Relaxation & Laughter

Elizabeth Strode

Los Gatos Cafe

Technically not in San Jose, but you'll forgive me when you go. I give all their eggs benedict combos 2-thumbs-up and their coffee cake is to die. SO good.

Burke Williams Spa

Come here in the morning, stay until you feel like leaving. What I love about this spa is that they offer free use of all of their great facilities (sauna, hot tub, etc) when you book your treatment. Plus its in Santana Row, which means you could walk around and shop afterwards.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant

Happy hour here is a must. $4 dollars for a burger & fries and $3.50 for a beer? A great starting point for the rest of your evening.

Naglee Park Garage

Chocolate bread pudding. That's all that needs to be said. You'll thank me later.

San Jose Improv

I always come out sore from laughing! Tickets for headliner shows are around $30 with a 2-item minimum.

Gaku Yakitori

One of my favorite hang out places. Casual atmosphere, great skewer selection and outstanding sake. You NEED to try their house-cured bacon!