China, Christianity, and the
Dialogue of Civilizations
28th International Conference of
the US-China Catholic Association
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology, History, Political Science, and Modern Languages, and the Center for Global Engagement of Santa Clara University.
August 6-8, 2021, Santa Clara University
Things To Do in the Area
Based on interest, the USCCA will organize the following two days of events for those who would like to stay on to explore the history, culture, and scenic beauty of the Bay Area. If interested, sign up below. Three weeks before the conference we will follow up with you.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Golden State! Below you will find two USCCA-sponsored day trips and a list of suggested activities if you like to explore on your own.
Activities sponsored by the USCCA
A Day in San Francisco
Meet for breakfast in Santa Clara
Take a trip across the famed Golden Gate Bridge
Ride San Francisco’s Cable Cars, America’s only mobile national monument
Tour historic Fisherman’s Wharf
Lunch in America’s largest Chinatown
Take in the renowned Asian Art Museum
Enjoy a relaxing meal at glass of wine at the end of your day
Approximately $125 per person - Exact cost to be determined.
scenic Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea
Meet for breakfast in Santa Clara
Travel Scenic 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, where you enter an enchanting world coastal cliffs, snow-white beaches and mystical forests
Visit San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, the second of 21 established by Saint Junipero Serra.
Enjoy lunch in by the Carmel beach board walk.
Visit the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium
Enjoy a seafood dinner and a glass of wine at the end of the day
Approximately $135 per person - Exact cost to be determined.
Other things you can do in the Bay Area:
Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area!
Plan on spending at least a few hours on Alcatraz exploring the exhibits, checking out the video presentations or audio tours. Junior Ranger books and programs are often available, and ranger tours are available every day! More info >
Walk among old growth coast redwoods, cooling their roots in the fresh water of Redwood Creek and lifting their crowns to reach the sun and fog. Federally protected as a National Monument since 1908, this primeval forest is both refuge and laboratory, revealing our relationship with the living landscape. More info >
California Academy of Sciences Museum
Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, this museum has rewritten is mission to promote to reflect a reimagined relationship between people and nature. “Our 5-year strategic plan maps out a pathway to a future we want to inhabit, where biodiversity losses turn to gains and ecosystem degradation turns to regeneration. We seek a new model of conservation that places communities at the center of solutions and recognizes that environmental progress without social justice is a battle half-won.” Come. See. Wonder. More info >
take a hike at Lands End
At the northwestern corner of San Francisco, there is a series of stunning views at every turn in this wild and windy trail. Hillsides of cypress and wildflowers, views of shipwrecks and access to the ruins of Sutro baths, a San Francisco specials memory. More info >
Wine tasting and tours in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Napa is not the only place to visit wineries and view California’s spectacular scenery. Vineyards such as Byington, Monte Bello, and Nicholson dot the Santa Cruz Mountains, with torus and wine-tasting at reasonable rates. More info >
Have a Whale of a Time
While whales travel the coast of California year ‘round, summer is peak season for viewing migrating species, and morning is the best time of day. Santa Cruz and San Francisco both host tour operators and are great jumping off points. More info >