2855 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite 2178 • Santa Clara, CA 95050-6709
Monday – Friday
10:30 AM – 9 PM
10 AM – 9 PM
11 AM – 6 PM
Nordstrom opens at 9:30 M-Sat.
Score (Perfect 10 out of 10!)
Westfield Valley Fair mall in San Jose is considered to be the best enclosed shopping center in Northern California. It has knocked the pants off nearby Cupertino Square and Sunnyvale Town Center. Even giving the desirable Stanford Shopping Center some healthy competition.
Look for an expansion and two new anchor stores soon!
Of course, this mall is bursting at the seams. We can’t even recall a vacant store front.
With Westfield, it’s all in the details. The interior architecture is inspired by the Art Deco and Arts & Crafts movement. Beautiful light fixtures and unique metal designs on every column.
With over 200 stores, how could you go wrong? Valley Fair is filled with many upscale shops rarely found outside of San Francisco. The Macy’s is very large (there are two). You’ll even find a state-of-the-art Nordstrom.
You’ll find a stunning food court on Level Two. It especially shines with its gorgeous lodge appearance, complete with expansive ceiling, fireplace, and outdoor dining. A fine collection of eateries is sure to satisfy even the most discriminating palates.
Parking is a test of patience. Take my advice and get the valet. A few bucks will free up time and considerable frustration. The valet is usually at the middle entrance from Stevens Creek Blvd.
Later, take a walk to Santana Row across the street.
Valley Fair mall is conveniently located at I-880 and Stevens Creek Boulevard on the border of San Jose and Santa Clara. The area is highly congested due to the popularity of this mall and Santana Row, across the street.
Valley Fair was formed when they knocked down the old Valley Fair Shopping Center in San Jose (leaving Macy’s) and Stevens Creek Shopping Center (leaving The Emporium and I. Magnin) in Santa Clara. In 1986, they built a new mall to join the remaining department stores. For that reason, half of this mall is in Santa Clara and the other half is in San Jose. An additional 56,000 square feet was added in 2003, making it huge!
- Macy’s Men’s & Home
- Old Navy
Official Site: Westfield Valley Fair Mall
Type: Superregional center
GLA: 137,087.725 m2 (1,475,600 sq. ft.)
Owner: Westfield Centres/JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management
Management Company: Westfield Centres
Year First Opened: 1956/1986
Year Renovated: 2001, 2003 (expansion)
Architectural Appearance: Chic
Cleanliness: Hospital clean!
Occupancy: Bursting at the seams!
Store Quality: Flagship
Parking: Parking Jihad! What do you expect for a mall this popular? (-1)
Location: Very convenient
Services: Website, personal shoppers, free stroller rental, free balloons, free wheelchair rental, free scooter rental, free bags, package carry-out, Westfield Playtown & Family Lounge, and WI-FI.
Uniqueness: One-of-a-kind gem!
+1 Personal Opinion point for being the best mall in the Bay Area.