The City offers a wide variety of leisure and entertainment options for its residents.
The Santa Clara City Library has received national honors for its outstanding programs and services to the community including being named a "Star Library" by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. It has also ranked among the top 10 public libraries in the nation by Hennen's American Public Library Ratings.
Santa Clara amenities include an award-winning Convention Center, Community Recreation Center, International Swim Center, Youth Activity Center, Senior Center, abundant retail shopping, restaurants, and medical facilities.
Dozens of parks, playgrounds, special use facilities (like a Skate Park and Youth Soccer Park), the championship Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club, a 40 acre open space preserve, the San Tomas Aquino/Saratoga Creek Trail, and two publicly owned cemeteries (one active and one historical), provide more than 450 acres of open space.
The City is home to Santa Clara University, other outstanding schools, the nationally recognized 100-acre California's Great America Theme Park, the George F. Haines International Swim Center, Triton Museum of Art, and the 49ers Football Training Center and their new home Levi's Stadium to open in 2014. Santa Clara is also home to internationally known, world champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.
For more information on attractions, hotels, and other points of interest, please visit the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau website.