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See & Do

Santa Clara, CA

The O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, held in the heart of Silicon Valley, provides conference attendees and speakers the opportunity to network with peers in a comfortable and enjoyable setting. Check out the things to “See & Do” in Santa Clara.

Getting Out & About

The Westin Santa Clara is within minimal driving distance of the San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland International Airports. For specific driving directions, please refer to the Hotel/Travel page for detailed instructions.

There is an Amtrak station in Santa Clara at Tasman Ave. and Great America Parkway underneath the Tasman Avenue overpass. The Great America Santa Clara stop is on the Capitol Corridor route with service to/from Sacramento. There are three trains daily. (800) USA-RAIL.


Bay Area Rapid Transit

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is a high-speed train serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and the Oakland Int’l Airport. You can take the Santa Clara County Transit to and from the Fremont BART station. (510)441-2278

If you are arriving into the San Francisco Int’l Airport, you can find convenient and easy transportation to the Westin Santa Clara via the Super Shuttle. Visit Super Shuttle online for more information regarding reservations, fares and arrival/departure times.

Just for Kids

Kids World

The Westin Santa Clara provides an entertainment package to all children staying at the hotel. Upon check-in, your children will receive a fun bag filled with an activity book, crayons, a drink cup, and more. Dining in the Westin Santa Clara at the Tresca Restaurant is fun for kids too. Bring the drink cup found in the complimentary entertainment package for free drinks at mealtime. As an added bonus, parents can call down to the restaurant ahead of time to have hot, delicious meals ready at time of arrival.

See and DoSites & Attractions

Golf & Tennis

Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club

Adjacent to the Westin Santa Clara, the Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club offers 18 holes of championship golf on a professionally designed course by Robert Muir Graves. This upscaled golf and tennis club offers more than meets the eye. Additional facilites include seven lighted tennis courts, a 35-station lighted golf practice range, putting greens and a golf pro shop. After a challenging game of golf, relax with a drink in David's Restaurant.

Guests of the Westin Santa Clara can schedule a tee time up to 14 days in advance; only 7 days in advance for the general public. To schedule your tee time, you must make your reservation through the Concierge of the Westin Santa Clara at: 408-980-9515.

Green Fees:
     Weekday      $18.00 (walking)
     Weekend      $27.00 (walking)
     Golf Cart      $25.00 (add to general walking fee)

     $8 per hour      Rackets are available for rental.

Tennis and Green fees are approximate and completely subject to change without notice.

Paramount's Great America

Paramount's Great America

Paramount's Great America theme park is fun for the entire family. Located within walking distance of the Westin Santa Clara, you can turn a lazy afternoon into a thrill seeking adventure. Bring the kids to meet Eliza and Donnie, two new characters from Nickelodeon's "The Wild Thornberrys". For the adults seeking a new rollercoaster experience, take a ride on the "Stealth"...no floors, no walls, no ceilings...a breaktaking experience.

Intel Museum

Intel Museum

At the Intel Museum in Santa Clara, you can experience first hand the evolution and power of the computer chip. Walk through a self-guided tour and view exhibits such as "Memory Technology", "How Microprocessors Work", "How Chips are Made" and the "History of the Microprocessor". For information on hours and to view an online interactive tour of the museum, visit the Intel Museum online.


The Tresca Restaurant located in the Westin Santa Clara features Northern California cuisine blended with robust flavors of the Mediterranean. Sit back and enjoy your favorite cocktail in the Lobby Bar, or order room service at your convenience, 24-hours a day.

Out on the town, the city of Santa Clara offers a decorative array of restaurants to satisfy your taste buds. To find the resaurant suitable to your delicate palate, visit the Santa Clara CVB online for a listing of restaurants sorted by cuisine.

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