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Santa Clara Travel Guide

Located close to San Jose, Santa Clara is definitely one of California’s most underrated towns. Its palm tree-lined beaches and stunning coastline make it the perfect place to relax and get a tan beneath the California sun. Many of the Silicon Valley tech giants have offices here, but it's the nature and the area's history that really highlight Santa Clara.

Things to Do in Santa Clara

Santa Clara is the home of the Winchester Mystery House, which has to be one of California’s most fascinating and obscure tourist attractions. The house was constructed by Sarah Winchester, the reclusive widow of William Winchester - inventor of the firearm of the same name. Convinced that her house was overrun with spirits and evil beings, she began constructing a grand yet eerie house filled with hidden passageways, trapdoors, and stairs to nowhere to fool the ghosts. Today, it is possible to visit on a guided tour. Families visiting the area will love California’s Great America theme park, and Boomerang Bay. Other gems in Santa Clara include Levi's Stadium (where the San Francisco 49ers play), a visit to any one of the old Spanish colonial missions, Central Park recreation center, and eating some delicious BBQ in the unofficial Koreatown. Also, pay a visit to Santa Clara univeristy for any number of academic events, concerts, and arts showcases.

Best Time to Visit Santa Clara

Santa Clara sees a Mediterranean-style climate that is warm all year round. That said, arguably the best time to visit Santa Clara is the summer when temperatures are hot and perfect for enjoying a day outside.

Price and Availability Index in Santa Clara

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Santa Clara is in July, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Santa Clara is in the high season in July. Santa Clara has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Santa Clara tends to be Saturday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Santa Clara tend to be busiest on Wednesdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Sundays.

The weather in Santa Clara

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Santa Clara. The warmest months in Santa Clara are April and June, when temperatures reach 108 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 31 ˚F. The wettest month in Santa Clara is January with 5.61 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.04 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Santa Clara

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 5500 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Santa Clara ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Santa Clara is available at $10 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $339 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Santa Clara, then you can choose from over 1546 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 272 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 268 accommodations that provide gym facilities. Driving to Santa Clara? Then choose one of the 1424 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 444 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 196 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

In Santa Clara AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 7 providers, including 1480 places to stay from Airbnb, 40 accommodations from VRBO and 40 places to stay from Homeaway.

2668 accommodations in Santa Clara have been reviewed: 46% are rated excellent or good. 1580 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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