“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Picture San Jose in simpler, pre-digital times, and you're halfway to Willow Glen already. The Brady Bunch would fit right into this family-oriented neighborhood, where streets are shaded with trees and mom-and-pop shop awnings. The neighborhood's 1920s-50s bungalows seem worlds away from supersized McMansions in surrounding communities. Driving down the main drag of Lincoln Avenue is a nostalgia trip, with its candy stores, coffee shops, delis, and diners. The chains are mostly local, though the fare is oddly middle American for California—on the upside, parents won't need to ask twice for booster seats in these family-friendly joints. If you need your mustache trimmed or updo hairsprayed, look no further: barber shops and storefront salons abound in Willow Glen.