California’s Santa Clara Valley is easily one of the state’s most wonderful blends of laidback lifestyle and proud agrarian tradition.
San Martin lies right in the heart of the valley, with quick access to its many relaxing offerings as well as hearty helpings of the world-famous produce grown right in the neighborhood. Pair those lovely victuals with one of the many wines crafted at the local vineyards. Now all of your senses are satisfied, from your eyes enjoying the countryside to your palate savoring what grows here.
San Martin enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate thanks to the perfect geographical conditions combined with proximity to the Pacific Ocean. It has a humble population of just over 7,000, a splendid balance for this unspoiled land; it would only get too crowded if it grew too much. Garlic crops are a big deal here. Be sure not to miss one of the big festivals around the pungent vegetable. Also, take some time to check out the vintage planes at the Wings of History Aircraft Museum. There are tasting rooms to explore at wineries across the valley. To commune with nature, Anderson Lake Country Park and Coyote Lake await.