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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.

Park
“Wonderful park all year round. Big lake, Canadian geese, gorgeous trees at fall. Nice playground and trails to walk or ride a bike. Plus annual Fantasy of lights extravaganza is your family tradition!Nice trails- Trails good for running, hiking and biking. They have 2 play areas for kids which various options of slides, toy train, car structure, airplane structure, swings. During winter holidays they have Christmas lights which is a must see experience.In summer days they have Pedal boat rentals on the lake You will absolutely LOVE Vasona Park! This park is located in the border of San Jose/Los Gatos area. Not only is it big, but there are so many things to do here from the classic BBQ ...”
  • 35 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This is my favorite specialty wood fired oven pizza spot. Great for a date. They also have great cocktails. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great food and ambience! Contemporary cuisine with a global flare, award-winning wine list and innovative cocktails.”
  • 14 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Chef David Kinch deserves his 3 Michelin Stars. This is my favorite restaurant in the whole wide world. I have eaten at many fancy places and this place is still the top of my list. They lost a lot of Japanese dishes that were collected in 15 years in their second fire due to arson. Yet, after their millionaire dollar renovation, they finally earned their third star for their innovative (expensive) tasting menu and world class wine pairing. If you are planning to make reservations, please take me. I will drop everything to go with you. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“Los Gatos Cafe is a great brunch spot.The menu can be a bit overwhelming with all of the options for Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches, Burgers.The food comes in large portions.Los Gatos Cafe is a great brunch spot.There's free coffee as you wait for a table so that was a plus. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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  • 4 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Dog-friendly! Live bands. Multiple buildings and bars with different themes. An outside stage for live music. Outside area for games like corn hole. Dance, drink and be merry here!”
  • 12 locals recommend
General Entertainment
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“This place is great for a fun outing and it serves up good food along with a really good wine and beer selection. Great for group events or watching the game at the bar.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Store
“Gelato, espresso, creams, and sorbetto – so many delicious ways to treat yourself. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very good Thai food. I love the pad kee mao (also called drunken noodles). If you like fresh tofu, ask for the choo chee tofu with fresh tofu. Or just get the choo chee curry with anything.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“A place to Enjoy the Merry-go-round, train, playground, stream, picnic areas, summer outdoor movies boat ride on the lake too!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Delicious homemade pastries and breads. Go early because they often sell out by 3pm! Grab-n-go (no chairs for dining). ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great margarettias and I love the Nacho's. On the main drag in Los Gatos... been around a long time. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Wine Shop
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“A must-visit if you're not in the mood for winery tastings. Casual, yet classy Italian wine bar has an incredible selection of wines and cheeses. They do not take reservations.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Choice California wines, patio seating, happy hour M - F, 3 - 6pm, fresh local organic bites, beer also available.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Restaurant from the famous Manresa...amazing food for diner lunch and brunch!”
  • 5 locals recommend