Mountain View, California, United States
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Mountain View Information

About Mountain View

Mountain View is located in Santa Clara County in California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Home to many technology companies and beautiful views, the city has many fun activities for visitors to enjoy. When you stay in Mountain View, you'll be close to beautiful hiking trails in redwood forests, great cycling, and beaches just a quick drive away in Santa Cruz. San Francisco is close too, and trust us, the weather in Mountain View is a great escape during the foggy summer in The City by the Bay!

Things to do in Mountain View

Downtown Mountain View's Castro Block has many fun shops and delicious, unique restaurants. The main plaza downtown features City Hall, the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and a public library. At various times of the year, the plaza is the center for performances, festivals, and art exhibits. Visit NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, where you can learn more about the history of the space program, research on Mars, and spaceflight today. Ames also has evening programs several times a year and interesting lectures.

One of Mountain View's favorite annual traditions is the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, which takes place on Castro Street in the summertime. The whole city celebrates with live music events and car shows. An easy, family-friendly activity is to visit some of Mountain View’s parks. Shoreline Park is the largest park in the city, and has an Amphitheatre, golf course, and the famous Rengstorff House. The north side of the park faces the bay, which has tidal ponds and other natural areas for kids to explore. The San Francisco Bay Trail runs along the park as well, and is a great place for a morning or afternoon bike ride. Some other parks in the area include Eagle Park, which has a public swimming pool and World War 2 memorial, Dana Park, and Charleston Park. Many locals enjoy shopping at farmers’ markets every Sunday in the Caltrain parking lot. For a fun date night, many bars downtown have live music that is worth seeing. Additionally, there is an aquarium close to downtown for all to enjoy.

Day Trips from Mountain View

Many locals like to have lunch on the water and stop by local ice cream shops and candy stores. Just a little off the main streets in Mountain View is the small neighborhood of Carmel, which is very pet-friendly and has a row of unique boutiques and shops. Take the family to the beach and enjoy the water with an open picnic area. Close destinations include Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz, which both have beautiful beaches. Adults will enjoy visiting Napa, California, where you can tour and taste test many different wines.

Stevens Creek Trail, Black Mountain Trail, and Monte Bello Open Space Preserve are all excellent choices for hikers of varying experience levels, and a lovely destination for an afternoon picnic.

Accommodations in Mountain View has 160 listings in Mountain View, from modest condos to luxurious houses, so no matter what your budget, theres sure to be the perfect place for you. Staying in a vacation rental is an ideal option if you are planning to visit Silicon Valley for a long-term business trip, or for a family looking forward to experiencing the San Francisco Bay Area.

Transportation in Mountain View

The closest airport to Mountain View is San Francisco International Airport. The 292 bus can take you from SFO to downtown Mountain View, or you can take Caltrain from Millbrae. Caltrain is a great option if you need to get to San Jose; additionally, Uber and Lyft are easy resources for your transportation in the area. Rent a car at the airport for easy access to beaches and nature areas, but definitely take Caltrain to San Francisco if you want to avoid the hassle of traffic on Highway 101.

Weather in Mountain View

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Vacation Rentals in Mountain View

Find the best Mountain View vacation rentals on With over 889 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Mountain View range from $55 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.

Vacation home rentals found on offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 706 homes in Mountain View offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 253 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 603 homes with cable TV.

For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Mountain View offers 237 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on

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