Clarion Inn Silicon Valley
3200 Monterey Rd.
San Jose, CA 95111
Phone: (408) 972-2200
Fax: (408) 972-2632
Believed to be the first comic book store in the city of San Jose, every trip at Hijinx Comics is an experience. Do not be fooled by the small floor space because the place has a huge store room at the back which is like Aladdin's cave for any comic book lover. The store is known for their personalized service; their staff is very friendly and they will help you in all way to get the book your looking for. In any case if they are not carrying the book, they will order it for you. Look out for their sales, when you can stock up on your comic book stash at really cheap prices.
Enjoy shopping, dining, and the theater at the Westfield Oakridge mall. The mall has major department stores like Macy's, Sears and Nordstrom Racks on board, along with popular boutiques and stores like Aldo, Bath & Body Works, Michael Kors and such. With over 26 dining options, that include Starbucks, Sbarro, California Pizza Kitchen and P.F Chang's, among many others, the Westfield Oakridge can please even the pickiest eater. Whether you feel like stuffing your face or your shopping bag, the Westfield Oakridge has something for everyone.
Apple Store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Just like any other Apple Store, the one at 925 Blossom Hill Road is spacious and has carefully managed aisles for various products of Apple. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
Kohl's is a chain of departmental stores and their outlets can be found all around the city. This location of Kohl's is clean and quite clutter free, the aisles are carefully organized and if you still find trouble locating your desired item the friendly staff is always at your disposal. The quality of the clothes sold here and the prices are both decent. This is also a great place to pick up home items of everyday use. The home decor items sold here are adorable and quite reasonably priced. The store is flocked with regular customers and it is especially busy during the opening hours.
Almaden Plaza Shopping Center has a variety of retail outlets, restaurants and service providers under one roof. Located just a walk away from the Almaden Expressway, this is a perfect spot for a shopping day out with friends or family. Shops like Costco, Trader Joes, Carters, Barnes and Noble, Bed Bath and Beyond will satisfy the shopaholic inside you. Restaurants like L&L Hawaiian BBQ, Chevys, Baskin & Robbins and the good old Starbucks will satiate your appetite after a long shopping haul. Ample of parking space is available hence you do not need to worry about your vehicle while you shop to your heart's content.
Milo's Wide World of Sports Collectibles is a great place to look for hard-to-find sports memorabilia. Offering a diverse range of collectibles and sports merchandise like football jerseys, hats, beanies, Milo's is best known for its large collection of products autographed by famous sportsmen. Here you will find a range of WWE paraphernalia, NASCAR and UFC collectibles and much more! If you've been looking for a rare WWE tee-shirt signed by Rikishi Fatu or a San Jose Sharks hoody, Milo's Wide World of Sports Collectibles is the place to go. Milo's also invites sports personalities once or twice a year; check their website for more on these events.
Enjoy shopping, dining, and the theater at the Eastridge Center, located at the Eastridge Loop. The mall has a variety of shops and boutiques like Victoria's Secret, Payless, Vans, Hollister Co., to name just a few and department stores like Macy's, JCPenney and Sears, on board. The imposing structure boasts of an area of about 1.4 million square feet (130,064 square meters) and is spread over 3 stories. Featuring more than 150 stores and outlets, Eastridge provides a shopping experience like no other. After a long shopping expedition, there are several restaurants and cafes on site where you can recuperate. For entertainment, there's the movie theater, AMC Eastridge Mall 15 playing the current Hollywood hits, and during summers, their Summer Concert Series will keep you coming back for more.
This store is a lot of fun for children as well as adults wishing to relive their childhood, at least for some moments. It's located in downtown Willow Glen, a charming area of San Jose, across the street from an elementary school, so it's common to see children and teachers lounging about. It is mainly a bookstore, carrying hundreds of classic and contemporary titles for ages that range from newborn to preteen years. However, it also sells educational gifts, toys, games and teaching supplies. Independent and dedicated, this shops stocks goods that are well selected and the atmosphere is also very welcoming.
Not quite a restaurant, but more than just a wine bar, at Grapevine you can browse their unique selection of small boutique wines and specialty cheeses. They have over 20 wines by the glass, specialty bottled beers, house infused fruit sake, as well as their very special non-alcoholic white jasmine sparkling tea. The wine menu changes weekly. In addition, they also offer a variety of small plates including a specialty cheese sampler plate and desserts. They have weekly special events, private parties, wine & cheese clubs, and can create cheese platters to bring home for special occasions.
Finally, here is a second-hand consignment store with truly tasteful clothing. This boutique, located in a charming suburb called Willow Glen, features designer women's clothing in impeccable condition. In fact, upon entering, you might not even know that the clothing is used. You will find Ellen Tracy suits, Rafael dresses, Kate Spade bags and even a small collection of fashion jewelry. Take a walk down Lincoln Avenue and you will see that its neighboring stores are worth visiting as well.
Shop for a good cause! This secondhand boutique benefits Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford Medical Center. It features quality affordable used clothing, accessories, furniture, home accessories, books and toys. Everything is in good condition so you're guaranteed to find great deals while you're doing a good deed. It's located in downtown Willow Glen on an old-fashioned street with dozens of great independent clothing, home furnishings and gift boutiques nearby. Please note that they accept payments in cash only.
Downtown Willow Glen is a vibrant shopping district in the city. This quaint neighborhood will take you back in time with its neoclassical, Victorian, Tudor, Colonial, Mission and other styles of architecture. Lincoln Avenue is the heart of this place. Dotted with numerous local shops, excellent restaurants, boutiques and more, it is indeed a shoppers paradise. You can shop for quality products without feeling the pinch.