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April Events

As the baseball season kicks off and the thrill of Great America and golf await, come with us to discover the exciting events of April!

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.