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Mountain View

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History Museums · Monuments · Outdoor Activities

Popular things to do in Mountain View

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History Museum
Computer History Museum
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Hiking Trail
Stevens Creek Trail
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Cuesta Park
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Monument
Google Android Lawn Statues
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, United States, named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. From its origins as a stagecoach stop, it grew to a large suburb with a pedestrian-friendly downtown and a population of 74,066. The city borders Palo Alto and the San Francisco Bay to the north, Los Altos to the south, and Moffett Federal Airfield and Sunnyvale to the east.Situated in the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mountain View is home to many high technology companies. In 1956, Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory, the first company to develop silicon semiconductor devices in what came to be known as Silicon Valley, was established in the city by William Shockley. Today, many of the largest technology companies in the world are headquartered in the city, including Google, Mozilla Foundation, Symantec, and Intuit. The original Byte Shop computer store was opened at 1063 El Camino Real, Mountain View by Paul Terrell, and the first 50 Apple I computers were sold from that location. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority integrates the city with the neighboring cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale. Customize your holiday with our United States sightseeing planner to create an adventure that suits you.

Side trips from Mountain View

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University / School
Stanford University Palo Alto
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Santa Cruz
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Scenic Drive
West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Santa Cruz
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Mountain View

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Flea Market
Mountain View Farmers Market
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Pioneer Memorial Park
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Moffett Field Historical Society Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Bay Trail
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Mountain View

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Park
Rengstorff Park & Pool
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Mariposa Park
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Klein Park
2.8
Duration: 2 hours

Childrens Museums in Mountain View

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Science Museum
NASA Ames Visitor Center
2.4
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Mountain View

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Golf Course
Shoreline Golf Links at Mountain View
2.8
Duration: 2 hours

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