city in Santa Clara County, California, United States

Campbell is located south and west of San Jose.

UnderstandEdit

Campbell is part of Silicon Valley. It is the home of the giant online auction company eBay.

The local community newspaper is the weekly Campbell Reporter.

Get inEdit

 
Map of Campbell

Get aroundEdit

  • Downtown Campbell is eminently walkable, being only four blocks long.

SeeEdit

  • Campbell Ave. East of Winchester and west of Bascom. To the west, the Historic Downtown District offers a variety of small independent shops and restaurants. To the east, the Pruneyard Shopping Center offers a variety of well-known franchise chains. In between, the Los Gatos Creek Trail distends into Campbell Park.
  • 1 James Henry and Jessie Campbell House, 91 S 2nd St. Not open to the public, but is nice to eyeball as you walk or drive by.
  • 2 The Ainsley House, 300 Grant St, +1-408-866-2119. A 15-room English Tudor style house that has been restored to its 1920s appearance and decor. It is now a museum that is open to the public.    

DoEdit

  • Prunefest. Annual.
  • Farmers' Market. Every Sunday 9AM–1PM. Main Street downtown is closed to traffic; free parking is available on-street and in a multistorey edifice.

BuyEdit

  • 1 The Pruneyard, 1875 S Bascom Avenue, +1-605-992-8687. The local open-air yuppie mall. Has restaurants and an arthouse multiplex.    
    • Pruneyard Cinemas. Movie multiplex.
    • Coffee Society. The stage for a cast of musically inclined chain-smoking bohemians, laptop-toting grad students, fast-talking dot-com biz nerds, and other colorful locals.
  • 2 Rasputin Music, 1820 S Bascom Ave, +1-408-558-0781. An excellent record shop featuring hard to find new and used CDs, DVDs, clothing, etc. If for some reason you can't find it there, try Streetlight Records up Bascom Avenue to the north.
  • 3 Recycled Books West, 275 E. Campbell Ave, +1 408 370-3514. Open daily. At in downtown Campbell. This branch of San Jose's best used book store opened in 2004. The original store is still in business on the Alameda. This location has a little of everything, including several resident cats. Good sci-fi selection, but much more, too.

EatEdit

  • 1 Stacks, 139 East Campbell Ave, +1 408 376-3516. M–Th 7AM–2PM, F–Su 7AM–2:30PM. Go there for breakfast.
  • 2 Royal Taj, 1350 Camden Ave, +1 408 559-6801. Daily 11:30AM–3PM, 5:30PM–10PM. Excellent Indian food
  • 3 Taco Bravo, 1950 S Bascom Ave. Mexican fast food you could build a hacienda out of - that's a compliment, by the way.
  • 4 Naschmarkt, 384 E. Campbell Ave, +1 408 378-0335. Named after an open-air produce market in Vienna, this upscale restaurant serves mostly Austrian and German-style food, such as bratwurst and Wiener schnitzel Open kitchen. $65.
  • 5 Orchard City Kitchen, 1875 S. Bascom Ave, Suite #190 (Pruneyard Shopping Center), +1 408 340-5285. International fusion restaurant offering treats such as smoked duck breast with mustard and blackberries and lamb riblets with pumpkin seeds, chili honey, white chocolate, and hazelnuts. Opens earlier on the weekends for brunch. $25 brunch or lunch, $50 dinner.

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

ConnectEdit

Free wi-fi may be found at the following locations:

  • Sonoma Chicken Coop, on Campbell Ave
  • Orchard Valley Coffee on Campbell Ave
  • Coffee Society, Pruneyard
  • The King's Head Pub, on Orchard City Dr at 1st St

Go nextEdit

The next town to the south is Los Gatos. Los Gatos boasts a larger downtown area, fancier shops, and richer residents.

Continuing south on Hwy 17, one goes over the hill and arrives in Santa Cruz.

Routes through Campbell
Oakland via  San Jose  N   S  Los GatosSanta Cruz


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