Destination guide

Travel to lively Santa Clara

The area's museums and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Santa Clara. Renowned for its sporting events, restaurants and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Winchester Mystery House and California's Great America are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Santa Clara

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Santa Clara a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • California's Great America (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Golfland USA (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • J. Lohr Winery (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • San Jose Municipal Golf (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Blackberry Farm Golf Course (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Santa Clara

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Santa Clara is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kelley Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Shoreline Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Civic Center Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Central Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • San Jose Municipal Rose Garden (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Serra Park tennis courts (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Santa Clara

The nearest airport is in San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), located 2.5 mi (4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview), which is 8.3 mi (13.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Santa Clara Station or Santa Clara Great America Station and explore the city from there. You can get around Santa Clara by catching a ride on the metro at Great America Station, Old Ironsides Station or Lick Mill Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Santa Clara?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 756 house rentals around Santa Clara. From 364 Houses to 279 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Santa Clara is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Santa Clara?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santa Clara:

  • Edenvale: 25 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 34 vacation rentals
  • Allied Arts: 22 vacation rentals
  • North San Jose: 134 vacation rentals
  • West Atherton: 20 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Santa Clara?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Santa Clara. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • California's Great America: 971 home rentals
  • Levi's Stadium: 986 home rentals
  • Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club: 997 home rentals
  • Harris-Lass Historic Museum: 974 home rentals
  • Santa Clara Great America Station: 987 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Clara listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Santa Clara?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 364 Houses in Santa Clara. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Clara include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 279 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 35 lodging choices
  • Studios: 244 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santa Clara?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 188 vacation homes with pool available in Santa Clara.

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