Silicon Valley on a Budget

Low on cash? Get a lot for a little at these Silicon Valley favorites.

Updated: July 18, 2005

Cheap Eats


Taco Bravo

1950 S Bascom Ave, Campbell, CA 95008


Falafel Drive in

2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128


Amato's

1162 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129


Happy Hound

15899 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95032


Budget Hotels


Pacific Inn of Sunnyvale

170 S Sunnyvale Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086


Wild Palms Hotel, A Joie De Vivre Boutique Hotel

910 E Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087


Crestview Hotel

901 E El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040


Granada Inn - Silicon Valley

2515 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051


Cheap Attractions


Crest Theatre - Sacramento

1013 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Plan a picnic, soak up the lakeside scenery and hike miles of snaking trails for a small entrance fee.


Municipal Rose Garden

Naglee Ave and Dana Ave, San Jose, CA 95112

More than 4,000 vibrant rose bushes perfume this five-acre garden; admission is free.


San Jose Museum Of Art

110 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

Museum admission, guest lectures, tours and the Sunday kids program don't cost a dime.


Hakone Estate & Gardens

21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070

This authentic showplace hosts ceremonial tea services and a variety of worthwhile attractions amidst a serene setting.