West San Jose
At the center of West San Jose (a shoppers paradise) you’ll find Santana Row. This upscale, Mediterranean-style retail and entertainment neighborhood is alive around-the-clock with live music, farmers markets and designer brands like Gucci, Burberry and Brooks Brothers. Stroll along the wide streets (with plenty of dog-friendly, patio dining) and experience trendy wine bars, lounges and high-end eateries to satisfy every taste and style.
Across the street is San Jose’s claim to worldwide fame, the Winchester Mystery House, the former home and gardens of the Winchester rifle heiress Sarah Winchester. Here you’ll find the most unique mansion in existence, complete with architectural oddities – such as stairways to nowhere and windows opening to walls – designed by Sarah to confuse the spirits of Winchester rifle victims.
If you’re more into the sort of mystery involving what’s in the next store, check out Westfield Valley Fair mega-mall just down the street, featuring 250 boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Betsey Johnson, Stuart Weitzman, Tiffany & Co., BOSS Hugo Boss, and Juicy Couture.
And, don’t forget to get your antiques on at the tremendous treasure hunting opportunities that await you on West San Carlos’ famed Antiques Row.