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Los-Gatos is south of San Francisco, between Palo Alto and San Jose, and just off Highway 17 as it begins its climb into the Santa Cruz Mountains. With a rich history and a rich culture, Los Gatos has a bit of a Mediterranean feel to it. The Los Gatos Creek Trail, Lexington Reservoir and Los Gatos Mountain Trail provide ample outdoor recreational opportunities, while in town you will find historical sites and beautiful parks and museums. Lots of people come from nearby San Francisco and San Jose to escape the pressures of city life and experience "the good life" of California in Los Gatos. Beautiful scenery, balmy weather, fine dining and interesting shops and boutiques, and easy access to major highways makes Los Gatos a perfect weekend retreat, or a great home base for longer vacations. Some of the other interesting attractions in town include the Art Museum of Los Gatos, Kotani-En Japanese Garden, Science Museum of Los Gatos, and the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad and Bill Mason Carousel. But more than anything else, this is a place to unwind and refresh. Take your time and stroll Main Street exploring the shops, and maybe stop for a drink at one of the upscale pubs. Experience the way California was meant to be enjoyed in the charming village of Los Gatos!

Surrounding areas: San Jose, California (6.8 mi), Sunnyvale, California (10.0 mi), Los Altos Hills, California (13.4 mi), Aptos, California (17.8 mi), Capitola, California (18.0 mi), Santa Cruz, California (18.6 mi), Rio del Mar, California (18.8 mi)

Los Gatos Vacation Rentals




Los Gatos Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Lodge At Villa Felice15350 S Winchester BlvdLos Gatos, CA (408) 395-6710
Toll House Hotel140 S Santa Cruz AveLos Gatos, CA (408) 395-7070
Clarion Choice Bristol Hotel3341 S Bascom AveCampbell, CA2.2 mi.(408) 559-3330
Carlyle Hotel1300 Camden AveCampbell, CA2.5 mi.(408) 559-3600
Residence Inn By Marriott - San Jose2761 S Bascom AveCampbell, CA2.8 mi.(408) 559-1551
Campbell Inn675 E Campbell AveCampbell, CA3.8 mi.(408) 374-4300
Towneplace Suites By Marriott San Jose Campbell700 E Campbell AveCampbell, CA3.8 mi.(408) 370-4510
Pruneyard Inn1995 South Bascom AveCampbell, CA3.9 mi.(408) 559-4300
Pruneyard Inn1995 S Bascom AveCampbell, CA3.9 mi.(408) 559-4300
Larkspur Landing Hotel Campbell550 W Hamilton AveCampbell, CA4.0 mi.(408) 364-1514
The Moorpark Hotel4241 Moorpark AveSan Jose, CA5.6 mi.(408) 864-0300
San Jose Towneplace Suites By Marriott440 Saratoga AveSan Jose, CA5.7 mi.(408) 984-5903
Valley Park Hotel2404 Stevens Creek BlvdSan Jose, CA6.2 mi.(408) 293-5000
University Of Ca Bay Research & Ext CTR90 N Winchester BlvdSanta Clara, CA6.3 mi.(408) 296-1672
Suiteamerica At Avalon Cupertino5608 Stevens Creek BlvdCupertino, CA6.4 mi.(408) 255-6750
Suiteamerica At The Podium10100 Torre AveCupertino, CA7.0 mi.(408) 252-4008
Cypress Hotel10050 S Deanza BlvdCupertino, CA7.1 mi.(408) 253-8900
Oakwood Worldwide At Centremark5606 Stevens CRK BlvdCupertino, CA7.1 mi.(650) 528-5060
Suiteamerica At Arioso19608 Prunridge AveCupertino, CA7.1 mi.(408) 873-9090
Holiday Inn Express2660 Monterey RdSan Jose, CA7.2 mi.(408) 279-6600
Travelodge San Jose Sports Arena1041 The AlamedaSan Jose, CA7.2 mi.(408) 295-0159
Courtyard By Marriott Cupertino10605 N Wolfe RdCupertino, CA7.3 mi.(408) 252-9100
Hilton Garden Inn Cupertino10741 N Wolfe RdCupertino, CA7.3 mi.(408) 777-0787
Arena Hotel817 The AlamedaSan Jose, CA7.3 mi.(408) 294-6500
Hampton Inn & Suites55 Old Tully RdSan Jose, CA7.3 mi.(408) 298-7373
Clarion President Inn3200 Monterey RdSan Jose, CA7.4 mi.(408) 972-2200
Executive Inn Downtown1215 S First StSan Jose, CA7.4 mi.(408) 280-5300
Parkview Motel1140 S Second StSan Jose, CA7.4 mi.(408) 297-8455
Crowne Plaza San Jose Downtown282 Almaden BlvdSan Jose, CA7.5 mi.(408) 998-0400
Executive Inn San Jose3930 Monterey RdSan Jose, CA7.5 mi.(408) 281-8700
Super 8 Motel1860 The AlamedaSan Jose, CA7.5 mi.(408) 293-9361
Comfort Inn Airport South2118 The AlamedaSan Jose, CA7.6 mi.(408) 243-2400
Crowne Plaza San Jose - Downtown218 Almaden BlvdSan Jose, CA7.6 mi.(408) 998-0400
Cupertino Inn10889 N De Anza BlvdCupertino, CA7.7 mi.(408) 996-7700
Hilton San Jose And Towers300 Almaden BlvdSan Jose, CA7.7 mi.(408) 287-2100
Hotel De Anza233 W Santa Clara StSan Jose, CA7.7 mi.(408) 286-1000
Hotel Sainte Claire302 S Market StSan Jose, CA7.7 mi.(408) 295-2000
San Jose Marriott Hotel365 S Market StSan Jose, CA7.7 mi.(408) 280-1300
Pacific Inn Of Santa Clara2505 The AlamedaSanta Clara, CA7.7 mi.(408) 244-1040
Fairmont Hotel170 S Market StSan Jose, CA7.8 mi.(408) 998-1900
 
Bed & Breakfast
The Hensley House Bed And Breakfast Inn456 N Third StSan Jose, CA8.1 mi.(408) 298-3537
Inn At Depot Hill250 Monterey AveCapitola, CA18.0 mi.(831) 462-3376

Los Gatos Weather & Climate

Mild weather without extremes best typifies the climate of the north-central coast of California near San Jose. Located midway between San Francisco and Monterey Bay, this region has over 300 days of sunshine per year and an average annual temperature of 70 degrees. Most evenings are cool - even in summertime - but pleasantly so. Days are neither too hot nor too cold, and most precipitation is received October through March in the form of rain. In summer, a seasonal blanket of fog often hugs the coastline and can block out the sun for days, although usually it burns off by midday. Fall is often the sunniest and warmest season, without the fog of summer or the clouds of wintertime.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 58°F 38°F 5.11 in. 53°F
February 62°F 41°F 4.77 in. 54°F
March 65°F 42°F 3.93 in. 54°F
April 70°F 44°F 1.19 in. 54°F
May 75°F 48°F 0.46 in. 55°F
June 81°F 52°F 0.10 in. 57°F
July 85°F 55°F 0.04 in. 59°F
August 84°F 54°F 0.08 in. 60°F
September 82°F 53°F 0.24 in. 59°F
October 75°F 48°F 1.02 in. 59°F
November 64°F 42°F 2.47 in. 56°F
December 58°F 38°F 3.23 in. 54°F

Los Gatos Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Norman Y Mineta San Jose International airport (SJC) located about 8 miles north of Los Gatos in San Jose, California, the San Francisco International airport (SFO) located approximately 34 miles northwest of Los Gatos in San Francisco, California, the Metropolitan Oakland International airport (OAK) located roughly 36 miles northwest of Los Gatos in Oakland, California, and finally the Hollister Municipal airport (3O7) located around 38 miles southeast of Los Gatos in Hollister, California.

Los Gatos Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA8.2 mi.
Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta CruzCA18.5 mi.
Bonfante GardensGilroyCA26.9 mi.
Oakland ZooOaklandCA42.8 mi.
Pixieland ParkConcordCA51.4 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA62.1 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA72.4 mi.
TraintownSonomaCA77.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Raging WatersSan JoseCA8.1 mi.
Waterworld USAConcordCA51.4 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA71.7 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA96.4 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Cinnabar Hills Golf ClubSan JoseCA6.8 mi.
Los Lagos Golf CourseSan JoseCA6.8 mi.
Santa Teresa Golf ClubSan JoseCA6.8 mi.
The Ranch Golf ClubSan JoseCA6.8 mi.
Deep Cliff Golf CourseCupertinoCA7.5 mi.
Blackberry Farm Golf CourseCupertinoCA7.9 mi.
Pruneridge Golf CourseSanta ClaraCA7.9 mi.
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis ClubSanta ClaraCA7.9 mi.
Sunken Gardens Golf CourseSunnyvaleCA8.7 mi.
San Jose Municipal Golf CourseSan JoseCA10.6 mi.
Pleasant Hills Golf CourseSan JoseCA11.4 mi.
Sunnyvale Municipal Golf CourseSunnyvaleCA12.1 mi.
Valley Gardens Golf CourseScotts ValleyCA13.1 mi.
Spring Valley Golf CourseMilpitasCA13.2 mi.
Summitpointe Golf CourseMilpitasCA13.2 mi.
De Laveaga Golf CourseSanta CruzCA16.7 mi.
Palo Alto Municipal Golf CoursePalo AltoCA17.5 mi.
Seascape Golf ClubAptosCA17.8 mi.
Pasatiempo Golf ClubSanta CruzCA18.6 mi.
Emerald Hills Golf CourseRedwood CityCA22.4 mi.
Sunol Valley Golf CourseSunolCA24.0 mi.
Casserly Par3 Golf CourseWatsonvilleCA24.4 mi.
Spring Hills Golf CourseWatsonvilleCA24.4 mi.
Eagle Ridge Golf ClubGilroyCA27.5 mi.
Gavilan Golf CourseGilroyCA27.5 mi.
Gilroy Golf CourseGilroyCA27.5 mi.
Mariners Point Golf Links & Practice CenterFoster CityCA27.5 mi.
Pleasanton Fairways Golf CoursePleasantonCA29.7 mi.
 
State Parks
Castle Rock State ParkCA8.2 mi. 
Loghry State ParkCA8.2 mi. 
Portola State ParkCA13.1 mi. 
Big Basin Redwoods State ParkCA14.7 mi. 
Henry Cowell Redwoods State ParkCA15.7 mi. 
Butano State ParkCA18.6 mi. 
Wilder Ranch State ParkCA19.7 mi. 
Cascade Ranch State ParkCA20.2 mi. 
Ano Nuevo Island State ParkCA22.4 mi. 
Henry Willard Coe State ParkCA25.6 mi. 
Burleigh Murray Ranch State ParkCA27.3 mi. 
Zmudowski Beach State ParkCA29.4 mi. 
Robert E Woolley State ParkCA32.1 mi. 
Mills Estate ParkCA33.4 mi. 
McNee Ranch State ParkCA36.2 mi. 
Marina State ParkCA38.8 mi. 
Beach State ParkCA39.8 mi. 
 
Museums
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad CompanyLos GatosCA(Technology)
History Museums of San JoseSan JoseCA8.1 mi.(History)
Japanese American Museum of San JoseSan JoseCA8.1 mi.(History)
Rosicrucian Egyptian MuseumSan JoseCA8.1 mi.(History)
Ableza's Native American Virtual Cultural CenterSan JoseCA8.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Captain Kazooz Kazoo MuseumSan JoseCA8.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
San Jose Museum of ArtSan JoseCA8.1 mi.(Art)
Children's Discovery MuseumSan JoseCA8.1 mi.(Children's)
Arnisto GallerySanta ClaraCA8.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Intel MuseumSanta ClaraCA8.2 mi.(Technology)
Capitola Historical MuseumCapitolaCA18.0 mi.(History)
Ecology Hall of FameSanta CruzCA18.5 mi.(Science)
Niles Canyon Railway MuseumFremontCA21.6 mi.(Technology)
Niles DepotFremontCA21.6 mi.(Technology)
California Antique Aircraft MuseumSan MartinCA22.0 mi.(Technology)
Hiller Aviation MuseumSan CarlosCA24.9 mi.(Technology)
Silicon Valley Art MuseumBelmontCA26.1 mi.(Art)
Coyote Point Museum For Environmental EducationSan MateoCA30.1 mi.(Science)
Sun GalleryHaywardCA30.6 mi.(Art)
USS Hornet MuseumAlamedaCA39.6 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA8.1 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA42.8 mi.
Monterey Bay AquariumMontereyCA44.1 mi.
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA44.9 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA44.9 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA62.1 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA72.4 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA96.4 mi.


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