Mountain View is a city in the U.S. state of California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is situated in Santa Clara County, bordered by the cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale. The Moffett Federal Airfield and San Francisco Bay provide the other borders to the city. Mountain View is named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Situated in Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to the headquarters for large, high-tech companies such as Google, Mozilla Foundation, Symantec, and Intuit. There are also numerous technology start-ups and SMEs as well as many opportune locations for businesses that want to rent executive suites in Mountain View.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Mountain View, including Shoreline Park. This park runs along San Francisco Bay and features the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Shoreline Golf Course, and Rengstorff House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park also offers pedestrian and bicycle paths and access to tidal ponds and mudflats. Stevens Creek runs through Mountain View, emptying into the Bay at Shoreline Park. The Stevens Creek Trail is a paved pedestrian and bicycle path that runs alongside the creek, through the city of Mountain View. Dining options in Mountain View include XANH, Cascal, Yakko Sushi, Amber India Restaurant, ViVe Sol, Sushitomi Restaurant, and Taqueria Los Charros.
The nearest major airport to Mountain View is San Jose International Airport. This airport operates international and domestic flights from San Jose, and is located 11 miles from the city center. Another major airport in the area is San Francisco International Airport, which is within 26 miles of Mountain View. Oakland International Airport is located 35 miles from the city. The Downtown Mountain View Station offers access to commuter rail, light rail, bus, and private shuttle services.