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  • Exterior of the Winchester Mystery House featuring the beautiful gardens and fountain in front.
  • Santana Row strip with people shopping and dining curb side.
  • The Falafel Drive-In walk-up-to-order stand and bright neon sign glowing at night.
  • Sarah Winchester's Main Bedroom inside the Winchester Mystery House

West San Jose

West San Jose is arguably home to San Jose’s most famous landmark, the Winchester Mystery House. Guests can tour the 132-year-old mansion and learn the legend of Sarah Winchester. Marvel in the homes puzzling architecture – doors that open onto nothing, stairs that lead to the ceiling, and most of all the surreptitious number 13 lurking in every beautiful design. A short walk from the mansion, visitors can unwind at Santana Row – a European inspired shopping district and Westfield Valley Fair featuring a luxury-shopping wing.

Drive a little further west and indulge in Japanese culture, cuisine and shopping at Mitsuwa Shopping Center. We may be bias, but our favorite flavors are curated at Santouka, inside their food court. 

Japanese soup dish


Visitors will choose from upscale dining at Le Papillon to casual dives such as the Falafel Drive-In featured on the Food Networks Show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.”

Falafel Drive-In neon sign lit up and people dining outside
Falafel Drive-In



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winchester mystery house at sunset

Winchester Mystery House

How many number 13s can you find in the mansion?


Falafel's Drive-In

It's good enough for Guy Fieri to drop in! Trust us, it's worth the trip.

A spoon full of food

Le Papillon

If you like food and you like art, here your food is works of art!