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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

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.
  • Fry's Electronics (Hamilton Ave. and CA-17). Locally famous electronics superstore. Customer Service Number Ten, Product Variety Number One. Looks like an Aztec temple, complete with a ramp where the sacrifices, er, shopping carts line up. Check the back of the Mercury News front section for specials.
  • Recycled Books, 241 Campbell Ave. 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 evertything. 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.

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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