Locations & Attractions

SCU is in the heart of the Silicon Valley in the San Francisco South Bay Area. The campus is home of Mission Santa Clara De Asis and gardens. 


SCU is located at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara via I-880 and CA-82/The Alameda. The main entrance cross street is El Camino Real and Palm Dr. across from the Santa Clara Transit Center. Look for signs that say SCU entrance. Turn left into the main parking lot after the Main Gate Kiosk. 

Transportation to SCU from the Bay Area Airports

San Jose Airport (SJC) 3-4 miles via Airport Blvd about 7 minutes

San Francisco Airport (SFO) 36 miles via US 101 about 45 minutes 

Oakland airport (OAK) 30 miles via I-880 N about 1.5 hours

Attractions near SCU

California Great America

4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Family-friendly theme park with thrill rides, live entertainment including the South Bay Waterpark


Children’s Discovery Museum

189 Woz Way San Jose

An exciting and fun interactive museum for young children


Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

748 Story Rd, San Jose

Fun for the whole family with rides and animals to see and enjoy


Levi Stadium and Museum

4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way 

This is a newly built NFL stadium and home of the San Francisco 49ers. It features 11 unique galleries and exhibit spaces.


Rosicrucian Park and Egyptian Museum 

1342 Naglee Ave, San Jose

It houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America.


San Francisco Wharf

Via I- 280 1 hour

Known as Fisherman’s Wharf on the waterfront, shops and restaurants with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz and near to Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square and The Cannery. Ride a cable and see the sites of the city!


The Tech Interactive

201 S Market St, San Jose

Innovative science and technology center that offers hands-on 

activities along with the I-Max Dome Theater


Winchester Mystery House

525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128

Quirky mansion that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearms magnate William Wirt Winchester  


Ulistac Natural Area

4901 Lick Mill Blvd

Find the rustic Riverside park boasting trails, bird-watching and a range of native plants on 40 acres.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach St. Santa Cruz via I-880 S and CA-17 S

32 miles 1.5 hours

Ocean front amusement park with games and rides on a mile long stretch of a sandy beach, home of the famous Giant Dipper and Looff Carousel


Cannery Row Monterey

via US101 S 

70 miles 1.5 hours

Located next to the beautiful Monterey Coast with shops, restaurants and the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and near the Monterey Wharf and Pacific Grove.

Attractions outside the Area