Starting as a stagecoach stop between San Francisco and San Jose, Mountain View, California, is now an important destination in itself. Near the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains and in the heart of Silicon Valley, many high tech companies and the people who founded them call it home.
Historic Adobe Building on Moffett Boulevard is an example of Spanish revival architecture and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built as a meeting place in 1934 with adobe bricks, it is a fascinating tourist destination and is used today as an events center.
The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (MVCPA) offers a large and varied performing arts program for the culturally diverse community of Mountain View. From Jane Austen to Flamenco and Charles Dickens to China each show is spectacular in the high-tech theater.
Moffett Field is a civil and military airport right on the southern end of San Francisco Bay. It is owned by the NASA Ames Research Center, which is another fascinating place to visit with several wind tunnels including one that is a National Historic Landmark. It also contains Hangar One which is one of the world’s largest freestanding buildings. It’s almost an eco-system in itself and is worth seeing, as its future is uncertain. Four universities use Moffett Field site to collaborate with NASA Ames.
Mountain View is the perfect location for one of the largest collections of computing artifacts in the world. The Computer History Museum traces the computer from its beginnings in 1840 to Google’s custom server racks. Charles Babbage’s design from the 1840s was constructed by the museum. There is also an exhibit on the history of computer chess.
Stevens Creek runs from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the San Francisco Bay. It passes through Mountain View alongside the Stevens Creek Trail where there are bicycle and pedestrian paths.
St. Joseph Parish is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture. After surviving the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 and being burned to the ground in 1928 through arson, its services never stopped. The current church building was rebuilt in 1929, and is still being used.
There are many excellent hotels in Mountain View for luxury accommodation and budget rooms. After enjoying the city and taking a Google tour, try a flight on the only passenger airship in the U.S. You can fly over San Francisco or south to LA and north to Seattle or east to Las Vegas. Visitors also enjoy the dining scene at Castro Street and Shoreline Park where there are hundreds of migratory birds and a place to fly kites, play golf, jog and cycle.
*Photo: Two portions of the Berlin Wall in Mountain View, California and The Computer History Museum
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