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Things to Do in Sunnyvale

Walk the campus of Stanford University. Sit down at a restaurant on North First Street, or buy groceries for your guestroom kitchenette in Japantown San Jose. Friendship Inn is walking distance to many international restaurants in Sunnyvale. Spend the day strolling through the charming downtowns of Los Gatos, Willow Glen, Los Altos or Saratoga.  Each town has a unique charm and many fine dining options. Enjoy museums, golf, spas, and much more.

North First Street and Santana Row

Travel to the city of Milpitas and try chicken shawarma at Dish n Dash, TripAdvisor’s highest rated restaurant on North First Street. This road is known for international food, which includes German, Italian, Mexican, and Chinese. North First Street is also a hub for many businesses. So it's the perfect place to meet coworkers for delicious meals during your lunch break or get a drink later that night at a pub. 

Just eleven minutes from our hotel is the fabulous Santana Row. Nothing beats a delicious lunch accompanied by an afternoon shopping. The famous Row offers a great variety of restaurants you can choose from, such as Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao and a vast selection of high-end stores so you can indulge in great style.
Friends dining near Friendship Inn

Santana Row Shopping

  • Free People
  • Madwell 
  • Diesel 
  • Sephora 
  • Lululemon
  • Gucci

Santana Row Restaurants

  • Yard House
  • Amber India
  • Fogo de Chao
  • VILLAGE California Bistro and Wine
  • The Counter Santana Row
  • Straits Restaurant

Check Out Japantown San Jose 

Celebrate 128 years of Japanese history, culture, and food at Japantown San Jose. This business community is one of three authentic Japantowns remaining in the United States. Business travelers and families can shop at Sunnyvale Town Center and Santana Row, catering to everyone's needs.


Nearby Charms

Explore these charming, quaint walking towns with great food and shopping. The possibilities are endless.

  • Los Gatos (14 miles)
  • Willow Glen (13 miles)
  • Palo Alto (9 miles)
  • Mt. View (2.7 miles)
  • Los Altos (4.7 miles)