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Originally founded by Spanish explorers in 1777, Santa Clara has blossomed from a mission town into a hub for tech culture, families, and anyone looking to experience the wonders of the Bay Area. Even though it’s the host for some pretty huge names in technology, Santa Clara still knows how to let its hair down and have a whole lot of fun.
For the thrill seekers, there’s always the fun and excitement of California’s Great America theme park and for the sports fans you won’t want to miss Levi’s Stadium. The new home of the San Francisco 49ers and host for Super Bowl 50 also features domestic and international soccer, motocross, concerts, and more—and onsite is the interactive and informative 49ers Museum Presented by Sony. History buffs will want to check out Santa Clara University which not only has the city’s namesake mission, but also stunning gardens, a beautiful pedestrian mall and the de Sassiet Museum. And if you’re looking to get out and experience the natural beauty of the city, you’ll want to check out the Intel Museum, great shopping at the largest enclosed mall in the Bay Area at Westfield Valley Fair, beautiful parks and gardens, and a wide variety of special events and activities. The city's diverse dining scene does the city's culture proud. With everything from Korean barbecue to Vietnamese and authentic, abuela-approved Mexican to New American gastropubs, you won’t have too much trouble finding some fuel for your adventures around town.
So whether it’s one of Santa Clara’s amazing events that brought you in or you’re here to kick back and relax with your family, you won’t have too much trouble discovering what makes Santa Clara unique in the Bay Area. With the charm of towns much smaller and the attractions that would make any metropolis blush, you’ll find yourself in someplace approachable and adventurous, and it’s this combination that makes Santa Clara a destination unlike any other.