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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 and information regarding shuttle service to the conference headquarters hotel from Bay Area airports, please refer to the Hotel/Travel page.

Amtrak
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 and from Sacramento. There are three trains daily. 1 (800) USA-RAIL.

BART
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

Kids World

Just for Kids

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.

Gone Green

Our Environmental Commitment

O'Reilly is committed to holding environmentally responsible events by using recycled products and choosing venues willing to partner with our Green efforts. Visit our "Gone Green" page for more information on the recycled products you'll receive at the conference.

Golf & Tennis

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 upscale 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 seven 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)

Tennis:

     $8 per hour      Rackets are available for rental.

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

Apple Store

Whether you left your power cord at home, or you simply want to window shop the cool aqua displays of Apple merchandise, you will want to visit the Apple Store. The Apple Store is conveniently located at the Valley Fair shopping center in Santa Clara. Driving Directions

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm

Phone: (408) 551-2150

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.

Restaurants

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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