South Bay Travel Guide

South Bay Travel Guide, perfect for the big game!

The big game is this weekend and although I’m not very into sports, I live just a few miles from Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara. Some of the events might be hosted in San Francisco, but the actual game is in the South Bay, near me! I’ve partnered with San Jose Airport to put together a little “unofficial” travel guide to the South Bay for those who might be in town for the game, or who are just visiting in general. These are some of my favorite things to eat, see, and do in the South Bay. I know that non-California locals will probably want to go places like In-N-Out, but I chose to share places unique to my area that are well known and loved.

I’ve also got a little giveaway for you, win 2 tickets to the big game! You can read all the details and enter to win at the link below:


South Bay Travel Guide, perfect for the big game!

San Jose Airport
The nearest airport is SJC, a few miles from the stadium. Check out Gordon Biersch for good eats!
1701 Airport Boulevard, San Jose, California 95110

Cal Train
Runs south from San Francisco to San Jose. An easy-to-ride system.

Light Rail
They set up a special Super Bowl 50 service. This is more local to San Jose.

South Bay Travel Guide, perfect for the big game!


Falafel’s Drive In
A local institution.
2301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San Jose, California 95128

Freshly Baked Eatery
Fresh-baked sourdough.
152 North 3rd Street, Suite 101, San Jose, California 95113

St. Johns Bar & Grill
Some of the best hamburgers, close to the stadium!
510 Lawrence Expressway, Suite 110, Sunnyvale, California 94085

A farm-to-fork restaurant with delicious, healthy, local food and play room babysitting.
145 1st Street Los Altos, California 94022

Manresa Restaurant
Michelin-starred fine dining, you’ll need a reservation.
320 Village Way, Los Gatos, California

San Pedro Square Market
A public market with over 20 local vendors. Great food, good shopping!
87 North San Pedro Street, San Jose, California 95110

South Bay Travel Guide, perfect for the big game!


Valley Fair Mall
Super Duper Burgers, Indoor Mall.
2855 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara, California 95050

Santana Row
Kara’s Cupcakes, Cocola, Outdoor Mall.
356 Santana Row, San Jose, California 95128

South Bay Travel Guide, perfect for the big game!



Computer History Museum
1401 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, California 94043

San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street, San Jose, California 95113

The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street, San Jose, California 95113

Winchester Mystery House
Take a tour of the puzzling (and sometimes creepy) estate of Sarah Winchester.
525 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, California 95128

Lick Observatory
A place to learn, obvserve, and take in the stunning view of the Silicon Valley.
7281 Mount Hamilton Road, Mount Hamilton, California 95140


Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
22.4 miles of hiking trails suited for people of all abilities.
22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos, California 94024

Redwood Grove Nature Preserve
Small redwood grove, wooden walkways, easy access.
482 University Ave, Los Altos, California 94023

Hidden Villa Ranch
Organic farm and wilderness to learn and explore.
26870 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022

South Bay Travel Guide, perfect for the big game!


If you have a day to spare…

Santa Cruz, California / Approximately 1 Hour
Beach Boardwalk, Wharf, Charming downtown, Beaches.

Monterey, California / Approximately 1.5 Hours
Cannery Row, Aquarium, Carmel, 17 Mile Drive

Sacramento, California / Approximately 3 Hours
State Capitol Building, Old Town, Sutter’s Fort

I hope this gives you a little insight into this area. If you don’t have tickets to the big game, you will want to head over to SJC The Unofficial to enter to win!

South Bay Travel Guide, perfect for the big game!

This post was in partnership with San Jose Airport. Thank you for helping to support the sponsors that make life here a little sweeter.

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Responses to “South Bay Travel Guide”

  1. These photos are gorgeous – and love how you plot everything out so there is a variety of options while visiting this city!
    Karen |

  2. What a fun guide! I love these gorgeous photos!

    Fizz and Frosting

  3. I’ve always wanted to visit the South Bay! This is a perfect guide, I’m pinning it now!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

  4. love a good travel guide! pinning for later 🙂
    Southern Elle Style

  5. Awesome travel guide and these photos are gorgeous, per usual!


    Brittany || Pretty & Sassy

  6. This is a great round up of places in the South Bay!

  7. Wow it looks like there is soooo much to do there!!!

  8. I love how informative you are with your travel posts, but it’s always to the point and candid. Great information, thanks for sharing! xx

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