Levi’s Stadium is the current home of the San Francisco 49ers and host of Super Bowl 50. This beautiful stadium not only features top-notch football and fun events such as the bacon and beer classic but also provides guests with tours of the stadium and access to the beautiful 49ers museum. The museum, which is funded by Sony, includes life-size statues, a hall of fame, and a signature film with the 49ers inspirational story. Admission tickets are $15 for adult general admission, and ten for residents, seniors, children under 12, and past and present military
Along El Camino Real and culminating in Lawrence Square Shopping Center, you will find the unofficial Koreatown of Santa Clara. This is the place to come for delicious and authentic Korean food. Delight in delicious Korean barbeque, snow ice, Korean fried chicken, and much more. A few favorites are the Lawrence Plaza Food Court, Jang Su Jang, and To Bang, but there is much more; therefore, you’ll be sure to find something to suit your taste from the plethora of choices.
Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit university as well as the oldest higher education college in the Bay Area. Check out the school’s schedule for collegiate theater and dance performances, catch the Broncos in men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, tennis, crew, cross country, golf, track and field, and water polo, and enjoy the history of the college. The university is built around the Santa Clara Mission de Asis from which it developed, making SCU a great place to get a sense for the history of the area. You can also enjoy the beautiful gardens or take advantage of the university’s de Saisset Museum of art and history.
This 100-acre amusement park is just minutes away and features over 40 rides and attractions, such as Goliath, the tallest wooden roller coaster in North America standing at 165 feet. Find discounted tickets at Costco or season passes from March to October.
Kuma Trapped! Escape Room is an exciting game for friends, family, and co-workers if you’ve ever dreamt of being the star of a mystery thriller or simply love solving puzzles. Decode hidden puzzles and use clues together with ten other people to escape the room. Check out the website to find available times, levels, and prices.
Although Ulistac Natural Area is near Levi Stadium, it is the only piece of naturally preserved land in the area, which makes it a great place to get out into nature and to experience the natural ecosystem of the Silicon Valley. Explore the foliage, go for a jog, or take a nice bike ride along the Guadalupe River trail. For kids, Lick Mill Park is nearby with basketball courts, tennis courts, a playground and restrooms.
Shop until you drop at upscale, indoor Valley Fair, enjoy the food court, or cross the street to enjoy the higher end shopping center, Santana Row. Santana Row is a lovely place for window shopping, catching a movie at CineArts, or savoring brunch, lunch, or a snack during the day and is the perfect spot for a classy dining experience at night.
Here you’ll find Santa Clara’s major movie theater, AMC Mercado, and a littering of popular cafés and restaurants conveniently located next to Mission College. Mercado Plaza is also a few minutes away from Rivermark Village, another hub for food and shopping.
AMC Mercado 20, 311 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA, USA, +1 408 919 0282
By Neha Pearce
Neha Pearce is a Bay Area native who spent the last four years studying psychology and English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In her last year as an undergrad she took course work in Film Studies and worked as an intern producer for a local media company.