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Things To Do in Saratoga, CA

You’ll find plenty of things to do in Saratoga, CA. Whether you are a lover of the great outdoors and nature or channeling your inner wine Sommelier, we’re certain you’ll occupy your time with some great things to do in Saratoga, CA. Saratoga is known locally for its suburban small-town feel, wineries, and high-end restaurants. Visitors often find delight in several things to do in Saratoga, CA with great hiking and mountain biking trails, wine tastings, golf courses, and more.

Our friendly and knowledgeable front desk staff can also recommend some of their favorite activities in and around the Saratoga, CA area.  Please give us a call or stop by our front desk to learn more.  Please see below for some of our top recommendations for things to do in Saratoga, CA.

Hunter’s Point

One of the most enjoyable (and free) things to do in Saratoga, California is to visit the local trails for hiking and even mountain biking. On a clear day, Hunter’s Point is a 900-ft foothill that offers a panoramic view of Silicon VAlley and the stunning vistas of the cities within it. This medium-level hike is a 4-mile loop with enjoyable and semi-challenging changes in elevation and terrain.

Saratoga California Hunters Point Vista Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Horseback Riding

Whether you are a novice or expert rider, horseback riding is one of the many fantastic things to do in Saratoga. Garrod Farms and Riding Stables is a family-owned and operated establishment that welcomes riders of all skill levels. Garrod Farms offers scenic tours, camps, riding lessons, and boarding for horses. Enjoy the 120-acre estate and access to 23 miles of riding trails.

Saratoga California Garrod Farms Riding Stables Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Cinnabar Winery

When it comes to things to do in Saratoga, CA, wine tasting and winery tours are high up on many visitor’s lists. Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur or enjoy the fun of tasting several different varietals, you’ll enjoy visiting a few wine hot spots in Saratoga.

The Cinnabar Winery tasting room is a boutique, family-owned space specializing in tasting with light bites. The tasting room is less than a 5-minute walk from the Inn at Saratoga and is the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening sampling wine.

Saratoga California Cinnabar Winery Tasting Room Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Savannah Chanelle Winery

The Savannah-Chanelle vineyards feature a tasting room in a well-decorated barn, giving off a definite wine-country vibe. Surrounded by the lush Santa Cruz mountains, there is a beautiful sight to be seen at any spot of the estate.

Saratoga California Savannah Chanelle Winery Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Cooper Garrod Winery

The Cooper Garrod winery is located less than 10 minutes from the Inn at Saratoga and features a mix of red and white varietals from several vintages to try in their tasting room – the Fruit House.  Open daily, you can book a private tasting or stop by any day to try some of their delicious wines.

Saratoga California Cooper Garrod Winery Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

The Mountain Winery

The Mountain Winery provides an incomparable setting for a wide variety of events, including weddings, corporate meetings, dinner parties, holiday parties and especially conerts in their historic concert bowl. They have impressive vistas, with landscaped gardens and redwood groves encircling our terrace, resulting in an ideal outdoor venue. Events are also hosted indoors amid oak casks in the historic stone-masonry Winery Building. Both offer a wonderful environment, unique from any other in the valley.

Saratoga California Mountain Winery Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

House Family Winery

Named the “Most Exciting New Producer in the Santa Cruz Mountains”, House Family Vineyards is more than just excellent wine.  Enjoy stunning views atop the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking Saratoga and Silicon Valley.  The rustic pavilion offers tastings every Saturday and Sunday and most Fridays.  Enjoy a mixture of varietals and small bites of join their wine club to enjoy House Vineyards from wherever you live.

Saratoga California House Winery Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Hakone Gardens

The oldest Asian estate and garden in the Western Hemisphere: eighteen acres of magnificent beauty nestled in the verdant hills of Saratoga, overlooking Silicon Valley.

Saratoga California Hakone Gardens Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Montalvo Arts Center

Montalvo Arts Center is an oasis of culture and nature whose mission is to create and present arts of all types, nurture artists, and use our historic Villa, buildings, and grounds in innovative ways that engage people in the creative process.

Saratoga California Montalvo Arts Center Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Saratoga Historical Park & Museum

The Saratoga Historical Foundation (SHF) was established in November, 1962 by Florence Russell Cunningham. It had its origins in the History Committee of the Foothill Club. Miss Cunningham, a school teacher, was vitally interested in local history and chaired the History Committee.

Saratoga California Saratoga Historical Park Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House is the famed former residence of Sarah Winchester, widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester. The sheer size of the mansion, odd architecture and supposedly haunted residents make this a top attraction near Saratoga, CA.

Saratoga California Winchester Mystery House Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Saratoga Golf Courses

Blackberry Farm Golf Course Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Blackberry Farm Golf Course

Boulder Creek Golf Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Boulder Creek Golf

A par-65 course for men and a par-67 course for women.

Hilton Dr, Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Boulder Ridge Golf Club Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Boulder Ridge Golf Club

Gold Week Magazine rates it the best in the area.

95120, 1000 Old Quarry Rd, San Jose, CA 95123

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Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

A two 18-hole, par-72 course.

23600 McKean Rd, San Jose, CA 95141

Coyote Creek Golf Club Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Coyote Creek Golf Club

A two 18-hole, par-71 Jack Nicklaus Signature course.

1 Coyote Creek Golf Dr, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Deep Cliff Golf Course Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Deep Cliff Golf Course

An 18-hole, par-60 course..

10700 Club House Ln, Cupertino, CA 95014

Pruneridge Golf Club Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Pruneridge Golf Club

A 9-hole facility that is very popular with beginners.

400 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050

San Jose Municipal Golf Course Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

San Jose Municipal Golf Course

An 18-hole, par-72, driving range.

1560 Oakland Rd, San Jose, CA 95131

Sunken Gardens Golf Course Near The Inn at Saratoga Hotel

Sunken Gardens Golf Course

A 9-hole, executive course.

1010 S Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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Sunnyvale Golf Course

An 18-hole, par-70 municipal course.

605 Macara Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085