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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Neighbourhood
“Quaint strip with restaurants, coffee, ice cream, book store, clothing shops, specialty stores, can’t shop, and more for groups, singles, couples, and families. Farmers Market on Sundays. Also has restaurants and bars suitable for a fun night out. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cinema
“Great place to watch movies with newly designed screens for better experience, excellent customer service. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This place is a bit pricey, but it's very very popular. Always call ahead for reservations at this place. It's neat because it serves everything tapas style, so you can order a larger variety of dishes and everyone can share.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Light Rail Station
“Super hip downtown with lots of great restaurants, bars, and cute boutiques. Definitely more "happening" than Los Gatos if you want some nightlife!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best frozen margarita ever. You only need one! Great spot to hang out. Great food as well.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This shopping center offers has a lot of discount stores with great deals. Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Target are a few stores to give you an idea of the type of shopping to expect. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Route
“Hiking, biking, paved and dirt trail from Los Gatos to Campbell and beyond. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Trail
“Don't drive! It is a fun bike ride into the town of Los Gatos. It is about 6 miles in each direction.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Pruneyard is nearby and has restaurants, coffee, a grocery store, an off-price department store, a luxury movie theater, and more. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Food
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“We always get a warm greeting at the door when we arrive. Named after the famous market in Vienna, Naschmarkt has that elegant Viennese charm and warmth. You will feel special whether it’s a romantic night out on the town or a casual evening with your main squeeze or best girlfriends. If you didn’t make a reservation, go as early as you can and sit at the bar. Even if you have to wait, sit at the bar. Allan, the resident bartender, is amazing and he’s always making up concoctions and you might get a chance to be his sampler. He’s also full of food and adult beverage knowledge. We also like looking over his shoulder at the kitchen as the food is prepared.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great Breakfast fare. A fav of locals for breakfast daily. My fav are the banana macadamia nut pancakes.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Best place ever to walk, run, or bike in the morning.I usually like to just walk to the park and do the 4 mile round trip along Los Gatos Creek. You can bike all the way to Los Gatos if you are inclined. They have basket ball courts and a toddler playground and small regular playground and a separate swing area. Nice park, one of my favs in Downtown.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“You can sell it and buy it here! Or, anywhere online . . .eBay's gift store is open to the public. The story goes that eBay was founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar to help his fiancée trade Pez candy dispensers. Unfortunately, the story about the Pez candy dispenser was fabricated by a public relations manager. The first item sold on eBay was actually a broken laser point for $14.83. Located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue in San Jose, eBay is today the world’s largest online marketplace with more than 100 million active users globally buying and selling practically anything. eBay.com”
  • 8 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Saturday morning Farmers Market is a great place to pick up amazing quality produce, artisan baked goods, and stroll through local artists boths. Bring cash or your check book because most vender wont take cards! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Most delicious fancy Greek food in the area!! I love, love, love this place!! Amazing Lamb Shank dinner, divine Sangria, killer salads. All day long, yes! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Dog Run
“It’s a great place to walk, run, ride a bike or relax. It’s usually populated with others and has a park with basketball courts at the beginning. ”
  • 5 locals recommend