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Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.MySQL Users Conference 2006, 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 Hyatt Regency 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 Lafayette Street, 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 International Airport. You can take the Santa Clara County Transit to and from the Fremont BART station. (510)441-2278

Golf & Tennis

Adjacent to the Hyatt Regency 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.

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

Apple Headquarters

Visit the mothership! Although Apple doesn't offer tours of its headquarters, they do have a gift shop on-site, where you can purchase all kinds of Apple gear—but more importantly, the shop sells exclusive shirts—only available at Apple HQ—to show off to all your friends, including ones imprinted with the slogan "I visited the mothership."

Address:
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA
95014

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 Hyatt Regency 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. Open weekends.

Intel Museum

Intel MuseumAt 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.

Tech Museum of Innovation

201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113-2008
Phone: (408) 294-8324
Fax: (408) 279-7167

Technology from Silicon Valley and beyond comes alive in this unique museum featuring interactive exhibits for all ages. The Tech is a place about real technology...changing the way people work and play, create, harness and share information, how we innovate, how we do things differently. Featuring over 250 interactive exhibits, the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, a cafe and gift store packed with "only in Silicon Valley" items. For more information, contact The Tech at (408) 294-TECH (8324) or visit thetech.org

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1342 Naglee Ave.
San Jose, CA 95191
Phone: (408) 947-3635

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in the western United States -- including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era.
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San Jose Museum of Art

110 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 271-6880
Fax: (408) 294-2977

The San Jose Museum of Art presents a full range of exhibitions with a focus on works created during the 20th Century, including painting, sculpture, installations, photography, works on paper, and video. Museum Store, Cafe, and group event facilities. Public tours daily, group tours by appointment.
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Children's Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110-2780
Phone: (408) 298-5437
Fax: (408) 298-6826

Children's Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum featuring over 150 interactive exhibits. Children of all ages are invited to test, prod, taste, crank and tinker in their striking purple building in Discovery Meadow.
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Restaurants

The Tresca Restaurant located in the Hyatt Regency 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.

Don't feel stuck at or near the hotel just because you don't have a car, though! There are thousands of restaurants—of all kinds—within easy "walking distance", thanks to light rail! The largest number of restaurants are located near the following stations: Downtown Mountain View, Paseo de San Antonio (San Jose/Downtown), Downtown Campbell (San Jose/Campbell).

In addition, a quick transfer to Caltrain in Mountain View will allow you to easily and quickly connect to Palo Alto and onward to San Francisco, where you will find thousands of additional restaurants within a short distance of the Caltrain and BART stations.



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