The Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival is the perfect place to soak up that brilliant September California sunshine while checking out the works of some of the region’s best artists. This weekend event is also a perfect cornerstone for a weekend trip away in Northern California during one of the best times of the year to visit.
Here is everything that you need to know about this vibrant art festival and the city that it calls home.
ART & WINE FESTIVAL DETAILS
This year’s Art & Wine Festival is scheduled for September 14 and 15 at the idyllic Central Park. The festival is expected to draw over 50,000 visitors, all coming out to take in the bustling arts and culture scene of this area while supporting local charities in the process. You will not want to miss being a part of this popular community event.
The festival features the work of a host of local and regional artists. You can browse almost 175 art booths and 25 vendors serving up a bevy of global foods. Visitors will also enjoy the wine from four chosen vintners and a selection of local microbrews.
Live entertainment will unfold throughout the weekend on three different stages. The younger set (and their parents!) will love the specially-designed Kids Kingdom and Toddler Town.
WHERE TO STAY
When looking at hotels in Santa Clara, CA for your art and wine festival visit, be sure to consider the Hyatt House Santa Clara. The well-appointed suites in this modern hotel deliver all of the conveniences and amenities that you would expect from a first-rate hotel. The outdoor pool with overhead cabanas is an especially cool place to lounge and relax. Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Clara Silicon Valley is another good choice. It’s close to Levi’s Stadium, the Intel Museum, and other popular attractions. The fitness center, pool, and complimentary cooked breakfast are all things you’d expect from a solid stay.
The global influence of Silicon Valley is felt in all of its diverse dining options. For a cozy Italian meal, be sure to consider a visit to Tomatina. This family-friendly restaurant serves up a cornucopia of Italian specialties made from scratch with seasonal ingredients. Indulge in all of the fresh seafood offerings of the region with a visit to The Fish Market. Here you can enjoy specialties such as the smoked salmon, Alaskan halibut, and the famous Dungeness crab cioppino. Of course, no visit to California is complete without a meal at the iconic In-N-Out Burger. In addition to all of this great local fare, there will be a variety of food for purchase at the festival for your enjoyment.
THINGS TO DO AND SEE
Adrenaline seekers will appreciate a visit to California’s Great America theme park, conveniently located in Santa Clara. A myriad of exhilarating roller coasters plus a water park deliver a host of thrills and chills. You can shop ‘til you drop at the upscale Santana Row entertainment complex. Boasting over 70 retails shops and 20 restaurants, there is something for every personal preference at this outdoor shopping center. Technology enthusiasts will appreciate all of the interactive exhibits at the Intel Museum, taking visitors through decades of global innovation. For a completely different museum experience, head to Levi’s Stadium for a visit to the San Francisco 49ers Museum.