Probably the best looking shopping area in south bay. It's open-area and with a resting/kids area in the center. Nicely decorated with lots seasonal flowers. I really enjoy taking kids here for a walk. Free parking structure nearby.
Has to be one of the best downtown ever. Always something to do, tons of restaurants to pick from!
If you often find someone else deciding what should be on your burger, pickles, onions, whatever, and want to really get it done right, then The Counter is your place. With a checklist of available ingredients that you select, there is virtually an unlimited number of combinations for what makes your burger. Oh wait, are you on a no-bread diet? That's fine! Replace your bun with a bed of mixed greens, and you all of a sudden have a hearty salad with all the same selection of ingredients, which is staggering for a burger or even a salad. I won't attempt to list them here, but having a crazy variety of diets on our team, The Counter is one of the few places where we can all get something perfect for us. The only request I make while I'm there is that they'd offer a quarter pound burger, since the smallest third of a pound after cooking could suffice to serve as 2 meals. Still I find myself pounding down my burger every time they are just so good. I recommend the pretzel bun, and avocado with garlic aoli sauce.
Nice place to have a great meal with family and friends. The trick is to find out when this place is not so crowded. LOL ! :)
I like to come here and pretend I'm rich. Parking is awful though, and many of the places here have poor service with high prices, but it is a nice stroll in the evening. You can walk there from Valley Fair Mall, which is the most upscale mall in the south bay in my eyes. Very picturesque and romantic.