A Business Traveller’s Guide to Santa Clara: Transportation, Hotels, Food & Fun
When traveling to Santa Clara on business, you can expect top quality food and service wherever you go. Also known as the “Heart of Silicon Valley”, Santa Clara is centrally located with attractions such as , Levi’s Stadium, Avaya Stadium the Santa Clara Convention Center, the Intel Museum and businesses such as Oracle, Brocade, HP and Cisco. There are many options to choose from in terms of hotels, transportation & food while traveling to the area. Birk’s Restaurant is a Santa Clara dining institution conveniently located near many of these as well!
When considering modes of transportation to and from the airport, you can choose several shuttle options such as SuperShuttle, Monterey Airbus, or the 24-hour shuttle at the La Quinta Inn if you choose to stay there.
If you plan on staying near the Santa Clara Convention Center or Levi’s Stadium, you have the option of staying at the Hilton or the Hyatt Regency, which are located down the street. There is also the option of staying at the Marriott Townplace Suites right off of Highway 101. If you are looking to stay near the San Jose Airport, you can stay at the Best Western Inn located near Santa Clara University.
When it comes to venues, the Santa Clara Convention Center is an ideal place to hold an event. With multiple accommodations, friendly-staff, and lots of space you can hold a meeting, convention, conference, trade show, reception, or any other type of special occasion.
Looking for an amazing meal while in Santa Clara? Birk’s Restaurant is just a short walk from the Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara Hyatt, Santa Clara Hilton and a short drive from the Biltmore Hotel and Suites Santa Clara. Also, walking distance from the Santa Clara Convention Center, Birk’s is a popular option for a lunch business meeting or a post-convention dinner to finish building new business relationships.
If you’re feeling like unwinding at sports bar, there is Smoke Eaters Hot Wings, a sports bar near the AMC Mercado 20 theater and Mission College. Also inside the same plaza is In-n-Out Burger, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, & Tomatina.
If you’re looking for a sophisticated dining experience then Birk’s Restaurant is your best option. For 26 years, Birk’s Restaurant has been a prime spot for businesses to hold lunch and dinner meetings. The lively ambiance in combination with our selection of fresh seafood and chops brings a one-of-a-kind fine dining experience for you and your colleagues. We’re tucked in an office park right off the 101 freeway on Great America Parkway.
Levi’s Stadium is the place to be if you want to catch any sports games, concerts, or outdoor events. It’s located next to Great America & the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club is also next to Levi’s Stadium (it’s across the street!) and offers a driving range, tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course. Along the side of the Golf course is the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail, which extends all the way to the Bay. It’s a great place to go for a walk or bike while getting views of the water. If you have an extra few hours, take the chance to relive your childhood and spend a few hours at Great America riding roller coasters, playing arcade games and enjoying the water park.
Looking for a few more ideas? Check out this guide of “What to do, where to eat and what to see in Silicon Valley” for different periods of travel time.