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Find restaurants, cafes, bakeries, shops and other retail outlets easily in San Jose's Santana Row, a popular tourist attractions and hub for locals

Shop and Dine at Santana Row

Feb 21, 2014

For the locals of San Jose, whenever they are in the mood for something a little upper-class, they will head to Santana Row. Just like the locals, charter bus visitors also travel to San Jose and make a point to visit Santana Row to have a taste of the restaurants, nightlife and some shopping at the European-style village of shops there.

Santana Row now offers a mix of both high-end and mid-tier restaurants and retail shops to cater for a wider variety of visitors. The anchors of this district is held by Crate & Barrel, Best Buy, and The Container Store.

Shopping Paradise

There is quite a large number of retail shops at Santana Row, offering both luxury brands as well as casual brands. Some of the luxury names found here are like Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Kate Spade, BCBG Max Azria, and Tourneau. For rental bus visitors who prefer more casual brands can head to stores such as H&M, Diesel, Urban Outfitters, and Free People.

Dine with the Upper-Crust

Since San Jose is pretty much known as a very suburban sort of city, going over to Santana Row brings gives visitors a chance to enjoy both the suburban part of San Jose, and a city-like setting at Santana Row. So whenever someone wants some good food, or a chance to wine and dine, Santana Row is the place. Some of the popular dining places in Santana Row are:

  • Left Bank Brasserie: Authentic Parisian-style brasserie to enjoy French cuisine, while people watching along the boulevard. Offers natural meats, sustainable seafood, fresh local vegetables, salads and sumptuous desserts. 377 Santana Row Suite, (408) 984-3500.
  • LB Steak: Contemporary American steakhouse that serves naturally raised Prime meats, line caught fish and local as well as organic produce, all with bold American flavors. 334 Santana Row, Suite 1000, (408) 244-1180.
  • Pizza Antica: Decorated with wooden banquettes, this pizza joint serves high-class Roman style thin crust pizzas. Toppings range from savory cured meats to fresh cheeses, wild mushrooms and organic greens. 334 Santana Row #1065. (408) 557-8373.
  • Blowfish Sushi: More than just your regular sushi place, Blowfish serves its Japanese fare in a hip, modern and unique way. There is your regular sushi of course, but there is also an Asian Fusion menu that is very different and is a must try. Also serves sakes, cooked appetizers and specialty desserts. 355 Santana Row #1010, (408) 345-3848.

So if you are planning your next holiday to San Jose, don’t forget to get your charter bus to head to Santana Row for some fun. Call 1-800-304-1993 or 201-309-4800 to book your bus today.