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South 2nd St, Downtown

Ranked 1st best street in Downtown
37.3319270120201 -121.885955814249
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5/5
2yrs+

"Night life at down town San jose"

Do you feel bored do you feel like to express your self or remove all the stress you have been handling all the day then you have the perfect place to be. Well if you are movie freak you got the cinema 12 to visit you can even visit the play across the street and if you are a foodie well you name it you get it I recommend the Indian place pretty nice to get the bad karma out with little bit of spice :) If you just walk by you get to see lot more play clubs to hand out. VTA is nearby the Train and if you walk by to the Santa clara street you the the bus which run all day all night dont forget to njoy the music that goes on in the evening by the side of the park also in the cinema 12 alley. Beware of getting mugged so try to be in group
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5/5
2yrs+

"So much to do, so little time."

Second street is full of stuff to do. It's full of clubs...sports clubs, comedy clubs, nightclubs, you name it. I wouldn't recommend this area for young kids, as there's not much to do. It's right near the University so it's always chock full of people to meet and hang out with. Mostly, it's apartments, so there's not really enough room for a large family anyways. the only caution I have is because of all the entertainment, it can get pretty noisy at night. If you don't mind though, it's perfect.
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4/5
2yrs+

"lots of stuff on this street"

i think if you are downtown in san jose...south 2nd is pretty hard to avoid...why anyone would avoid it is beyond me.

It probably has more on it than other streets in san jose as far as entertainment. There is the comedy club, the comedy sports improve, the reperatory theater and the camera cinemas. they also have a little carnival outside the san jose rep at various times during the year...i dont remember when. i have never been to comedy sports, but always meant to. camera cinemas are great because they have both indie and mainstream movies. they also host the cinequest film festival. and if you are into thug looking guys and hoochie mamas there is "toons" the club on the corner of santa clara and 2nd.

there are a lot of resturants but i am not sure if any are actually fancy...there is the capers bar...which is close to fancy...other than that pf changs, thai food, starbucks (one of at least 3 downtown) pita pit and the zanottos deli. Zanottos is basically the only grocery store downtown. They have a good selection but it is really overpriced...i guess you can either not pay the price or support local business by shopping there.

s. 2nd is also the southbound transit hub. the light rail stops along this street as well as many busses.

in its attempt to bring more housing downtown there are some housing developments that are either completed or being completed. like Santa Clara Street the main downtown section of this street did not include much housing...there were of course the apartments a top businesses, but they have recently added apartments so there are more living choices for being right in the thick of it. The upgrades to the light rail platform, the removal of a snack stand (which was pretty messed up on sj's part) and increased police surveilance has changed it from being a spot where people hang out to a nice stop for whomever new moves into the neighborhood.

and i am not sure if it is still there since downtown san jose seems to constantly change, but the betty boop store was interesting to go into...i have no idea if people actually shop there, but i always got a kick out of walking by.

and lets not forget the ramada limited...typically 79 bucks a night which is cheap for downtown san jose...(i used to work there) ...even cheaper nastier motel next door...wouldnt recommend it.
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