Santana Row Visitors Guide

Santana Row in San Jose, CA

A Santana Row Visitor's Guide
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Santana Row is an outdoor shopping mall and mixed-use development in San Jose, California. 

Santana Row is very popular--it gets over 12 million visitors a year, locals and tourists alike, drawn to the luxury and mid-range retailers, the hip restaurants and cafes, the buzzing nightlife, and the fashionable street scene. It's considered one of Silicon Valley's top places to see and be seen.

Where is Santana Row?

Address: 377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128

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

Santana Row Architecture & Concept:

An east coast based developer, Federal Realty, bought the old and dated Town & Country Village (San Jose) shopping center back in 1997. They envisioned an architecturally significant mixed-use development where poeople could live, work, shop and entertain, all in one community.

They hired architects to design a European-inspired town plan with broad pedestrian streets, sidewalk cafes, and a mix of both classic and modern architectural elements. The architectural and engineering plans won awards for successfully adapting an old-world European atmosphere to a ground-up development.

 Santana Row opened to the public in November 2012. 

Santana Row Parking:

Parking is free at all Santana Row lots and garages. 

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

  • In front of Hotel Valencia, 7 days a week.
  • Near CinéArts Theatre, Friday through Sunday.
  • In the Winchester Garage--ground level, Thursday through Sunday.

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

    Major Santana Row shops: 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 shop).

    Some of my favorite Santana Row restaurants and bars:

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

    Other Major Tenants:

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

    Santana Row Apartments & Condos: 

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

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