Quality Inn & Suites At NASA Ames
5 Fairchild Drive
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: (650) 934-0155
Fax: (650) 968-9562
Castro Street is the main street that spans across seven blocks, forming the downtown area of Mountain View, California. The street is lined with a number of restaurants of several cuisines, as well as bars and nightclubs for your entertainment. Several shops are also lined along the street. The street is at the center of culture and arts as well, with events such as Mountain View Art & Wine Festival held here.
Located across Franklin Street, the Mountain View Public Library serves the city, throughout the week. Books, periodicals, journals, magazines, reference materials, ebooks and the reading collection available here is extensive. Apart from that, the library hosts interesting events for all ages like story telling sessions, homework help program, knitting club and so forth. For event updates or a catalog search, check website or call ahead.
Eagle Park and Pool is a popular place in downtown Mountain View. It features picnic spots, restrooms, athletic fields, a playground and many benches. Their well maintained pool is open for recreational swimming as well as for a lap swim. Lessons are also conducted during summers.
Shoreline Park encompasses the Shoreline Lake and offers expansive hills, the artificial lake and a golf course with 18 holes. Gusty winds in the area make Shoreline a popular location for windsurfers and kite-flyers. Hikers, walkers and bikers will find miles of winding natural and artificial trails to explore. It also houses the Shoreline Aquatic Cente which offers visitors facilities like kayaking, sailing, boating, canoeing and windsurfing. This park is also home to an amphitheater, a café and a Victorian house.
Washington Park is great for families, day or night walks, and for playing softball, baseball games, etc. The park has a huge play ground which can accommodate smaller and bigger kids. You can rent out a picnic site here and organize a family picnic. Among the shade of the trees and cool breeze you will have a wonderful time with your loved ones. The restrooms are walking distance from the picnic sites. The park is ideal for children and families but it is also a great spot to sit alone with a book.
Named after a Mexican gold miner, Don Jesus Ramos, who settled in California, the Ramos Park is one of the many public parks in the city. This green expanse is a perfect space to laze around with a book or enjoy sports with your kids or friends. It features amenities like playground, basketball hoop, picnic spots, BBQ facilities and benches too.
Spread over 21.4 acres (8.66 hectares) in Southern Palo Alto, the Mitchell Park was established in 1957. This beautiful park provides a much needed respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Named for J. Pearce Mitchell, a Palo Alto city councilman, the park was designed by Robert Royston. As such, Mitchell Park offers a volley of recreational activities and facilities like horseshoe pits, handball courts, jogging paths, picnic spots, playgrounds and much more. Apart from this, there's a dog park where your furry friends can retreat to. All in all, Mitchell Park makes for a fun day out for the entire family.
Sunnyvale in Santa Clara County is one of the most important cities of the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. The city is best known for the number of the high-tech companies that are headquartered here, these include Yahoo!, NetApp and Juniper Networks. The weather in Sunnyvale is known to be friendlier than many San Francisco Bay Area cities and towns. A large section of Sunnyvale comprises of residential area and yet, it ranks as one of the safest places in the United States.
Bliss in the Moment Sculpture is a dedication to cycling advocate Mr. Bill Bliss by local artists James Moore. The sculpture is located between Embarcadero and San Antonio Roads. The Bay Trail is frequented by a number of cycling enthusiasts and hence the sculpture was erected at this spot. The sculpture is of an abstracted cyclist on his bike waiting to catch a breath and enjoy the view of the landscape. Symbolically, the simple sculpture goes on to express the fact that hope is always intermingled with future but only with dedicated action in the present.
DeAnza Park is a part of a friendly neighborhood. The park has plenty of open spaces and lots of structures where kids can play on. The park is like one huge, green space covered with carefully manicured grass. At any point you are bound to find kids playing soccer, strolling with friends, riding or skateboarding around. This is a perfect spot for picnics as the place is lined with benches and tables where you can have a barbecue party. DeAnza Park is perfect for cooler afternoons as well as warm summer evenings.
Alta Mesa Memorial Park, established in early 1900s, is located on Arastradero Road. The non-denominational burial place covers 72 acres (29.13 hectares) of beautifully landscaped grounds. The old cemetery includes several ground burials and beautiful mausoleums. Many important citizens have been interred here, like Father of Silicon Valley, Frederick Terman, the writer, Kathleen Thompson Norris and David Packard, the founder of Hewitt-Packard, to name a few.
One of the biggest parks in the city of Palo Alto, Greer Park is a place that is good for some fresh air. One can enjoy some recreational sports at this park, with basketball courts, soccer and softball fields and baseball diamonds in the park premises, along with a skateboard park. Kids and families will like to spend time at the playground, or picnic areas, some with barbecue pits as well. They also have a fenced area for dogs.