The home of such tech heavyweight companies as Intel, AMD, WebEx, and NVIDIA, Santa Clara, CA is on the cutting edge of technology. Yet this vibrant city is also steeped in history, being one of the oldest European settlements in Northern California. Take time to explore the city, and you’ll see Santa Clara’s diversity in all aspects of its culture.
Head to the Intel Museum for an in-depth look at the life- and world-changing technology that has emerged from Silicon Valley. For a dose of culture, check out the de Saisset Museum, named after and featuring Santa Clara’s celebrated local artist, or the Triton Museum of Art.
Stroll through the Old Quad and take in the beauty of the carefully preserved 19th century homes. Then find your way to Santa Clara University; founded in 1851 by Jesuits, this is the oldest university in California. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, head over to California’s Great America for thrilling rides in one of the Bay Area’s biggest amusement parks.
Drop by Santana Row for some upscale shopping, or visit the Farmer’s Market on a sunny Saturday. You’ll find live music, fresh produce, local craftsmen, and delicious samples. Santa Clara has a lot to discover, and staying in a comfortable and affordable IHG hotel will put you in the center of it all.