A: Typically, San Jose has a Mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters. Because it is inland, expect more sunshine and less fog than the surrounding san Francisco Bay areas. Temperatures can vary from 42°F to 82°F throughout the year. Summers get warm, but nights still stay on the cooler side, with breezes off the Bay, so pack a sweater or jacket. In the late fall or winter, pack a warm coat and gloves.
A: Free! There's nothing better than having no admission. Get a glimpse of what Silicon Valley is all about by visiting the Intel Museum. Get up close and personal with the inner parts of technology. Hours are 9 am - 6 pm weekdays, and 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays.
A: The best place to stay near the Intel Museum in Santa Clara is in fact the Best Western University Inn. Just 3.4 miles south, we offer stylish accommodations with a perfect location near all of Silicon Valley's best attractions, and modern amenities like free Wi-Fi, business center, and an outdoor pool.
A: Yes, absolutely. It's no wonder why so many tech companies call Santa Clara home, it is full of innovative minds with a purpose to make our world a better place. Santa Clara's thriving culture is not to be missed. Catch a 49ers game right in town at Levi's Stadium or tour campus at SCU.
A: Yes, there are many beaches along the coast near Santa Clara. Shoreline Park and Burlingame Beach Boardwalk are about 30 miles north of our hotel. San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area has several sandy spots, including Baker Beach, Ocean Beach and Crissy Field, where you can take in amazing views of the bridge and bay. Marshall's Beach by the Presidio is quiet and has amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Waddle Beach and Año Nuevo State Park are on the west coast, just 50 miles across the Bay Area.
A: Ride Uber all the way around the San Francisco Bay. Fares from San Francisco's city center to South Bay communities are approximately $15-20 for an UberX and $23-$31 for an XL. Prices increase for SUV or Black car service ranging from $35-$75.