Mountain View Travel Guide

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  • Mountain View
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  • Mountain View
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Mountain View Things to Do

  • Parks

    There are a great number of clean and safe parks in the area. Also, this is one place in California where you wont smell pollution. Nice simple walks down the street are great, and many things are within walking distance.

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  • Tour the bay on your feet

    Shoreline is Mountain View's gift to the locals. So much there to do, it is a place I visit about once a week. Start with the ampitheather-- it is a beautiful, partially outdoor facility that hosts world-class entertainers. Our mild weather means that this indoor/outdoor auditorium is comfortable all year long. With ample parking and a variety of...

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  • Spring/Summer Hiking at Rancho San...

    This isn't in Mountain View, but a short 15 minute drive away. One of the most beautiful nature areas I've ever seen. Very popular and crowded with families on the weekends, mostly because they've got a small farm with animals. Even with all the people, it's still a wonderful spot. To get away from the crowds, head up the mountain for a hike or...

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Mountain View Restaurants

  • Asian Food

    A sizable asian population gives Mountain View a wealth of delicious food. I have been to many of the following restaraunts and all were top notch!!!ChineseCafe YulongChef LiuFood StreetFu Lam MumGolden WokHangen SzechuanHong Kong Bistro *Hunan ChiliKirinNew China DelightQueen HouseShanghai Taste DelightJapaneseHappi HouseMaru IchiNami...

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  • Mexican Food and Margaritas, Oh My!

    This place does it right. Most importantly, the margaritas are as they should be. I don't know if they even let Jose Cuevo in the door. With a hugh variety of tequilas, why consume the rotgut that most people settle for when they order this nectar? At La Fiesta, they will either serve one of their incredible mixtures, or they will fix you up with...

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  • Authentic Hawaiian Food and Service

    Having grown up in Hawai'i, I found that the food at Da Kitchen is as good as the food in the islands and a step above anything else I've sampled in the bay area. I guess this tip is for the folks who want an island experience but just weren't able to make it all the way to Hawai'i.The food is great and the service is awesome. I think...

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Mountain View Nightlife

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    by Yubert Written Oct 4, 2002

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    SGI's annual Lip Synch was the hottest ticket in town to see the hottest talent in town. Unfortunately it has been discontinued as a cost-savings move by SGI.

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Mountain View Transportation

  • by johsie_wells Written Oct 5, 2002

    It's close to San Jose International Airport and about 45 minutes from San Francisco International Airport heading south bound on highway 101 or 280.
    You can take the train, taxi, lightrail, or rent a car.
    The bus is one of the best ways to get around, lightrail, or taxi would be you best ways to get around, bycicle would be a good way.

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Mountain View Local Customs

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    by Pkaygrier Written Dec 24, 2006

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    With Google, Sun Microsystems and a few other mighty giants in town, we are a technosavvy lot. Bring your laptop and you will find a hotspot. If you wait until the end of 2007, the whole town should be a hotspot. And most folk are more than happy to help with any techno questions you might have. After all, no one was actually BORN here. They migragrated here from other, less wired parts of the world to be in silicon heaven. Almost everyone here is their families' designated computer expert, so we are used to helping people with their questions.

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Mountain View Off The Beaten Path

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    by Yubert Written Oct 4, 2002

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    If you're interested in unique architecture, I recommend checking out the headquarters of computer graphics manufacturer Silicon Graphics (SGI).

    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
    Mountain View, CA 94043
    650/960-1980

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Mountain View Favorites

  • If you visit Mountain View you...

    If you visit Mountain View you absolutely must visit Shorline Park, it's breath taking/ My fondest memory of my beautiful city is it's people and diversity. Everyone is equal and everyone is happy here.

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  • Check out the SGI (Silicon...

    Check out the SGI (Silicon Graphics) headquarters. They make some very innovative and powerful computer systems.For instance the Octane workstation uses cross-bow technology for high-performance graphics. A cross-bow system has a dedicated path between each system components, disk-to-memory, memory-to-graphics, etc. this means that there are no...

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