Thanksgiving is a festive season to experience Silicon Valley. From delectable meals to exciting shopping events, this special time of year makes visiting Mountain View an excellent choice. Our hotel with European village-style accommodations makes the perfect home base during Thanksgiving.
Start your Thanksgiving off literally on the right foot when you participate in the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot in Downtown San Jose. This fun run and walk is a fundraiser for good causes and will get your heart rate up before you dig into that Thanksgiving feast. There are races for all levels including elite runners, kids, wheelchairs and seniors.
When it's time for dinner, you will have countless choices. Many restaurants used to keep their doors closed in the Santa Clara area on Thanksgiving Day, but 2015 promises to have more delicious options than ever before. From upscale steakhouses and gourmet New American restaurants, San Jose and the surroundings towns offer dozens of special menus. The Mountain Winery in Saratoga is famous for a lavish buffet while popular eateries like McCormick and Schmick's and The Grill on the Alley feature classic items like turkey, stuffing and all of the fixings.
When the tables have been cleared, it's time to start thinking about shopping for the holiday season. Black Friday kicks off with the San Jose Harvest Festival featuring handmade crafts from independent vendors. Of course, all of the shopping centers will be busy with wallet-friendly sales and special entertainment to get you in the mood for the holidays.