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The Best Things to Do in Mountain View

Named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Mountain View is a vibrant Silicon Valley city.  Located a few miles from Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, and Santa Clara, this tech-savvy city offers a dynamic culture with fun things to do, from outdoor adventures to a cool dining scene..  Explore leafy urban parks, golf courses, biking trails, and college campuses..

See a concert under the stars at Shoreline Amphitheatre, ride coasters at California's Great America, and discover the cool art scene at the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival. If you're a techie, tour the Google HQ campus and the Computer History Museum. If shopping is your thing, head to downtown Mountain View with eclectic boutiques, vintage shops, and restaurants with outdoor dining, all minutes from Hotel Vue.
 
Stanford University at California

Stanford University

As one of the country's most elite private universities, Stanford features diverse academic programs, a beautiful campus, a thriving hospital system, and Cardinal athletics in Palo Alto.
Experience a concert under the stars at Shoreline Amphitheater, an incredible outdoor entertainment venue, featuring the hottest artists, bands, shows, festivals and special events in the Bay Area.

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Experience a concert under the stars at this incredible outdoor entertainment venue, showcasing the hottest artists, shows, festivals and special events in the Bay Area.
Santa Clara Convention Center at Santa Clara California

Santa Clara Convention Center

A cutting-edge meeting and event venue in Silicon Valley, the SCCC hosts meeting, trade show, expos, and special events. This high-tech convention center is now booking events for 2021.
Santa Clara California theme park

California's Great America

Spend the day chasing thrills at the Bay Area's ultimate theme park with raging coasters, rides, water slides, and fun family attractions. California's Great America reopens in Spring 2021.
Mountain View California Center For The Performing Arts

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts

Located in downtown, Mountain View's performing arts center features powerful shows and live theater in an intimate setting. The venue is temporarily closed but set reopen in 2021. 
Computer History Museum

Computer History Museum

Discover the largest collection of computer artifacts in the world at this tech-driven museum featuring hands-on exhibits of the evolution of the computer generation. CHM will reopen  in Spring 2021.
California's NASA Ames Research Center

NASA Ames Research Center

One of 10 NASA field centers, Ames plays a vital role in NASA's missions and aeronautics programs. Take a guided tour of the Moffett Museum, a former naval air station.
Mountain View Art - Wine Festival at Mountain View, California

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival

This annual event in downtown Mountain View is an energetic street party with artists, live music, crafts, and some of the best cuisines and wines of the SF Bay Area. The Mountain View Art & Wine Festival returns Sept. 11-12, 2021.

 

Mountain View California Shoreline Park

Shoreline Park

Nestled in the bayside landscape of Mountain View, this scenic park edges San Francisco Bay. The park features a lake, an 18-hole golf course, and beautiful trails for walking, biking, and bird watching.