Santa Clara Attractions
Things to see and do while attending O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2010

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. Restaurant information may be found at the bottom of this page.

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.

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.

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 10:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Phone: (408) 551-2150

Apple Headquarters

1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014

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."

California's Great America

California's Great America

California'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 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.

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, and 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
Photo courtesy of Patrick Dirden

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

Bennigan's Grill & Tavern

4150 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara
(408) 748-0378

Birk's Restaurant

3955 Freedom Circle, Suite 640
Santa Clara
(408) 980-6400

Take those traditional grills from the old days and throw in a 90s twist and you will have this upscale joint that has won many awards including Epicurean Magazine's Rendezvous Award six years in a row. The deluxe marble interior explodes with style. Returning customers order entrees like the Indian Salmon Bake. This place is truly an institution in the South Bay and with a variety of microbrews on tap, a load of single-malt scotches, and an extensive wine list.

Parcel 104
Located in the Marriott Santa Clara

2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara
(408) 970-610

Parcel 104 features farm-fresh American cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients. The market-based menu changes daily, depending on what is freshest.

Piatti

3905 River Mark Plaza
Santa Clara
(408) 330-9212

A meal at this restaurant will have you feeling like you're at a local eatery in Italy. The patio, which is a melange of olive and oak trees in true alfrescan fashion and adorned by the seasonal live creek, helps recreate the Italian feel. The menu adds to it with different delicious dishes of anitpasti, insalate, pastas and wood-fired pizzas. Pesto, Tomato, Crisp Romaine, and Mozarella Cheese are four mouth-watering types of panini that the restaurant serves. All ingredients are seasonal, so you can expect a different taste each time.

Tomatina - Mercado Santa Clara

3127 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara
(408) 654-9000

Tresca Restaurant
At The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara
(408) 980-3930

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