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Willow Glen

1261 Lincoln Ave, Suite 217, San Jose, CA 95125-3006
+1 408-298-2100
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Much to do

From restaurants to a historic stone church, Willow Glen has a little bit of everything. It is one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cupertino, California
Grew up loving this place!

I was born an raised in Willow Glen. It has grown up, just like me. It's a family friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Jose, California
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The tree lined streets of Downtown Willow Glen offer a small-town feel nestled in the city of San Jose — the 10th largest city in the nation. Stroll along Lincoln Avenue and find sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, boutiques, vintage shops, strollers parked outside unique kid stores, and doggie water bowls everywhere. Grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner, deposit a check, book a trip, rent a costume, get your eyes or teeth checked, drop off your clothes for cleaning, or pick up your prescription. All this and more with free, convenient parking on the street and in the public parking lots, including a large number of public parking spaces located in the Bank of America lot. Downtown Willow Glen offers more than 250 retail, dining, service and professional businesses waiting to give you that personal service that only a small business owner can provide. Annual street festivals showcase our area to the greater San Jose and Bay Area to thousands of attendees. Visit us and discover San Jose's best kept secret!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1261 Lincoln Ave, Suite 217, San Jose, CA 95125-3006
+1 408-298-2100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From restaurants to a historic stone church, Willow Glen has a little bit of everything. It is one of San Jose's historic neighborhoods.

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was born an raised in Willow Glen. It has grown up, just like me. It's a family friendly atmosphere with plenty of places to eat, shop, and people watch. Saturdays you will find young families with strollers and dogs hanging out and enjoying all...More

Thank Stefani1220
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Since they changed the traffic flow it is very difficult to drive through downtown Willow Glen and parking can be very difficult on weekends. Resturants for every taste the new Purple Onion is a stop for coffee or lunch however the coffee is more expensive...More

Thank laurals2016
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Love downtown willow glen! They have lots of cute restaurants (so much variety!), shops and banks. The area is really clean and a great place to go for a walk, a date or a fun evening out. There are so many different shops there's something...More

Thank NicoleHT
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We keep things charming in willow glen. Once you pass Coe Ave. you are welcomed into willow glen with many unique shops, delicious restaurants, spas, hair and nail salons, things for the kids to get creative with, Starbucks, Peet's , the creamery and Susie cakes!...More

Thank m r
Reviewed February 22, 2017

The Table is a great place to eat and will definitely go back. It can get crowded so make reservations. Parking can be tricky in this area, so plan ahead. Lots of good restaurants to try, cute and fun shops and the best children's bookstore...More

Thank Ambarrett
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Can't beat Willow Glen for a change from mall shopping and chain restaurants. Lots of boutiques, interesting restaurants (my favorite is Aqui - including the bar) from brunch to dinner to late nite. A few antique stores, pet shops. . . well, there's just a...More

Thank Ham_a_Lot_SJ
Reviewed February 1, 2017

If you have time and you want to wander a bit, Willow Glen will work for you. Buy a coffee at the south end of Lincoln Avenue (Starbucks) or the north end (Peet's) then wander along the main drag and check out the assorted retailers...More

Thank Sloped_Bench
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Willow Glen has it all.....charm galore, great restaurants, fun shops and the people are all very welcoming. It's an excellent plac to take a stroll, stop for a coffee or a meal. The people watcching cannot be beat AND it's really dog friendly so you...More

Thank FLGreekGirl
Willow G, Guest Relations Manager at Willow Glen, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2017

Thank you for your great review. We look forward to having you here again.

Reviewed December 28, 2016

We went to downtown Willow Glenn and afterwards drove the various neighborhood streets to see the Christmas decorations. Each street does a theme such as Christmas trees, Candy Canes, etc. Its always magical fun for the holidays. Its also free.

Thank mini
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