Talia Lauber’s Top 10 Picks Of the San Martin area
1. Explore Carmel-by-the-Sea:
A small, artistic town located on the Monterey Peninsula, this area hosts quaint art galleries, eateries by the beach, and beautiful scenery.
2. Soak up some sun in Santa Cruz:
Santa Cruz is a popular location for beach-goers, and features California’s oldest surviving amusement park - the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The park has been open since 1907, and is located right on the beach!
3. Visit iconic San Francisco:
Whether you want to cross the world-renowned Golden Gate Bridge, or visit one of the many must-see museums, San Francisco is a day trip worth setting time aside for.
4. Explore the Circus Trees at Gilroy Gardens:
Guests travelling with young children can discover the wonders of Gilroy Gardens, a family theme park featuring unique gardens and child-friendly attractions. The park is only about 20 minutes away from CordeValle!
5. Shop the Gilroy Outlets:
Just an exit away on the freeway, guests can enjoy the convenience of our Gilroy Premium Outlets. These outlets are one of the largest collections of brand name stores, with over 145 stores to visit!
6. Dine in Downtown Morgan Hill:
A quick 5-minute drive will take you through downtown Morgan Hill, where multiple cuisine desitinations are available within walking distance of each other.
7. Rock out at the SAP Center:
About 25 minutes north of CordeValle, the SAP Center offers regular concerts, hockey games, comedy events, and more!
8. Indulge at Santana Row:
Santana Row’s upscale shopping and dining experience offers a great way to treat yourself. Be sure to catch a movie at the state-of-the-art theater, CineArts, to end your evening.
9. Gaze up at the Big Basin Redwoods:
This California State Park is the oldest in California. Aging between 1,000 and 1,800 years old, these ancient trees are a wonder to behold.
10. Satisfy your taste buds along the California Wine Trail:
Here in the Heart of the Valley, wineries can be located around almost every turn. Clos La Chance winery is only a golf-cart ride away from your private CordeValle Villa.