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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.
Shopping Centre
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“Santana Row features a vibrant mix of over 50 shops, 30 restaurants, CineArts movie theatre, and the boutique Hotel Valencia. With your pick of dining options, everything from burgers and Italian to Asian fusion and French, you'll have plenty of choice’s to refuel while shopping at The Row’s top stores including Madewell, Ted Baker, H&M, Anthropologie, kate spade new york, Gucci, Tommy Bahama, lululemon athletica, Boutique Harajuku and Sephora just to name a few. Plus, catch live music and outdoor yoga classes in Santana Row Park and enjoy plentiful parking all within walking distance.”
  • 268 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Large indoor mall with many brand name stores and delicious food options including the famous dumpling restaurant Din Tai Fung. There is also a small play area for kids. ”
  • 160 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Watch the San Francisco 49ers play here in their stadium. There are also many great restaurants here as well. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Fill your day with roller coasters, live shows, concerts, fireworks, amusement park food favorites and even a water park at the iconic California's Great America. Thrills for every age are ready to rock your world and run you ragged. New rides and attractions are introduced every year and special events like the nightmarish Halloween Haunt are looked forward to by the tens of thousands! Get your walking shoes ready and practice your screaming, there's a lot to cover on this adrenaline rush of an outing!”
  • 80 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“SAP Center hosts large concert events, Olympic and sporting championships, and is affectionately referred to as the "Shark Tank" because the arena is home to the San Jose Sharks, the local national hockey team. Plenty of food an beverage vendors are available inside the arena.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Fun activities for everyone. There is an attached cafeteria in the front along with a gift shop. You can enjoy the IMAX shows here too.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is one of our favorite space to take a lunch or Dinner, community tables and a dicen of restaurant with diferente kind of Food and beverage”
  • 132 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Great 49ers Museum and Stadium Tours as well as 49er's games and other events. GO NINERS!”
  • 89 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A beautiful European style open mall with losts of choices for food and good nightlife”
  • 110 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Experience a massive outlet shopping mall with many interesting shops and attractions from within. Prepare your walking shoes.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Not cheap, but interesting history of the Winchester (rifle) family and interesting architecture. They sometimes have tours after dark.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Museum
“Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is a cultural institution serving children, families, and schools in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area”
  • 52 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Winchester Mystery House (TM) is the beautiful but bizarre mansion built by Sarah Pardee Winchester, heiress of the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune. Construction began in 1884, and didn’t stop for 38 years until her death in 1922. Haunted by the spirits of Winchester Rifle victims, Mrs. Winchester built the dizzying Victorian-style structure with many odd and mysterious features. Doors that open to walls, stairways that lead to the ceiling, and many more oddities in the massive 160-room mansion. Open to the public since 1923, the Winchester Mystery House (TM) offers daily guided tours of the estate”
  • 46 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Really good Mediterranean restaurant. Nice atmosphere and smack dab in old town Sunnyvale. During the warmer days, they have outdoor seating with heat lamps. Recommendation: Mansaf - tender chunks of lamb cooked in aged yogurt”
  • 52 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Specializing in art and artists of the West Coast, the San Jose Museum of Art is a popular tourist attraction for art lovers and cultural enthusiasts. Many of the exhibitions are devoted to California artists, but there is a growing interest in arts of the Pacific Rim. When you visit the museum, you can expect to witness a wide array of art that includes paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, and much more. The museum is located downtown near The Tech Interactive and the Plaza de Caesar Chavez, so you can easily make a day of exploring these renowned San Jose attractions.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“business and entertainment opportunities abound in the downtown area. Shopping, dining and clubs galore!”
  • 39 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“Large indoor mall with many brand name stores and delicious food options including the famous dumpling restaurant Din Tai Fung. There is also a small play area for kids. ”
  • 160 locals recommend
Bar
“This is one of our favorite space to take a lunch or Dinner, community tables and a dicen of restaurant with diferente kind of Food and beverage”
  • 132 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Really good Mediterranean restaurant. Nice atmosphere and smack dab in old town Sunnyvale. During the warmer days, they have outdoor seating with heat lamps. Recommendation: Mansaf - tender chunks of lamb cooked in aged yogurt”
  • 52 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Closest large-scale shopping mall, about a 10 minute drive from the home. Also accessible by lightrail. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Great Californian cuisine. Nice patio. Walking distance, about 20 mins. Or a quick Uber. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Branding itself as a ‘craft cocktail bar with a laid-back attitude,’ Paper Plane is a perfect example of California vibes meeting the bar scene. Paper Plane aims to create an inviting and friendly atmosphere where strangers don’t stay unacquainted for long. The small bites offered, are big on taste. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“GAMES, FOOD, DRINKS, AND FUN: Dave and Busters is a chain of large scale entertainment venues.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Furniture / Home Store
“Great food. Great outdoor space to sit out back. Very fresh and reasonably priced. The Swirls are the best! But maybe take an Uber if you’re planning on more than 1!”
  • 27 locals recommend

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