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Old 05-01-2007, 04:00 PM
 
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I was out there this past weekend. I drove around Mountain View, Palo Alto, and spent a night in San Francisco. Unfortunately I didn't get to do the complete drive from San Francisco down to Santa Clara. I would have liked to do that during rush hour to see what it was really like, but time did not permit it.

I couldn't figure out where the "downtown" area was in mountain view, is there one? I found University Ave. in Palo Alto to be a very nice little cute town. Are there any other "cute" downtowns like that anywhere further up towards San Francisco that I should have checked out? And if so, can you tell me the actual street that is the "downtown" area, and not just the name of the town?

Thanks a lot for your help so far!
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Old 05-03-2007, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Fremont
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In Mountain View, the "downtown" is considered to be on Castro St., between Central Expressway and El Camino Real. Pedestrian oriented. CalTrain (goes up to SF) is at the northern end of Castro St., along Central Exp.

Downtown Burlingame is on Burlingame Ave, between El Camino Real and California Dr.

Downtown San Mateo is a multi-block area between El Camino Real, Main Street, and from 1st to 5th Avenues.

Brisbane's main area radiates out from Queen St. for many blocks (a river runs through it).

Finally, I recommend Los Altos on Main Street.

Those should keep you busy for a while.
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Old 05-03-2007, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Another good one is downtown San Carlos, which is about 22 miles south of San Francisco... the main downtown is on Laurel Ave., between Holly St. & Brittan Ave. They have some really good restaurants, independent shops, and even a Farmer's market on certain weekends. Very cute! You could also check out Redwood City, on Broadway Ave. between El Camino & Chestnut... slightly in need of some TLC, but there are some good places to eat and shop. It also branches out to Jefferson Ave (between El Camino & Veterans Blvd.), where you'll find the beautiful library, a new multi-plex theater, and more yummy restaurants.
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Old Yesterday, 03:28 AM
 
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What large city is between Sacramento. And san Jose California nice to have a visit but the distance between them is easy to drive
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Old Yesterday, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Newark, Ca
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What large city is between Sacramento. And san Jose California nice to have a visit but the distance between them is easy to drive
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