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Situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a mecca of technology, and is near beautiful landscapes, city amenities, art, culture, history and great food. Welcome to Santa Clara! Highlights in the area include The Intel Museum with exhibits about technology, like the making of the silicon chip. Santa Clara’s Great America amusement park is famous for its thrill rides, family activity and resort activities. Local, national and internationally renowned art is on display at the Triton Museum of Art. The Winchester Mystery House is a spooky mansion in nearby San Jose.

Take a Santa Clara rental RV just a few hours in any direction, and you can visit the beauties of northern California, from splendid national parks to breathtaking Pacific Ocean beaches and cliff sides. San Francisco and Oakland are both a hop, skip and jump away. Visit giant redwoods, or explore wine country. With the flexibility of traveling with a Santa Clara rental motorhome, you can really appreciate all that this amazing area has to offer, from the newest and hippest restaurants and shopping to the most rugged and rustic outdoor adventures. Here, you’ll find hiking, biking, windsurfing, fishing, boating, shopping and the opportunity to tap into your inner foodie. All this and more is yours for the sampling when you travel in your rental RV in Santa Clara. Create your own adventure starting today and book an RV in Santa Clara.

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Experience the Sites and Scenery

Your Santa Clara RV rental can take you to some of California’s most beautiful natural places. Within a couple hours’ drive from Santa Clara, you can find stunning state parks, national parks, surfing, great fishing and boating spots, hiking and biking trails, and more.

Top local spots include Alum Rock Park, with warm and relaxing hot springs, hiking trails and camping. Big Basin Redwoods State Park features extensive and towering coastal redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a little bit south of San Jose; an unspoiled area, you can expect maximum quiet, and hiking trails that sometimes lead to very remote terrain. McNee Ranch State Park, close to San Francisco, features mountain trails on the rugged coast of the Pacific Ocean. Pillar Point State Marine Conservation area is just a few miles south of the San Francisco area, as well as the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

Day trips include Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Yosemite National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Watersports are big in the area. Kayaking and small boat rentals are available, or you can also charter or hop on a larger boat to take you throughout the bay and out onto the Pacific Ocean. It will also be very easy to find services for your Santa Clara RV rental, like gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores, gas and diesel fuel, camping supplies, and much more.

City Attractions

Santa Clara is about as perfectly situated for enjoying city-based sights as you can get. Tucked in near the San Francisco and Oakland Bay Area and a neighbor to San Jose, Santa Clara is perfect for city style adventures, too. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll want to make sure you book your Santa Clara motorhome rental for an extended amount of time. It will be worth it. Some of the highlights of this area include famous San Francisco sights like Haight Ashbury for unique and funky shopping and Noe Valley for a more quaint shopping experience. For fun, the Chinatown area of San Francisco can’t be beat for food and shopping. Of course, the famous Fisherman’s Wharf of San Francisco is worth a stop, too. Don’t forget to visit the famous Ghirardelli Chocolate Store, right on the wharf! In Oakland, make a stop at the beautiful Jack London Square and Old Oakland, with its historic restored Victorian homes and shops.

Museums are a way of life in the Bay Area. Admire world-famous art collections at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and be inspired at the Asian Art Museum. The Oakland Museum of California and the Chabot Space and Science Museum are worth a visit. Both museums feature fun and interactive displays to teach you about the history and the future of California. Get a little silly at the Walt Disney Family Museum and learn about San Francisco’s infamous method of transportation at the Cable Car Museum.

If you enjoy wine, there are hundreds of local wineries and vineyards, as well as famous national brand wineries that you can visit in your Santa Clara rental motorhome. Check around, as some of them even offer overnight camping spots with your tasting. The drive is stunning and the wine is fine in the Santa Clara area.

In Santa Clara and San Jose, there are many sights to explore, too. The Tech Museum of Innovation reflects the high tech nature of the area and also boasts an IMAX theater to stimulate all your senses. Downtown San Jose has a great nightlife scene and iconic arts theaters that regularly have Broadway shows. San Pedro Square Market is a great place to pick up a quick bite to eat. The Plaza de Cesar Chavez is a peaceful little spot with greenery and beautiful fountains.

Where to Park It

With so many outdoor activities in the area, you will find it very easy to find a place to park your rental camper in Santa Clara. You’ll find private campgrounds in the cities and all around the Bay Area. With options at state parks and nearby national parks, you’ll be able to stay in some of the most beautiful landscapes the country has to offer. There are numerous places to pick up groceries, get fishing and camping supplies, fill up with fuel, and make sure you have everything you need. Several dozen Walmarts are located in the Bay Area, so you’ll be all set. Since you can stay and travel in your own Santa Clara rental camper, you’ll be able to really get to know this wonderful part of California.

The Food

No introduction needs to be made about the amazing variety of food that you can find in the Santa Clara area. Between the major gastronomical delights of San Francisco, outstanding seafood everywhere in the area, and the many farm-to-table offerings throughout the Santa Clara and Bay Area, you’ll have no problem finding something that everyone can enjoy. In fact, your biggest problem will be trying to scale down your choices. Of course, there are great Asian, Italian and Mexican offerings, too. Sushi is big here, and some of the world’s best Sushi restaurants can be found in San Francisco, Oakland and nearby Berkeley. In the greater Bay Area, eating neighborhoods abound, including the famous Richmond area for sushi spots, steakhouses and more. The Mission area in San Francisco is also known for its food and its nightlife. You’ll also be able to readily find vegetarian and vegan offerings, as well as gluten-free choices, wherever you go in the area.

If you want to cook in your Santa Clara rental RV, there are plenty of grocery stores, including organic and natural food offerings. There are several dozen farmers markets in the area, so you’ll be able to find something amazing no matter where you are exploring in the Santa Clara region. All of the farmer's markets feature local and organic produce, artisan bread, handcrafted cheese and sausage, locally raised beef, pork and chicken, and of course live music and activities for the entire family to enjoy.

Santa Clara is a great place to explore in your rental camper. This part of the country is one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit and is coupled with sophisticated and energetic city options. It’s the perfect vacation spot for your next rental RV adventure. Search for an RV in Santa Clara, CA and start planning your next vacation today!

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