed Avatar Hotel Santa Clara, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, and more importantly, it is now open for business.

Volare Studios

If you stroll down Franklin Street in the heart of Santa Clara's historic downtown in the evening, chances are you'll find a bright red door and hear some rhythmic Latin beats. Your eyes will next draw you to find a packed room of creative individuals dancing their hearts out at Volare Studios.

Savoring Santa Clara: Jiaren Café Community, Coffee, and Creativity

If you're driving down Homestead Rd, chances are you aren't thinking about finding a coffee shop. (Actually, you might be, especially if you're on a caffeine kick. Who knows?) However, if you pull your car into the quaint parking lot of Jackson University Plaza, alongside many other local businesses, you will discover a hidden gem in Santa Clara—Jiaren Café.

Top 3 Things to Do Before Leaving for IMEX 2023

Welcome to the wonderful world of IMEX America – the biggest and the boldest tradeshow in the U.S. for the meetings, events, and travel industry.

It's like the Super Bowl of business meetings, minus the halftime show. Unless you count that one guy who is overly eager about doing karaoke at the hotel bar. (That goes without saying unless you have the voice of an angel or Taylor Swift, don’t let that person be you).

Before you grab your badge and step onto the tradeshow floor, there are a few must-dos to prepare for IMEX 2023.

Spooky Season in Santa Clara

So, you have tiny humans to entertain, friends to impress with your Halloween spirit, or perhaps you're seeking some festive fitness, or maybe you’re feeling extra daring and ready to chase some ghosts?

Well, you're in for a treat! Santa Clara is brewing up a cauldron of delights for all you spooky enthusiasts. Let's jump right in and see what tricks and treats the city has up its sleeve.

Our Top 3 Pre-Conference Game Plays

Are you gearing up for the TEAMS Conference and Expo in the Palm Beaches? Well, congratulations! You're about to embark on an exciting journey filled with networking opportunities, insightful sessions, and the chance to grab as many free pens and branded water bottles as humanly possible.

Savoring Santa Clara:
Lee’s Sandwiches- A Journey
From Past To Present

If you’ve lived in the San Jose or the greater south Bay Area, chances are that you will instantly recognize the Lee’s Sandwiches name. Serving Vietnamese Banh Mi, "European style" baguette sandwiches, Vietnamese iced coffee, and a delightful array of Vietnamese quick eats, Lee’s Sandwiches has become a beloved fixture in the South Bay Area.

Venue Hunting Demystified
The Event Planner's Playbook

Hello, all you brilliant and beautiful event planners and meeting gurus attending IMEX 2023!

Ah, the art of choosing the perfect event venue –finding a place where dreams come true, the parking is plentiful, and the WiFi is strong. (We’re in Silicon Valley not to flex too much but we got this tech thing down). Buckle in and join us as we help you find the perfect venue for your event.

10 Ways to Make Networking Easier

Hey there, conference-goer! The TEAMS Conference and Expo is right around the corner, and the Discover Santa Clara team is all set to network in Palm Beach!

We understand you're here to learn, connect, and perhaps score some free swag, but let's be honest – networking at conferences can sometime feel a bit like trying to make friends in a crowded elevator if your execution is off.

Santa Clara Womens Soccer

5 Athletic Facilities in Santa Clara You Might Not Know About!

Santa Clara, nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, is known for its tech giants and innovation. But beyond the hustle and bustle of the tech world, this vibrant city boasts a surprising number of recreational facilities and parks. Today, we're going to introduce you to five hidden gems in Santa Clara that you may or may not have heard of yet.

IMEX Conference Attendees

IMEX 2023 Unleashed:
Top 10 Conference Tips

Ah, surviving IMEX, the ultimate adventure in the world of conferences! Strap on your seatbelts, folks, because our team at Discover Santa Clara is going to help you navigate through your journey as you embark on a rollercoaster ride of networking, sessions, and endless walking...

Beyonce singing on stage

Beyond Music: Swift and Beyoncé' in Santa Clara

Who run the world? Girls.  The recent economic surge witnessed in Santa Clara thanks to Taylor Swift's "Era's Tour" at Levi's Stadium was nothing short of impressive. Following suit, anticipation is building around the positive impact Beyoncé's upcoming "Renaissance Tour” on August 30th, 2023, will likely bring to Santa Clara's financial landscape.