Entertainment in Santa Clara
When it’s time to have some fun and relaxation, Santa Clara is the place to be. Sports, museums, performing arts, parks and trails, restaurants, shopping, special events, activities for children, families and seniors – each day is filled with opportunities for residents, workers and visitors to get out and about, enjoy near-perfect weather, gather as a community, and appreciate the diversity of what Santa Clara has to offer.
Once known as the “Youth Sports Capital of the World,” Santa Clara now has an international reputation for both professional sports and Olympic champions. The debut of the 49ers in the new Levi’s Stadium for the 2014 football season joins an exciting schedule of professional soccer by the Earthquakes, world-class swimming and diving competitions at the International Swim Center, and 19 intercollegiate sports at Santa Clara University, to giving sports fans a variety of year-round options in the City of Santa Clara.
The ultimate outdoor entertainment venue with state-of-the-art design, technology and deluxe guest conveniences.
Visit the George F. Haines International Swim Center, where past, present and future Olympians train and compete. The Santa Clara Swim Club, Santa Clara Diving Club, and Santa Clara Aquamaids Synchronized Swimming Club provide basic instruction as well as hosting international level competitive events and meets.
Arts & Culture
Community groups, Santa Clara University and local businesses provide Santa Clara residents and visitors with opportunities to enjoy a wide range of arts and cultural activities.
Pubic Art - Tour virtually or in person to view 17 sculptures and art pieces
Films - The Mercado is a 20-theater complex surrounded by restaurants
Santa Clara is a family-friendly community with many public facilities for children and teens as well as all types of activities and entertainment for youngsters and parents.
California’s Great America
California’s Great America Family amusement park with thrill rides, water slides, attractions for all ages.
Recreation Programs Fun classes, trips and special events open to residents and non-residents
Where To Stay/Shop/Dine
Santa Clara welcomes visitors! Whether you are here for a day trip or an overnight stay, Santa Clara has accommodations, shopping, dining and activities to match every budget and preference.
Westfield Valley Fair
Westfield Valley Fair - One of the largest shopping malls in America with 194 stores and nine restaurants
Restaurants - From gourmet fare to quick on-the-go food spots, Santa Clara has 100+ dining options – and more on the way!