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San Francisco + Santa Clara

Seattle, Washington
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San Francisco + Santa Clara


I'm traveling to Santa Clara tomorrow (June 21st) and will return late night on Sunday (June 22nd). Both my flights are from SFO. I'm staying at Santa Clara Marriott and have a 3 hour event to catch at Levi's stadium at 2 pm on Sunday.

Could you help me with the places that I should visit - both in San Francisco and Santa Clara? I'm traveling alone and would prefer public transport.

My current plan is to explore San Francisco on Saturday -> go to Santa Clara -> check in to hotel and then explore nearby attractions. I'd love to check out other cool places in Santa Clara on Sunday too (preferably stuff that I could finish in 2 hours or less).

Thanks a ton!

PS:This is my first solo trip (First of many, I hope :))

Edited: July 21, 2018, 3:36 am
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1. Re: San Francisco + Santa Clara

It is like going to Seattle and Everett and asking for things to see in Everett. Well there is Boeing

Similarly there is a theme park and Levi’s and there are tech companies

So see SF first and then get to Levi’s for the event by Caltrain and VTA. Stay the night in SF

Edited: July 21, 2018, 3:39 am
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2. Re: San Francisco + Santa Clara

For Santa Clara, Great America is next to Levy's stadium.

For dining, drinking, movies, uber to Santana Row. Winchester Mystery House is across from that.

If into techie stuff, uber to the Computer Museum in Mt. View.

Enjoy the San Jose Earthquakes vs. Manchester United .

If you want low key things, there is a movie theater nearby - AMC Mercardo

For other things in that category see the Things to do List


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3. Re: San Francisco + Santa Clara

I was just there for work yesterday and the only things of worth are Levi Stadium & Great America, and traffic is horrible so get there early.

Silicon Valley, Ca
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4. Re: San Francisco + Santa Clara

If you go directly from SFO to the SF, what baggage will you have and what will you do with it while you are visiting SF.

You might be able to visit downtown SJ Sunday morning. I doubt you will have much time after the event before you have to go to the airport.

How do you plan to get to/from the hotel and to/from Levi's?

Seattle, Washington
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5. Re: San Francisco + Santa Clara

I’ll just have a backpack with me. Planning to walk from hotel to Levi’s. It’s pretty close!

Seattle, Washington
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6. Re: San Francisco + Santa Clara

Thank you! Will definitely check out Winchester house and Computer Museum

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7. Re: San Francisco + Santa Clara

I’ve stayed at that hotel and walked to the stadium, I’ve also used Uber from that hotel to the stadium, but we were in the hotel bar until right before kick off so traffic had subsided.

Don’t bring your backpack to the stadium.

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