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Things to do in Mountain View

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Other Great Outdoors
“The global headquarters of Google, this campus encompasses offices, green space & recreation areas.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Cool place for all ages alike - check out the history of the computers! Spend at least 3 hours here!”
  • 111 locals recommend
Amphitheater
“If you’re more in the mood for live entertainment, check Google to see if there are any shows happening over at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. Since it’s part of the LiveNation network, this outdoor venue on the bay regularly has big-name artists in all different genres of music, as well as festivals and comedians. There’s nothing more fun than a last-minute impromptu concert, and who knows? You might just catch your favorite band! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Cascal is the place to go for Happy Hour or to savor Pan-Latin tapas, Sangria and entrees Paellas/Croquettas/Tapa Platters and many more delicious offerings! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Go to the famous Mountain View downtown and enjoy plenty of restaurant, bars and more. If you don't drive, you can walk to the Lightrail station (Whisman Station) and take a short ride (2 stops) to downtown Mountain View. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“All the engineers go there to study/work for hours. There is also an upstairs section. This is off Castro Street. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Entertainment
“NASA is so close by - check it out! (We've had NASA employees stay at our Airbnb - including one from London that said it was the best Airbnb experience he's ever had.)”
  • 24 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Safeway Supermarket is about a mile or so away for necessities, snacks. There is also a 711 Convenience store that is 2 blocks from the Unit on Whisman Drive.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Open Monday thru Friday 11 - 2 & 5:30 - 9:30, Saturday 11:30 - 2 & 5 - 9:30, Sunday 11:30 - 2 & 5 - 9 Sushi Tomi serves up some of the best sushi in Mountain View! There might be a bit of a wait to get into this restaurant, but there’s a reason for that--the sushi is just so, so good! The service is great and the restaurant itself has a great atmosphere. They have a number of rolls that you won’t find anywhere else, and if you’re not sure what you’d like, the chef is always ready with a recommendation! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Great place to get some beer and some snacks or to watch a game. Friendly service.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great steakhouse! I heard Steve Jobs loved it, too. Blackened ribeye steak, grilled artichoke, and kale salad are my must-have menu items. I heard from a friend once saw President Bill Clinton having a late dinner there during the time his daughter was attending Stanford University.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Nature
“Great place to relax, enjoy nature, kids, kayaking, paddle board, sailing, hiking, walking, riding a bike, picnic. No pets :-( ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great little market with grocery needs. Excellent selection and a cafe inside, too.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Light Rail Station
“Downtown Mountain View is one of most good restaurant downtown in bay area. You can't go anything wrong.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“We saw Prince of Egypt here once...it was fantastic...wish I had more time to catch shows! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Vietnamese cuisine. Great bar and happy hour food and beverage menu daily 4:30p-6:30p”
  • 26 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tapas Restaurant
“Cascal is the place to go for Happy Hour or to savor Pan-Latin tapas, Sangria and entrees Paellas/Croquettas/Tapa Platters and many more delicious offerings! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Open Monday thru Friday 11 - 2 & 5:30 - 9:30, Saturday 11:30 - 2 & 5 - 9:30, Sunday 11:30 - 2 & 5 - 9 Sushi Tomi serves up some of the best sushi in Mountain View! There might be a bit of a wait to get into this restaurant, but there’s a reason for that--the sushi is just so, so good! The service is great and the restaurant itself has a great atmosphere. They have a number of rolls that you won’t find anywhere else, and if you’re not sure what you’d like, the chef is always ready with a recommendation! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Great place to get some beer and some snacks or to watch a game. Friendly service.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Great steakhouse! I heard Steve Jobs loved it, too. Blackened ribeye steak, grilled artichoke, and kale salad are my must-have menu items. I heard from a friend once saw President Bill Clinton having a late dinner there during the time his daughter was attending Stanford University.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Vietnamese cuisine. Great bar and happy hour food and beverage menu daily 4:30p-6:30p”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pub
“The Irish are welcomed everywhere in the world and are welcoming people. There is a nice outdoor patio in the back. It gets very busy after 10:00pm on Friday/Saturday. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Open Sunday thru Thursday 7:30 AM - 11 PM, Friday & Saturday 7:30 AM - 12 AM Crepevine has the best breakfast in Mountain View, but they’re also open late so you can satisfy those breakfast cravings with a savory dinner option! All of their dressings and sauces, as well as their pancake mix, are made from scratch in-house. If you’re not in the mood for breakfast food, they also have salads, pasta, and sandwiches available! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“It's a famous Chinese restaurant, in previous years Zuckerberg has been seen in there. But don't let that put you off. Expect to wait for a table. They also do take out, expect to wait for that also. ”
  • 19 locals recommend

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