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Guidebook for Los Altos

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Guidebook for Los Altos

Entertainment & Activities
The upper floor "VIP 21+" area has a really decent bar and a small restaurant. Check out Yelp reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/showplace-icon-mountain-view-mountain-view
ShowPlace ICON Mountain View
2575 California St
The upper floor "VIP 21+" area has a really decent bar and a small restaurant. Check out Yelp reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/showplace-icon-mountain-view-mountain-view
Getting Around
The San Antonio Caltrain station is a great way to go to San Francisco without the hassle of using a car. Once in the city, you can use Muni buses/light rail or Uber to get around.
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San Antonio
190 Showers Drive
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The San Antonio Caltrain station is a great way to go to San Francisco without the hassle of using a car. Once in the city, you can use Muni buses/light rail or Uber to get around.
Essentials
Great selection unique foods in a small store. A must see if you have not been to Trader Joe's before.
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Trader Joe's
590 Showers Dr
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Great selection unique foods in a small store. A must see if you have not been to Trader Joe's before.
A 5 min walk away. They sell groceries and lots of prepared food for take-out our you can dine in. Whole Foods has an amazing selection of beer, wine, cheeses, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Warning, prices can be expensive!
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Whole Foods Market
4800 El Camino Real
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A 5 min walk away. They sell groceries and lots of prepared food for take-out our you can dine in. Whole Foods has an amazing selection of beer, wine, cheeses, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Warning, prices can be expensive!
It's open 24/7 (Christmas & New Years). This is the store to go to if you can't find it at the other stores. It's a huge store.
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Safeway
645 San Antonio Road
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It's open 24/7 (Christmas & New Years). This is the store to go to if you can't find it at the other stores. It's a huge store.
Sprouts is another grocery store that offers good food at reasonable prices.
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Sprouts Farmers Market
630 San Antonio Road
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Sprouts is another grocery store that offers good food at reasonable prices.
Unfortunately, the Milk Pail closed on June 30, 2019 after 45 years. So sad! The Milk Pail had an amazing selection of fresh fruits & vegetables. In particular, they had a vast cheese selection, fresh breads delivered twice daily. It was a an amazing European style outdoor market. There are local farmers markets you can visit, they are only once a week and you will need to drive there. Ask your host about these alternatives (California Avenue Farmers’ Market, Mountain View Farmers’ Market, & Los Altos Farmers’ Market - May through Sep)
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The Milk Pail Market
2585 California Street
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Unfortunately, the Milk Pail closed on June 30, 2019 after 45 years. So sad! The Milk Pail had an amazing selection of fresh fruits & vegetables. In particular, they had a vast cheese selection, fresh breads delivered twice daily. It was a an amazing European style outdoor market. There are local farmers markets you can visit, they are only once a week and you will need to drive there. Ask your host about these alternatives (California Avenue Farmers’ Market, Mountain View Farmers’ Market, & Los Altos Farmers’ Market - May through Sep)
Both Sport and Super Sport 24 hour gym are near to each other and about a 10 walk from the house
24 Hour Fitness
2535 California St
Both Sport and Super Sport 24 hour gym are near to each other and about a 10 walk from the house
Pharmacy and other items you may need when traveling.
CVS
2630 West El Camino Real
Pharmacy and other items you may need when traveling.
Parks & Nature
Although a small regional park, it has several good hiking trails. It's one of my favorite places to hike and is rarely crowded. The trails can be strenuous but worth it. There are several trail access points.
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Windy Hill Preserve
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Although a small regional park, it has several good hiking trails. It's one of my favorite places to hike and is rarely crowded. The trails can be strenuous but worth it. There are several trail access points.
Regional park that has extensive trails and is very scenic. The downside is its popularity. It can be crazy busy on the weekends where parking can be almost impossible. If you go here, go early or on weekdays.
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Rancho San Antonio Preserve
22500 Cristo Rey Drive
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Regional park that has extensive trails and is very scenic. The downside is its popularity. It can be crazy busy on the weekends where parking can be almost impossible. If you go here, go early or on weekdays.
Food Scene
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Pacific Catch
545 San Antonio Road
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Chef Chu's
1067 North San Antonio Road
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Paul Martin's American Grill
545 San Antonio Road
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Veggie Grill
565 San Antonio Road
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The Counter
2580 West El Camino Real
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Amazing food.
Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas
1943 W El Camino Real
Amazing food.
... Good Indian food and a 5 min walk away.
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Amber India
4926 El Camino Real
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... Good Indian food and a 5 min walk away.
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Esther's German Bakery
987 North San Antonio Road
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It's a Boba specialty place but it also has shaved ice. If you haven't tried boba yet, it's an interesting experience. Very popular among millennials.
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Teaspoon Los Altos
4546 El Camino Real
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It's a Boba specialty place but it also has shaved ice. If you haven't tried boba yet, it's an interesting experience. Very popular among millennials.
You can dine in or take out. Definitely different than your typical fast food place.
SAJJ Mediterranean Mountain View
2580 W El Camino Real
You can dine in or take out. Definitely different than your typical fast food place.
Korean BBQ. Opened in November 2018. It's a must if have never had Korean BBQ
Gen Korean BBQ
2540 W El Camino Real
Korean BBQ. Opened in November 2018. It's a must if have never had Korean BBQ
It's the original gourmet coffee shop. It first opened in Berkeley in the 1960's. Always good coffee!
Peet's Coffee
4598 El Camino Real
It's the original gourmet coffee shop. It first opened in Berkeley in the 1960's. Always good coffee!
Latin American coffee and breakfast foods (taco wraps & paninis). Good food and a great place to get some work done. Free WiFi.
Coupa Cafe
4748 W El Camino Real
Latin American coffee and breakfast foods (taco wraps & paninis). Good food and a great place to get some work done. Free WiFi.
It's a Starbucks!
Starbucks
565 San Antonio Rd
It's a Starbucks!
It's not within short walking distance but close enough,
Red Berry Coffee Bar
145 Main Street
It's not within short walking distance but close enough,
A local favorite. You definitely need to make reservation in advance.
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Los Altos Grill
233 3rd Street
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A local favorite. You definitely need to make reservation in advance.
It classic Vietnamese food. Great Pho
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Pho Vi Hoa
4546 El Camino Real
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It classic Vietnamese food. Great Pho
Next door to Trader Joes. Solid Thai food.
New Krungthai
590 Showers Drive
Next door to Trader Joes. Solid Thai food.
It's Korean food but different dishes than Gen BBQ.
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Sudam Korean Cuisine
4546 El Camino Real
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It's Korean food but different dishes than Gen BBQ.
Classic slow cooked ribs. They also offer BBQ chicken.
Armadillo Willy's Barbecue
1031 N San Antonio Rd
Classic slow cooked ribs. They also offer BBQ chicken.
German meats / Sandwich shop
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Dittmer's Gourmet Meats and Wurst-Haus
4540 El Camino Real
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German meats / Sandwich shop
one star Michelin rated
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Chez TJ
938 Villa Street
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one star Michelin rated