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Santana Row Travel Guide

Santana Row is an outdoor shopping center and mixed-use development in San Jose, California.

Santana Row is very popular: it receives more than 12 million visitors a year, both locals and tourists, drawn by luxury and mid-range retailers, trendy restaurants and cafes, lively nightlife and the trendy street scene. It is considered one of the best places in Silicon Valley to see and be seen.

Where is Santana Row?

Address: 377 Santana Row, San José, CA 95128

Santana Row is located at the corner of Stevens Creek and Winchester Boulevards in San Jose. The mall is close to highways 880, 280 and 17. It is 4 miles from downtown San José and 6 miles from San José International Airport (SJC).

Santana Row Architecture and Concept:

An East Coast-based developer, Federal Realty, bought the old, outdated Town & Country Village (San Jose) shopping center in 1997. They envisioned an architecturally significant mixed-use development where people could live, work, shop and be entertained, all in One community.

They hired architects to design a European-inspired urban plan with wide pedestrian streets, sidewalk cafes, and a mix of classic and modern architectural elements. Architectural and engineering plans won awards for successfully adapting an old-world European atmosphere to development from scratch. Santana Row opened to the public in November 2012.

Santana Row Parking:

Parking is free in all Santana Row lots and garages.

Valet parking is available for $ 8 at these locations / times:

  • In front of the Hotel Valencia, 7 days a week.
  • Near the CinéArts theater, from Friday to Sunday.
  • In the Winchester garage, at ground level, Thursday through Sunday.

Santana Row Hours: Individual merchant hours vary, but Santana Row offices are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Major Santana Row Stores: Best Buy, The Container Store, Crate & Barrel, H&M, Tesla, and Gucci.

New Arrivals / Coming Soon! Roots and Rye (Gastropub), Sephora, Sugarfina (Beverly Hills-based luxury candy store).

Some of my favorite Santana Row restaurants and bars:

  • Village California Bistro & Wine Bar
  • Brasserie on the Left Bank
  • Thea Mediterranean Cuisine
  • Pluto
  • El Jardin Tequila Bar

Other main tenants:

  • CineArts Santana Row Theatre
  • Hotel Valencia
  • Club One Fitness

Santana Row Apartments and Condos:

There are 615 Santana Row apartments and 219 privately owned condos. From the moment it opened, the residential units at this posh address have maintained a 99% occupancy rate.

Selected events:

  • Fashion shows
  • Car sign
  • Summer Yoga in the Park (sponsored by lululemon athletica)
  • Christmas tree lighting

Things to do near Santana Row:

  • Valley Fair Mall
  • Winchester Mystery House
  • Downtown San José
  • Santa Cruz mountain wineries

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