Mountain View Attractions
Air Ventures, Inc.
NASA Research Park/Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA
Air Ventures’ zeppelin tours offer passengers scenic views of the tech hub of Silicon Valley, the mountains and vineyards of the South Bay, or the glittering waters of the San Francisco Bay.
Castro Street Shopping District
Castro Street, Downtown Mountain View, CA
The Castro Street Shopping District is a charming strip boasting ice cream parlors, a weekly farmer’s market, live music and plenty of parking.
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA; Tel. 650.810.1010
The Computer History Museum may as well be a shrine to Silicon Valley. It houses the largest collection of artifacts related to the information age, including the Apple-1, Apple’s first product.
1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View, CA
Google’s campus features such quirks as a bust of Lloyd Bridges, a replica of SpaceShipOne and a skeleton of a T-Rex.
Hangar One at Moffett Field
Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA
Access to Moffett Field is limited, so visitors should jump on the opportunity to visit Hangar One, a candidate for America’s Most Endangered Places and one of the largest buildings of its kind in the world.
Moffett Field Historical Museum
Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA; Tel. 650.603.9827
Located in the West side of historic "Hangar One", which was built in 1933 to house Navy dirigibles, the structure alone is awe inspiring. The museum contains historical artifacts from the Navy, Army and NASA at Moffett Field. Exhibits feature many artifacts from lighter-than-air aviation and model aircraft, along with uniforms, electronic equipment and photographs from the World War II era.
Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA; Ticket Office: 650.903.6000
Stage company TheatreWorks puts on award-winning shows year-round, while Children’s Theatre in the Park presents family-friendly entertainment throughout the summer at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, which also hosts dance performances and concerts.
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA; Tel. 650.604.5000.
One visit to the NASA Ames Research Center will take guests through the solar system and back thanks to the facility’s high definition immersive theater, which presents panoramic views of Mars and Saturn on a 40 foot screen.
3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA; Tel. 650.903.6392.
The beauty of the historic Rengstorff House makes it ideal for private parties and weddings, and the general public is welcomed for tours, theater performances and concerts in the garden.
201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View, CA; Tel. 650.903.6331
Rengstorff Skatepark is open whenever the sun is out, which means summer months are packed with local kids shredding on the park’s steel pipes, rail, and ramps.
One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View, CA; Tel. 650.967.4040.
The sprawling outdoor venue Shoreline Amphitheatre is known for hosting giant concerts and festivals like the Bridge Benefit Concert, Rock the Bells and Lollapalooza.
Shoreline Wildlife Refuge Area and Trail
Shoreline Park at the end of Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA; Tel. 650.903.6392.
Sailors, bikers, golfers and birdwatchers alike will revel in the 750 acres of marshland and trails that make up the Shoreline Wildlife Refuge Area.